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Dowagiac Union High School closes for three days due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union High School is closing in-person learning for three days due to a shortage of staff, the school announced Friday.  According to ... Read more

17 hours ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Rotary donates to Rotary Villa Apartments’ trunk or treat efforts

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club received thanks for its charitable efforts on Thursday. Bessie Fultz and Barbara Moses of Rotary Villa Apartments attended Thursday’s ... Read more

18 hours ago by Max Harden.

Accessory to 2019 Cass County Courts bomb threat sentenced to prison

CASSOPOLIS — The woman who was an accessory after the fact in last year’s bomb threat into the Cass County Law & Courts Building has ... Read more

19 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County law enforcement agencies host Halloween with a Cop event

CASSOPOLIS — Local law enforcement interacted with ghosts, ghouls, unicorns, princesses and more Thursday. Thursday afternoon at Clisbee Park in Cassopolis, Michigan State Police, the ... Read more

21 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac residents finding creative ways to have fun, safe Halloween

DOWAGIAC — Halloween and trick or treating may look different this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but residents in the area have come up ... Read more

24 hours ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac restaurant manager fired following criminal sexual conduct arrest

DOWAGIAC — The manager of a Dowagiac restaurant has been fired after being arrested on charges of criminal sexual activity with a minor. In a ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS extends emergency orders

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has revised and extended its epidemic order to contain the spread of COVID-19, as Michigan ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

DASAS welcomes new executive director

THREE RIVERS — Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services recently announced new leadership as of Oct. 1. Krista DeBoer, who had served as sexual assault therapist ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County businesses struggle amid increase in COVID-19 cases

CASS COUNTY — Cass County businesses continue to feel the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As of Tuesday, the county has reported 924 confirmed ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports additional COVID-19 death

  SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County has reported one new COVID-19 death, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac restaurateur arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac restaurateur has been arrested on charges of criminal sexual activity with a minor. Kevin Hanner, 51, of Front Street in Dowagiac, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC Board of Trustees devotes day to long-range planning

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees during its annual day-long strategic planning session Oct. 26 approved two new allied health programs, Associate in ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County COA celebrates veterans with online photo, story project

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Council on Aging came up with an interactive way to celebrate Veterans Day this year. The organization has created a ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Salvation Army seeks volunteers for annual campaign

NILES — For many, the metallic ring of a bell inside a supermarket and the sight of a shining red kettle outside of a pharmacy ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 164,274 cases, 7,239 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases and deaths are still on the rise, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac receives USDA grant

DOWAGIAC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it is investing $891 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in 43 states. ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac City Council encourages safe trick-or-treating

DOWAGIAC — Trick-or-treating was the topic of discussion during the Dowagiac City Council meeting Monday at City Hall. The council passed a resolution during its ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Fire Department wins second straight Battle of The Badges blood drive

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Public Safety Department and the Dowagiac Fire Department faced off for a cause Friday. The second annual Battle of The Badges ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

SMCAS seeks third wheelchair transport van

A previous publication of this article cited the wrong number of COVID-19 cases for Cass County. The Niles Daily Star regrets the error, and is ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Middle/Union High School report positive COVID-19 cases

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac Middle School staff member and a Dowagiac Union High School student have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dowagiac Union Schools, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 161,907 cases, 7,211 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to rise over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Lewis Cass ISD superintendent announces retirement

CASSOPOLIS — At the October Board of Education meeting for Lewis Cass ISD, Superintendent Brent Holcomb submitted his letter of retirement effective June 30, 2021. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Honor Credit Union gives back

DOWAGIAC — Honor Credit Union recently visited area first responders, including the Dowagiac Police Department, and the Dowagiac, Wayne Township, Indian Lake and Sister Lakes ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Municipal Airport hangar project progresses

DOWAGIAC — Progress continues to be made on the construction of Dowagiac Municipal Airport’s six new T hangars. According to airport manager Oscar Azevedo, construction ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Lewis Cass ISD participates in teletherapy case study

CASSOPOLIS — When COVID-19 first shutdown schools last March, Melissa Phillips, speech pathologist at Lewis Cass Intermediate School District, did not know how she would ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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