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Niles community helps toddler fight leukemia

NILES – Last Saturday, friends of Brooklynn Bowman hosted a fair at the Cass County Fair grounds to ... Read more | Add your comment

After 2020 cancellations, southwest Michigan communities look forward to traditional Memorial Day festivities

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Memorial Day came with an extra dose of sorrow last year, as communities across the ... Read more | Add your comment

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural spring market draws visitors, vendors from surrounding areas

NILES – Vendors from around the region, featuring unique offerings such as boutique clothing, hand-made masks, headbands, cosmetics ... Read more | Add your comment

Man involved in 2020 murder of Dowagiac man pleads guilty

CASSOPOLIS – The second of two men involved in the January 2020 murder of Michael Collins in Dowagiac ... Read more | Add your comment

high school soccer

Roundup: Bucks top Bobcats, Niles beats Bridgman

Scotland Philip scored four goals and added three assists to lead the Buchanan soccer team to a 7-1 win over host Brandywine in BCS Athletic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Novak.

Cass County

MEC announces 2021 scholarship winners

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications recently recognized the academic achievements, leadership and community involvement of four local students with its annual college scholarship program. ... Read more | Add your comment

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High school golf

Host Buchanan places third in boys golf jamboree

The Buchanan boys golf team faced stiff competition in its jamboree on Monday. Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:31 am

Berrien County

Click It or Ticket campaign runs through June 6

LANSING — To remind everyone about the importance of buckling up, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning launched Monday a Click It or Ticket ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:30 am


UPDATED: Daily Data: Tuesday, May 18

GOLF VICKSBURG 213, DOWAGIAC 229 At Hampshire Country Club Medalist Sean Kelly, Aiden Woosley, Vicksburg – 48   Dowagiac Results Abraham Guernsey 55, Kaden Sandora ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 11:20 pm

High school basketball

BCS Red Division champion Brandywine dominates all-conference team

BCS Red Division champion Brandywine dominated the all-division team with three players. Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 11:13 pm

High school basketball

Dowagiac’s Weller named first-team All-Wolverine Conference

Despite its runner-up finish, the Edwardsburg boys basketball team did not land a single player on the first team of the All-Wolverine Conference squad for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 11:02 pm

High school golf

Roundup: Rangers win Southwest 10 Conference golf championship

The Cassopolis golf team put the finishing touches on its Southwest 10 Conference championship Thursday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, May 17, 2021 7:11 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 876,854 cases, 18,627 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,662 COVID-19 cases and 259 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 4:52 pm

Brandywine HS

District pairings announced in soccer, softball, baseball

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has released the district tournament pairings. Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 4:12 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County asks for public input with emergency management survey

BERRIEN COUNTY — Berrien County Emergency Management officials kicked off a new project last week aimed at protecting the community from disasters. A plan known ... Read more

by Submitted, Monday, May 17, 2021 4:09 pm

Brandywine HS

Roundup: Eddies 3-0 at Clay Invitational

The Edwardsburg softball team went 3-0 at the South Bend Clay Invitational on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, May 17, 2021 4:03 pm


PHOTO STORY: Niles Renaissance Faire sees success in its third year

NILES – Over the weekend, Plym Park was transformed into Queen Kiriel’s grounds for the third annual Niles Renaissance Faire. Bards, knights, Vikings, fighters, jailers, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 17, 2021 2:56 pm


Cass County Medical Care Facility hosts parade

CASSOPOLIS — Celebrate the end of National Nursing Home Week, Cass County Medical Care Facility, 23770 Hospital St., Cassopolis, hosted an outdoor parade for its ... Read more

by Submitted, Monday, May 17, 2021 1:19 pm

Berrien County

Buchanan man sentenced to jail time for drug possession

NILES – Jail and probation sentences were handed down to area residents in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Andinea Marshall Brown, 48, of Buchanan, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 17, 2021 12:33 pm


Kalamazoo man injured in Wayne Township motorcycle crash

WAYNE TOWNSHIP – Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a motorcycle personal injury traffic crash that occurred ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 12:24 pm

Berrien County

UWSM CEO chosen for United Way worldwide task force

ST. JOSEPH — Anna Murphy, CEO and president of United Way of Southwest Michigan, has been selected to join the newly formed United Way Worldwide ... Read more

by Submitted, Monday, May 17, 2021 11:00 am


Teen killed in Ontwa Township shooting confirmed to be Cassopolis student

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — A teen killed in an Ontwa Township shooting Sunday has been identified as a Cassopolis Middle School student. In social media posts, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, May 17, 2021 10:49 am


Niles Police Log: May 5-12

May 5 2:11 a.m. – S. Third/W. U.S. Highway 12, traffic stop 2:55 a.m. – 1100 blocK S. 11th, alarm-burglary/others 2:57 a.m. – 1200 block ... Read more

by Submitted, Monday, May 17, 2021 9:32 am

Cass County

New pavilion project breaks ground in Russom Park

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac and other community leaders gathered Saturday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, May 17, 2021 8:28 am

Breaking News

Police investigating fatal shooting of 15-year-old girl

EDWARDSBURG — Police are currently investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was killed following a Sunday afternoon shooting in Ontwa Township. At 1:42 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:30 pm

High school track & field

Edwardsburg boys win Wolverine Conference track title

The Edwardsburg boys track team edged Allegan at the Wolverine Conference Track Championships for the team title, 137.5-132.5 at Otsego High School on Saturday. Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:02 pm

High school softball

Dowagiac caps busy weekend with River Valley Invitational title

The Dowagiac softball team capped a busy couple of days with a tournament championship on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:22 pm

High school football

Niles, Dowagiac begin process of looking for new football coaches

When the Niles and Dowagiac football teams hit the gridiron in 2021, both will have new faces running their respective programs. Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:51 pm

Cass County

New look: Dowagiac District Library welcomes guests with grand opening ceremony

DOWAGIAC — A journey more than 10 years in the making concluded Saturday afternoon in front of 211 Commercial St. in downtown Dowagiac. It was ... Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:53 am


UPDATED: Daily Data: Sunday, May 16

TRACK & FIELD Wolverine Conference Championships At Otsego Girls Results Team Scores Otsego 119, Plainwell 108.5, Three Rivers 106, Vicksburg 74, Sturgis 66, Allegan 61, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:35 pm

high school soccer

Dowagiac girls soccer shuts down shorthanded Brandywine 8-0

The Dowagiac girls soccer team took care of business on its home field Friday night against Brandywine. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:32 pm