Berrien County

Commissioners discuss funding for south Berrien County communications tower

ST. JOSEPH – $5 million of funding earmarked in the new fiscal year 2022 state budget for a ...

Education

Niles art class giving students opportunity to learn from each other

NILES — A local school teacher is letting students use their talents to teach the class. Scott Morgan, ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac AD responds to criticism of football season ticket policy

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, Leader Publications published an article titled “Dowagiac football fans irked by changes to season ...

Dowagiac

SMC’s Green Flag Day celebrates auto technology

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus hosted 270 Michiana high school students Oct. 8 for Automotive Technology ...

Berrien County

Lake Michigan College marks 75th anniversary

BENTON HARBOR — This fall marks the 75th anniversary of Lake Michigan College. In the fall of 1946, ...

Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC POLICE LOG: Oct. 6-13

Oct. 6 6:30 a.m. — Baymont Inn, vehicle lock-out 12:57 p.m. — 100 Block N. Front, stalking complaint ...

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host daddy daughter dance

DOWAGIAC — Celebrating the bond between fathers and daughters is the inspiration behind a local nonprofit group’s latest ...

Buchanan

Buchanan High School names homecoming king, queen

Shawntel Tucker and Claire Lietz were recently named Buchanan High Schools’ homecoming king and queen. (Leader photo/MAX HARDEN)

Education

Niles Community Schools announces retirement of high school principal

NILES — Niles Community Schools has announced that Molly Brawley, principal at Niles High School, will retire on ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union High School names homecoming court

DOWAGIAC — Friday, Dowagiac Union High School named its homecoming court as the Chieftains faced off during their ...

Cassopolis

Cassopolis High School names homecoming court

CASSOPOLIS — Friday, Cassopolis High School named its homecoming court as the Rangers faced off during the homecoming ...

Buchanan

Niles-Buchanan YMCA unveils new youth, teen areas at ribbon-cutting ceremony

NILES — A new addition to a local nonprofit was celebrated with much fanfare Tuesday evening. Community members ...

Dowagiac

Hidden Acres to host trunk or treat, artisan market Oct. 30

DOWAGIAC — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a local farm’s Halloween event will be slightly different this ...

Buchanan

Officials seeking input on Buchanan City, Township parks plan

BUCHANAN — Officials are looking to engage the public in a survey that will help determine the future ...

Business

Registration underway for Dowagiac’s Candlelight Christmas Parade

DOWAGIAC – The Dowagiac Candlelight Christmas Parade is returning to downtown Dowagiac this December, as one of the ...

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass counties embrace interoperability

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Berrien County Road Department along with the Cass County Road Commission are embracing interoperability ...

Business

Supply chain delays impacting progress of Popeye’s Niles location

NILES — A restaurant that has been in development for years is close to offering customers its long-awaited ...

Berrien County

United Way of Southwest Michigan recognizes community’s volunteer leaders

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — One local organization recognized some of southwest Michigan’s most dedicated volunteers last week. UWSM’s annual ...

News

Niles City Council discusses potential for marijuana businesses downtown

NILES — Monday evening, the Niles City Council took the first step into looking into what allowing marijuana ...

News

City of Niles to extend brush pick-up following storm

NILES — Niles is extending a program designed to help residents following heavy winds and rain that blew ...

Berrien County

New YMCA marketing coordinator ready to serve community

BERRIEN COUNTY — A local nonprofit organization’s latest hire is no stranger to the community. Former news journalist ...

Business

Niles City Council considers the future of the NODE

NILES — The future of an outdoor social space in downtown Niles was a topic of discussion Monday. ...

Berrien County

Drug Take Back Day encourages community to dispose of unwanted medications

ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland, in partnership with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, is providing community members ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council agrees to administer emergency housing funds for county

DOWAGIAC — City of Dowagiac and Cass County residents with limited financial means will soon have access to ...

Berrien County

DEVELOPING: Thousands remain without power following Monday night storm

UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Indiana Michigan Power reported fewer than 5,000 customers remained without power. All ...

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