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Brandywine school board accepts back to school plan

NILES — Brandywine Community Schools are moving forward with plans to reopen for in-person instruction starting Aug. 31. Monday evening, the Brandywine Board of Education ... Read more

11 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Fair Show and Go gives youth time to shine

CASSOPOLIS — The 2020 Cass County Fair may have been canceled, but Fair Board President Brian Kuemin wanted to find a way to allow the ... Read more

12 hours ago by Max Harden.

Niles City Council approves social district 7-1

NILES — Adults will soon be able to look forward to enjoying a beer or cocktail while walking through downtown Niles. The beverages allowed will ... Read more

13 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Youth Fair to host third Fair Food Drive Thru

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Though the Berrien County Youth Fair was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its organizers have found other ways to ... Read more

17 hours ago by Submitted.

Multiple area residents sentenced in Berrien County Court Monday

NILES – A number of area residents were given probation sentences in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Jeremy Michael Grierson, 34, of Niles, pleaded guilty ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail receives funding toward next stop

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail may be getting its next stop added within the next few years. On Aug. 3, Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

One injured in Pokagon Township motorcycle crash

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A Niles man sustained minor injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard J. Behnke ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new bloodhound

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s newest employee always keeps her nose to the grindstone, walks on all fours and will do just about ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Emergency order presents challenges to growers, organizations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order requiring COVID-19 testing for both agricultural and food ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac man sentenced to jail following drug overdose, probation violation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man has to spend more time in jail after violating his probation from a 2018 conviction. Sentencings Friday were once again ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

NILES — Dan Applegate walked 7 miles on Tuesday evening around the Niles High School track. He did not walk it alone, however. The track, ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan to host virtual short film festival Aug. 19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted virtually by ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Niles nonprofit works to keep evictions out of courts

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Wednesdays, Ric Pawloski spends the day at the Niles court house. “It’s landlord-tenant day,” he said. “The goal is to try ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office launches internal investigation into video incident

NILES — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office has launched an internal investigation into a Niles incident that was recorded and shared via Facebook Live Tuesday. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed legislation creating more opportunities for quality outdoor recreation by authorizing $28.7 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Arrest, use of force streamed on Facebook Live involved Berrien County deputy

NILES — An arrest turned into a physical altercation in a Facebook Live video recorded in Niles on Tuesday afternoon. In the video, which begins ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien, Cass County unofficial election results

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien and Cass counties for the Aug. 4 primary election with 100 percent of ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with pickup truck

NILES TOWNSHIP—A motorcyclist sustained serious, possibly life-threatening, injuries in a truck versus motorcycle collision Tuesday afternoon, according to deputies from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County services work to connect homeless to housing

BERRIEN COUNTY — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to financially impact people already precariously housed. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Michigan’s June 2020 unemployment ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine reviews reopening plan

NILES — As the first day of school draws nearer, area school districts have been drafting plans to reopen their doors safely amid the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Township appoints acting fire chief, introduces new fire code

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Both firefighters and fire code were the center of discussion Monday evening during the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees’ regular ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Plastic surgeon to discuss cosmetic, reconstructive procedures

ST. JOSEPH – Community members are invited to join plastic surgeon, Ginard Henry, MD, for a free, online seminar titled “Plastic Surgery Secrets,” which focuses ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Alternative prom allows area students to enjoy dance amid COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — In early March, Brandywine High School graduate Ashlyn Farmer had picked out the perfect prom dress, a pink and purple number embroidered with ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County sees increase in concealed carry permits

CASS COUNTY — The demand for firearms in Cass County is on the rise. According to data provided by Cass County Clerk Monica McMichael, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

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