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Berrien County

Two area women sentenced in Berrien County Trial Court

NILES – Two area women were sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. In the first case, a Niles woman was sentenced for disorderly conduct ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 9, 2021 12:47 pm

Cass County

Man convicted of killing Dowagiac resident denied motion to withdraw guilty plea

CASSOPOLIS – A Kalamazoo man convicted of killing a Dowagiac man in early 2020 had his motion to withdraw his plea denied in a Monday ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 9, 2021 11:47 am

Berrien County

Edwardsburg, Cassopolis men sentenced to fines, probation in home invasion cases

CASSOPOLIS — Two area residents were sentenced in two home invasion and illegal entry cases. Dakota Mukwa Collett, 18, of Village Heights Drive in Edwardsburg, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 6, 2021 3:52 pm

Cass County

Kalamazoo man who robbed Vandalia Dollar General headed to prison

CASSOPOLIS – A Kalamazoo man who robbed a convenience store last year in Vandalia was sentenced to prison Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Ronnie ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 6, 2021 3:51 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Art Center celebrating ‘Sweet 16’

BUCHANAN – Exhibits showing off the works of emerging and veteran artists, art classes for young and old, a gift shop filled with one of ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 6, 2021 12:33 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County commissioners pass resolution supporting Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail project

ST. JOSEPH – Thursday’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting featured the acceptance of several grants and a resolution to support the Indiana Michigan River ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:44 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man gets jail time for assaulting brother-in-law

NILES — A Dowagiac man is going to be spending more time in jail after being sentenced in Berrien County Court for assaulting his brother-in-law. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 2, 2021 4:02 pm

News

Niles man sentenced to counseling, time served following drunk driving incident

NILES — In Berrien County Court Monday, a Niles man was sentenced on drunk driving and computer charges. Quantell Jabar Verse, 33, of South Fifth ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 2, 2021 12:00 pm

News

Niles man sentenced to prison for fleeing police

NILES – A Niles man with a lengthy criminal record is going to prison after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Gene Jason ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:59 am

Buchanan

Buchanan leaders hear community development update, resident tree concerns

BUCHANAN – Economic development and trees were the two main topics at Monday night’s Buchanan City Commission meeting. Commissioners heard two requests related to trees ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:09 pm

Berrien County

Niles man gets jail, probation on assault-related charges

In Berrien County Court Monday, a man was sentenced to jail and probation for assault-related charges. Jacob Wayne Hunt, of Regent Street in Niles, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:00 pm

Berrien County

Dowagiac woman gets probation, jail time in Berrien County stolen property case

In a meth and stolen property case heard Monday in Berrien County Court, the victim said that the incident has left her afraid to leave ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 26, 2021 2:36 pm

News

Drunk driver sentenced to prison

NILES — An area resident is headed to prison on drunk driving charges after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Court. Matthew James Yech, 32, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 26, 2021 12:50 pm

Cass County

Former SMC instructor accepts plea deal in sexual misconduct case

CASSOPOLIS – A former Southwestern Michigan College instructor accused of having improper relations with a student he was counseling has accepted a plea deal just ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 23, 2021 3:35 pm

Cass County

Vandalia resident sentenced to 10 months in jail for drug offense

In Cass County Court Friday, a Vandalia man was sentenced to 10 months in jail. Randy Ray Deweerd, 60, of South Street in Vandalia, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 23, 2021 3:01 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to prison on weapons charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man on parole for armed robbery was sent back to prison Friday after being convicted by a Cass County jury last ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:01 pm

News

Niles District Library lecture series explores the life of 18th Century British soldier

NILES – He may have lived at Fort St. Joseph more than 250 years ago, but the life of Ensign Francis Schlosser offers many timely ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:11 pm

News

WMU history professor shares research on Jesuits who lived at Niles’ Fort St. Joseph

NILES – The men in black Western Michigan University professor Jose Antonio Brandao spoke about last week Wednesday night were not the ones most people ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:52 am

Local Government

Niles Township residents share concerns about roads, fireworks

NILES TOWNSHIP — Niles Township board members heard from residents about fireworks and road concerns at their regular meeting Monday night. Resident Ralph Vosburgh said ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 9:03 am

Brandywine Education

Township considers sharing expense of school resource officer with Brandywine Middle/High School

NILES TWP. — Brandywine High School could have a school resource officer on campus this fall if Brandywine officials can reach an agreement with Niles ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:00 am

Berrien County

19-year-old sent to prison for violent behavior

NILES — An area man will spend the next two years in prison after being sentenced on an assault related charge in Berrien County Trial ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 19, 2021 1:56 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man sentenced to jail for hitting mother

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man who hit his mother during an argument was sentenced to a year in the county jail Friday in Cass County ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 16, 2021 12:06 pm

Buchanan

Zen Leaf expansion met with resistance by some Buchanan business leaders

BUCHANAN — A local marijuana business’s expansion plans got the go-ahead from the Buchanan Planning Commission Tuesday night, but the decision is not sitting well ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:31 am

Buchanan

Buchanan approves event to celebrate local Olympian

BUCHANAN — Buchanan commissioners Monday gave a shout out to Buchanan’s own Hannah Roberts, who will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics at the end ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:00 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan commissioners discuss social district, DDA

BUCHANAN – The Buchanan City Commission’s first in-person meeting in more than a year featured a discussion on everything from the downtown’s new social district ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:14 pm

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