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Performing arts organization creates scholarship fund

NILES — When the leadership of Performing Arts Workshop announced its first merit-based scholarship, it was to do so in the memory of a professional ... Read more

9 hours ago by Christina Clark.

SMC to produce radio show featuring Dewey Lake monster

By MAXWELL HARDEN DOWAGIAC — The legend of the Dewey Lake monster will soon be taking “center mic” at Southwestern Michigan College this fall. ... Read more

11 hours ago by Max Harden.

DUS approves hire of new Sister Lakes assistant principal

DOWAGIAC — Sister Lakes is getting a new principal who is no stranger to the Dowagiac community. Ryan Zietlow was unanimously approved to be the ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

DUS approves ICG site improvement plan

DOWAGIAC — After several years of vacancy, the site of the former ICG building will finally be put to use. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

LANSING — Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of the fabric of Michigander’s daily lives as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! announces support for front line workers

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is on a mission to help southwest Michigan frontline pandemic workers make informed decisions about their ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Teen Safe Driving program enters 10th year

LANSING — Students at every Michigan high school have the opportunity to help make their fellow teens better drivers by participating in this year’s Strive ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Community Schools’ remote platform allows students to go at own pace

NILES — Angie Pingel is happy with where the Virtual Viking program is now, but acknowledged a bumpy start to the beginning of classes this ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac business donates backpacks, school supplies to students in need

DOWAGIAC — School may be virtual for Dowagiac Union Schools students, but that does not mean that the demand for school supplies does not exist. ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Miss Cassopolis Scholarship Program hosting school supply drive

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis students are getting the royal treatment this year — or at least, they are getting treated by royalty. The Miss Cassopolis Scholarship ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

North Pointe Center class partners with church for cemetery cleanup project

DOWAGIAC — A local school class is making sure the Calvary Cemetery stays in top shape for visitors. North Pointe Center transition services teacher Tracy ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Performing Arts Workshops launches memorial fundraising campaign

NILES — An area nonprofit is seeking to honor the memory of an artist, while also creating an opportunity for students. Performing Arts Workshops is ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

SMC welcomes new dean of business, advanced technology

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new dean of Business and Advanced Technology Dr. Karen Reilly always sensed she would come “full circle” — and the ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! will be expanding to three locations in Cass County. The central office in Dowagiac will close as the expansion takes ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Extended Summer Food Program making a difference in Dowagiac

The district’s food service program continues to serve the needs of its students, even when kids are not in the classroom. The Extended Summer Food ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

DUS adjusting to distance, virtual learning during first week of school

DOWAGIAC — Tuesday was the first day of school for Dowagiac Union Schools students. However, for parents like Elizabeth Dorsey, classes had yet to begin ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Area colleges support tuition-free college for frontline workers

DOWAGIAC — More than 625,000 of Michigan’s essential and frontline workers will have the opportunity to attend community college tuition-free. In a press release Thursday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

HIT an evening option for SMC’s adult learners

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Health Information Technology program is featured as an evening program this fall for adult learners such as Gina Hamilton-Wood of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

In-person, virtual classes begin for area schools

BERRIEN COUNTY — The rain did not damper the spirits of educators welcoming students back to their first official day of in-person instruction since March. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

EPS staff member tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of first day of school

EDWARDSBURG — Before Edwardsburg Public Schools welcomed back students Tuesday morning, a staff member reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

#BuckStrong campaign to raise funds for PPE at Buchanan Community Schools

BUCHANAN — As students return to the classroom, Buchanan Community Schools and the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation are calling on community support to assist in funding ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac middle schooler diagnosed with cancer to celebrate birthday with ‘ride-by’ event

DOWAGIAC — It has been a challenging year for Weski Wesaw. While most 12-year-olds are playing outside or hanging out with friends, Weski has spent ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

GALLERY: Soft start for students begins at Niles, Brandywine schools

NILES — Yellow school busses lined up outside of schools Wednesday morning, with partially filled rows of seats of anxious students. A new middle schooler ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Soft starts for back to school begin Wednesday for Niles, Brandywine schools

NILES — Students will soon be back in the classrooms they left for the last time in the spring on March 13 due to COVID-19 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien RESA to help provide PPE to thousands of students in Berrien County

BERRIEN SPRINGS — As a result of a partnership between the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Community Service Commission and the Michigan Association of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

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