Niles

Local churches adjust Ash Wednesday services to comply with COVID-19 precautions

By CHRISTINA CLARK & SARAH CULTON SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Just after 6:15 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Father Christian Johnston watched as members of his congregation ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Eastside Connections students assembling Black History Month virtual museum

NILES – Eighty seventh and eighth graders at Eastside Connections School are researching a putting together a virtual museum in honor of Black History Month. ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles tattoo shop cited for noncompliance

NILES — Earlier this month, a Niles tattoo shop was cited by the health department for noncompliance and a failure to document routine tests. According ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Suspect arraigned on meth charges in Milton Township

CASSOPOLIS — A Milton Township man was arraigned on Wednesday in Cass County Circuit Court on drug charges. Larry Morbach, 50, was charged with possession ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 577,203 cases, 15,188 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 10,470 COVID-19 cases and 216 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Niles Township takes steps to hire new fire chief

NILES TOWNSHIP – A new fire chief is on the horizon for the Niles Charter Township Fire Department. On Monday evening, the process moved closer ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Spectrum Health Lakeland welcomes new primary care physicians

ST. JOSEPH – Spectrum Health Lakeland recently welcomed family medicine physicians, James Strycker, MD, and Michael Quion, MD, to the medical staff. Strycker is seeing ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Lake Michigan College seeks alumni award nominations

BENTON HARBOR — The Lake Michigan College Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for its 2021 Alumni Awards. The college first presented Alumni ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis man arrested for drug possession

NILES TOWNSHIP — A Cassopolis man was arrested on drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop in Niles Township. Troopers from the Michigan State ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren announces hiring solution for southwest Michigan employers

BENTON HARBOR — With more than 1,600 available jobs in southwest Michigan, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass Van Buren is urging the public to get back ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Milton Township man arrested on drug charges

MILTON TOWNSHIP — An area man has been arrested following an investigation at a Milton Township home, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The Cass ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Cass counties each reported one new COVID-19 death Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Snow day delays vaccine appointments

BERRIEN COUNTY – A snow day means for many scheduled activities get pushed back for the day. Unique to the ongoing pandemic, those activities can ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles sisters expand cosmetics line

NILES – After selling around 1,600 pieces of their cosmetic line to date, sisters Neriah and Naomi Stephens have continued to pick up momentum with ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

MSP asks residents to stay safe during bitter cold, snow impacting Michigan

LANSING – With snow-covered roads today and below zero temperatures forecast to impact the state tonight, the Michigan State Police is encouraging state residents and ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Health department taking appointments for Wednesday COVID-19 vaccination clinic

NILES — The Berrien County Health Department will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only at Mount Calvary Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

City of Niles, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation partner to help community members

NILES – A new roof is just one of the repairs a partnership between a regional organization and the city of Niles have been able ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 575,489 cases, 15,158 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The state of Michigan reported new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Lakeland Urology expands access to care for patients

ST. JOSEPH – Spectrum Health Lakeland recently welcomed urologist, Lindsey Kerr, MD, and physician assistant, Maria Koularmanis, PA, to the medical staff. Kerr and Koularmanis ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association announces election winners

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association recently hosted its annual elections for open seats on its executive board, also known as the ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien County needs resident survey participation to assist in broadband internet expansion efforts

BERRIEN COUNTY — In establishing their Operational Objectives for 2019-2020, the Berrien County Board of Commissioners included “to focus on support and improvement of County ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

DASAS recognizes National Teen Dating Violence Awareness month

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Krista DeBoer, executive director of Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services, said one of the most important things about February being National Teen ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Police Log: Feb. 3-9

Feb. 3 12:23 a.m. – 700 block Vann, disturbance 6:19 a.m. – 500 block N. Second, alarm-bank/business-hold up 6:35 a.m. – Silverbrook/S. 15th, traffic stop ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Several sentenced on drug charges in Cass County

In drug sentencings, three area residents were given probation. Cass County Prosecutor. Victor Fitz told all three defendants that they are at a fork in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Fat Tuesday, Valentine’s Day offer Niles residents a chance to stock up on sweets

NILES — With Valentine’s Day and Fat Tuesday coming up, sweet treats are on the minds of bakers around the area. At Gabrizio Italian Café ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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