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Niles Walmart limits entry, purchasing amounts

NILES — A line of people approximately six feet apart wrapped around the Niles Walmart building could be seen from the road Friday afternoon, as ... Read more

1 hour ago by Staff Report.

Southwest Michigan COVID-19 cases increase

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to rise in southwest Michigan. As of 3 p.m. Friday, the number of confirmed positive cases in ... Read more

3 hours ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan farm-to-table brewery opens for carryout

Thursday morning, Chicago native Brian Dougherty stood inside of a nearly-empty taproom as a small team of staff bustled behind him, cleaning, putting the finishing ... Read more

9 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Caruso’s continues to offer sweets, eats during COVID-19 closures

One local candy and soda shop that survived during the Great Depression is now hopeful it will continue serving the community until well after the ... Read more

9 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

With schools closed, early childhood educators adapt

From story time to learning to spell, learning has not come to a halt for students and teachers in the Brandywine Community Schools and Niles ... Read more

9 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Weekly Berrien County board of commissioners meeting hosted live, online

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners hosted its weekly meeting Thursday in a new format to accommodate social distancing measures. Read more

9 hours ago by Christina Clark.

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.

Michigan’s conservation districts still ‘open’ for essential services

Michigan’s conservation district offices may look quiet (and closed) from the outside due to the state’s COVID-19 crisis response. Yet staff are still busy fielding ... Read more

9 hours ago by Submitted.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan cancels spring 2020 season, 5K

Each spring, hundreds of girls from across southwest Michigan gather to show off the hard work developed during several weeks of practice at the Girls ... Read more

9 hours ago by Submitted.

Van Buren County reports first COVID-19 death

VAN BUREN COUNTY — The death toll of COVID-19 continues to rise, with another death reported in southwest Michigan by the Michigan Department of Health and ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

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.

Berrien County directs residents to hotline, non 9-1-1 for concerns

BERRIEN COUNTY — Although many people have questions regarding the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order signed by Governor Whitmer, Berrien County residents are requested ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Local animal control services urge owners to have plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN —  As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, local animal control services and shelters remain open to respond to emergencies and to ... Read more

1 day ago by Hannah Holliday.

Funeral homes offer alternative services in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When the family of the late Charles “Chuck” Dill celebrated his life Monday, the room they gathered in to host his funeral ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

Four Winds Casinos reschedule several concerts due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos recently announced several concerts that were postponed at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties see uptick in COVID-19 patients

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to rise in southwest Michigan. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the number of confirmed positive cases in ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Resources available for renters affected financially by COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the calendar flips to April, there is some relief available for those facing housing rent that have been affected financially by ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Community members step up in a mask shortage stitch

NILES — When Amy Krueger Archer shared on social media she was sewing face masks, she knew she wanted to do something meaningful to help ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien, Cass County commissioners hosting teleconference meetings

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Because of concerns over COVID-19, the social distancing ordered by Governor Whitmer and in compliance with executive order EO-2020-15, the Cass County ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac restaurants rally to stay open

DOWAGIAC — When Cindy Brosnan, co-owner of Round Oak Revisited and Philo’s Pub, heard restaurants would be allowed to stay open for curbside delivery and ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac artist moves classes to virtual during COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Like other aspects of life during COVID-19, art is continuing to evolve, but for one local artist, the transition is seamless. Nestled in ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Area Agency on Aging honors COVID 19 home-care heroes

ST. JOSEPH — Right now, as many work from home and find new books and Netflix shows to keep occupied, there is a group of ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Million Meal Challenge will help feed the hungry during COVID-19 crisis

LANSING — The COVID-19 crisis has prompted mandated school closures and idled workers, dramatically increasing the need for healthy food. To address the demand on ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

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