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Paquette beats VandenHeede for Michigan’s 78th District

NILES — The campaign for Michigan’s State Representative for the 78th District has ended with incumbent Brad Paquette keeping his seat. Paquette, Republican incumbent for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: COVID-19 cases rising at high rate

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are rising at a high rate in southwest Michigan, particularly in Berrien and Cass counties, according to the Michigan Department ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS extends emergency orders

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has revised and extended its epidemic order to contain the spread of COVID-19, as Michigan ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports additional COVID-19 death

  SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County has reported one new COVID-19 death, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SMCAS seeks third wheelchair transport van

A previous publication of this article cited the wrong number of COVID-19 cases for Cass County. The Niles Daily Star regrets the error, and is ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 152,862 cases, 7,129 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are still rising in southwest Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday. As of Thursday, Berrien ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report one new COVID-19 death each

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Cass counties have each added one new COVID-19 death to the state’s total, the Michigan Department of Health and Human ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Overdose fatality linked to ‘purple heroin’ in Van Buren County

VAN BUREN COUNTY — Van Buren Community Mental Health and Van Buren/Cass District Health Department recently received news of a fatal overdose involving the drug ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Third annual writers conference goes virtual Saturday

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The third annual Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference will be hosted this weekend for the first time virtually. The free event will take ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports three new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Three Berrien County residents have been added to the death toll of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: COVID-19 cases continue to rise in southwest Michigan

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in southwest Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday. As of Monday, Cass ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Operation Safe Stop runs this week

LANSING — Starting today, law enforcement officers throughout Michigan will be ramping up patrols of motorists illegally passing school buses. Operation Safe Stop is part ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Cass, Berrien counties to see internet accessibility expand

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On Oct. 8, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that $12.7 million in Connecting Michigan Communities grants would be awarded to agencies across ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: COVID-19 cases still rising in southwest Michigan

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are still rising in southwest Michigan. As of Wednesday, Cass County reported 674 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths. Berrien ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Southwest Michigan reports uptick in cases

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are rising fast in southwest Michigan. As of Tuesday, Cass County reported 652 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths. Berrien ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Local municipalities wait for word on virtual meetings

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Supreme Court rulings Monday and earlier this month throwing out many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders have local governments and ... Read more

1 month ago by Debra Haight.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 deaths have jumped in Cass County. As of Thursday, Cass County reported 617 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths, up from ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Area fire departments adapt Fire Prevention Week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Fire Prevention Week is being celebrated nationwide this week from Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. Typically, this means fire safety education presentation ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

MDHHS issues emergency order requiring schools to issue public notification of probable, confirmed COVID-19 cases

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 128,923 cases, 6,816 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, according the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Monday, Berrien County reported ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A Berrien County resident has reportedly died of COVID-19 related illness, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 124,687 cases, 6,762 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state of Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 122,735 cases, 6,731 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Monday. Berrien County reported 1,691 confirmed cases and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS makes COVID-19 recommendations about Halloween trick-or-treating, celebrations

LANSING — To help ensure the only thing scary about Halloween is the costumes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Region sees upward trend in house sales, values

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The stay-at-home orders experienced across the country may have triggered a house buying wave in consumers. Recent reports on the real estate ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

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