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Three sets of Dowagiac siblings bond on the volleyball court

Veteran Dowagiac volleyball coach Tony Hooley has seen a lot of things over his career. He has coached an entire family of girls during one ... Read more

13 hours ago by Scott Novak.

Inspired by social media, Niles resident sparks giving movement throughout Michiana region

In late August, Paxton Schaller stood at the drive-thru window of Brew Ha Ha in Niles with her mother, Cherie. Five months into the COVID-19 ... Read more

14 hours ago by Christina Clark.

More than ever, parents, teachers rely on each other amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we interact with each other, especially so in school systems across the country. More than ever before, parents and ... Read more

16 hours ago by Max Harden.

Coaches use social media to engage players working from home

Since the Michigan High School Athletic Association decided to have fall and winter sports, area coaches and athletic directors have had to find ways to ... Read more

16 hours ago by Scott Novak.

Buchanan teen hopes to be among first female Eagle Scouts

Growing up, Buchanan resident Emily Long had one dream that she wanted more than anything: to be an Eagle Scout. The dream was an impossible ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Culton.

Marijuana businesses brace for changes, a bright future

On a chilly November morning, George Lynch sits on a camping chair in the bones of an auto care center. Behind him are wooden beams, ... Read more

1 year ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Cass Kickstart to Careers helps students start saving

With three piggy banks already filled up at home, and more than $150 in savings, Vin Borsa, a Sam Adams Elementary student, is no stranger ... Read more

1 year ago by Hannah Holliday.

Cass County treatment courts committed to treating the ‘whole person’

With a swipe of a key card, Dowagiac resident Preston Collett, 47, can access almost any room inside the Cass County Law and Courts Building. ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Culton.

New Cassopolis Family Clinic Network facility promises a brighter future for healthcare

The weeks leading up to November 2019, a buzz of busy energy pushed the staff and administrators at the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, headquartered in ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles resident uses social media to connect, create community

On Jan. 24, Niles-based fitness coach Frances Shavers did something she had never done before. She sat in her bathroom, took off her wig and ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Culton.

Edwardsburg food wagon among growing trend of mobile businesses

No matter where Edwardsburg resident Lisa Hines has called home, there has been one thing that has been a constant in her life. The love ... Read more

1 year ago by Scott Novak.

Michiana manufacturing businesses cite growing workforce as key to growth

Think of the word “manufacturing.” What are its associations? Dirty floors, oily equipment, dingy warehouses, poor conditions and poor pay. That, said Brooke Kostielney, is ... Read more

1 year ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Pokagon Band finds healing through language revitalization efforts

A decade ago, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Language Specialist Carla Collins, 44, could not string together a full sentence in her native language. Aside from ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan libraries adapt to changing needs of patrons

Rows upon rows of musty smelling, hardcover books line sterile, Pine Sol-scented bookshelves. Green lamps with pull strings sit on top of solid, wooden desks. ... Read more

1 year ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

New SMC president looks to future of community college

One year ago, a soon-to-be dad was a bundle of nerves as his wife prepared to give birth to their first son 1,000 miles from ... Read more

1 year ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Nonprofits, city services offer transportation solutions as county efforts lurch forward

The bright blue garage of New Heights Auto Services on M-139, oddly, is easy to miss. Hundreds of drivers likely do so each day on ... Read more

1 year ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Approaching milestone, local service organization makes plan for next 100 years

At its peak, the Dowagiac Rotary club attracted more than 100 members. Teachers, lawyers and business professionals would congregate once a week to share a ... Read more

1 year ago by Hannah Holliday.

Relevant Church keeps focus on Jesus in a time of changing worship

A clear, compelling vision to start a life-giving church is what brought Muta and Christine Mwenya to Niles in 2014. Both left the corporate world ... Read more

1 year ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles city leaders, business owners look to build on resurgence of Main Street

In a brick building at 3 N. Third St. in Niles, cocktails and gourmet burgers are served where customers once waited to have their brakes ... Read more

1 year ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Buchanan Promise has time to fulfill goals, but impact is already seen

When Becky and JT Adkerson prepared to build a new home for their family three years ago, they had no intentions of moving out of ... Read more

1 year ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Dowagiac’s Neighborhood Enhancement grant gives homes new life

Rita Holloway grew up in Chicago surrounded by dirt, glass and weeds. Despite that landscape, as a child, she loved flowers. Now at 74, she ... Read more

1 year ago by Hannah Holliday.

Cassopolis, Edwardsburg work with MSU to piece together a picture of the future

Separated by a little less than 10 miles of road along M-62, Cassopolis and Edwardsburg are two villages that have more in common than meets ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan’s shining stars setting a bright light for the future

While no quantitative studies can prove it, perhaps the question high school seniors are asked the most is, “What are your plans after graduation?” These ... Read more

1 year ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Niles sisters see future in cookie batter business

S isters Jamie Coulston and Joanna Pugh grew up on their mother’s famous sugar cookies. As children, the pair would watch over their mother’s shoulder ... Read more

2 years ago by Sarah Culton.

Artist channels creativity into signature tattoos

Amber Olsen was a student at Brandywine High School when sometimes it seemed the stress of everyday life was suffocating. It was in these moments ... Read more

2 years ago by Kelsey Hammon.

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