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Niles teen sentenced to prison on sexual misconduct charges

CASSOPOLIS — A Niles youth is going to prison after being sentenced for third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Cass County Circuit Court Friday. Taiten Leigh ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County building to reopen Wednesday

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County is taking a step toward reopening following COVID-19 shutdowns. Wednesday, the Cass County Administration Building will reopen to the public. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Barbershops, salons prepare to reopen under new restrictions

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — One of Brandon Truitt’s favorite facts about his Edwardsburg barbershop is that he can say it is where his grandfather received his ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Ontwa Township offices to remain closed

EDWARDSBURG — After a lengthy discussion, the Ontwa Township offices will remain closed after the board could not decide on its COVID-19 preparedness plan at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

MEC awards scholarships to students across southwest Michigan

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications recently recognized the academic achievements, leadership and community involvement of four local students with its annual college scholarship program. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Area restaurants, bars open doors for diners this week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michiganders looking for a plated meal and hospitality will finally have the opportunity to dine in-house again. Restaurant and bar staff across ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Library materials hit curbside

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The wait is over for patrons waiting to get their hands on some new, or beloved, reading material from their local libraries. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

GALLERY: Edwardsburg sends students into summer with drive-by parade

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg teachers, staff and administrators lined up in front of the middle and high school to send off their students on the final ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Cass County commissioners discuss coronavirus impact, police accountability

CASSOPOLIS — Though parts of the state are beginning to reopen to the public following months of COVID-19 shutdown, Cass County buildings’ doors will remain ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – An Elkhart man who said he was thankful to be arrested last fall has been sentenced to probation Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

MEC lobbies to reopen

CASSOPOLIS — As Michigan businesses begin re-opening, Midwest Energy and Communications is re-opening lobbies to the public beginning Monday, June 8. Co-op officials closed lobbies ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Christmas in June food drive kicks off

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Just thinking about the holiday season can bring a warm feeling to the hearts of many. During the Christmas shopping season, donations ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Townships Association offers scholarship to future local leaders

Delta Charter Township, Mich. — An annual scholarship designated for student leaders is now accepting applications across the state of Michigan. The Robert R. Robinson ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Part of Tree-Mendus sold at auction

EAU CLAIRE — A series of events, not related to each other, ultimately meant the demise of the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm near Eau Claire. First, ... Read more

1 month ago by Scott Novak.

Berrien County reports three additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite the slowing of COVID-19’s spread statewide, new death counts were reported in southwest Michigan Monday. Monday, Berrien County reported three new ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer rescinds safer at home order

LANSING — The state of Michigan is beginning to reopen. Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding the state’s safer at home order ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

United Way seeks to restock area food pantries during ‘Christmas in June’

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan’s annual “Christmas in June” food drive for local pantries kicks off today to benefit 38 pantries in ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Sports Complex receives $84,000 in donations

By SCOTT NOVAK scott.novak@leaderpub.com EDWARDSBURG — Giving Tuesday was very gracious to the Edwardsburg Sports Complex. Without spring events at the complex, the organization turned ... Read more

1 month ago by Scott Novak.

Dowagiac woman sentenced on drug, probation violation charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac woman was sentenced to a year in the Cass County Jail after being sentenced on a drug charge and a probation ... Read more

1 month ago by Debra Haight.

Local libraries set phased plans to safely reconnect patrons with materials, services

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — For more than two months, libraries across southwest Michigan have been even quieter than usual, lights turned low and doors locked tight as ... Read more

1 month ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department launches webpage for businesses

CASS COUNTY — As Michigan businesses have begun to reopen in limited capacities following months of shutdowns due to the COVID-19, many local owners have ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 has claimed the life of a centenarian in Berrien County. Thursday, the Berrien County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 death, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Broadband to be extended into Berrien, Cass counties

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget announced this week that Mercury Wireless will receive a grant to extend broadband services ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

United Way of Southwest Michigan creates Education Support Fund to help area schools with pandemic impact

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently announced that its board of directors approved the creation of an Education Support Fund and invested ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Berrien County reports additional COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Wednesday, Berrien County reported an additional COVID-19 death, bringing its total casualties to 48. The most recent victim of COVID-19 in Berrien ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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