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The Strand to offer hayride tour of Sister Lakes

SISTER LAKES — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across the country to be creative and think outside the box, and The Strand Brewery ... Read more

2 hours ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac city utilities portal receives positive feedback from community

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac has provided citizens with easy access to their utility payments — and it is hearing a positive response. City ... Read more

4 hours ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 314,216 cases, 8,543 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Michigan is still reporting high COVID-19 positives, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Report.

Pokagon Band donates proceeds from Four Winds Invitational to Beacon Children’s Hospital

SOUTH BEND — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi recently announced that it has donated $62,220 in proceeds from the 2020 Four Winds Invitational to Beacon ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

SMC unveils Grady Scholars initiative

DOWAGIAC — A local community college is looking to honor a hometown hero by offering scholarships to minority students. Southwestern Michigan College is naming 20 ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Rotary Club planning to support Feed the Hungry campaign

DOWAGIAC — Holiday charity was the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. The Rotary club is putting a ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac roofer sentenced for stolen property, probation violation

CASSOPOLIS — An area roofing contractor is going to jail after being found with stolen property and violating terms of an earlier probation. He was ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Board of Commissioners approves substance abuse funding, new records system

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Board of Commissioners were back to business approving new items of business Thursday. The board met via Zoom video conferencing, ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Pedestrian killed in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian was killed in a car accident Thursday in Porter Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

DUS October students of the month announced

DOWAGIAC — Parents and families flocked to Dowagiac Middle School Monday to see their children recognized by the school district. The Dowagiac Board of Education ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Four Winds Casinos to remain open with COVID-19 precautions

DOWAGIAC — The slots will go on at Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac. The casino franchise, with locations in New Buffalo, Hartford, Dowagiac and South ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

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

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties have reported new COVID-19 related deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Pokagon Band to host virtual Art Extravaganza

DOWAGIAC — The Pokagon Art Extravaganza is going virtual. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual art show will begin Saturday, Nov. 28 ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Spectrum Health Lakeland changes COVID-19 testing criteria

ST. JOSEPH – Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised eligibility changes for those ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 277,806 cases, 8,190 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in southwest Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC Board of Trustees updated on COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — At its regular monthly meeting, conducted remotely Monday night via Zoom, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees heard from Dr. Joe Odenwald ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

SMCAS taking increased precautions amid increasing COVID-19 rates

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Personal protection equipment is just one of the many layers of precaution the emergency responders at the Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Area man arrested for possession of meth, stolen property

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — An area man is in custody following an investigation by Cass County detectives Tuesday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

COA suspends some activities for remainder of year due to COVID

CASS COUNTY — With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Michigan reaching record highs, the Cass County Council on Aging is ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC staff, students give back during annual Rake a Difference campaign

CASS COUNTY — Three Southwestern Michigan College teams totaling 12 people Nov. 12 joined hundreds of area volunteers helping seniors in Berrien, Cass and Van ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new 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 Tuesday, Berrien ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Christmas parade canceled

DOWAGIAC — A beloved holiday tradition has become the newest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dowagiac’s 30th annual Candlelight Christmas Parade, which was planned to be ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Area bars, restaurants prepare for second dine-in closure

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The pandemic pendulum continues to swing, leaving some Michigan restaurant owners in dire straits. In an effort to combat the rising COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

SMC unveils updated designs for mascot

DOWAGIAC — Ronnie Roadrunner has returned to Southwestern Michigan College. In conjunction with SMC rejoining the National Junior College Athletic Association and the return of ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Union Schools to move K-8 students to distance learning Nov. 23

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to move K-8 students to distance learning next week in response to the rapidly increasing ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

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