Niles

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following Thanksgiving weekend, Michigan reports 360,449 cases, 9,134 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 did not break for Thanksgiving, with case numbers continuing to rise, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Business owners adapt to unusual Small Business Saturday

NILES — The Saturday after Thanksgiving is traditionally Small Business Saturday, following Black Friday, famous for its sales at big retail and department stores. In ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles woman sentenced for drug possession

NILES — A Niles woman is receiving probation following a narcotics possession case in Berrien County. Heather Staggs, 32, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

One injured by falling tree

CALVIN  TOWNSHIP — An area man was hospitalized Sunday, after becoming trapped under a fallen tree, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

City of Niles receives grant award for home repairs

NILES — The City of Niles has received a $20,000 grant from the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation’s Help for Homes Fund to support emergency repair ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Niles fine arts teacher awarded grant

NILES—On Monday, Niles High School Assistant Principal Chris Porter and Fine Arts Teacher Peter Helm received a $1,000 grant from the Niles Education Foundation. Helm, ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Drive-up Thanksgiving event serves 300

NILES — On Thanksgiving Day, the Wortham family helped feed 300 people by 12:45 p.m. The family and volunteers celebrated together as they cleaned up ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Farm Bureau donates turkeys to families in need

BERRIEN COUNTY — What started as an idea three years ago has grown into an event that fed more than 1o0 families in Berrien County ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

LMC continues remote delivery options for spring semester

BENTON HARBOR — Due to the ongoing pandemic and the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, Lake Michigan College will continue its five ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

23 animals adopted during Honor Credit Union’s Adoption Days at Berrien County Animal Control

BENTON HARBOR — This month, nearly two dozen animals in Berrien County found a new home thanks to a partnership between a regional business and ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Holidays, COVID-19 pose mental health stresses, experts say

NILES — Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health impact is still difficult to quantify. As the holiday season approaches with even more ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Hometown Christmas at Amtrak Deport canceled

NILES — The Niles Amtrak depot will be lit with holiday cheer again this year, but without the usual ceremonial gathering with carols that area ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles MSP Post welcomes new commander

NILES — Michigan State Police recently announced the promotion of Lt. Ryan Schoonveld to the rank of First Lieutenant, and his assignment to the Niles ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Niles native shot during altercation with New Mexico police

LOS LUNAS, NM — A Niles native was shot and killed by police officers in Los Lunas, New Mexico late last week during a traffic ... Read more

1 week ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Wednesday, both Berrien and Van Buren counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

City finalizing plans on outdoor dining district

NILES — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep indoor dining shuttered, Niles residents will soon have a chance to enjoy a drink and a ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Chief Judge receives lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Supreme Court

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, Cass County Chief Judge Susan Dobrich set herself a goal — make it through the Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Day proceedings without ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Small business Saturday on for Niles

NILES — Black Friday has historically garnered quite a bit of buzz, with footage of shoppers lined up waiting for doors to open or special ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles nonprofit aims to provide 100 Thanksgiving Day meals

NILES — Spero House is preparing 100 meals for those in need of a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Spero House’s volunteers, located at 24 ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles couple plans for socially-distanced Thanksgiving

BERRIEN COUNTY — Thanksgiving celebrations will look different this year for many across the U.S. heeding COVID-19 precautions and mandates from public health officials across ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Main Street launches social media campaign focused on shopping small during the holiday season

NILES — A statewide social media campaign kicks off this week to help area shoppers focus their holiday gift-buying on local businesses. Using the hashtag ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Tuesday, counties across southwest Michigan reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Niles City Council welcomes new member

NILES — The Niles City Council meeting approved Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security grants for three downtown businesses. City ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles City Council approves outdoor dining zone

NILES — Niles City Council unanimously approved an outdoor dining zone at Monday night’s virtual city council meeting. The zone was proposed by the Main ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

UPDATE: Rite Aid expands no-cost COVID-19 testing

NILES — Rite Aid is updating its COVID-19 testing program through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effective immediately, no-charge ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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