Niles

Motorcycle, two passenger vehicles involved in fatal crash

NILES — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place around 10 a.m. in Niles. Investigators were still on the scene at 1 ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Wonderland Cinema, Niles Main Street to host movie in the park

NILES — On Friday, Wonderland Cinema will serve what Lisa Croteau called “a little slice of normal.” Croteau, director of marketing and administration for Niles ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

PHOTO STORY: Niles District Library reopens to the public

NILES — The Niles District Library reopened to the public on Monday. The library has a list of reopening guidelines to help keep visitors safe ... Read more

1 week ago by Emily Sobecki.

Niles City Council votes yes on sustainable energy negotiations

NILES — The city council voted on Monday evening at its regular meeting to move forward with Indeck Niles Energy Center toward exploring a more ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles committee of the whole meeting sees potential for former YMCA property

NILES — Immediately following the regular city council meeting on Monday evening, the council hosted a committee of the whole to discuss a redevelopment opportunity ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine principal retires after 11 years

NILES — During the regular Brandywine Community Schools board meeting Monday evening, a change was made official in the middle and high school administration. A ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department to host free curbside condom event

DOWAGIAC — In honor of National HIV Testing Day, for one day only, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is hosting a free, contact-less curbside ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

CFCN receives $50,000 in emergency grant funding

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Family Clinic Network recently announced an infusion of $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles students’ work to be featured in virtual art exhibit

NILES — In a speech prepared for the 2020 Middle and High School Community Student Art Exhibit, Ring Lardner and Eastside Connections art teacher, Scott ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Nebraska man sentenced up to 20 years on meth charges in Berrien County

NILES – A former Berrien Springs resident is going to prison after being caught dealing methamphetamines last year. Brandon Allen Goode, 29, of Arthur, Nebraska, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Brandywine graduates two military-bound seniors

Correction: In an earlier version, we misspelled the two graduates’ names. We regret the error and are happy to correct it. NILES — Two graduating ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Fernwood to host online fundraiser

NILES — Southwest Michigan residents can support Fernwood Botanical Gardens via an online event. Fernwood is hosting a virtual fundraising experience June 20 to 30. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

One injured in motorcycle accident

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — An Indiana resident is in the hospital following a motorcycle accident in La Grange Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles residents march to city hall during Juneteenth celebration

NILES — As a hot sun beat down over downtown Niles Friday, hundreds of Niles residents turned the corner of Fifth Street onto Main Street. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles, Berrien County officials provide resources for homeless, precariously housed

NILES — As summer arrives, so too does a higher visibility of the signs of poverty. With more people out in the city, Niles Community ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation for home invasion

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man got some lucky breaks after breaking into a Dowagiac area home. He was among those who sentenced Friday in Cass ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Board of Commissioners approves millage request to be placed on August ballot

CASSOPOLIS — This August, voters will have the chance to approve funding for an organization that provides care to Cass County senior citizens. Thursday evening, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles business owner looks to plan outdoor prom for area graduates

NILES — It is a milestone in any teenagers’ life, idolized by movies and photos of older siblings and parents in their own styles. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

75th annual Berrien County Youth Fair postponed to 2021

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair will have to wait one more year to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as the fair board officially ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys could reopen by July 4

LANSING — July 4 may prove to be the day theaters, bowling alleys and gyms reopen across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. With ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cass County chief judge promotes celebration of and activities commemorating Juneteenth

CASSOPOLIS — Known as “Juneteenth,” Friday commemorates the day that enslaved persons in Galveston, Texas were notified about the Emancipation Proclamation–almost two and a half ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

LMC students earn spots on president’s, dean’s lists for spring semester

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College has announced the names of 671 students recognized for academic achievement during the spring 2020 semester. The president’s list ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles Cedar Lane, WAY, adult ed graduates honored in drive-thru ceremony

NILES — Sir Edward Elgar’s familiar “Pomp and Circumstance” played over speakers beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Niles Cedar Lane. Viking blue carpets ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

SMC awards 376 degrees to Class of 2020

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College awarded 376 degrees to the Class of 2020 at its virtual commencement June 13. SMC conferred 142 associate in arts ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland welcomes new vice president of health equity

ST. JOSEPH – As part of a three-part approach outlined by Spectrum Health Lakeland to dedicate financial resources, appoint new leadership, and commit to transparency ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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