Dowagiac

Niles MSP Post welcomes new commander

NILES — Michigan State Police recently announced the promotion of Lt. Ryan Schoonveld to the rank of First Lieutenant, and his assignment to the Niles ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Pokagon Band, Four Winds Casinos donate food to families in need

NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos announced Tuesday a donation of 1,000 Thanksgiving boxes to those in need ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Wednesday, both Berrien and Van Buren counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Chief Judge receives lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Supreme Court

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, Cass County Chief Judge Susan Dobrich set herself a goal — make it through the Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Day proceedings without ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac restaurants rely on alternative service options to make ends meet

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on small businesses throughout the state of Michigan. In an effort to combat the rising COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Police Department receives sanitizer gift from Pink Zebra

DOWAGIAC — It is the season of giving thanks, and the Dowagiac Police Department is doing just that after receiving a gift from the community. ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac resident donates $1,036 to St. Paul’s Feed The Hungry program

DOWAGIAC — The holiday season is here, and Dowagiac resident Ron Gunn presented St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with a gift that will keep on giving. ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

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

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Tuesday, counties across southwest Michigan reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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

1 week 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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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