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SMC student named Miss Agriculture 2020 — Rhode Island

Agriculture for Andrea “Andie” Lee began as soon as she could walk. Read more

9 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

Gov. Whitmer closes schools for the remainder of the year

LANSING — Michigan students will not be returning to school this year. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday that orders schools to close ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Niles photographer extends photo sessions for graduations, proms

NILES — While schools remain under state mandates until at least April 13, and are likely to remain closed through the rest of the scheduled ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Mendel Center announces an online series for a stay-at-home world

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Right now, most Michiganders are in their homes, following a “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month to slow ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

SMC extends online classes through the end of spring semester

DOWAGIAC — Students at one southwest Michigan community college will not be seeing the inside of a classroom for the rest of the semester due ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles, Brandywine address uncertainty in school year

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Uncertainty continues in the wake of class cancellations amid COVID-19 concerns. Schools were mandated to shut down in-person classes as of March ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Junior Achievement provides at-home resources

NILES — In response to recent school closures, Junior Achievement is now providing free online resources to students, teachers and parents. With a wide variety ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Sororities make donation to Fitch Camp in spite of canceled soup fundraiser

DOWAGIAC — Despite the cancellation of an annual fundraiser, one local sorority was shocked by how supportive the community remained. Last week, Pat Franz, the ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Michigan apple industry donates apples for school children

SUBMITTED LANSING — Michigan’s apple industry will donate nearly 346,000 fresh apples and 726,000 sliced apple packages to feed school children who are currently out ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Community, school officials react to possibility of students not returning to classrooms

DOWAGIAC — The possibility of students not returning to the classroom for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19 is still a topic ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handed down her executive order for “Stay at home, stay safe” on Monday, regional organizations were mobilized to ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Union Schools offering virtual read-aloud series

DOWAGIAC — Just because schools are no longer meeting in person does not mean that students’ literacy improvement is halted. After schools across Michigan were ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

School lunch programs still a go

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a stay at home order handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, families in southwest Michigan can still pick up school provided ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County Health Department confirms first positive cases of COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY – Saturday, The Berrien County Health Department identified the first two positive cases of COVID-19 in Berrien County. The positive tests were identified ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Edwardsburg, Cassopolis schools offer free meals to students during shutdown

CASS COUNTY — For many children in Cass County, the only meal they could rely on daily was the one they received at school. So, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC hosts master class with orchestra’s principal flutist

DOWAGIAC — A flute master class is a music lesson with an audience. Kathryne Salo, of Lansing, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra principal flutist, was in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles History Center offers virtual visits

NILES — Though students in the greater Niles area are learning from home for the next several weeks, local educators and organizations are working hard to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Despite event cancelation, sororities still looking to benefit Fitch Camp

DOWAGIAC — For more than a decade, a soup luncheon hosted by Xi Delta Mu and the Masters local sorority has raised funds for Fitch ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles schools offer meals, support to students during school shutdown

NILES — As families across Niles bunkered down in their pajamas Tuesday, educators and support staff across Niles Community Schools were hard at work. Although ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

GALLERY: Edwardsburg schools offering drive-up free breakfast, lunch

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to everyone. Meals can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Emily Sobecki.

Dowagiac plans to keep current spring break dates amid Coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — On Monday, Dowagiac Union Schools decided to keep its spring break dates as is. After receiving mixed messages from the state about if ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Edwardsburg schools offering drive-up free breakfast and lunch

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and younger during the three-week mandated closure. Today through April ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles business providing meal packs during social distancing

NILES — Monday morning, Healthy Habits in downtown Niles was empty, save for employees and their children. Barstools that typically line the shake shop’s bar ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Community, schools rally to provide free meals to students during school closure

DOWAGIAC — Every morning for the past two years, Kailee Curtis wakes up to work the morning shift at the Dowagiac Marathon gas station that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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