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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

2 days 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

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Niles business owner looks to plan outdoor prom for area graduates

NILES — It is a milestone in any teenagers’ life, idolized by movies and photos of older siblings and parents in their own styles. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Cedar Lane, WAY, adult ed graduates honored in drive-thru ceremony

NILES — Sir Edward Elgar’s familiar “Pomp and Circumstance” played over speakers beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Niles Cedar Lane. Viking blue carpets ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Graduating Viking named National Merit Finalist

NILES — As Michael Kauffmann, 17, embarked on enjoying his summer after graduating from Niles High School, the class valedictorian was not done acquiring achievements ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Legendary Evening postponed due to COVID-19 safety, funding

NILES — A fundraising event to help fund special projects in Niles Community Schools, and to recognize exemplary graduating seniors, has been canceled for this ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Townships Association offers scholarship to future local leaders

Delta Charter Township, Mich. — An annual scholarship designated for student leaders is now accepting applications across the state of Michigan. The Robert R. Robinson ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Niles Cedar Lane, WAY Program celebrate with mini parade

NILES — Students and educators have felt the sting of traditional graduation traditions being altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who sought alternative routes for ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

United Way of Southwest Michigan creates Education Support Fund to help area schools with pandemic impact

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently announced that its board of directors approved the creation of an Education Support Fund and invested ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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

2 months ago by Submitted.

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

2 months ago by Submitted.

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

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

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

2 months ago by Submitted.

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 months ago by Christina Clark.

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

2 months ago by Submitted.

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

2 months 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

2 months ago by Emily Sobecki.

Niles High School wins FAFSA challenge

NILES — Niles High School has been recognized as the overall winner in the Michigan College Access Network’s College Cash Campaign Supporting the Governor’s FAFSA ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

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