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COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 906,538 cases, 19,947 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,110 COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac’s Stockwell named champion swine showman at Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Brianna Stockwell was all smiles at the Cass County Fair on Tuesday. The Dowagiac native took home champion swine showman honors at the ... Read more

13 hours ago by Max Harden.

Registration now open for Lory’s Place Run, Walk, and Rock

St. JOSEPH – Runners, walkers and other supporters are invited to register for the 18th annual Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory’s Place, the grief ... Read more

14 hours ago by Submitted.

BCF Arts Challenge seeking support for Berrien County arts venues

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien Community Foundation’s Arts Challenge recently launched a second act to support arts venues that have struggled throughout the pandemic. The ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Community members encouraged to donate blood, save lives

ST. JOSEPH – One local health care system is asking the public to donate blood and save lives. Blood supplies across the state remain low, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

Niles Township reconsiders document scanning project, rescinds special meeting vote

NILES TOWNSHIP — Monday evening, the Niles Township Board of Trustees reversed action it took last week on a document scanning project. Last Thursday, the ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles church to host Family Fun Fest Saturday

NILES — A day of free fun is coming to the Niles community this weekend as a local church hosts a family-friendly event. Community Evangelical ... Read more

19 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Niles’ Tharp wins Cass County Youth Dairy Show

CASSOPOLIS — Mary Tharp’s cow Valentine holds a special place in her heart. “I named her Valentine because we got her on Valentine’s Day,” she ... Read more

20 hours ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis teen wins sheep showman overall, grand overall market

CASSOPOLIS – After last year’s cancelation, the Cass County Fair is back in full swing with 4-H animal shows. On Monday, Jena Bradley, of Cassopolis, ... Read more

2 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair names royal court

CASSOPOLIS — A new monarchy is in town — just in time for the 2021 Cass County Fair. Saturday evening, the Cass County Fair hosted ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles man sentenced to counseling, time served following drunk driving incident

NILES — In Berrien County Court Monday, a Niles man was sentenced on drunk driving and computer charges. Quantell Jabar Verse, 33, of South Fifth ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles man sentenced to prison for fleeing police

NILES – A Niles man with a lengthy criminal record is going to prison after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Gene Jason ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Students help design SMC esports arena

DOWAGIAC — “I don’t know what I was expecting, but this is better,” Brooke Johnson said about Southwestern Michigan College’s new Esports Arena in the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair kicks off with opening ceremonies, parade

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time in two years, the Cass County Fair grandstand was alive with cheering fans Sunday evening as the 2021 fair ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Event organizers, local dispensaries call inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival a success

NILES — Event organizers and local cannabis companies called the inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival a success. The festival, which was approved by the Niles City ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival sells nearly 800 tickets

NILES — The city’s inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival is well underway, and event organizers say things are going better than they could have hoped. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Inaugural LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K to take place Aug. 7

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The first LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and will feature a 5K ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccines at the Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Public health will be taking a front seat at the Cass County Fair this year. In partnership with the Cass County Fair, LTS ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Law enforcement, state leaders warn residents to be aware of rental scams

VANDALIA — On July 19, Vandalia resident Bianca May heard a knock on her door. On the other side was a woman who said she ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan thrift stores seeing sharp increase in donations

NILES — Clothes are flying onto the shelves of resale stores across the country, and southwest Michigan is no different. In southwest Michigan and beyond, ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles Township approves document scanning project

NILES TOWNSHIP — A project approved Thursday aims to create easier document searching and preservation in Niles Township. At a special meeting Thursday morning, the ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Virtual archaeology lecture series ends with look into Chevalier family

NILES — One of the most important families to the settlement of the Niles area was the hot topic of Wednesday’s Fort St. Joseph Summer ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

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

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Community turns out to raise funds for teen battling rare condition

NILES — Wednesday evening, Niles community members came together to drink, dance and raise funds for a teen battling a rare tumor condition. From 7 ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County health officials urge COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging parents of adolescents 12 years and older to have them receive ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

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