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Buchanan graduate now Berrien County prosecuting attorney

ST. JOSEPH – A lot has changed for Holly Lucas since she was crowned Miss Buchanan in 2008. ... Read more | Add your comment

Cass County Veterans Affairs Office welcomes new leadership

CASSOPOLIS — A change in leadership at the Cass County Veterans Affairs Office was welcomed with a standing ... Read more | Add your comment

Niles teacher accused of assault pleads not guilty

NILES — A Niles teacher accused of assaulting two students has pleaded not guilty. Thursday, Southside School teacher ... Read more | Add your comment

Dowagiac woman to compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ 2021 Tournament of Champions

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac woman will once again be gracing the screens of Americans across the country. Jennifer ... Read more | Add your comment

Cass County

Cass County votes to engage Kalamazoo studio for Cass County Historic Courthouse services

CASSOPOLIS — Plans to transform the Cass County Historic Courthouse are moving ahead. Thursday, the Cass County Board of Commissioners voted to engage Intersect Studio, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine HS

Parchment girls soccer downs Brandywine 7-2

BRANDYWINE —The Brandywine girls soccer team ran out of steam Thursday against visiting Parchment. The Panthers jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead and went ... Read more | Add your comment

by Max Harden.

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce hosting monthly giveaways

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce is offering a new program to both promote local business and give residents a chance to win a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 16, 2021 8:09 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 770,822 cases, 16,731 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 12,534 COVID-19 cases and 240 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00 pm

Dowagiac

No danger found following lockdown at DUHS

DOWAGIAC — No danger to students or staff was found following a Thursday afternoon lockdown at Dowagiac Union High School, according to the Dowagiac Police ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:27 pm

News

Berrien County Public Defender’s Office to increase staff

BERRIEN COUNTY – Staffing levels are set to increase at the Berrien County Public Defender’s Office after a vote from the Berrien County Board of ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:10 pm

Berrien County

Buchanan man named 911 Telecommunicator of the Year

BERRIEN COUNTY – A Buchanan man has been named Berrien County’s Telecommunicator of the Year. During the Berrien County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday ... Read more

by Submitted, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:37 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac man arrested for possession of meth

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac man has been arrested for possession of meth. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on Thursday CCDET detectives conducted ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:57 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: April 7-13

April 7 9:33 a.m. — N. Front/E Telegraph, traffic accident 11:22 a.m. — 200 block of Commercial, suspicious situation 11:48 a.m. — 400 block of ... Read more

by Submitted, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:13 pm

Berrien County

LMC to host virtual career, program expo for prospective students

BENTON HARBOR — Area residents can learn what it is like to be a Red Hawk at Lake Michigan College’s virtual career and program expo. ... Read more

by Submitted, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:31 am

Scoreboard

UPDATED: Daily Data: Thursday, April 15

TRACK AND FIELD At Edwardsburg Boys Results EDWARDSBURG 87, THREE RIVERS 44; EDWARDSBURG 122, DOWAGIAC 6; THREE RIVERS 106, DOWAGIAC 21   Top Individual Local ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:54 am

Business

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-tying ceremonies for two new businesses

DOWAGIAC — A pair of Dowagiac businesses that opened during the early stages of the pandemic last year were finally able to celebrate with the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:46 am

Dowagiac HS

Edwardsburg golf places second, Dowagiac third in conference tri-meet

EDWARDSBURG — For the second day in a row, the Edwardsburg and Dowagiac boys golf teams faced off on the green. The Eddies placed second ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:20 am

Dowagiac

Four arrested in Dowagiac drug search

DOWAGIAC — Four area residents were arrested Wednesday on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant in the city of Dowagiac. The Cass County ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:17 am

Berrien County

Niles city, DART consider south county expansion

NILES – Running errands, being transported for doctor appointments and more could become more challenging for some Berrien County residents, as county officials reportedly seek ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:05 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 764,519 cases, 16,619 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 12,489 COVID-19 cases and 240 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:05 pm

Cass County

Cass County Fair Food Drive-Thru event returns April 23-25

CASSOPOLIS — A smash hit event is returning to Cass County later this month to appease area residents’ tastebuds. The Cass County Fair will host ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00 pm

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac purchases former Lincoln School for redevelopment, blight removal

DOWAGIAC — An abandoned school building will soon be receiving much-needed attention. The Dowagiac City Council moved Monday to purchase the former Lincoln Elementary School, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:14 pm

Business

Apple Festival Spring Market prepares for May event

NILES – Next month, the Four Flags Apple Festival grounds, located at the corner of North 17th and Lake streets, is planned to be full ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00 pm

Buchanan HS

Niles, Buchanan track teams sweep track meet

NILES — The Niles and Buchanan track and field teams took care of business in their first meets since coming back from spring break. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:37 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

UPDATE: Police respond to bomb threat at Edwardsburg factory

EDWARDSBURG — Employees have returned to work after police responded to a bomb threat Wednesday morning at an Edwardsburg factory. According to Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg Police ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:55 am

Business

Eat Drink Niles to revitalize Third Thursdays

NILES — Third Thursdays are back in the 49120. This Thursday, participating Niles restaurants will be featuring a variety of specials as the business community ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:43 am

Dowagiac

Decatur resident injured in Wayne Township crash

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — A 19-year-old Decatur woman was injured Tuesday in a Wayne Township car crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:42 am

Scoreboard

UPDATED: Daily Data: Wednesday, April 14

TENNIS NILES 8, SOUTH HAVEN 0 At South Haven Singles Laura Golubski (N) d. Jessee Ford 6-1, 6-1; 2. Eva Shephered (N) d. Daisy Solis ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:02 pm

High school wrestling

Dowagiac shares Wolverine wrestling title, Eddies dominate all-league squad

The Wolverine Conference like many others had to deal with the effects of COVID-19 throughout the wrestling season. Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:22 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 756,564 cases, 16,586 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 12,411 COVID-19 cases and 239 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00 pm

News

Memorial Day Parade, Renaissance Faire, Skerbeck Spring Family Carnival approved by city council

NILES – The Niles City Council approved three events as a part of its agenda during the regular Monday evening meeting. Council members approved the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:00 pm