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Planning commission approves zoning for Round Barn brewpub in former Niles church

NILES — The Round Barn’s proposed Niles location moved one step closer toward becoming a reality Wednesday night ...

Business

Ice Time Festival returns to Dowagiac Feb. 4

DOWAGIAC – No matter what Mother Nature offers up for weather, the 26th annual Ice Time Festival will take place ...

News

Icy road may have played factor in Jefferson Township crash

Icy road conditions played a role in a single-vehicle crash in Jefferson Township Wednesday morning.

Community News

Former integrated schoolhouse to be restored by local group

VANDALIA — Underground Railroad Society of Cass County has recently purchased Brownsville School No. 1, 20559 Osborn St. ...

Education

Dowagiac approves grant application for history museum upgrades

DOWAGIAC — A local history museum is one step closer to upgrading its facilities. During its meeting Monday ...

News

Baroda man, Niles woman killed in single-vehicle Berrien Township crash

BERRIEN TOWNSHIP — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Niles Post are investigating a single-vehicle, double fatal crash ...

Community News

City council approves 2023 street pavement resurfacing program

NILES — Select city streets in need of repairs and improvements will soon receive proper maintenance. The Niles ...

Crime/Court

Niles man sentenced to prison on criminal sexual conduct charge

NILES — A Niles man already in prison for criminal sexual conduct was given another prison term.  Taiten ...

Business

Berrien Community Foundation awards $190,000 in For Good Grants

BUCHANAN — Berrien Community Foundation’s recent For Good Grant awards totaling $190,000 are giving a boost in funding to ...

Community News

Brandywine community raises concerns after school board approves new committees

NILES — The Brandywine Board of Education established several new committees on curriculum, sexually explicit materials and other ...

Crime/Court

Niles man gets prison time for stealing brother’s vehicle

NILES – A Niles man was sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court for stealing his ...

Education

Dowagiac appoints new board member

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ new board member is no stranger to the community. After much deliberation, the ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Toothless, of Animal Aid

Meet Toothless, a four-year-old black cat from Animal Aid of Southwestern Michigan. According to volunteers, Toothless is a ...

Crime/Court

Former sheriff’s department lieutenant gets jail time in embezzlement case

NILES — A former Berrien County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant was sentenced to jail Monday in Berrien County Trial ...

News

Vandalia women strikes tree, is extricated from vehicle in Jefferson Township

A Vandalia woman had to be extricated from her vehicle after leaving the roadway and striking a tree ...

Crime/Court

Area residents sentenced on drug, theft charges

CASSOPOLIS — Three area residents were given probationary terms on drug and theft charges Friday in Cass County ...

Community News

Meet the 2023 Miss Dowagiac Contestants — Contestants 7-9

DOWAGIAC — The 2023 Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant will be hosted at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at ...

Crime/Court

Area man gets 25-60 years for sexually assaulting minor

CASSOPOLIS — An area man already in prison for sexual assault was sentenced to another prison term Friday ...

Crime/Court

Buchanan man gets prison time for meth possession

CASSOPOLIS — A Buchanan man who didn’t appear for his sentencing for more than a year is going ...

Local Government

Berrien County commissioners discuss new master plan

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Commissioners got a sneak peek at the county’s new master plan Thursday. The ...

Community News

Meet the 2023 Miss Dowagiac Contestants — Contestants 4-6

DOWAGIAC — The 2023 Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant will be hosted at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at ...

Business

Rep. Walberg visits Niles manufacturers

NILES — Niles was host to a special visitor Thursday. 5th District Congressman Tim Walberg visited and toured ...

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Meet the 2023 Miss Dowagiac Contestants — Contestants 1-3

DOWAGIAC — The 2023 Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant will be hosted at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at ...

Community News

Author hosts book discussion on father’s relationship with MLK, civil rights movement

NILES — A local author hosted a discussion on her latest book detailing her white father’s role in ...

Local Government

Cass County K9 ‘Nellie’ retires

CASSOPOLIS — A local law enforcement dog was celebrated by the community after a successful career of saving ...

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