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SMC Band Clinic Day becoming annual event

DOWAGIAC — Area bands should sound “fuller” playing their Michigan Band and Orchestra Association festival programs the first week in March after Southwestern Michigan College’s ... Read more

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Berrien County schools can opt into pre-Labor Day start

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A public hearing on potentially starting school before Labor Day ended with a definite answer: Berrien County school boards can vote to ... Read more

1 day ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Dowagiac winter guard hosts friends, family show

DOWAGIAC — Members of Dowagiac Union High School’s winter guard channeled Greek mythology as they emerged for their winter showcase with blue, scaly makeup on ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

DUHS students make Lego murals for Black History Month

DOWAGIAC — If one were to walk down the halls of Dowagiac Union High School this month, they would be greeted by colorful, pixelated images ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Area students compete for ticket to national spelling bee

BENTON HARBOR — With the chance to become national spelling bee champs on the line, nearly 50 students gathered last Thursday to test their linguistic ... Read more

2 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Michigan State Police to host recruiting seminar in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A statewide law enforcement agency is seeking local recruits. The Michigan State Police will host a recruiting seminar from 10 a.m. until noon ... Read more

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Brandywine senior earns scholarship

NILES — Connor Janowiak, a Brandywine High School senior, received a $1,000 scholarship last Thursday by Zolman’s Best One Tire & Auto Care’s Mishawaka branch, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Niles residents achieve university honors

ADRIAN —  The following three Niles residents received academic recognition by Siena Heights University for the fall 2019 semester: • Stephanie Carlson, a business administration ... Read more

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LMC to present ‘Songs for a Better World’

BENTON HARBOR — The Lake Michigan College visual and performing arts department, in conjunction with LMC student life and the OutCenter of Southwest Michigan, will ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

New scholarship established to assist Buchanan residents

BUCHANAN — Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, serving south Berrien and Cass counties, has received a new gift to be used solely to further the education ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

SMC bands to perform at Beckwith Theatre

DOWAGIAC — Jazz music and the halls of theater will combine this evening. The Beckwith Theatre, 100 New York Ave., Dowagiac, will offer jazz, rock ... Read more

6 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Absurdity about in Brandywine’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

NILES — Walk past Brandywine Middle/Senior High School’s lecture hall and one might hear a variety of hoots, screeches and nonsensical statements. Peer in, and ... Read more

6 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Chocolate, Wine, Jazz return to LMC’s South Haven campus

SOUTH HAVEN – Lake Michigan College has teamed up with the nonprofit community arts organization, Foundry Hall, to present the second year of Chocolate, Wine ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Creative cuisine enlivens SMC’s Roadrunner Kitchen

DOWAGIAC — For “Chopped: Roadrunner Kitchen Edition,” art faculty members Shannon Eakins and Marc Dombrosky, on Tuesday, designed a tasting menu utilizing ingredients available to ... Read more

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RoboRangers prepare for competition

CASSOPOLIS — Monday morning, a group of high school students sat around a room, tinkering with a metal arm attached to a robot. Soon, that ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC criminal justice honor society inducts five students

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College, which in April 2019 became the first Michigan community college with an American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon chapter, ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Girls on the Run returns to Moccasin Elementary

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools’ Moccasin Elementary will host another season Girls on the Run for any third- to fifth-grade girl this spring. From 4 ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Niles students head to Lansing to problem-solve

NILES — A day trip to Lansing resulted in a plan of action for Niles New Tech students to better their school and the greater ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

DUHS receives check from Sodexo Healthy High School Challenge

DOWAGIAC — A check presentation kicked off a Dowagiac Union Board of Education meeting on Monday night. Debra Cahill, the food director at Dowagiac Union ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Faculty art exhibits on display at Southwestern Michigan College

DOWAGIAC — Faculty members Lea Bult and Jan Kimball will share the spotlight in Southwestern Michigan College’s art gallery through Thursday, Feb. 27. Gallery hours ... Read more

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Dowagiac Band Boosters to host annual fundraiser

DOWAGIAC — As of Monday morning, the Dowagiac Union Schools’ band room office was littered with bags full of donated boxes of spaghetti noodles. This ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC hosts Agriculture Career Day

DOWAGIAC — It is a paradox of the times. The smaller the number of farmers the U.S. has, the more agriculture-related careers crop up. Ninety-five ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Grabemeyer-Layman resigning from SMC Board of Trustees

DOWAGIAC — Thomas F. Jerdon, chairman of the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, announced last Thursday that Trustee Dr. Heidi Grabemeyer-Layman submitted a letter ... Read more

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Lake Michigan College to host free FAFSA night to all

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College views itself as a resource for the communities it encapsulates, said Jeremy Schaeffer, director of admissions and recruitment. As ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Lake Michigan College to host spring tour days with faculty

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College is hosting four campus tour days this spring at its Benton Harbor location. Tours will include opportunities for students ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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