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Education

Masks remain optional at Edwardsburg Public Schools

EDWARDSBURG — Following a vote by the board of education, masks will remain optional for students and staff at Edwardsburg Public Schools. In a six ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 3, 2021 7:42 am

Dowagiac

DUS parents raise concerns over start times, lunch changes

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools Board members are taking a second look at changes made to student schedules after a strong response from parents. Tuesday ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:38 pm

Dowagiac

Following failed vote, masks remain optional at Dowagiac schools

DOWAGIAC — Masks will remain optional for all Dowagiac Union Schools students and staff following a vote by the board of education Tuesday evening. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 11:21 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: Niles Community Schools welcomes back students

NILES — After a long summer away, smiling and laughing children once again filled the halls at Niles Community Schools this week. Tuesday, Niles Community ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:58 pm

News

Niles Fire Department hosts confined spaces training

NILES — Several area firefighters spent their weekends learning to get comfortable in tight spaces. Saturday and Sunday, the Niles Fire Department, 1345 E. Main ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:10 pm

Brandywine Education

PHOTO STORY: Brandywine celebrates return to school

NILES — Summer is officially over — at least it is for Brandywine Community Schools students. Monday, Brandywine schools returned to session for the 2021-2022 ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, August 30, 2021 1:20 pm

Brandywine Education

PHOTO STORY: Niles nonprofit hosts back-to-school event

NILES — Despite high temperatures, volunteers filled Eastside Park this weekend to help area children prepare for the classroom days before school was called back ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, August 30, 2021 10:00 am

Buchanan

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation launches Promise Fulfilled video series

BUCHANAN — A community promise years in the making has finally been fulfilled. The Board of Trustees for Michigan Gateway Community Foundation recently presented the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 27, 2021 12:47 pm

News

River Essence Group raising funds to decorate downtown Niles for fall season

NILES — Though southwest Michigan is experiencing extreme summer heat this week, one local organization has turned its attention toward fall’s cooler weather, crunching leaves ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:03 pm

News

Niles City Council approves downtown events

NILES — After COVID-19 canceled 2020 events across the country, beloved community events are finally starting to make a comeback, as evidenced by action taken ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 26, 2021 11:04 am

News

Uptown Fright Fest to be hosted in downtown Niles next month

NILES — An event that promises to be a spooky good time is bringing Halloween to Niles early this year. The first-ever Uptown Fright Fest ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:04 am

News

Residents call for safer crossing at Fort, M-51 intersection

NILES — For years, the intersection of Fort Street and M-51 has been home to bustling businesses, the Niles city/township line — and a host ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1:45 pm

Berrien County

PHOTO STORY: Berrien County Health Department hosts Back to School Bash

NILES — On Monday, one county agency helped Berrien County children get ready to go back to school. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, August 23, 2021 3:59 pm

Business

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac hosts 30th annual Rod and Roll car show

DOWAGIAC — The hum of vintage engines filled the streets of downtown Dowagiac Saturday morning as car enthusiasts from across Michiana gathered for a beloved ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, August 23, 2021 1:34 pm

Cassopolis

Multiple departments battling flames at Cassopolis home

CASSOPOLIS — Multiple fire departments are battling flames at a Cassopolis residence. The Central Cass Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 20, 2021 3:24 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac pastor studying work of 19th Century abolitionist

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac resident Chris Momany did not expect his phone to ring on a quiet day in October 2015. It was a Friday afternoon, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 20, 2021 11:00 am

Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office to get new K-9s

CASSOPOLIS — Two new four-legged employees will soon be joining the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, during its regularly scheduled board meeting, the Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 20, 2021 9:14 am

Business

Holden Green Tavern opens in downtown Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — A newly opened downtown Cassopolis business hopes to transport guests to a bygone era, while at the same time making them feel right ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 19, 2021 3:47 pm

Edwardsburg

ESC hosting movie night, backpack giveaway

EDWARDSBURG — One local organization is hosting an event this weekend to help children celebrate their return to school. The Edwardsburg Sports Complex, 27566 US-12, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:40 pm

Berrien County

PHOTO STORY: Buchanan, Niles children win home economics awards at the Berrien County Youth Fair

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Children across Berrien County were rewarded for their hard work in the kitchen this week. Tuesday, the Berrien County Youth Fair hosted ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 2:08 pm

Berrien County

PHOTO STORY: Berrien County Youth Fair welcomes Circus Continental

BERRIEN SPRINGS — This week at the county fairgrounds, Berrien County residents watched in awe as performers played with fire and animals danced out choreographed ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:15 am

News

Niles Township to repair sidewalks

NILES TOWNSHIP — Niles Township leadership hopes a project approved Monday evening will make walking the township easier and safer. During its regularly scheduled meeting, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:28 pm

News

No injuries reported in shooting at Niles apartment complex

NILES — No injuries were reported in an early Monday morning shooting at a Niles apartment complex, according to the Niles Police Department. Niles police ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 9:57 am

Business

Caring Circle, Spectrum Health Lakeland Homecare host community open house

NILES — After a year of delays, two health care organizations celebrated their new Niles home this week. In honor of the recent expansion and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 13, 2021 10:54 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: Backpacks for Good event donates 700 bags filled with school supplies to Niles students

NILES — A line filled with parents and children of all ages wrapped around the Niles High School parking lot Thursday evening as a county ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 13, 2021 8:50 am

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