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New furniture chain ready to serve Michiana

DOWAGIAC — There’s a new furniture store in town. ZSmart Furniture, 56153 M-51 S, Dowagiac, opened its doors to customers for the first time last ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles City Council votes to combine police, fire chief positions

NILES — The Niles Police Chief will now be taking on an even larger role in the city, as he prepares to bridge two positions. ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,183 cases, 6,612 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,554 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Tuesday, according ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac City Council authorizes construction of new DUS parking lot

DOWAGIAC — The site of the former ICG building could soon be put to use by Dowagiac Union Schools. The Dowagiac City Council unanimously passed ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan City Commission accepts treasurer’s resignation

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commissioners formally accepted the resignation of City Treasurer Traci McGrath Monday night, but city officials remain tight lipped as to why ... Read more

3 days ago by Debra Haight.

No solutions reached for Niles Skate Park

NILES — After over an hour of discussion, Niles City Council members and city officials reached no proposed solution for ongoing challenges at the city’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Local health official awarded for community work

DOWAGIAC — A local health official has been acknowledged for her work in Cass County, Danielle Persky, deputy health officer and director of public health ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Michigan Works! to close Dowagiac location, expand to three more

BENTON HARBOR — To better support the individuals and businesses in Cass County, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren recently announced that it will be ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Pucker Street Dam removal unearths one of first dams in region

NILES TOWNSHIP — A few spectators parked their cars on the side of M-51, across the Dowagiac River from Losensky Park, to watch a crane ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles produce driver awarded national recognition

NILES — On Monday, a produce driver for Shelton’s Farm Market walked into the back room of the wholesale warehouse to participate in what he ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 Update: MDHHS begins posting school outbreak information

LANSING — In an effort to provide accurate and timely information about COVID-19 in Michigan schools, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Second annual Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac Paddling Poker Run a success

DOWAGIAC — Kayaks snaked their way down the winding Dowagiac River Sunday afternoon for the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac’s second annual Paddling Poker Run. ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Foggy morning played role in single vehicle crash

MILTON TOWNSHIP — Fog played a role in a single vehicle crash in Milton Township Monday morning, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. At ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County COA to host opioid education presentation

DOWAGIAC — Cass county residents will have an opportunity this month to learn more about prescription opioids. The Cass County Council on Aging is hosting ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Two injured in Penn Township crash

PENN TOWNSHIP — Two individuals were injured in a Penn Township crash Sunday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported his ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles residents host rally to support police, President Trump

NILES — Saturday, under an overcast sky, between 25 and 35 Niles residents gathered in the green space on the corner of Main and S. ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

MEC accepting applications for Strengthening Schools Grant

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Strengthening Schools Grant program. For the 2019-20 year, 33 grants totaling $30,000 ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County to partake in Crop Hunger Walk

CASS COUNTY — This year’s Church World Service Crop Hunger Walk will be hosted Sunday, Oct. 4 in locations across Cass County.  CWS is a ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan residents recount UP Mall shooting experience

MISHAWAKA — A fatal shooting at University Park Mall in Mishawaka has rattled the greater Michiana community, including many southwest Michigan residents who were shopping ... Read more

6 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Paddling Poker Run rescheduled due to weather

DOWAGIAC — The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac’s second annual Paddling Poker Run has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

COA serves nearly 300 meals to area first responders

CASSOPOLIS — One local organization was able to say “thank you” to those who keep the community safe and healthy this week. The Cass County ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac resident publishes first book

DOWAGIAC — Kayla Dodd has been captivated by books for as long as she can remember. Now, her imagination will captivate readers across the globe. ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Extended Summer Food Program making a difference in Dowagiac

The district’s food service program continues to serve the needs of its students, even when kids are not in the classroom. The Extended Summer Food ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

DUS adjusting to distance, virtual learning during first week of school

DOWAGIAC — Tuesday was the first day of school for Dowagiac Union Schools students. However, for parents like Elizabeth Dorsey, classes had yet to begin ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

New court dates set in high profile cases

CASSOPOLIS — New court dates have been set in three high profile Cass County cases. Jay Vincent Penar and Justin Carlton are charged in connection ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

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