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Region sees upward trend in house sales, values

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The stay-at-home orders experienced across the country may have triggered a house buying wave in consumers. Recent reports on the real estate ... Read more

1 hour ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair to host Halloween campout

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, Cass County residents will have a chance to camp with ghouls, witches, goblins and more, thanks to an event hosted by ... Read more

1 hour ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac business celebrates 40 years

DOWAGIAC — Tom and Donna Pacheco have much to be thankful for. Their business, Pacheco Fabric Specialties, recently celebrated 40 years of business serving the ... Read more

2 hours ago by Max Harden.

Gov. Whitmer reopens movie theaters, strengthens mask requirements in schools

LANSING —Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Report.

Sign ups now open for annual Rake a Difference event

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the fall leaves prepare to change, one regional organization is planning for an annual service project. Sign-ups are currently open for ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC president provides school update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College was the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. SMC President Joe Odenwald was ... Read more

20 hours ago by Max Harden.

Silver Creek Township considers setback amendment, short-term rentals

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — Changes are still in development in Silver Creek Township. Wednesday evening, the Silver Creek Township Planning Commission met via Zoom. During ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 cases surge in Cass County

CASS COUNTY — Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have continued to rise in Cass County. Ninety-eight new confirmed cases have been reported in the past two ... Read more

24 hours ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 119,597 cases, 6,700 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday. Berrien County reported 1,647 confirmed cases and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Animal Control to host Empty the Shelters event

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday morning, Cass County Animal Control Director Ron Butts struggled as he tried to hold a wriggling, 30-pound cat in his arms. “He’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Committee formed to review Lewis Cass ISD name

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is moving forward with plans to consider a name change for the district. Superintendent Brent Holcomb recently ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

JMG Student of the Year starts second year at SMC

DOWAGIAC — Stanford University’s loss is Southwestern Michigan College’s gain, according to SMC officials. Mia Clay, 19, a 2019 Benton Harbor High School graduate, began ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Hale’s True Value Hardware donates paint, cleaning supplies to DUS

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools classrooms will be receiving a fresh coat of paint, thanks to the efforts of Hale’s True Value Hardware. The school ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

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

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Another Berrien County resident died as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported. Berrien County reported ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Positive COVID-19 tests force cancellation of Moose Riders’ Cass County Cancer Service Ride

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Moose Riders’ fifth annual Cass County Cancer Service Ride has been canceled due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Moose ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC to produce radio show featuring Dewey Lake monster

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — The legend of the Dewey Lake monster will soon be taking “center mic” at Southwestern Michigan College this fall. ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 117,910 cases, 6,680 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in the state of Michigan. Berrien County reported 1,637 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

DUS approves hire of new Sister Lakes assistant principal

DOWAGIAC — Sister Lakes is getting a new principal who is no stranger to the Dowagiac community. Ryan Zietlow was unanimously approved to be the ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

DUS approves ICG site improvement plan

DOWAGIAC — After several years of vacancy, the site of the former ICG building will finally be put to use. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

LANSING — Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of the fabric of Michigander’s daily lives as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 117,406 cases, 6,665 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers rose of the weekend in the state of Michigan. Berrien County reported 1,624 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac City Council authorizes loans for sanitary sewer improvements

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac’s aging sewer system will soon be receiving a much-needed facelift. The Dowagiac City Council recently approved resolutions authorizing $5 million and $5.17 ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Michigan Works! announces support for front line workers

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is on a mission to help southwest Michigan frontline pandemic workers make informed decisions about their ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Sept. 21 Dowagiac weather report

DOWAGIAC — Temperatures will undergo a gradual moderating trend this week. High temps are expected to reach into the 70s for most of the week ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Michigan Teen Safe Driving program enters 10th year

LANSING — Students at every Michigan high school have the opportunity to help make their fellow teens better drivers by participating in this year’s Strive ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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