Niles

Man killed in wrong-way crash in Niles Township

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said the 29-year-old driver had been lodged at the Berrien County Jail. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cass District Library temporarily closes branches due to COVID-19 precautions

CASS COUNTY — A red sign placed inside the door to the Cass District Library’s Howard Branch said “Closed Until Further Notice” Tuesday afternoon. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New statewide storytelling campaign shares COVID-19 response stories

LANSING — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently participated in the statewide launch of a new storytelling campaign, “United We Will,” to share its COVID-19 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles nonprofit seeks PPE for students in the fall

NILES — Calls for school supplies mean back to class is on the horizon. A local nonprofit is hoping to raise funds and collect donations ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Animal Control sees increase in save rate, adoptions amid COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — Though the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered many, it is helping Cass County animals find new homes — saving their lives in the process. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Local center sees residents’ needs increase, change during COVID-19

NILES — Standing outside of the Ferry Street Resource Center, 620 Ferry St., executive director Ric Pawloski is on the sidewalk speaking to a man ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan man sentenced to prison for possession of meth, firearm

NILES – A Buchanan man was sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Monday’s sentencings were again done both virtually and in person ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Lakeland, Andrews University unveil new art installation

JOSEPH – In honor of frontline health care workers at Spectrum Health Lakeland, Andrews University has commissioned an art installation which was recently unveiled within ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

DASAS to host virtual ‘Walk a Mile’ challenge

THREE RIVERS — A new virtual challenge will support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services will host a three-week virtual ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Alcohol likely led to fatal crash on I-94

LAKE TOWNSHIP — A Chicago man was killed early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash police suspect was the result of a Covert man driving ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

State-funded preschool program to be continued at Northside Child Development Center

NILES — A state-funded preschool for at-risk children will find itself with new leadership this fall. The Niles Community Schools and YMCA of Greater Michiana ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Commissioners focus on COVID-19 response

CASSOPOLIS — COVID-19 was on the minds of Cass County commissioners Thursday evening. Meeting in person, the Cass County Board of Commissioners convened Thursday, with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles High School graduates class of 2020

Correction: In an earlier publishing of this piece, we misquoted Michael Kauffman in his remarks before presenting the class of 2020 gift to Niles High ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles discusses resident code enforcement concerns

NILES — At least since mid-June, Niles resident Libby Nimtz had become increasingly frustrated with code enforcement on her street in the Dickereel neighborhood of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

United Way of Southwest Michigan’s Impact Director Amanda Drew chosen for worldwide leadership program

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently announced that its senior director of impact strategies, Amanda Drew, has been selected to participate in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

American Red Cross to host blood drives in Berrien, Cass counties

DOWAGIAC — The American Red Cross has announced several opportunities for southwest Michigan residents to give blood in the coming weeks. Blood drives are scheduled ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Berrien County arts nonprofits fundraise as team

BERRIEN COUNTY—Ten nonprofits arts organizations local to the county have joined together to help raise funds. Through the Berrien County Foundation’s Arts Challenge, the 10 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Local nonprofit adapts performing arts workshops

BERRIEN COUNTY — Even amidst COVID-19 precautions and mandates, the show must go on. Performing Arts Workshops, or PAW, adapted its summer offerings to be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Youth Fair to host Fair Food Drive-Thru

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair will host its second Fair Food Drive-Thru event this weekend. Starting July 17 and running through July ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Social Justice Alliance of Cass County to host meetings weekly in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — A new group in Cass County will begin hosting weekly meetings in the hopes of creating change through conversation.  The recently formed Social ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

YMCA Summer My Way funding, millage renewal for ballot approved by Niles City Council

NILES — In what has become its new normal, the Niles City Council met via Zoom Monday evening for its regular meeting. All members were ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles considers creating social drinking district downtown

NILES — An evening out in Niles could soon include a cocktail to be enjoyed with a walk through downtown, enjoying the shops and company ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles man who punched a police officer sentenced to probation

NILES – A Niles man who punched a Niles police officer in the face was sentenced Monday to probation and tether in Berrien County Trial ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

LMC reopens campuses

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College’s campuses in Benton Harbor, Niles and South Haven reopened Monday with in-person services returning for current and prospective students. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Brandywine seniors graduate in adapted ceremony

NILES—The parking lot of Brandywine Middle/High School started to fill with cars of graduating Bobcats and their families just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Socializing with ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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