Niles

Students, staff in quarantine at local school districts due to positive COVID cases

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Approximately one month into the school year, many school districts throughout southwest Michigan are responding cautiously to positive cases of COVID-19. After three ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Brandywine announces first COVID case

NILES — A staff member at Brandywine Middle/High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter published on the school district’s Facebook page ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 deaths have jumped in Cass County. As of Thursday, Cass County reported 617 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths, up from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department offering drive-thru flu vaccine clinics

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Flu season is almost here, and one local health department is hoping to get its residents ready. This month, the Van Buren/Cass ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Sorority brings awareness to suicide prevention

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Waking up and walking out the front door: something is different. There are signs in the front yard. Lots of them. Walking ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Driver flees after car vs. Amtrak crash

BERRIEN COUNTY — A crash occurred before 7 p.m. Wednesday when an Amtrak train and a vehicle collided north of US-12 between Niles and Buchanan. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Berrien Community Foundation awards more than $175,000 at annual meeting

BENTON HARBOR, – Outside, big screen, cars parked and popcorn in hand, the Berrien Community Foundation’s 68th Annual Meeting and Celebration hosted as a drive-in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Man arrested for drug possession in Porter Township

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A man has been arrested on drug and firearm charges in Porter Township. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced on Tuesday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Wonderland Cinema will show movies indoors for first time in seven months

NILES — The show can finally go on. Friday, the doors of Wonderland Cinema will reopen to welcome patrons back with the smells of popcorn ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Noon Optimist Club celebrates 50 years

NILES — On a sunny afternoon in Riverfront Park, two members of the Niles Noon Optimist Club stood talking amongst themselves. Out in the fresh ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Area fire departments adapt Fire Prevention Week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Fire Prevention Week is being celebrated nationwide this week from Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. Typically, this means fire safety education presentation ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles motorcyclist injured in Barron Lake crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Niles man was injured in a motorcycle accident near Barron Lake late Tuesday evening, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS issues emergency order requiring schools to issue public notification of probable, confirmed COVID-19 cases

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Trick or treating a go in Niles Township

NILES TOWNSHIP — Halloween trick or treating times have been set by the Niles Charter Township board. The Niles Charter Township board voted Monday evening ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Charges, fines dropped for Fitstop24 owner following Michigan Supreme Court ruling

NILES — Monday was a whirlwind of a day for business owner Gary Marshall. Marshall, owner and operator of FitStop24 locations in Niles and Dowagiac, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department urgers residents to continue following COVID-19 precautions

Hartford — Following the Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Emergency Powers and the Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 issued by Michigan Department of Health and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

MDHHS issues emergency order designed to protect the health, safety of Michiganders

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an emergency order Monday under MCL 333.2253 restricting gathering sizes, requiring face ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NILES — Just after 9 p.m. Monday, an update appeared on the Niles High School Facebook page. The post revealed an NHS staff member had ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles man sentenced for criminal sexual conduct

NILES — A Niles man is heading to prison following a sexual battery case in Berrien County. Justin D. Canniff, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 128,923 cases, 6,816 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, according the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Monday, Berrien County reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Community, diversity and recruitment center of Friday night discussion in Niles

NILES — Diversifying the police force and building stronger trust between the community and police officers were front and center of discussion at a community ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Health Department urges residents to continue safe COVID-19 practices

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Health Department is recommending the public continue to take COVID-19 precautions, in light of recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Mishawaka residents transported to hospital following Mason Township crash

MASON TOWNSHIP — Two Mishawaka men were transported to the hospital following a Monday morning crash in Mason Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New cardiologist joins Lakeland Heart and Vascular

ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland recently welcomed cardiologist Dale Leffler to the medical staff. Leffler is seeing patients alongside a team of eight physicians ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County Parks Department seeks input on parks plan

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Parks Director Scott Wyman has a vision for the future of Cass County Parks. “We want to enhance the experience at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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