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Ontwa Township installs dry hydrants

EDWARDSBURG — Rural parts of Ontwa Township and Edwardsburg just got a little safer. Ontwa Township recently completed phase one of its dry hydrant project ... Read more

25 mins ago by Sarah Culton.

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

EDWARDSBURG — This winter, students at Eagle Lake Elementary School were able to trek through the snow and become explorers, thanks to a grant from ... Read more

28 mins ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Board of Commissioners to return to in-person meetings

CASSOPOLIS — After nearly a year of only talking to each other over a computer screen, Cass County commissioners will see be able to see ... Read more

2 hours ago by Staff Report.

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

NILES – A local group is looking ahead to make sure students have the winter gear and clothing they need. The Niles Service League Bundle-A-Buddy ... Read more

2 hours ago by Christina Clark.

One Buchanan to host free online mental health forum on COVID-19 isolation, depression

BUCHANAN — One Buchanan, a local group committed to strengthening the city as a place of diversity and inclusion, will host part one of a ... Read more

17 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Cass counties have reported new COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Thursday, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Courts will be entering Phase Three of reopening beginning Monday. During the Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting on ... Read more

19 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Health Department expands access to COVID-19 vaccination

BENTON HARBOR — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced the state is moving to the next phase of vaccination as of ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis Municipal Complex wins AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award

CASSOPOLIS — New construction in Cassopolis has not gone unnoticed, evidenced by a recent award from the American Institute of Architects of Southwest Michigan. The ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Warrant issued for Dowagiac man accused of possession of child sexually abusive material

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Police Department is searching for a Dowagiac man who is facing child pornography charges, according to officials. Authorities say a warrant ... Read more

21 hours ago by Max Harden.

COA, Dowagiac District Library partner to launch new book club

CASS COUNTY — For many, reading is a solitary hobby. However, two local organizations are partnering to help Cass County book worms get a side ... Read more

24 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

NILES – At Monday evening’s Niles City Council meeting, council members will vote on whether to approve or reject the City of Niles Master Plan. ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

City of Dowagiac reports untreated wastewater discharge

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac reported a minor sanitary sewage spill of untreated wastewater at the Dowagiac Wastewater Treatment Facility. According to city officials, ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – In one of the actions the state of Michigan is taking to enhance its COVID-19 vaccine equity strategy, essential food and agriculture ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan expanding access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday

LANSING — To help reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders over age 16 and bring a quicker end to the COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan 591,753 cases, 15,563 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 10,715 COVID-19 cases and 223 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Police Log: Feb. 24-28

Wednesday, Feb. 24 10:56 a.m. — 200 block of S. Front, general assist 12:30 p.m. — 100 block of Sheldon, civil matter 12:33 p.m. — ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac man arrested on meth charges

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on Wednesday, CCDET detectives, along with ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles restaurants see regulars return as restrictions relax

NILES – Tuesday morning, a couple walked into Prime Table Restaurant in Niles. Though masks covered their noses and mouths, the crinkles around their eyes ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

United Way invites community to sponsor children to receive free books

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — March is National Reading Month, and United Way of Southwest Michigan is encouraging the community to rally around early childhood literacy by ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan 590,217 cases, 15,558 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 10,685 COVID-19 cases and 223 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Township Parks Board seeks public input at Wednesday hearing

NILES TOWNSHIP – A new trailhead is in the early discussion days for the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail over the next year. Jill DeLucia, chair ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Scream Park seeks new nonprofit organizations

NILES — The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn destinations, is currently seeking to recruit new community nonprofit groups to assist with ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Updated MDHHS orders expand restaurant capacity, increase capacity limits, allow for expanded visitation at residential care facilities

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated two of its epidemic orders, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Township approves state-outlined poverty guidelines, purchases tractor attachment for trails, considers firefighter applicants

NILES TOWNSHIP – Poverty guidelines for Niles Township were adjusted and accepted Monday evening by the township board members. Members also discussed and approved a ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

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