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Dowagiac Union Schools superintendent offers update on reopening plans

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ plan to reopen schools is taking shape. In a Friday press release, Superintendent Jonathan Whan said the district is gathering ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Elks donate to Saint Francis Outreach

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Lodge is doing its best to live up to the saying “Elks care, Elks share.” The lodge received a Gratitude ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation hosting drive-in movie

EDWARDSBURG — So far this year, people have been limited in their entertainment choices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation will ... Read more

1 day ago by Scott Novak.

Fourth, fifth graders launch rockets during YMCA’s Summer My Way

NILES — A parade of rocket scientists exited Northside Child Development Center on Thursday morning. Carrying their rockets, the scientists made their way to the ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community Schools hosts annual libraries, adapted for social distancing

NILES — The sounds of happy reunion filled the south part of the Niles High School parking lot just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. As parents ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan to interview superintendent candidates starting Monday

BUCHANAN – Buchanan school board members have selected seven people including three current or former district employees to interview next week to become the district’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Debra Haight.

First of three pop-up, drive-through libraries to be hosted Tuesday

NILES — Pop-up libraries for student reading programs are scheduled for three dates over the summer. However, the events will be less of a community ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

LMC discounts fall tuition by 10 percent, restructures class options, implements safety plans for fall semester

BENTON HARBOR — It has been nearly four months since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Michiganders go about thier day-to-day lives. In that time, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

DOWAGIAC — With another school year come and gone, several Dowagiac Union School employees are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives. This ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

NILES — A box of school supplies sits inside the dining room in Curly Q’s BBQ near the counter where orders are placed. The box ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the Fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget

DOWAGIAC — Much of what the 2020-2021 school year will look like remains unclear to Dowagiac Union Schools’ board of education. Following a budget hearing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Community Schools awarded educational grant

NILES — From origin to impact, students in the ninth and 10th grades at Niles High School will have the opportunity to participate in a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Eddies graduate in outdoor ceremony Sunday

EDWARDSBURG—Vehicles full of excited graduates and family members lined up outside of Edwardsburg High School on Sunday evening, ready for the Class of 2020’s commencement ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

DUHS graduates seniors with drive-thru ceremony

DOWAGIAC — Saturday morning, cars lined up outside of Dowagiac Union High School as the opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play over ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Community Schools’ superintendent search moves into next steps

BUCHANAN — Next steps are in order to find the new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools. As the call for applications closed on at 4 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awards $101,500 in scholarships, grants

ST. JOSEPH – Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Lions Club awards scholarship winners

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Lions Club each year gives out scholarships to Edwardsburg seniors in the amount of $500m but this year, due to COVID-19, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Brandywine principal retires after 11 years

NILES — During the regular Brandywine Community Schools board meeting Monday evening, a change was made official in the middle and high school administration. A ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Union High School honor roll

Dowagiac Union High School recently released its honor roll for its second semester, which ended June 10. Students who achieved a 4.0 GPA are noted ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Middle School Honor Roll

Dowagiac Middle School recently released its honor roll for its second semester, which ended June 10. Students who achieved a 4.0 GPA are noted with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles students’ work to be featured in virtual art exhibit

NILES — In a speech prepared for the 2020 Middle and High School Community Student Art Exhibit, Ring Lardner and Eastside Connections art teacher, Scott ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine graduates two military-bound seniors

Correction: In an earlier version, we misspelled the two graduates’ names. We regret the error and are happy to correct it. NILES — Two graduating ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Squires Elementary being turned into middle school

CASSOPOLIS — What started as a project for the Sam Adams Elementary fifth and sixth graders will become a reality in the fall when Cassopolis ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

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