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Salvation Army welcomes new majors

NILES — The Niles Salvation Army recently welcomed two new employees in Majors Nic and Jodi Montgomery. Nic and Jodi became officers in The Salvation ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg looking forward to inaugural art fair

EDWARDSBURG — Artists from across Michiana will help paint a new vision for the future of Edwardsburg during the first Saturday in August. The inaugural ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Roadwork on M-60 near Niles begins Monday

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Southwest Michigan drivers can expect delays as roadwork on M-60 begins Monday. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the shoulders ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department recommends masks indoors for all regardless of vaccine status

SOUTHWST MICHIGAN — One area health department is recommending masks for all individuals indoors — regardless of vaccine status. The Centers on Disease Control and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Southwest Michigan organizations join forces to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, combat misinformation

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department, United Way of Southwest Michigan and Van Buren/Cass District Health Department, are joining forces to increase COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien, Cass counties hosting backpack, school supply drives

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Students in need will have the opportunity to receive school supplies for the upcoming school year, as area organizations are hosting giveaway ... Read more

2 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

Cass County to host hazardous waste, tire collection

CASSOPOLIS – Residents of Cass County will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted household wastes and chemicals next month. Cass County is hosting ... Read more

2 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 901,683 cases, 19,902 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,035 COVID-19 cases and 280 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

9-year-old injured in Cass County ATV accident

CASS COUNTY — A child was transported to the hospital this weekend after an ATV accident in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke of the Cass ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Dr. A’s Releaf Center

EDWARDSBURG — A marijuana provisioning center was officially welcomed into the Edwardsburg business community. Saturday, the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Former SMC instructor accepts plea deal in sexual misconduct case

CASSOPOLIS – A former Southwestern Michigan College instructor accused of having improper relations with a student he was counseling has accepted a plea deal just ... Read more

7 days ago by Debra Haight.

Vandalia resident sentenced to 10 months in jail for drug offense

In Cass County Court Friday, a Vandalia man was sentenced to 10 months in jail. Randy Ray Deweerd, 60, of South Street in Vandalia, pleaded ... Read more

7 days ago by Debra Haight.

Students experiencing homelessness remain hard to identify after year with remote education

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Throughout the pandemic, educators and students have navigated new challenges both in classrooms and during remote instruction. The ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac man heading back to prison on weapons charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man on parole for armed robbery was sent back to prison Friday after being convicted by a Cass County jury last ... Read more

7 days ago by Debra Haight.

Following name change, Heritage Southwest unveils new signs, website

CASSOPOLIS — A local school district finally has a new face to match its new name. Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District, which serves Dowagiac, Cassopolis, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Edwardsburg museum offering spaces for US-12 garage sale

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Area Historical Museum again will offer 10-foot by 10-foot spaces for the U.S. 12 Garage Sale from Aug. 12-14. Rental spaces ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

PAW Inc. to present ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ this weekend

EDWARDSBURG —Performing Arts Workshops, better known as PAW Inc., students will have Michiana thinking pink when they present their production of “Legally Blonde Jr.” this ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg mural takes shape

EDWARDSBURG – The corner of M-62 and Elkhart Road is starting to look different as the All Aboard Mural gets started. Artist Chris Stackowicz has ... Read more

1 week ago by Caleb Steensma.

Edwardsburg schools will not require masks, quarantining come fall

EDWARDSBURG — As districts across southwest Michigan recently began announcing looser COVID-19 protocols for the coming school year, Edwardsburg Public Schools is following suit. Wednesday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg Village Council considering iron filtration plant

EDWARDSBURG — Water improvements could be coming to Edwardsburg in the coming years. On Monday, the Edwardsburg Village Council announced that it has begun collecting ... Read more

1 week ago by Caleb Steensma.

Edwardsburg Lions Club celebrates 75 years

EDWARDSBURG — One local club is celebrating 75 years of service in the Edwardsburg community. The Edwardsburg Lions Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg Police Log: July 5-12

July 5 12:08 a.m. — US-12/Five Points, driving complaint 12:43 a.m. — Eagle Lake/South Shore, traffic stop 12:56 a.m. — Our Lady of The Lake, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! awarded $2 million grant to train workers in southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren was awarded a $2 million Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program grant from the Michigan Department ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

MSU 4-H and Corteva Agriscience announce pollinator project

CASS COUNTY — Michigan State University Extension’s 4-H program and Corteva Agriscience have partnered to present a multi-county program exploring the world of pollinators that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Tri-County Head Start recognizes employees

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Tri-County Head Start closed out this year with a recognition program dedicated to covering the successes of this past year with both in-person ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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