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First Backpacks for Good event serves more than 600 students

NILES — The line of cars in the parking lot at Niles High School Tuesday evening did not seem to end. Snaking around the parking ... Read more

13 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Indeck Niles Energy Center construction continues on schedule

NILES — Over the last few weeks, every so often a convoy of heavy equipment comes through Niles. As it travels, it shakes the ground ... Read more

13 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair 2020 goat show results

Dairy Market Class 1 First Place — Azariah Brenneman Second Place — Mackenzie Schuur Third Place — Montana Mosher Class 2 First Place — Madison ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Cass County Fair 2020 dog show results

Agility Advanced Agility – All age groups First Place — Zoe Pegura Second Place — Mary Tharp   Intermediate First Place — Daniel Doyle Second ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Cass County Fair 4-H 2020 Dairy Show Results

Senior Showmanship First place — Mary Tharp   Intermediate Showmanship First place — Robert Tharp Second place — Abigail Carpenter Third place — Alainna M. ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins Friday

LANSING — Throughout the remainder of August and the 2020 Labor Day holiday weekend, police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are encouraging ... Read more

17 hours ago by Submitted.

Boy Scouts continue service, merits despite COVID-19 challenges

BUCHANAN — As the shadows began to grow longer in Buchanan, the laughter and friendly ribbing of boys between one another can be heard coming ... Read more

19 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair 2020 dairy feeder steer results

Senior Showmanship First place — Jena Bradley Second place — Mallory Dohm Third place — Emma Rauch Four place — Alexis Rauch   Intermediate Showmanship ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Cass County Fair 4-H 2020 rabbit show results

Champion and Reserve Champion 4 Class Champion — Timothy King Reserve Champion — Owen Cooper   Champion and Reserve Champion 6 Class Champion — Breece ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Absentee ballots key to strong voter turnout for Cass County primary election

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County voters made sure their voices were heard in the August 2020 primary election. A total of 10,578 ballots were submitted from ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Community Development Block Grant, DART upgrades, proposed well protections discussed

NILES — City council members maintained their power and internet connection as storms blew through the area during their regular Zoom meeting Monday evening. Prior ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

4 days 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

4 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

4 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

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