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Niles Community Schools’ remote platform allows students to go at own pace

NILES — Angie Pingel is happy with where the Virtual Viking program is now, but acknowledged a bumpy start to the beginning of classes this ... Read more

12 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Health department gets blunt on marijuana education, safety

NILES — The Berrien County Health Department is no stranger to having blunt talks about public health. Through the spring, summer and now entering fall, ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Two Dowagiac men sentenced Friday in Cass County Court

CASSOPOLIS — Two Dowagiac area men were sentenced to probation in assault related cases Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Daniel Keith Stenberg, 35, of ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County works to expand broadband access

CASSOPOLIS — This week, Cass County took the first step toward expanding broadband internet access to its residents. Thursday, the Cass County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

LANSING — Karla Grady-Walker, of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Michigan Works!, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! Association for her efforts ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Niles police chief looks forward to continuing work with city, two departments

NILES — Niles Police Chief Jim Millin has held his current position since 2011. As Niles Fire Chief Larry Lamb moves into retirement on Oct. ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

North Pointe Center class partners with church for cemetery cleanup project

DOWAGIAC — A local school class is making sure the Calvary Cemetery stays in top shape for visitors. North Pointe Center transition services teacher Tracy ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,863 cases, 6,623 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,583 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Thursday, according ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Performing Arts Workshops launches memorial fundraising campaign

NILES — An area nonprofit is seeking to honor the memory of an artist, while also creating an opportunity for students. Performing Arts Workshops is ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! will be expanding to three locations in Cass County. The central office in Dowagiac will close as the expansion takes ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

MSP traffic stop data reveals need for deeper study

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Data released from the Michigan State Police about traffic stops in Berrien and Cass counties includes two data points: number of stops ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Ballard staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NILES — A staff member at Ballard Elementary in the Niles school district has tested positive for COVID-19. A letter posted to the district’s website ... Read more

3 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Lakeland Heart and Vascular earns testing reaccreditation by IAC

ST. JOSEPH — Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases is possible through use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,863 cases, 6,623 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,569 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Wednesday, according ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

PACE of Southwest Michigan celebrates National PACE Month, anniversary

ST. JOSEPH — PACE of Southwest Michigan, located in St. Joseph, is celebrating National PACE Month in September. The National PACE Association has designated September ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

City of Niles to begin hydrant flushing on Sept. 21

NILES — The city of Niles will be flushing hydrants during the day, starting Monday, Sept. 21. Flushing will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Salvation Army hosting virtual fundraiser

NILES — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to turn to virtual options for many things — from meetings to shopping to grocery delivery and ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

New furniture chain ready to serve Michiana

DOWAGIAC — There’s a new furniture store in town. ZSmart Furniture, 56153 M-51 S, Dowagiac, opened its doors to customers for the first time last ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles City Council votes to combine police, fire chief positions

NILES — The Niles Police Chief will now be taking on an even larger role in the city, as he prepares to bridge two positions. ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,183 cases, 6,612 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,554 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Tuesday, according ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

No solutions reached for Niles Skate Park

NILES — After over an hour of discussion, Niles City Council members and city officials reached no proposed solution for ongoing challenges at the city’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Local health official awarded for community work

DOWAGIAC — A local health official has been acknowledged for her work in Cass County, Danielle Persky, deputy health officer and director of public health ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Michigan Works! to close Dowagiac location, expand to three more

BENTON HARBOR — To better support the individuals and businesses in Cass County, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren recently announced that it will be ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Pucker Street Dam removal unearths one of first dams in region

NILES TOWNSHIP — A few spectators parked their cars on the side of M-51, across the Dowagiac River from Losensky Park, to watch a crane ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles produce driver awarded national recognition

NILES — On Monday, a produce driver for Shelton’s Farm Market walked into the back room of the wholesale warehouse to participate in what he ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

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