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COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,756 cases, 19,664 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 13,927 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Cass District Library hosts Barnyard to Go event

CASSOPOLIS — This week, Cass County children got a taste of life on a farm as they interacted with goats, kittens, chickens and bunnies at ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Lavender U-pick farm opens for season in Niles

NILES – Fields of lavender plants waved in the light breeze Tuesday afternoon. The aroma and color stood out against the gently rolling, green hills, ... Read more

21 hours ago by Christina Clark.

United Federal Credit Union helps the Alex Mandarino Foundation raise $35,000 for childhood cancer research

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union recently announced it helped The Alex Mandarino Foundation raise more than $35,000 during the ninth Annual Alex’s Duck ... Read more

23 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,582 cases, 19,662 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,924 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles woman injured in Mason Township crash

MASON TOWNSHIP — A Niles woman was injured in a two-car accident at the intersection of Cassopolis Road and Redfield Street at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer announces plan to expand tuition-free college to 22,000 additional Michiganders

DETROIT – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, during an event on Belle Isle in Detroit marking the state’s return to normal, called for the expansion of the Futures for Frontliners scholarship program to meet increased demand and popularity. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Township residents raise concerns about theft, dangerous intersection

NILES TOWNSHIP – Residents concerned with the safety of a busy intersection and the rise in theft spoke to the Niles Charter Township Board Monday ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

PHOTO STORY: Work on downtown Niles mural begins

NILES — Two historical figures have taken up residence in downtown Niles. The Niles-born-and-raised Dodge brothers, who founded the Dodge Motor Company in the early ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Courts restart jury trials, reopen building

CASSOPOLIS – This month, the Law and Courts Building in Cassopolis, which houses the Cass County Courts and the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office, reopened to ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Cass District Library branches host tie-dye workshops

CASS COUNTY — Cass County youth took a trip back to the 1960s at an event hosted by the Cass District Library. Last week, the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles police searching for information in June 13 shooting

NILES — Niles police are searching for information regarding a shooting that took place June 13 within city limits. According to Niles Police Captain Kevin ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,491 cases, 19,647 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,919 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

I&M provides update on power outages

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Indiana Michigan Power updated its findings and estimated power restoration schedule at 1 p.m. on Monday. The overnight storms took out thousands ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church partners to host inaugural Juneteenth festival

NILES — Saturday, Niles residents gathered outside Mt. Calvary Baptist Church to celebrate the history of African Americans’ emancipation. This weekend, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Indiana man sentenced to 180 days for stealing catalytic converters

In Berrien County Court Monday, a man involved in the theft of catalytic converters was sentenced to jail. Nathan Gene Alsup, 48, of Indiana, pleaded ... Read more

3 days ago by Debra Haight.

Homeless man gets jail time for assaulting police officer

NILES — A homeless man will be heading to jail following an April incident. Shane Allen Monroe, 26, homeless, pleaded no contest to resisting and ... Read more

3 days ago by Debra Haight.

Some southwest Michigan residents still without power, cleaning up damage following Sunday storm

By CHRISTINA CLARK & SARAH CULTON   SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – After rounds of strong storms overnight Sunday and into the early hours of Monday morning, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC, LMC among nine community colleges to receive state grants for students enrolled in Futures for Frontliners, Michigan Reconnect programs

community colleges to receive state grants to support students in enrolled in the Future for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect programs. Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan sees severe storms overnight

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Storms rolled into southwest Michigan on Sunday evening and stayed into the early morning hours. The storms brought high-speed winds, downed trees ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Police Logs: June 10-15

June 10 12:09 a.m. – N. Fifth/Burns, traffic stop 12:23 a.m. – N. 17th/Cass, traffic stop 12:33 a.m. – 900 block S. 11th, suspicious vehicle ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac man ejected from vehicle in Howard Township

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac man was injured when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled over on M-51 in Howard Township Friday evening, according ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Michigan stepping up speed enforcement during regional traffic safety campaign

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than a year ago, law enforcement agencies across the nation have reported an alarming rise in ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County commissioners approve sidewalk leveling, cleaning contract

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Board of Commissioners attended to several items of routine business this week. Thursday, the board met for its regularly scheduled ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles bicycle shop to host Pride Ride

NILES – A Niles bicycle shop is making sure to commemorate June with its own Pride Ride. Swift Cycle, 1717 Oak St., Niles, owner David ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

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