Dowagiac

Dowagiac superintendent discusses district renovations at weekly Rotary meeting

DOWAGIAC — Bonds were the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday at Wood Fire Trattoria in downtown Dowagiac. In November ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Growing data shows Latino communities being hit disproportionately by COVID-19

HARTFORD – COVID-19 has exposed the toll that crisis and systemic health inequities continue to have on Hispanic and Latino communities in Van Buren County. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Commissioners focus on COVID-19 response

CASSOPOLIS — COVID-19 was on the minds of Cass County commissioners Thursday evening. Meeting in person, the Cass County Board of Commissioners convened Thursday, with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Social Justice Alliance of Cass County to become nonprofit

CASSOPOLIS — A newly formed group in Cass County will be working to achieve nonprofit status. Thursday, the Social Justice Alliance of Cass County voted ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

United Way of Southwest Michigan’s Impact Director Amanda Drew chosen for worldwide leadership program

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently announced that its senior director of impact strategies, Amanda Drew, has been selected to participate in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Registration open for 11th School Supply Spectacular

CASS COUNTY — Registration is now open for the 11th annual School Supply Spectacular in Cass County. The Spectacular takes place from 9 a.m. to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

American Red Cross to host blood drives in Berrien, Cass counties

DOWAGIAC — The American Red Cross has announced several opportunities for southwest Michigan residents to give blood in the coming weeks. Blood drives are scheduled ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Lewis Cass ISD considers name change

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is reconsidering its namesake. At a board meeting Wednesday, the Lewis Cass ISD Board, which provides services ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Social Justice Alliance of Cass County to host meetings weekly in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — A new group in Cass County will begin hosting weekly meetings in the hopes of creating change through conversation.  The recently formed Social ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac mother designs T-shirts in honor of late daughter

DOWAGIAC — When Dowagiac resident Kayla Heffington decided to name her daughter Azalea, she did not know that azalea was a flower. When she previously ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Man arrested following Dowagiac drug bust

DOWAGIAC — A man has been arrested following a drug bust in Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team reported that Tuesday, detectives served a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac City Council approves kiosk construction, amends utility ordinance

DOWAGIAC — Residents of Dowagiac can look forward to easy access to city services in the coming months. The Dowagiac City Council unanimously approved a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Virtual Steve’s Run personal for SMC accountant

DOWAGIAC — Staff Accountant Breanna Rees came to Southwestern Michigan College on a vocal scholarship in the fall of 2013 and never left. She started ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Two injured in Mason Township crash

MASON TOWNSHIP — Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday, his office was called to investigate a personal injury crash that occurred in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Rotary Club receives grant from District 6360 Foundation

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club continues to find ways to support its community. A $2,000 check from the Rotary District 6360 Foundation was presented ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

COA to host ‘Ice Cream Social Distancing’ events

CASSOPOLIS — This month, one local organization will be serving up something sweet for Cass County residents. The Cass County Council on Aging will host ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools superintendent offers update on reopening plans

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ plan to reopen schools is taking shape. In a Friday press release, Superintendent Jonathan Whan said the district is gathering ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles man sentenced in 2019 shooting incident

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man who shot his gun out of the windows of a car last year was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Gov. Whitmer signs mandatory mask order

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Elks donate to Saint Francis Outreach

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Lodge is doing its best to live up to the saying “Elks care, Elks share.” The lodge received a Gratitude ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

State AG office to handle Diamond Lake Party case

CASS COUNTY — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has agreed to review the case of a Fourth of July party hosted at Diamond Lake in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive requiring implicit bias training for health professionals

LANSING — On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer singed an executive directive requiring health care professionals in Michigan to undergo implicit bias training to obtain and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Janel’s Industries named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies To Watch

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac company has been recognized for its efforts once again. Government contractor Janel’s Industries will be recognized as one of the “Michigan ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac District Library expansion continues following COVID-19 delay

DOWAGIAC — Construction on the Dowagiac District Library’s coronavirus-stalled $7.4 million expansion-renovation projects marches on. After breaking ground on the site in October 2019, construction ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Special prosecutor sought to review Diamond Lake Fourth of July party

CASS COUNTY — A special prosecutor is being sought to review incidents related to parties hosted at Diamond Lake. Tuesday afternoon, the Cass County Prosecutor’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

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