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Despite governor’s urging, local students return to classrooms after spring break

BERRIEN COUNTY – Students around Berrien County left for spring break on April 2, and returned to classrooms with their peers on Monday. Despite urges ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Teacher faces disciplinary action for allegedly soliciting 14-year-old

NILES — A Brandywine teacher is facing disciplinary action after he was recorded on video allegedly attempting to meet what he believed was a 14-year-old ... Read more

2 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day taking place next week at LMC campus

BENTON HARBOR — A way for Berrien County residents to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is coming to town next week. The Berrien County Reduce Reuse ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac District Library hosting poetry contest

DOWAGIAC — The month of April is National Poetry Month, and the Dowagiac District Library’s celebration aims to pack a punch. The library is hosting ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Edwardsburg chamber fundraising to donate personalized tumblers to graduating seniors

EDWARDSBURG — Members of the Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce know what it means to be a proud Eddie. That is why they are raising funds ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC’s first president reflects on career

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s first president, Dr. Nathan A. Ivey, and Dorothy, his wife of 71 years, live in Dallas. “We’ve been loyal to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Niles High School takes extra day for spring break

NILES – Spring break began a day early for Niles High School students on Thursday. “Today was the first day we went remote, other than ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Lake Michigan College Honors Program hosts social justice forum

BERRIEN COUNTY – Transforming conversations and data into actions was a theme consistent across speakers during Lake Michigan College’s Honors Program virtual Social Justice Forum ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine Middle/High School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Ninth Grade Honor Roll Excellence Dillard, Robert Dye, Brock Dye, Conner Farmer, Alexys Gouin, Eli Hullinger, Tressa Low, Allie Peterson, Triston Rieth, Kaiden Skinner, Elisa ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC student, Dowagiac native named Michigan Miss Agriculture USA

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College agricultural business student Shaelyn Bundy, of Dowagiac, March 23 was named the 2021 Michigan Miss Agriculture USA, advancing to national ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

YMCA to offer Spring Break Camp

CORRECTION: This piece has been updated from its original publication to reflect the correct location for the event. The Niles Daily Star regrets the error ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan senior awarded for top essay in local DAR contest

THREE OAKS — Six local students were recently recognized for good citizenship by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rebecca Dewey ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Great Start Collaborative to host training on diversity, equity

CASSOPOLIS — One area organization is putting its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom at the forefront of a community training next ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac District Library, community members team up for storytime program

DOWAGIAC — A local librarian is teaming up with members of the community to encourage children to read. The Dowagiac District Library’s Community Helpers Storytime ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Southwest Michigan students honored for top academic achievement through national community college honor society

LANSING — Local community college students from Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College and Southwestern Michigan College were recently recognized for their impressive academic achievements ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles High School Key Club creates Green Committee for environmental service

NILES – A Niles High School junior has spearheaded efforts to improve the environment inside and outside the school through the Niles Key Club. A ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Lake Michigan College named a ‘Voter Friendly Campus’

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” once again by national, nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and the National ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles Community Schools teacher arrested on assault charges

NILES — A Niles Community Schools teacher was arrested last week on charges of assaulting two students. Special education teacher Sara “Sally” Irons, of Niles, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

LMC Honors Program to host social justice discussion panel

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College’s Honors Program will host a virtual Social Justice Forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, featuring a seven-person panel ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Union High School moving to distance learning starting Friday

Due to the number of students testing positive for COVID-19, and some staff needing to be quarantined, Dowagiac Union High School, will be moving to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg High School student Claims Wabash College scholarship

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — A current Edwardsburg High School student has claimed Wabash College’s most prestigious scholarship, the Lilly Scholar Award. Avery Dixon, of Austin, Texas, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Union Schools’ February Students Of The Month announced

The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education honored the district’s February Students of the Month during its meeting Monday night at Dowagiac Middle School. Students ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan High School student named featured finalist in New York Times writing contest

BUCHANAN – A Buchanan High School senior had her work selected to be included a special print section of The New York Times. The section ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Union Schools approves graduation adjustments for 2020-21 academic year

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union High School seniors eagerly awaiting graduation received some help from the board of education. Monday night, the board approved a one-year ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

SMC Virtual Career Showcase to be hosted March 19

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Virtual Career and Program Showcase will take place four times online on March 19 at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., noon ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

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