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Education

Niles Community Schools adopts new art curriculum

NILES — A new curriculum is on the way for Niles Community Schools’ art department. The NCS Board ...

Community News

Niles man gets prison time for meth possession

NILES — A Niles man was sent back to prison after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial ...

Business

Anew Divine Beauty Salon hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

NILES — A Niles business that opened last year was finally able to celebrate with the community. The ...

Cassopolis

Local schools, businesses receive United Way awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A regional nonprofit has acknowledged local businesses and schools for their generosity and community contributions. ...

Business

Four Flags Area Apple Festival hosts second annual Spring Market

NILES — The second-annual Four Flags Area Apple Festival Spring Market took place May 14-15 at the Apple ...

Berrien County

PHOTO STORY: Local royalty, bands shine at 116th Blossomtime Parade

ST. JOSEPH — With redbud trees in full bloom and a cool breeze dusting pollen across the landscape, ...

Buchanan

Photo story: Fernwood hosts annual Spring Garden Market

NILES — A popular artisan market made its long-awaited return from pandemic hiatus Saturday morning. Fernwood Botanical Garden, ...

Brandywine Education

Incoming Brandywine superintendent ‘excited’ to lead district

NILES — Brandywine Middle/High School Principal Travis Walker likes to joke that he “went into the family business” ...

Business

Niles City Council approves provisional certificates for new marijuana business

NILES — The Niles City Council approved provisional certificates for Class C grow and processing to Craft Hydroponic ...

Community News

City council approves 200K Plym Park parking lot project

NILES — A local park will soon be receiving a new infrastructure project. The Niles City Council approved ...

Community News

Dowagiac River experts urge caution following recent water rescue

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP – An emergency water rescue involving several kayakers on the Dowagiac River last week brought ...

Cass County

Couple injured in two-motorcycle crash in Howard Township

NILES — A couple was hospitalized after a two-motorcycle crash in Howard Township, according to the Cass County ...

Buchanan

Local students named to SMC spring honor roll

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College named 42 students to the President’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.    ...

Business

National Standard demolition complete; Niles Inn project enters second phase

NILES — Two facilities long considered eyesores by residents and passersby are in the process of being repurposed ...

Breaking News

Niles man convicted for shooting MSP trooper

NILES — A four day jury trial in Berrien County Trial Court concluded Friday with a Niles man ...

Breaking News

Teen killed in Niles apartment complex shooting

NILES — The Niles Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one teen dead at a Niles ...

Buchanan

Honor Credit Union announces partnership with Redbud Insurance Services

BUCHANAN — Two Buchanan businesses are joining forces to better serve the community. Honor Credit Union, 117 Red ...

Business

Niles DDA presents ‘downtown outdoor hub’ survey results

NILES — The results of a survey given to Niles residents seeking input as the city explores options ...

Community News

Niles Renaissance Faire returns to Plym Park May 21

NILES — The trumpet has been sounded, signaling the return of the Niles Renaissance Faire. The annual event ...

Berrien County

Reproductive rights supporters rally in Niles

NILES — More than 50 people gathered in front of the Chapin Mansion Sunday morning for a rally ...

Community News

Niles man sentenced for fleeing police, drunk driving

NILES — Stefan Quincy Blakemore, 31, of Fulkerson Road in Niles, pleaded guilty to third degree fleeing police ...

Brandywine Education

Local poet wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize

NILES — A local poet added a Pulitzer Prize to her long list of achievements. Famed poet Diane ...

Buchanan

Niles woman sentenced to jail, probation for meth possession

NILES — A Niles woman found in possession of meth was sentenced by Berrien County Trial Court Judge ...

Community News

Niles man sentenced for tampering, delivery of meth

NILES – A Niles man is going to prison after pleading guilty to tampering with evidence and delivery ...

Community News

11 kayakers rescued from Dowagiac River

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP – Emergency crews successfully completed a water rescue Sunday afternoon. Niles Township Fire Department and ...

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