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Dowagiac man pleads guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct

CASSOPOLIS — Keyandre Wesley Williams, 25, of Vineyard Place in Dowagiac, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct against an incapacitated victim and was sentenced ... Read more

11 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Chief Judge talks COVID’s impact on treatment court

DOWAGIAC — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people from all over the world, including those suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. Cass County ... Read more

13 hours ago by Max Harden.

Historians, archaeologists with ties to Fort St. Joseph to give free lectures

NILES — Local historians, archeologists, and those with an interest in the fields will soon be able to get an update from those who have ... Read more

13 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Businesses in Berrien, Cass counties report disparities in mandate enforcement

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Local health departments are often the first resource business owners encounter as they navigate evolving epidemic mandates from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ... Read more

14 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County’s only homeless shelter raising money for repair

BERRIEN COUNTY — Emergency Shelter Services runs the only women and family homeless shelter in Berrien County. Right now, the road in front of the ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County commissioners approve five-year parks plan

CASSOPOLIS — The future of Cass County is looking green. Following a public hearing Thursday evening, the Cass County Board of Commissioners approved the Cass ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Woman ordered to pay back money taken from disabled son

CASSOPOLIS — A Three Rivers woman was ordered to pay back $273,000 in restitution for taking money away from her disabled son Friday in Cass ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Spectrum Health Lakeland, Berrien County Health Department give joint update on COVID-19 immunizations, numbers

BERRIEN COUNTY — In a joint Facebook Live today between the Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland, BCHD Communications Manager Gillian Conrad said ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Niles man sentenced to probation, jail time for 27th criminal conviction

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man with an extensive criminal record was sentenced to probation and jail on drug and stolen vehicle charges in Cass County ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Michigan indoor dining to resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

MICHIGAN – On Friday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced indoor dining can resume on Feb. 1. The order also allows for concessions at casinos, movie ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Lakeland, health department seeking COVID-19 vaccination volunteers

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are seeking volunteers to assist at upcoming community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and/or support ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

New Berrien County prosecutor eyes crime prevention, support services

BERRIEN COUNTY – Steven Pierangeli gets texts and emails each day about violence and crimes happening throughout Berrien County. “I get texts every morning about ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

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

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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County deputy saves dog from icy pond

PENN TOWNSHIP — A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy saved a dog from an icy fate Thursday. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Slow vaccine rollout hinders southwest Michigan distribution

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last week, Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke sat down at this computer and decided he was ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. At ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County vaccine supplies remain limited, residents urged to have continued patience

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to those who are eligible and interested as quickly as ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Brandywine Innovation Academy sees increased interest as students prepare for second semester

NILES – The beginning of the school year’s second semester begins for Brandywine Innovation Academy students next week. “There are lots of new kids trying ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cocaine, pistol discovered in search warrant on Phoenix Street in Niles

NILES — A Niles man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after the Southwest Drug Enforcement Team followed up on a tip of suspected narcotics ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported one new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County launching survey to investigate broadband connectivity

BERRIEN COUNTY – Throughout the past 10 months, internet access has played an even larger role in how residents conduct their day to day lives. ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair announces 2021 book cover contest

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County fair is enlisting help from county youth for its latest project. The organization recently announced its 2021 Cass County Fair ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

SMC announces fall honor rolls

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College named 50 students to president’s list for the September-December 2020 fall semester. Students honored on president’s list must earn a ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union to award 23 high school seniors with $1,000 scholarship

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union recently announced it will support local outstanding high school seniors with the annual Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship. ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County Meals on Wheels workers save client from natural gas leak

DOWAGIAC — Last Wednesday, Michael Faunce thought something smelled funny. The Meals on Wheels worker was delivering a meal to a client in Dowagiac with ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles Township Board discusses e-bikes, public works equipment

NILES TOWNSHIP – New equipment for the Niles Charter Township Department of Public Works, a healthcare supplemental plan and a brief discussion of the bicycle ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

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