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Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

12 hours ago by Christina Clark.

When virus stunted west coast tour, Umphrey’s McGee returned home to perform

NILES — When Umphrey’s McGee plays a show in its hometown of South Bend, the audiences usually turn out in large numbers in support. Rescheduling ... Read more

14 hours ago by Christina Clark.

LMC discounts fall tuition by 10 percent, restructures class options, implements safety plans for fall semester

BENTON HARBOR — It has been nearly four months since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Michiganders go about thier day-to-day lives. In that time, ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

NILES — A box of school supplies sits inside the dining room in Curly Q’s BBQ near the counter where orders are placed. The box ... Read more

19 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

VANDALIA — Cass County stargazers now can view the night sky at a local International Dark-Sky Park. The Cass County Parks Board recently set a ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

20 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan, allows cocktails to go

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-143 on Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the Fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

West Woods resident commemorates 100th birthday, one month COVID-free

NILES — Approaching the front window of West Woods of Niles nursing home Monday morning, an excited 8-year-old peered inside. On the other side of ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Demolition begins at future Popeye’s location

NILES — Demolition started this week of the former Chinese restaurant at the site of 306 S. 11th St. The site is the future home ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Community Schools awarded educational grant

NILES — From origin to impact, students in the ninth and 10th grades at Niles High School will have the opportunity to participate in a ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Preliminary investigation rules Niles man’s death a suicide following Mishawaka shooting

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — Preliminary autopsy findings from a Thursday shooting near Mishawaka have ruled a Niles man’s death a suicide. On Thursday, police ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles shooting suspect sentenced on unrelated charge

NILES – A former Niles resident accused in a shooting incident last summer in Niles was sentenced Monday on an unrelated charge in Berrien County ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County forms steering committee on race

CASSOPOLIS — One newly formed committee is hoping to make a change in Cass County — one conversation at a time. Cass County has formed ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Oak Street Dairy Queen reopens with fresh ownership

NILES — The sunshine and warm weather are here for the summer. Days like that pair well with an ice cream cone or a hot ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair canceled, will return in 2021

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Fair Board met Tuesday evening and voted to postpone the Cass County Fair until Aug. 1 to 7, 2021. “This ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Niles man dead following possible murder-suicide in St. Joseph County

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — A Niles man is reportedly dead following a possible murder-suicide near Mishawaka Thursday morning, according to the St. Joseph County ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Honor Credit Union to provide contact-free community shred days

BERRIEN SPRINGS — In partnership with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service, Honor Credit Union announced its Free Community Shred Day schedule throughout its ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Summer My Way program to kick off Monday

NILES — The Summer My Way program is set to kick off on Monday for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The partnership between the ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awards $101,500 in scholarships, grants

ST. JOSEPH – Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

DAR to host yard sale June 27

NILES — A local nonprofit will host a yard sale this weekend. The Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Relevant Church donates $2,200 to LifePlan

NILES — ​Relevant Church and LifePlan are working together to support pregnant mothers in the community. Through a giving partnership, Relevant Church in Niles presented ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Michigan is first state in nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate

ST. JOSEPH — Michigan is the first state in the nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate –– a milestone that can be attributed ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash identified as 25-year old South Bend resident

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place at approximately 10:05 a.m. on Redfield Road in Milton Township, near Niles. ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Road Commission experiences COVID-19 related funding cuts

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Road Commission has adjusted some services this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduction in funding. Roadside mowing, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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