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Cassopolis celebrates top 10 graduates

CASSOPOLIS — Ross Beatty Jr./Sr. High School recently released its list of its top 10 academic seniors. 10. Christopher Harding Tenth in his graduating class ... Read more

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Edwardsburg celebrates top 10 students

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg High School recently released its list of top 10 students, including four valedictorians. 1. Valedictorian Samuel Fish (4.0 GPA) is the son ... Read more

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Bobcats name top 10 seniors

NILES — Brandywine High School recently released its list of top 10 seniors. 1. Connor Janowiak Janowiak will be graduating with a GPA of 4.0 ... Read more

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Dowagiac celebrates top graduates

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union High School recently released its list of top 10 graduating seniors. 10. William Craft Graduating 10th in his class is William ... Read more

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Niles celebrates top 10 seniors

NILES — Niles High School recently released its list of its top 10 graduating seniors. 10. Kaylee Thompson Graduating 10th in her class is Kaylee ... Read more

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Brandywine grads continue family legacies

NILES — Two Brandywine valedictorians are continuing family legacies. Brandywine’s Connor Janowiak is continuing a family tradition by being a Bobcat valedictorian. The family was ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis senior receives one of four Robert Freeze Memorial Scholarships

CASSOPOLIS — Senior Owen Gardner, of Cassopolis, did not know Robert Freeze, but his mother, Tammy Gardner, went to school with him. Using the memories ... Read more

3 days ago by Scott Novak.

Brandywine Community Schools announce pre-Labor Day start

NILES — Brandywine Community Schools announced Tuesday the 2020-2021 school year will start earlier than in the past. The schools will begin on Monday, Aug. ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

MEC grant to support area schools

CASSOPOLIS — An annual grant supporting local schools is now accepting applications. Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Strengthening Schools ... Read more

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SMC hosts May public board meeting in virtual format

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. Joe Odenwald has worked in higher education management during previous recessions, but nothing quite like this. As he ... Read more

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Dowagiac senior selected for Honor Credit Union scholarship

DOWAGIAC — One of Dowagiac’s own was chosen as a recipient of Honor Credit Union’s annual community commitment scholarship honoring high school seniors. Kylee Cromer, ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles Community Schools to begin school year Aug. 31

NILES — In an effort to bring students back to their academic studies sooner, Niles Community Schools announced on Wednesday that it will begin classes ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan Board of Education signs separation agreement with superintendent

BUCHANAN — A change in leadership is coming to Buchanan Community Schools. Wednesday, the Buchanan Board of Education voted to authorize board president Dennis Wentworth ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine Athletics Hall of Fame calls for nominations

NILES—As celebrations for current Brandywine High School graduates are being planned, the Brandywine Community Schools Development Board is seeking nominations for its athletics Hall of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Fine Arts Boosters hosts virtual talent show

DOWAGIAC — Talents were showcased this weekend on a virtual setting. On Saturday, the Dowagiac Fine Arts Boosters hosted its third annual talent showcase created ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Brandywine woodwind, brass to attend virtual clinic with Marine band

NILES — This month, one group of high school students will be working with a band with roots dating back more than 200 years. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Married SMC nurses navigate pandemic

EDWARDSBURG — When Todd Mendez finished Southwestern Michigan College’s nursing program, his wife, Lauren, pinned him at the Dec. 16, 2016, ceremony. “When I discovered ... Read more

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High school senior volunteers can now apply for United Way youth scholarships

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan is seeking nominations for the Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Award. The Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Award recognizes ... Read more

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Niles, SMC grads work together in the robotics industry

DOWAGIAC — Eric Duis and Caleb Book have been friends since first grade. They got the same college head start by dual-enrolling at Southwestern Michigan College’s ... Read more

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Niles teacher recovering from COVID-19

NILES — For Bonnie Prenkert, 52, of Niles, getting sick with COVID-19 was the last thing she thought would happen. As a teacher, a former ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

K&M announces scholarship winners

CASSOPOLIS — K&M recently announced the winners of its Earl G. Marhanka Scholarship. The scholarship program was established in 2001 in recognition of K&M’s 50th ... Read more

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Niles Community Schools announce 2020 Service Years Awards

NILES — In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Niles Community Schools have announced its 2020 Service Years Awards, honoring the district’s long-time educators and staff ... Read more

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Billboard installed to celebrate NHS 2020 graduating class

NILES — The faces of the Niles High School’s Class of 2020 are now visible from S. 11th St. as drivers pass by on their ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Despite COVID-19, nurse connects with patients, finds joy

NILES — Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, one local nurse is finding joy in her work. Ali Hackett, 34, of Jones, has been ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

PHOTO STORY: Howard-Ellis celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

NILES — The Howard-Ellis PTO planned a week of support for both teachers and local businesses in Niles for Teacher Appreciation Week this week. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Emily Sobecki.

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