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Gov. Whitmer reopens movie theaters, strengthens mask requirements in schools

LANSING —Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185, ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Report.

Sign ups now open for annual Rake a Difference event

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the fall leaves prepare to change, one regional organization is planning for an annual service project. Sign-ups are currently open for ... Read more

7 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Harvest Market brings vendors together

NILES — Two vendors, Sticky Spoons Jam and Cardinal Candle Co. have been excited to prepare for a market that holds the place this year ... Read more

15 hours ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 119,597 cases, 6,700 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday. Berrien County reported 1,647 confirmed cases and ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Animal Control to host Empty the Shelters event

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday morning, Cass County Animal Control Director Ron Butts struggled as he tried to hold a wriggling, 30-pound cat in his arms. “He’s ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Swirlyz Frozen Yogurt closes for the season due to COVID-19 setbacks

NILES — Steven Estes did not originally plan on closing down his frozen yogurt shop for the winter. On Sept. 17, Estes announced on the ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Committee formed to review Lewis Cass ISD name

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is moving forward with plans to consider a name change for the district. Superintendent Brent Holcomb recently ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County announces additional COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Another Berrien County resident died as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported. Berrien County reported ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Performing arts organization creates scholarship fund

NILES — When the leadership of Performing Arts Workshop announced its first merit-based scholarship, it was to do so in the memory of a professional ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Veterinarian ticketed following discovery of dead animals on his property

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP — Ten deceased animals were found on a Bertrand Township man’s property on Monday. According to the Berrien County Animal Control Director Tiffany ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Apple Festival Harvest Market aims to showcase vendors, food trucks

NILES — There may not be carnival rides or contests, but the Niles area will still have a chance to celebrate the seasonal harvest with ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 117,910 cases, 6,680 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in the state of Michigan. Berrien County reported 1,637 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles man gets probation for criminal sexual conduct

NILES — A Niles man is receiving probation after pleading no contest to criminal sexual conduct. Jeremy William Davis, of Niles, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Charter Township board approves millages for ballot

NILES TOWNSHIP — Millages were on the minds of the Niles Township board members on Monday evening. The Niles Township board hosted public hearings on ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles pastor takes vocals to park

NILES — On Friday, those enjoying the final late-summer weather might have heard singing, praying and a little preaching coming from the Veterans Memorial at ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

LANSING — Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of the fabric of Michigander’s daily lives as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 117,406 cases, 6,665 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers rose of the weekend in the state of Michigan. Berrien County reported 1,624 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Local organization hosts voter registration, cookout

NILES —  A table with hot dog toppings and chips sat welcoming curious visitors to an event in East Side Park on Saturday. Music over ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Works! announces support for front line workers

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is on a mission to help southwest Michigan frontline pandemic workers make informed decisions about their ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Teen Safe Driving program enters 10th year

LANSING — Students at every Michigan high school have the opportunity to help make their fellow teens better drivers by participating in this year’s Strive ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Free virtual cancer symposium open to providers, public

ST. JOSEPH – Spectrum Health Lakeland and the Marie Yeager Cancer Center are inviting area providers and the community to gather next week to discuss ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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

7 days 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 week 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 week 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 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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