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Crime/Court

Niles man gets prison time for shooting man in neck

NILES — An Army veteran who had been wounded in combat was sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien ...

Community News

Fernwood Botanical Garden executive director announces retirement

NILES — After 17 years of dedicated leadership, Carol Line has announced her plan to retire as Executive ...

Community News

Niles student organizes community clean-up day

NILES — A Niles neighborhood is looking new and improved thanks to the efforts of a local high ...

Community News

SEMCO warns of scammers targeting utility customers

NILES — SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company has received reports that scammers are using the internet to post false ...

Business

Niles High School hosts annual College, Career Day

NILES — The Niles High School gymnasium was bustling Thursday with students eager to learn more about career ...

Business

Empowering Growth: Niles economic grants catalyst for local prosperity

By Ryan Boeskool Executive Director, Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce In a time when economic development is the ...

Education

Brandywine to host final bond proposal forum April 30

NILES — The final community forum about the Brandywine school district’s zero millage increase bond proposal will be ...

Business

Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery to close after five years in downtown Niles

NILES — A local business will be closing its doors later this month. Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery, ...

Community News

GoFundMe created for Niles family involved in fatal crash

NILES — A GoFundMe account has been launched to support a Niles family involved in a deadly crash ...

Community News

Niles to close section of 2nd Street for outdoor hub

NILES — Niles City Council members voted 5-2 Monday night to move forward with plans to close off ...

Crime/Court

Niles man gets jail, probation for shooting at firefighters with BB gun

NILES — A 35-year-old Niles man who shot at firefighters with a BB gun was given probation and ...

Local Government

Berrien County Commissioners honor late sculptor Richard Hunt

ST. JOSEPH — Famed sculptor Richard Hunt, whose work graces the Niles riverfront, was honored Thursday by the ...

Community News

New perspectives: Local students appointed to Niles nonprofit board

NILES — A popular annual summer attraction aims to expand its reach and preserve its future with the ...

Community News

Garden club to feature local birding expert April 16

SAWYER — The River Valley Garden Club’s April 16 meeting will feature Lynea Hinchman, a birding expert and ...

Business

Niles Scream Park announces closure of Haunted Hayride, new attraction to take its place

NILES — Significant changes are coming to one of southwest Michigan’s most popular fall attractions. The park announced ...

Community News

Niles, Brandywine team up for charity basketball game

NILES — Staff and students from Brandywine and Niles High Schools took to the basketball court Tuesday evening ...

Business

Niles discusses closing downtown street for outdoor hub

NILES — Niles’ pursuit of an outdoor hub was the hot topic at Monday’s Committee of The Whole ...

DEVELOPING NEWS

Anonymous threat prompts early closures, lockdowns at local districts

NILES — An anonymous threat sent to both Niles Community Schools and Brandywine Community Schools Wednesday prompted evacuations ...

Education

Brandywine school board honors winter sports standouts

NILES — Brandywine’s state championship runs the last few weeks overshadowed Monday’s Brandywine Board of Education meeting. Board ...

Business

Pledge to Plunge event raises $21,700 for River Essence Group projects

NILES — Local community members braved the icy waters of a dunk tank for a cause Sunday afternoon. ...

Crime/Court

Niles Popeyes robbery suspect arrested

NILES — An arrest has been made in connection with a restaurant robbery Monday in Niles, according to ...

Crime/Court

Niles man gets jail, probation for home invasion

NILES — A Niles man was sentenced to probation and jail for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home. Justin ...

Business

2nd & Main to open commissary kitchen for budding businesses

NILES — A popular downtown Niles business is expanding to better accommodate its growing needs while providing other ...

Crime/Court

Niles woman gets probation for assaulting child

NILES — A Niles woman who hit her daughter with a wooden spoon was sentenced Monday to probation. ...

Community News

Niles couple pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud charges

LANSING — A Niles couple charged with several felony counts of Medicaid fraud through their counseling practice pled ...

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