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Buchanan Community Schools finds unique solution to serving food during remote learning

BUCHANAN – During COVID-19 shutdowns, Buchanan Community Schools leadership has moved swiftly to address the needs voiced throughout its school system community. One of those ... Read more

8 mins ago by Christina Clark.

Libby Ann’s set to re-open following COVID closure

SISTER LAKES — It has been a busy week for Libby Blahunka. Libby and her husband, Bob, have been hard at work gearing up for ... Read more

2 hours ago by Max Harden.

Niles group aspires to spread holiday cheer

NILES — Bruce Reith, of Niles, takes a lot of inspiration from a familiar, childhood figure. “It really started with Mr. Rogers,” Reith said. “He ... Read more

3 hours ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien County ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

Biggby Coffee location coming to Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — Nearly a decade ago, Edwardsburg resident Karmen Rimes was living in Kalamazoo. It was there that she fell in love — with coffee, ... Read more

19 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Board of Health discusses COVID-19 vaccine deployment

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Board of Health discussed what a possible COVID-19 vaccine deployment may look like for the area at its meeting ... Read more

20 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Teens arraigned on felony charges following police pursuit

NILES — Two Niles teens were arraigned in Berrien County Court Wednesday on felony charges following a Tuesday afternoon police pursuit. One 17-year-old male was ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Report.

Honor Credit Union announces new southwest Michigan regional manager

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Honor Credit Union recently announced the new regional manager of its southwest Michigan locations. Chad Paluzzi, originally from South Bend, Indiana, will ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

National Guard to host TroopsGiving Food Drive in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — The Michigan Army National Guard’s Dowagiac Armory is gearing up to help feed those who need it most. The armory is hosting its ... Read more

22 hours ago by Max Harden.

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

LANSING — An annual contest is giving area children the chance to flex their creative muscles, while bringing attention to a statewide cause. The Michigan ... Read more

23 hours ago by Submitted.

Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets

NILES — The Shelton’s Farm Market crew is getting in the Christmas spirit and inviting the community to join in the fun. As in past ... Read more

24 hours ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Niles dealership collects food, toys for those in need

NILES — It has been a little less than a year that Katelyn Robbins, business development manager, has been with the Campbell Ford Lincoln dealership ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

With stolen cars on the rise, Niles police urge drivers to lock vehicles

NILES — With car thefts on the rise, Niles law enforcement officials are urging residents to take precautions against the crime. Niles Police Department Captain ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Rotary Club, Rotary Foundation gifts $1,000 to C. Wimberley’s Feed the Hungry campaign

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is doing its part to help provide food for the community. The Dowagiac Rotary Club and the Dowagiac Rotary Charitable ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

PACE of Southwest Michigan announces new CEO

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — PACE of Southwest Michigan recently announced that Jim Schlaman has joined PACE as chief executive officer. Schlaman brings more than 30 years ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles teens arrested following vehicle pursuit

NILES — Two teens were arrested Tuesday following a vehicle pursuit and crash in the city of Niles. The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Two sheriff’s deputies treated following Niles Township apartment fire

NILES TOWNSHIP — Two Berrien County Sheriff’s deputies were treated for smoke inhalation following a Niles Township apartment fire Tuesday morning. The Berrien County Sheriff’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Construction begins on Dowagiac District Library’s Carnegie building

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library is in the process of a much-needed facelift. Phase Two of the library’s expansion and renovation project began in ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Southwest Michigan counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Several southwest Michigan counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cottage Gallery to host Santa for holiday event

DOWAGIAC — Santa Claus is coming to downtown Dowagiac. Cottage Gallery in downtown Dowagiac will host Jolly ‘Ole St. Nick in its storefront window from ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Tree of Love Campaign to host virtual celebration Thursday

DOWAGIAC — The Ascension Borgess Foundation is urging the community to support its annual Tree of Love campaign, which helps women in need receive life-saving ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation grants $20,000 to help City of Niles fund home repairs

NILES — Recognizing that there is no place like home for the holidays, the city of Niles, with help from the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, has ... Read more

2 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Niles River Santa sets sail

NILES — On the St. Joseph River between the W. Main Street and Grant Street bridges can be seen a festive sight: Santa, complete with ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac tree farm sees business soar amid pandemic

DOWAGIAC — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hindered businesses across the state, but for one local Christmas tree farm, business is booming. Butler Tree Farms, ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

PHOTO STORY: Niles Amtrak depot gets dressed for Christmas

NILES — Opening plastic tubs and boxes full of decorations, looking for just the right ones, is an adventure every year when preparing for the ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

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