Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools approves teacher contract

DOWAGIAC — After months of negotiations, Dowagiac teachers finally have a contract. During its regular meeting on Monday, ...

Dowagiac

Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department hosts appreciation banquet

DOWAGIAC — Whether its members are brand new or have put in more than 45 years of service, ...

Cass County

Omicron variant identified in Cass County

CASS COUNTY — Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services notified Van Buren/Cass District Health Department ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Jan. 5-9

Jan. 5 8:10 a.m. — Middle Crossing/Sarabyn, assist Cass County Sheriff’s Office 10:30 a.m. — Riverside, alarm 10:50 ...

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union announces Alex Grumbine as director of commercial relationships

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union recently announced the hire of Alex Grumbine as its new director of ...

Community News

Sister Lakes residents share snowy scenes; 21 inches in Bainbridge Twp.

SISTER LAKES — As the greater Dowagiac area was blanketed in snow late Thursday night and Friday morning, ...

Cass County

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS — In Cass County Court Friday, a Dowagiac man was given the chance to turn his life ...

Cass County

Elkhart woman gets probation, jail for incident that left Cass County motorcyclist seriously injured

CASSOPOLIS – An Elkhart woman in the country illegally was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court for ...

Cass County

Two dead after car stuck in snow bank catches fire

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — Two people have succumbed to injuries caused by a car fire in Pokagon Township early ...

Dowagiac

Warriors Oath, Lowe’s donate new stove to local navy veteran

SISTER LAKES – With the help of some community members, a local charity and an appliance store, one ...

Cass County

Residents call for change at accident-prone intersection

VOLINIA TOWNSHIP — Monday afternoon, Volinia Township resident Nicole Tienda Stacks stood outside her home at the corner ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Dec. 29 – Jan. 2

Dec. 29 10:40 a.m. — Riverside/Hill, traffic stop 11:14 a.m. — 200 Block E. Prairie Ronde, larceny complaint ...

Dowagiac

Benefit dinner to be hosted in support of Sister Lakes man battling cancer

SISTER LAKES — For nearly 30 years, Sister Lakes resident Lance Rogalski supported his community by serving at ...

Cassopolis

196 SMC students named to honor roll

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College named 50 students to the president’s list for the September-December 2021 fall semester. ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Schools announce Thursday closure

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union School District announced late Wednesday that all district schools will be closed Thursday, ...

Dowagiac

Keeler Township remembers late building inspector

KEELER TOWNSHIP — The Keeler Township Board of Trustees meeting opened with a moment of silence Tuesday evening. ...

Berrien County

United Way seeks applicants for annual scholarship

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — One area organization is looking to recognize students who have given back to their communities. ...

Berrien County

United Federal Credit Union staff ‘Pay It Forward’ to help charities, families across Midwest

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union donated more than $13,400 to local families and organizations in Michigan, ...

Dowagiac

Ice Time to celebrate 25 years this February

DOWAGIAC — A community-favorite festival will be celebrating a milestone next month. While this winter has been unseasonably ...

Breaking News

Dowagiac man in stable condition following Tuesday morning shooting

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that injured a Dowagiac man. Director of ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac man injured in Pokagon Township crash

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac man was sent to the hospital Tuesday following a crash in Pokagon Township, ...

Berrien County

United Way seeks applications for Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan is now accepting applications for its annual Volunteer United Youth ...

Cass County

Omicron variant identified in Van Buren County

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has notified Van Buren/Cass District Health Department ...

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union welcomes Beth Anderson as community assistant VP

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union recently welcome Beth Anderson as community assistant vice president for southwest Michigan. ...

Dowagiac

Leader Publications counts down the top 10 stories of 2021 for Dowagiac, Cassopolis

Before southwest Michigan puts 2021 in the rearview, Leader Publications is looking back at its top 10 stories ...

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