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Local firefighter celebrates 30 years of service

DOWAGIAC — At a celebration hosted this week in downtown Dowagiac, Burt Dodd was the man of the hour. Flanked by coworkers and family alike, ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Emily Schrock returns to SMC in alumni position

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announces that alumna Emily Schrock returned July 19 as alumni relations and development coordinator. Schrock, valedictorian of Constantine High School’s ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Rotary Club breaks ground on centennial sign

DOWAGIAC — A project years in the making is finally getting underway. Members of both the Dowagiac Rotary Club and Dowagiac City Council were on ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Podcast tells Buchanan’s story through eyes of its residents

BUCHANAN — When other girls her age were listening to New Kids on the Block and Mariah Carey, a young Stacey Martin could be found eating ... Read more

5 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

PHOTO STORY: Fifth annual Open Header Cruise sets participation record

DOWAGIAC — It was a car lover’s dream in downtown Dowagiac on Thursday evening. Engines were revved and horns were honked as the fifth annual ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Following name change, Heritage Southwest unveils new signs, website

CASSOPOLIS — A local school district finally has a new face to match its new name. Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District, which serves Dowagiac, Cassopolis, ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Man found hiding in tree fort after deliberately sideswiping another vehicle in Barron Lake Thursday

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A hit-and-run suspect has been apprehended after an incident near Barron Lake Thursday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Detectives seek charges against two residents following Wayne Township drug investigation

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — Detectives are seeking charges against two area residents following a drug investigation in Wayne Township. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg museum offering spaces for US-12 garage sale

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Area Historical Museum again will offer 10-foot by 10-foot spaces for the U.S. 12 Garage Sale from Aug. 12-14. Rental spaces ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller promotes importance of women’s health in new Ascension campaign

KALAMAZOO – One of the most decorated American gymnasts in history is sharing her inspiring health journey in a new Ascension marketing campaign on the ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

PAW Inc. to present ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ this weekend

EDWARDSBURG —Performing Arts Workshops, better known as PAW Inc., students will have Michiana thinking pink when they present their production of “Legally Blonde Jr.” this ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Niles District Library lecture series explores the life of 18th Century British soldier

NILES – He may have lived at Fort St. Joseph more than 250 years ago, but the life of Ensign Francis Schlosser offers many timely ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

PHOTO STORY: Young Professionals see good turnout at third annual Paddlin’ Poker Run

DOWAGIAC — More than a dozen community members took a scenic ride down the Dowagiac River Saturday, July 17 for the Young Professionals of Greater ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Portage Road construction scheduled to begin Monday

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP — A road near the cities of Buchanan and Niles will see road work beginning next week. Starting Monday, Portage Road from US-12 ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

New Dowagiac vacation rental hosts Chamber After Hours event

DOWAGIAC — A house at 306 W. Division was the place to be Tuesday night. Dozens of community members gathered at 1870 House in downtown ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Edwardsburg mural takes shape

EDWARDSBURG – The corner of M-62 and Elkhart Road is starting to look different as the All Aboard Mural gets started. Artist Chris Stackowicz has ... Read more

7 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

Dowagiac Police Log: July 14-20

July 14 10:18 a.m. – Division/McCleary, traffic stop 1 p.m. – Front, suspicious persons 2:32 p.m. – Prairie Ronde/Colby, traffic stop 4:40 p.m. – Division/Riverside, ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg schools will not require masks, quarantining come fall

EDWARDSBURG — As districts across southwest Michigan recently began announcing looser COVID-19 protocols for the coming school year, Edwardsburg Public Schools is following suit. Wednesday, ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

New pet grooming spa opens in Buchanan

BUCHANAN – A friendly open counter and a white picket fence gate greet humans and canines alike as they enter Blue Paw Pet Spa, 324 ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

WMU history professor shares research on Jesuits who lived at Niles’ Fort St. Joseph

NILES – The men in black Western Michigan University professor Jose Antonio Brandao spoke about last week Wednesday night were not the ones most people ... Read more

7 days ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac Board of Education approves interactive monitor systems for K-8 classrooms

DOWAGIAC — State-of-the-art technology will soon be coming to Dowagiac Middle School and Dowagiac elementary schools. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education unanimously approved ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Drug bust leads to arrest in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A drug bust in Dowagiac led to the arrest of a 24 year-old man. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team reported that detectives ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg Village Council considering iron filtration plant

EDWARDSBURG — Water improvements could be coming to Edwardsburg in the coming years. On Monday, the Edwardsburg Village Council announced that it has begun collecting ... Read more

1 week ago by Caleb Steensma.

Dowagiac native returns home to showcase zoo animals to youth

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library features many books about animals. On Friday and Saturday, some of those animals were on hand for all to ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Niles Township residents share concerns about roads, fireworks

NILES TOWNSHIP — Niles Township board members heard from residents about fireworks and road concerns at their regular meeting Monday night. Resident Ralph Vosburgh said ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

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