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Market Van Buren, MEDC announce formal partnership

PAW PAW — The board and staff at Market Van Buren recently announced the creation of a formal partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis woman arrested for Dowagiac car theft

DOWAGIAC — Police officers recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the driver within minutes of the vehicle being stolen, according to the Dowagiac Police Department. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Restaurant Week to host photo contest

NILES – The first-ever Niles Restaurant Week will take place the first week of March, beginning Monday, March 1 and continuing through Sunday, March 7. ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

SMC plans to host in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College President Joe Odenwald is optimistic about vaccine distributions and is planning to host in-person graduation ceremonies outdoors in the spring. ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles PD to get body-worn cameras for each officer

NILES – Body-worn cameras are on their way to the Niles Police Department, after an anonymous donor offered to cover the more than $50,000 cost ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County COA to reopen fitness center, select programs March 1

DOWAGIAC — One Cass County organization will soon be opening its doors. The Cass County Council on Aging announced it will be reopening its Cassopolis ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

MSP Niles troopers arrest man who set own residence on fire

HAGAR TOWNSHIP – A Hagar Township man has been arrested on first degree arson charges after setting his own home on fire. Michigan State Police ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

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

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

6 days ago by Staff Report.

YMCA of Greater Michiana to host second annual Day of Giving

NILES — A local organization will once again be promoting a Day of Giving next month. The YMCA of Greater Michiana will host YMCA Day ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Buchanan selects new city treasurer

BUCHANAN – The city of Buchanan has a permanent city treasurer, but it did not come without some discussion. Stephanie Powers has been serving as ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles City Council approves expansion of local provisioning center to include grow, processing

NILES – The next steps for Arwen, LLC to grow its business a little greener were approved unanimously at the Monday night regular Niles City ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac awarded $75,000 in NEP grants

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac City Manager Kevin Anderson had great news to share with the city council at the end of its meeting Monday at City ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

SMC Guarantee aims to provide financial support to students of all ages

DOWAGIAC – Over the last year, the state of Michigan implemented Futures For Frontliners and the Michigan ReConnect program to aid in allowing frontline workers ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

BCF awarded $60,000 grant to combat drug overdose epidemic

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien Community Foundation sought – and won – a $60,000 grant to help in the ongoing fight against drug abuse. BCF ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

During virtual learning, students experiencing homelessness can fall through the cracks

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Recently, the number of students experiencing homelessness in some way throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties seems to be lower than ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Children injured in Howard Township crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — Two children and a driver were injured in a Howard Township crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Cass County Sheriff ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County Health Department postpones COVID-19 vaccine appointments Tuesday due to nationwide shipment delays

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department has been notified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that due to last week’s ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 581,403 cases, 15,362 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 10,541 COVID-19 cases and 218 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Area FCU provides remote financial literacy learning resources to local schools

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Area FCU stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier. Thanks to their sponsorship, more ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Newly-minted DUS board trustee Brent Brewer ready to serve district

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ Feb. 15 Board of Education meeting was the first of many for newly-appointed trustee Brent Brewer. After years of attending ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

2021 Berrien County 4-H Leaders Council officers elected

BERRIEN COUNTY — Tracie Baker, of St. Joseph, was elected president of the Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association on Jan. 25. The election was hosted ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

United names new Buchanan branch manager

BUCHANAN — United Federal Credit Union has named Kelly Williams to the position of branch manager at its Buchanan branch, 808 E. Front St. As ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Police Log: Feb. 10-13

Feb. 10 12:31 a.m. — Inner/Silverbrook, assist 2:44 a.m. — S. 11th/Fort, traffic stop 3:58 a.m. — Yankee/Carberry, hit-and-run/operating while intoxicated/driving while license suspended 9:35 a.m. ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Elkhart man killed in snowmobile crash near Dowagiac

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — An Elkhart man was killed in a snowmobile accident near Dowagiac Saturday evening, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. The department ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan Superintendent Patricia Robinson on getting students back into the classroom, serving community

This February, to celebrate Black History Month, Leader Publications will be running profiles on African American leaders and community members making history in southwest Michigan. ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

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