Niles

Niles Police Log: July 1-7

July 1 12:04 a.m. – S. Third, violation of controlled substance act 12:10 a.m. – N. Fifth/Eagle, traffic stop 2:05 a.m. – Birch/Madison, suspicious person ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Bluegrass Festival begins again in Niles

NILES – The sounds of guitar strings picking drew an audience at the amphitheater at Riverfront Park Thursday afternoon. Beginning at 4 p.m. with the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Three injured in Pokagon Township hit and run

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — Three Michiana residents were sent to the hospital after a hit and run crash Friday morning in Pokagon Township, according to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

U-Haul Trucks find home at Naksh Enterprise in Niles

NILES – Last week, the U-Haul Company of Michigan announced Naksh Enterprise, Inc. signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Niles community. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

United Way launches online platform to engage public in advocating for change, announces success of year’s first advocacy effort

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan launched its new collaborative platform for advocacy, giving the people of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles church to host sixth Serve the City Saturday

NILES – Taylor Bailey’s voice filled with excitement when she spoke about Relevant Church’s Serve the City outreach event. It was one of the first, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles District Library kicks off virtual archaeology lecture series

NILES – With his two decades of experience as the lead investigator of the Fort St. Joseph archaeology project, it is fitting that Dr. Michael ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

PHOTO STORY: Niles Homegrown Market hosts successful inaugural event

NILES — Wednesday evening, music and the smell of fresh produce and baked good filled the air as residents flocked to the corner of Main ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Cass District Library hosts Big Truck Day

CASSOPOLIS — This week, area children got behind the wheel of some of Cass County’s largest vehicles. Wednesday, the Cass District Library hosted Big Truck ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Berrien County acting health officer gives optimistic COVID-19 update

BERRIEN COUNTY – Wednesday morning, the Berrien County Health Department hosted a Facebook Live address where Health Officer Nicki Britten gave her last COVID-19 update ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass Area Artists to host second Cass County Regional Gallery exhibit

CASSOPOLIS — A regional art exhibit will return to Cass County next month. The second annual Cass County Regional Gallery, supported by the county and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles Township swears in fire chief

NILES TOWNSHIP – Eleven months after the Niles Charter Township Fire Department’s former fire chief retired, its next chief was officially sworn in. Tim Jesswein ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Area agencies see increase in traffic citations over the Fourth of July weekend

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — For many, the Fourth of July weekend brought family gatherings, fireworks and general merriment. However, to many area law enforcement agencies, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 895,395 cases, 19,775 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,967 COVID-19 cases and 274 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New marketing reps prepared to help Berrien, Cass County advertisers

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed two new marketing professionals to its team. Jennifer Bounds, who has been with Leader Publications since 2019, serves Cass ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cass District Library hosts pillow craft workshop

CASSOPOLIS — Last week, Cass County residents were able to bring a smiling avocado to life. Last week, the Cass District Library hosted an avocado ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Friday fireworks draw Niles community together

NILES – Families and friends arrived early at the Four Flags Apple Festival grounds on Friday. With fireworks planned to begin around 10 p.m., when ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Police Log: June 24-30

June 24 12:07 a.m. – N. 15th/Broadway, suspicious person 3:56 a.m. – 400 block S. Fifth, hit and run/operating while intoxicated/driving while license suspended 5:22 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Mason Township man injured in hit-and-run

MASON TOWNSHIP — A Mason Township man was injured in a hit-and-run, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Dirt bike procession rolls through downtown Niles in honor of fallen motocross rider

NILES – The number “643” was on display in Niles Thursday evening as a Niles man was remembered with a special motocross honor ride. Conrad ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County commissioners pass hyperconverged infrastructure project

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time in more than a year, the public was welcomed into the Cass County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room Thursday ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County commissioners meet in person for first time since beginning of pandemic

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Board of Commissioners met in person with the public present for the first time since meetings were mandated to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles nursing home limits visitors due to COVID-19 cases

NILES – On Thursday afternoon, the Berrien County Health Department confirmed the Chalet of Niles, 911 S. Third St., Niles, is currently dealing with “a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

First Niles Cannabis Festival’s lineup revealed

NILES – Details released on Thursday afternoon about the first Niles Cannabis Festival band lineup revealed a mix of local and regional acts. The July ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County to host 4-H Versatility Scholarship event

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County 4-H program will be hosting its annual 4-H Versatility Scholarship Event on Sunday, August 15, 2021 starting at 4 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

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