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‘Absolutely incredible’: Mayor tries new BBQ restaurant, shares opening date

DOWAGIAC — The hardwood has been stacked, the smokers have been fired up and menu taste testing is ...

Community News

Dowagiac nonprofit seeks donations ahead of July 1 fireworks

DOWAGIAC — Independence Day is fast approaching, and a local nonprofit is seeking donations as it prepares to ...

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SMC Board of Trustees meets new MCCA President

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees met the new Michigan Community College Association president at ...

Business

Crafts, cats and laughs: Marion Magnolia Farms hosts artisan market – GALLERY

CASSOPOLIS — With a cool breeze sweeping across the plain, vendors from across Michiana descended on a local ...

Cass County

Cass County honors fallen deputy at memorial event

CASSOPOLIS — Nearly 22 years ago, Cass County Deputy Shane Britton died while responding to a call for ...

Breaking News

Dowagiac man convicted of child molestation, pornography gets life sentence

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac business owner was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Cass County Circuit Court.  ...

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Dowagiac students receive more than $860K in scholarships

DOWAGIAC — Prior to their upcoming graduation, local high school students headed to college got a big financial ...

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Young Professionals to host Mommy-Son event Saturday

DOWAGIAC — The time has come for moms and sons to join for tons of fun.  The Young ...

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Dowagiac Drama wins best choreography, performs at Wave Awards

BENTON HARBOR — With the red carpet rolled out, local high school drama programs got the star treatment ...

Business

Former Zeke’s space transforms as new BBQ joint prepares to open

DOWAGIAC — An iconic downtown building has gotten a facelift – inside and out – ahead of the ...

Cass County

Michigan court: Cass County district map illegal, must be redrawn

DOWAGIAC — Cass County officials are headed back to the drawing board, and one local man’s claims of ...

Cassopolis

Local schools, businesses receive United Way awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A regional nonprofit has acknowledged local businesses and schools for their generosity and community contributions. ...

Berrien County

PHOTO STORY: Local royalty, bands shine at 116th Blossomtime Parade

ST. JOSEPH — With redbud trees in full bloom and a cool breeze dusting pollen across the landscape, ...

Dowagiac

New SMC auto teaching tool built for diagnostics, not speed

DOWAGIAC — With a wheeled frame, an accelerator and a steering wheel, it looks like something Tim “The ...

Community News

Dowagiac River experts urge caution following recent water rescue

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP – An emergency water rescue involving several kayakers on the Dowagiac River last week brought ...

Buchanan

Local students named to SMC spring honor roll

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College named 42 students to the President’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.    ...

Community News

Imperial Furniture reflects on 60 family-owned years in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — Sixty years ago, Russ and Eleanor Klapchuk opened Imperial Bedding in a small space that would ...

Dowagiac

‘Massive debris field’ from semi crash closes highway

HARTFORD TWP. — A traffic accident involving two semi-trucks closed a major highway overnight.   Van Buren County ...

Community News

Dowagiac summer concerts to return with new location, new music, food vendors

DOWAGIAC — Let there be songs – and smells – to fill the air.   Dowagiac’s Music in the ...

Community News

Dowagiac approves grant application for water main replacement

DOWAGIAC — An infrastructure project years in the making is one step closer to reality.  The Dowagiac City ...

Dowagiac

Edwardsburg students earn SMC math and science awards

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Math and Science Department paid tribute to two standout students from Edwardsburg, Aimee Lambert ...

Community News

Dowagiac creates absentee vote counting board; hosts voter forum

DOWAGIAC — After the surge of absentee voting in the 2020 elections across the country, Dowagiac is taking ...

Berrien County

GALLERY: Hundreds march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

GRAND RAPIDS — Hundreds of indigenous people and allies from across Michigan gathered Thursday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in ...

Dowagiac

Firefighters train on mobile structure; DFD to host BBQ May 14

DOWAGIAC — On International Firefighters Day, local departments took some time to train for how to save more ...

Berrien County

SMC Class of 2022 graduates 347

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College graduated 347 students in the Class of 2022 at its 55th Commencement Saturday, ...

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