Dowagiac

Extended Summer Food Program making a difference in Dowagiac

The district’s food service program continues to serve the needs of its students, even when kids are not in the classroom. The Extended Summer Food ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

DUS adjusting to distance, virtual learning during first week of school

DOWAGIAC — Tuesday was the first day of school for Dowagiac Union Schools students. However, for parents like Elizabeth Dorsey, classes had yet to begin ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

New court dates set in high profile cases

CASSOPOLIS — New court dates have been set in three high profile Cass County cases. Jay Vincent Penar and Justin Carlton are charged in connection ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Cancer Service to host paddle auction, walk

UNION — Cass County residents better shine up their quarters, as a quarter paddle auction is returning to support area cancer patients. The Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Area colleges support tuition-free college for frontline workers

DOWAGIAC — More than 625,000 of Michigan’s essential and frontline workers will have the opportunity to attend community college tuition-free. In a press release Thursday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 109,519 cases, 6,569 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,514 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Thursday, according ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

State provides guidelines to gyms, fitness centers to open safely

LANSING — Following the newly launched Ambassador Program to help businesses reopen safely, the state of Michigan is requiring gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, roller ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Online event to address medical myths regarding race, systematic inequities

ST. JOSEPH – Spectrum Health Lakeland will be hosting an online event to bring attention to the ways race impacts healthcare. Community members are invited ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac dance studio to reopen next month after lockdown

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac dance studio is gearing up to reopen again. Green Dance Academy, 141 S. Front St., Dowagiac, announced on its Facebook page ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports additional COVID-19 death Wednesday

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported one additional COVID-19 death Wednesday. Berrien County reported 1,502 cases and 72 related deaths as of Wednesday, according to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

HIT an evening option for SMC’s adult learners

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Health Information Technology program is featured as an evening program this fall for adult learners such as Gina Hamilton-Wood of ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Cass County Tractor Pullers raise nearly $15,000 for Cass County Cancer Service

CASSOPOLIS — Saturday morning, Cass County Tractor Pullers member Tom Florea stood under a bright, sunny sky. While he said he is always a fan ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported one additional COVID-19 death Tuesday. Berrien County reported 1,496 cases and 71 related deaths as of Tuesday, according to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Sister Lakes community celebrates couple’s 50th wedding anniversary

SISTER LAKES — Crooked Lake has long been near and dear to Bill and Priscilla Boston’s hearts. After getting married on the lake in 1970, ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

United Way of Southwest Michigan launches ‘Celebration 2.0’ to honor 2019 community contributions

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Because its annual celebration of community contributions, originally planned for March, was canceled due to the pandemic, United Way of Southwest Michigan ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Community turns out to celebrate Dowagiac middle schooler

DOWAGIAC — Saturday, just before noon, a line of cars snaked down Dailey Road and around the corner onto Peavine. Some of the vehicles were ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac listed as finalist for space command center

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac could soon be a hub for aerospace activity. According to the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association, Dowagiac was listed as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Former Harvey’s Shop building to house high-end apartment

DOWAGIAC — A blighted downtown Dowagiac building will soon be as good as new. Shannon Lyons and her wife, Cathy McBride, recently closed on the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Jones man headed back to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Jones man is going back to prison on seven felony charges related to drugs and stealing a flatbed truck from a campground. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County expecting significant general fund shortfalls

CASSOPOLIS — Budgeting was on the brain Thursday evening in Cass County. During the Cass County Board of Commissioners meeting, which was hosted over Zoom, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac gym owner relieved by new executive orders

NILES — Gyms across the state can open their doors once again. Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176, which allows for the reopening ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

79 animals found during Dowagiac animal hoarding investigation

DOWAGIAC — Nearly 80 animals were found during an investigation of an animal hoarding case and suspected abuse case, the Dowagiac Police Department announced Thursday. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 104,395 cases, 6,519 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to report rising COVID-19 numbers. Berrien County reported 1,448 cases and 70 related deaths as of Thursday, according to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer signs order reopening gyms, permitting organized sports with strict safety measures

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County 4-H to offer virtual experience

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County children will have the chance to expand their 4-H skills at an upcoming event. Hailey Harman, Cass County 4-H Program Coordinator ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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