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Pokagon Band, Four Winds Casinos donate food to families in need

NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos announced Tuesday a donation of 1,000 Thanksgiving boxes to those in need ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Wednesday, both Berrien and Van Buren counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

City finalizing plans on outdoor dining district

NILES — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep indoor dining shuttered, Niles residents will soon have a chance to enjoy a drink and a ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Chief Judge receives lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Supreme Court

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, Cass County Chief Judge Susan Dobrich set herself a goal — make it through the Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Day proceedings without ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac restaurants rely on alternative service options to make ends meet

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on small businesses throughout the state of Michigan. In an effort to combat the rising COVID-19 ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Cass County Medical Care Facility staff boost spirits amid COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone — especially for those working in the healthcare field. To help bring some cheer to ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Small business Saturday on for Niles

NILES — Black Friday has historically garnered quite a bit of buzz, with footage of shoppers lined up waiting for doors to open or special ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Police Department receives sanitizer gift from Pink Zebra

DOWAGIAC — It is the season of giving thanks, and the Dowagiac Police Department is doing just that after receiving a gift from the community. ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac resident donates $1,036 to St. Paul’s Feed The Hungry program

DOWAGIAC — The holiday season is here, and Dowagiac resident Ron Gunn presented St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with a gift that will keep on giving. ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles nonprofit aims to provide 100 Thanksgiving Day meals

NILES — Spero House is preparing 100 meals for those in need of a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Spero House’s volunteers, located at 24 ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles couple plans for socially-distanced Thanksgiving

BERRIEN COUNTY — Thanksgiving celebrations will look different this year for many across the U.S. heeding COVID-19 precautions and mandates from public health officials across ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Main Street launches social media campaign focused on shopping small during the holiday season

NILES — A statewide social media campaign kicks off this week to help area shoppers focus their holiday gift-buying on local businesses. Using the hashtag ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Two involved in Edwardsburg drug bust arraigned on charges

EDWARDSBURG — Two individuals involved in an Edwardsburg search that resulted in the bomb squad being called have been formally charged in Cass County Court. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Tuesday, counties across southwest Michigan reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles City Council welcomes new member

NILES — The Niles City Council meeting approved Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security grants for three downtown businesses. City ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

The Strand to offer hayride tour of Sister Lakes

SISTER LAKES — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across the country to be creative and think outside the box, and The Strand Brewery ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan City Commission discusses master plan, marijuana application, trees complaints

BUCHANAN – Buchanan City Commissioners had a lot on their plate at their meeting Monday night. Commissioners discussed everything from trees on Days Avenue and ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles City Council approves outdoor dining zone

NILES — Niles City Council unanimously approved an outdoor dining zone at Monday night’s virtual city council meeting. The zone was proposed by the Main ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

UPDATE: Rite Aid expands no-cost COVID-19 testing

NILES — Rite Aid is updating its COVID-19 testing program through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effective immediately, no-charge ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac city utilities portal receives positive feedback from community

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac has provided citizens with easy access to their utility payments — and it is hearing a positive response. City ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles District Library decorates for holidays

NILES — There is a place in Niles where Harry Potter, a dragon, Candy Mountain, murder hornet sightings and COVID-19 testing sites all reside in ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

New Niles restaurant to celebrate creativity

NILES — Creativity is at the center of a new restaurant coming to Niles. On every table inside Create Bar and Grill, 1245 S .11th ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 314,216 cases, 8,543 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Michigan is still reporting high COVID-19 positives, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Niles man charged in downtown bank robbery

NILES — A Niles man has been charged in connection to a downtown Niles bank robbery. Richard David Smith, 52, of Niles, was charged in ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Pokagon Band donates proceeds from Four Winds Invitational to Beacon Children’s Hospital

SOUTH BEND — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi recently announced that it has donated $62,220 in proceeds from the 2020 Four Winds Invitational to Beacon ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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