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Lewis Cass ISD considers name change

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is reconsidering its namesake. At a board meeting Wednesday, the Lewis Cass ISD Board, which provides services ... Read more

17 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Social Justice Alliance of Cass County to host meetings weekly in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — A new group in Cass County will begin hosting weekly meetings in the hopes of creating change through conversation.  The recently formed Social ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac mother designs T-shirts in honor of late daughter

DOWAGIAC — When Dowagiac resident Kayla Heffington decided to name her daughter Azalea, she did not know that azalea was a flower. When she previously ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Man arrested following Dowagiac drug bust

DOWAGIAC — A man has been arrested following a drug bust in Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team reported that Tuesday, detectives served a ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac City Council approves kiosk construction, amends utility ordinance

DOWAGIAC — Residents of Dowagiac can look forward to easy access to city services in the coming months. The Dowagiac City Council unanimously approved a ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Virtual Steve’s Run personal for SMC accountant

DOWAGIAC — Staff Accountant Breanna Rees came to Southwestern Michigan College on a vocal scholarship in the fall of 2013 and never left. She started ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Two injured in Mason Township crash

MASON TOWNSHIP — Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday, his office was called to investigate a personal injury crash that occurred in ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Rotary Club receives grant from District 6360 Foundation

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club continues to find ways to support its community. A $2,000 check from the Rotary District 6360 Foundation was presented ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

COA to host ‘Ice Cream Social Distancing’ events

CASSOPOLIS — This month, one local organization will be serving up something sweet for Cass County residents. The Cass County Council on Aging will host ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools superintendent offers update on reopening plans

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ plan to reopen schools is taking shape. In a Friday press release, Superintendent Jonathan Whan said the district is gathering ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles man sentenced in 2019 shooting incident

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man who shot his gun out of the windows of a car last year was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

Gov. Whitmer signs mandatory mask order

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Elks donate to Saint Francis Outreach

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Lodge is doing its best to live up to the saying “Elks care, Elks share.” The lodge received a Gratitude ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

State AG office to handle Diamond Lake Party case

CASS COUNTY — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has agreed to review the case of a Fourth of July party hosted at Diamond Lake in ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive requiring implicit bias training for health professionals

LANSING — On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer singed an executive directive requiring health care professionals in Michigan to undergo implicit bias training to obtain and ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Janel’s Industries named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies To Watch

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac company has been recognized for its efforts once again. Government contractor Janel’s Industries will be recognized as one of the “Michigan ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac District Library expansion continues following COVID-19 delay

DOWAGIAC — Construction on the Dowagiac District Library’s coronavirus-stalled $7.4 million expansion-renovation projects marches on. After breaking ground on the site in October 2019, construction ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Special prosecutor sought to review Diamond Lake Fourth of July party

CASS COUNTY — A special prosecutor is being sought to review incidents related to parties hosted at Diamond Lake. Tuesday afternoon, the Cass County Prosecutor’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac leaders begin planning process for Beckwith Park renovation

DOWAGIAC — Beckwith Park’s makeover is set to continue in the coming weeks, according to City Manager Kevin Anderson. After purchasing the vacant building formerly ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Area organizations receive CARES funding

LANSING — Organizations in Berrien and Cass counties recently received an extra boost of funding. Michigan Humanities is recently announced $661,085 in emergency CARES Act ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Leader Publications welcomes new reporter

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed a new addition to its news team. Max Harden, of Niles, has joined Leader Publications as a news reporter. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

CASS COUNTY — A Fourth of July party that has put Cass County under nationwide scrutiny could result in charges filed against its organizers. Saturday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

DOWAGIAC — With another school year come and gone, several Dowagiac Union School employees are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives. This ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

CASS COUNTY — Two Cass County communities were awarded state grant funding for visual improvements. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded $2.1 million in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

VANDALIA — Cass County stargazers now can view the night sky at a local International Dark-Sky Park. The Cass County Parks Board recently set a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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