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SMC graduating 87 with honors

DOWAGIAC — “I’m standing here today at only 18 years old as the first in my family to graduate from college,” said Jossalyn Rogalski, Southwestern ... Read more

20 hours ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac resident sentenced for tampering with monitoring device, fleeing police

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man who cut off his monitoring device will spend the next 10 months in jail. Willie Lee Davis II, 30, of ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac city manager discusses area development

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac has been bustling with projects in recent months. From the ICG building project, the grand ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Homeless man gets jail for attempting to steal vehicle

CASSOPOLIS – A former Niles resident was sentenced in Cass County Circuit Court to a year in jail for conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Past Rotary president presented Paul Harris Award

DOWAGIAC — An outgoing Dowagiac Rotarian was presented with one of the group’s most prestigious awards. Past Dowagiac Rotary President Melody Wallace was presented with ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Virtual community resource forum taking place June 4

CASSOPOLIS — Area agencies have teamed up to help bring visibility to Cass County’s resource providers and help connect them to those who need them ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac District Library hosts dedication ceremonies for children’s nook, fireplace area

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library’s grand opening is taking place Saturday, and two local groups were honored this week for their roles in making ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported one new COVID-19 death Thursday. As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 13,582 COVID-19 cases and 257 deaths, according to ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

City of Dowagiac, Penn Township renew water system agreement

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac and Penn Township renewed their longstanding agreement to deliver quality water to the community Monday evening. The Dowagiac City ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

SERVPRO donates smoke detectors to Dowagiac Fire Department

DOWAGIAC — SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is doing its part to keep communities safe from house fires. The company, located at 1444 ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

VIDEO: Cass County memorial service honors fallen deputy

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office spent Wednesday afternoon honoring a deputy who died in the line of duty. Dozens of guests — officers, ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Counties across southwest Michigan reported new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 13,560 COVID-19 cases and 256 deaths, according ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

DUS honors April students of the month

DOWAGIAC —The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education honored the district’s April Students of the Month during its meeting Monday night at Dowagiac Middle School. ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

SMC library hosts honors program showcase

DOWAGIAC — The Fred L. Mathews Library on Southwestern Michigan College’s campus is decked out with posters ready to educate curious eyes on everything from ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 867,341 cases, 18,338 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,521 COVID-19 cases and 255 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Police Log: April 30-May 3

April 30 9:50 a.m. – Hamilton, alarm 11:25 a.m. – Lester, lost property 12:16 p.m. – Matthews/Dailey, assist Cass County Sheriff’s Office 12:41 p.m. – ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

DUS honors retiring faculty, staff members

DOWAGIAC — A group of retiring Dowagiac Union Schools educators were honored this week for their years of service. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

United Way of Southwest Michigan honors community’s resiliency with annual awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way has crafted another unique experience to acknowledge the generosity of donors and the impact made in the community in 2020. ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 865,349 cases, 18,239 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,521 COVID-19 cases and 255 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

SMCAA celebrates Community Action Month

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — This year Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency commemorates 39 years of helping families throughout southwest Michigan. SMCAA was established in 1982 “to wage war on ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

2021-22 Strengthening Schools grant cycle open

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant program. For the 2020-21 school year, 26 grants totaling ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Chase leads to the capture of larceny suspects

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Two individuals have been arrested, and police are requesting charges on a third, following a chase through Cass County Monday morning. Cass ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

LMC supports Biden’s plan for free community college

BENTON HARBOR — A White House proposal has community colleges around the country in a state of excitement. The Biden administration announced its American Families ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Mobile medical unit providing free ultrasound, STD testing

DOWAGIAC — The Pregnancy Helpline of Three Rivers is bringing free services to Dowagiac women through its mobile medical unit. The organization, headquartered at 172 ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Police Log: April 30-May2

Friday, April 30 9:50 a.m. — 300 Block Hamilton, alarm 11:25 a.m. — 200 Block Lester, lost property 12:16 p.m. — Mathews/Daily, assist Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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