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Cass County Fair hosts Law Enforcement Day

CASSOPOLIS – Local law enforcement agencies looked to grow their relationship with the people of Cass County at this year’s fair. On Wednesday, four local ... Read more

1 hour ago by Caleb Steensma.

PHOTO STORY: Niles teen takes home three first place wins in Cass County Fair youth horse, pony show

CASSOPOLIS — Dalia Awshana has always known her horse, Jimmy, was made for jumping. When the now 19-year-old first brought her chestnut and white-colored horse ... Read more

19 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Police Department hosts National Night Out event

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac’s Burke Park was filled with music, community members, police officers and firefighters Tuesday evening for an event meant to bridge the gap ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Junior Achievement of Berrien, Cass counties announces Tapas on the Green event

BENTON HARBOR — Junior Achievement serving Berrien and Cass Counties is inviting the community to attend Tapas on the Green, an evening out to support ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: NTPA Tractor Pull wows crowd at Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Engines roared as spectators packed the grandstand to see the National Tractor Pullers Association’s Championship Pulling Tuesday night at the Cass County Fair. ... Read more

22 hours ago by Max Harden.

Cass County Conservation district announces 2020 awards

CASSOPOLIS — One area agency is making up for lost time by formally announcing awards from 2020. The Cass County Conservation District recently announced its ... Read more

23 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 906,538 cases, 19,947 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,110 COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac’s Stockwell named champion swine showman at Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Brianna Stockwell was all smiles at the Cass County Fair on Tuesday. The Dowagiac native took home champion swine showman honors at the ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Police Log: July 28-Aug. 2

July 28 7:32 a.m. — Police Department, subpoena service 12:01 p.m. — Oak St/Jay, traffic stop 12:42 p.m. — 400 Block First, civil dispute 1:25 ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Niles’ Tharp wins Cass County Youth Dairy Show

CASSOPOLIS — Mary Tharp’s cow Valentine holds a special place in her heart. “I named her Valentine because we got her on Valentine’s Day,” she ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac man gets jail time for assaulting brother-in-law

NILES — A Dowagiac man is going to be spending more time in jail after being sentenced in Berrien County Court for assaulting his brother-in-law. ... Read more

3 days ago by Debra Haight.

Cassopolis teen wins sheep showman overall, grand overall market

CASSOPOLIS – After last year’s cancelation, the Cass County Fair is back in full swing with 4-H animal shows. On Monday, Jena Bradley, of Cassopolis, ... Read more

3 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair names royal court

CASSOPOLIS — A new monarchy is in town — just in time for the 2021 Cass County Fair. Saturday evening, the Cass County Fair hosted ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Students help design SMC esports arena

DOWAGIAC — “I don’t know what I was expecting, but this is better,” Brooke Johnson said about Southwestern Michigan College’s new Esports Arena in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair kicks off with opening ceremonies, parade

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time in two years, the Cass County Fair grandstand was alive with cheering fans Sunday evening as the 2021 fair ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

COA’s Meals on Wheels program seeks delivery volunteers

CASSOPOLIS —The Cass County Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to make deliveries to seniors in need. According to COA volunteer coordinator Danielle Dilts, the ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Purdue University Fort Wayne, SMC sign transfer agreement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Purdue University Fort Wayne has signed an articulation agreement with Southwestern Michigan College. This agreement will allow students from SMC to ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccines at the Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Public health will be taking a front seat at the Cass County Fair this year. In partnership with the Cass County Fair, LTS ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Law enforcement, state leaders warn residents to be aware of rental scams

VANDALIA — On July 19, Vandalia resident Bianca May heard a knock on her door. On the other side was a woman who said she ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan thrift stores seeing sharp increase in donations

NILES — Clothes are flying onto the shelves of resale stores across the country, and southwest Michigan is no different. In southwest Michigan and beyond, ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Salvation Army welcomes new majors

NILES — The Niles Salvation Army recently welcomed two new employees in Majors Nic and Jodi Montgomery. Nic and Jodi became officers in The Salvation ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Ascension to require COVID-19 vaccination for associates

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Like many health systems across the country, Ascension, a health care provider, which includes Dowagiac’s Ascension Borgess Lee Hospital, is moving to ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Police Log: July 26-28

July 26 7:30 a.m. – Police Department, found property 10:55 a.m. – Hamilton, suspicious situation 11:35 a.m. – Bradley, suspicious situation 11:55 a.m. – New ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Southwestern Michigan College’s accreditation reaffirmed through 2031

DOWAGIAC — After a thorough review and evaluation process conducted regularly for most colleges and universities throughout the United States, the Higher Learning Commission has ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Roadwork on M-60 near Niles begins Monday

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Southwest Michigan drivers can expect delays as roadwork on M-60 begins Monday. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the shoulders ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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