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Berrien County Health Department hosts educational event in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month

BENTON HARBOR — In recognition of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the Berrien County Health Department is hosting a free educational event open to all ... Read more

12 hours ago by Submitted.

Apple Festival Grande Parade is back, looking for participants

NILES — The annual Four Flags Apple Festival Grande Parade is back and looking for participants. The popular Apple Festival event returns at 1:30 p.m. ... Read more

13 hours ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 995,910 cases, 20,700 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 15,805 COVID-19 cases and 288 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Parents protest masks at Niles Community Schools Board of Education meeting

NILES — The debate surrounding masks in Berrien County schools continued Monday. Several parents spoke against masks in schools at the Niles Board of Education ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

CFCN hosting flu, COVID-19 vaccine clinic

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Family Clinic Network will host an on-site COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot drive-up clinic at both the Cassopolis Family Clinic, 261 ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Niles man, 13-year-old passenger killed in Sodus Township crash

SODUS TOWNSHIP — A Niles man and his 13-year-old passenger were killed in a Monday evening crash, according to Michigan State Police. According to police, ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Old Rugged Cross Church hosts church, museum dedication

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — This weekend, the familiar notes of popular church hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” rang out in Pokagon Township. Though the hymn is ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

New general surgeon seeing patients in Niles

NILES – Spectrum Health Lakeland recently welcomed general surgeon Benjamin Sopczynski, MD, to the medical staff. Sopczynski is seeing patients alongside Brian Bates, MD; Seth ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles man sentenced to probation for drunk driving

NILES – Monday’s sentencing docket in Berrien County Trial Court was shorter than anticipated with two defendants failing to appear, one in isolation at the ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

PHOTO STORY: Uptown Fright Fest a success

NILES — Halloween came to Niles early this weekend. Local organization Uptown Notion hosted its inaugural Uptown Fright Fest Sunday afternoon. The event was hosted ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Niles student crowned Miss Apple Festival 2021

NILES — Glittering gowns and sparkling crowns graced the stage at Niles High School this weekend as area teens helped usher in the fall season. ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Three injured in Howard Township crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — Three Michiana residents were injured in a Howard Township crash Saturday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Cassopolis man sent to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS — In Cass County Court Friday, a Cassopolis man convicted of drug offenses was sentenced to prison. Shawn Allen Spurlock, 41, of Hospital Street ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles first ward residents ask for an end to gun violence in their community

NILES — The evening of Tuesday, Aug. 31 was a night like any other for Niles resident Alisa Weaver. After making her three children a ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Niles man was found unconscious after a motorcycle accident on Anderson Road Thursday evening, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Local emergency departments experiencing high volumes, wait times

JOSEPH – All three Spectrum Health Lakeland emergency departments continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times, officials reported Thursday. Care ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Residents demand Berrien County commissioners take action on mask mandate

ST. JOSEPH – County residents continued to protest the school mask mandate imposed by the Berrien County Health Department at Thursday’s weekly Berrien County Board ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles teen builds Eagle Scout project on McCoy Creek Trail

BUCHANAN — A Niles teen recently took the final step toward a lifelong dream — by making steps for others. Kyle Welch, 18, of Boy ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles hosts town hall between community, law enforcement

NILES — An event hosted in the heart of Niles this week aimed to help bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and the residents ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Commissioners respond to mask mandate

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has responded to a recent mask mandate issued by the Berrien County Health Department. On Sept. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

LANSING — Kelly Wilson, a vocational training specialist at Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Michigan Works!, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Downtown Niles to welcome new dance studio

NILES — A new business will be pirouetting into downtown Niles later this month. Expressions Dance Studio is set to open at 210 E. Main ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

MEC accepting applications for Strengthening Schools Grant program

CASSOPOLIS — Applications are now open for an annual grant program. Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 976,505 cases, 20,535 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 15,165 COVID-19 cases and 284 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Niles City Council approves social district permits

NILES — The Niles City Council got down to business Monday evening. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the council approved a number of business items, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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