Niles

Niles Courthouse reopens

NILES — The Niles Courthouse is again operational, after temporarily closing to the public last week. Monday, the Niles Courthouse reopened its doors. All hearings ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement starts today

LANSING — To remind everyone about the importance of buckling up, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is launching a Click It or Ticket ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles resident opens pop-up fitness studio

NILES — Daysha Amster loves to dance and loves to connect with others as she does it. Offering fitness classes is something she has done ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac man sentenced on meth charges

CASSOPOLIS – Probation sentences were handed down to several area residents in Cass County Circuit Court Friday. A Dowagiac man was placed on probation for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County reports record voter turnout

CASSOPOLIS — While Cass County may have finished counting ballots early Wednesday morning, the 2020 general election was a topic of discussion at Thursday evening’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County inviting community to participate in annual Toys for Tots program

CASSOPOLIS — This year, running a Toys for Tots campaign will look different for Cass County coordinators Ken Lebeda and April Fester due to complications ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Cass counties have reported new COVID-19 related deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cass County, health department team up to provide health services to veterans

CASS COUNTY — Veterans in Cass County will soon have access to health care at a free or reduced rate, thanks to a new, grant-funded ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available for Cass, Van Buren counties

ATLANTA, Ga. — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Online seminar to discuss quality of life services

ST. JOSEPH – Community members are invited to join Caring Circle medical director, Jason Beckrow, for a free, online seminar titled “Living better with a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union partners with Berrien County Animal Control for Honor Adoption Days

BENTON HARBOR —In partnership with Berrien County Animal Control, Honor Credit Union is co-hosting Honor Adoption Days. The sponsored adoptions will run from 3 to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

One injured in motorcycle crash

MILTON TOWNSHIP — An Indiana resident was injured in an early morning crash in Milton Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Richard ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MEC providing veterans with a free Thanksgiving meal

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications will say “thank you” to local veterans and their families by providing them a free Thanksgiving meal. From 11 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Field fire claims 10 acres of land

NILES TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday afternoon just after 3 p.m., a brush pile fire got out of hand of property owner Donald Britch, on Ullery ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County local election results

BERRIEN COUNTY — Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien County’s contested 2020 General election races, local to Leader Publications’ coverage areas. Names ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Local school boards elect new members

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Local school board candidates were on the ballot Tuesday. Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 187,995 cases, 7,400 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in southwest Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Paquette beats VandenHeede for Michigan’s 78th District

NILES — The campaign for Michigan’s State Representative for the 78th District has ended with incumbent Brad Paquette keeping his seat. Paquette, Republican incumbent for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Incumbent Boggs beats Flagel for Niles City Council first ward seat

NILES — The Niles City Council First Ward incumbent Georgia Boggs will retain her seat with the council. Justin Flagel, a member of the Niles ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County local election results

CASS COUNTY — Listed below are the unofficial election results from Cass County’s contested 2020 General election races. Names marked with a * won their ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Voter turnouts Tuesday kept clerk’s office busy

NILES — As election results remain in the hands of Berrien County election officials, the final counts are still unofficial. Niles City Clerk Linda Casperson ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County voters elect two newcomers to board of commissioners

CASS COUNTY — After a long night of ballot counting, Cass County has reported 100 percent of its precincts. In the election, five seats on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Applications still open for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program

NILES — While Christmas may still be more than a month away, one southwest Michigan organization is looking to help supply families with some holiday ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Health department confirms COVID-19 cases stemming from Niles church gatherings

NILES — A string of confirmed COVID-19 cases have stemmed from services hosted at a Niles church, according to the Berrien County Health Department. “I ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

New Niles shop to showcase upcycled artistry, vintage goods

NILES — Bill and Elizabeth Keller are counting down the days until they can welcome customers into their new space at 218 N. Front St., ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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