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Berrien County Health department gets blunt on marijuana education, safety

NILES — The Berrien County Health Department is no stranger to having blunt talks about public health. Through the spring, summer and now entering fall, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Two Dowagiac men sentenced Friday in Cass County Court

CASSOPOLIS — Two Dowagiac area men were sentenced to probation in assault related cases Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Daniel Keith Stenberg, 35, of ... Read more

18 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County works to expand broadband access

CASSOPOLIS — This week, Cass County took the first step toward expanding broadband internet access to its residents. Thursday, the Cass County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

19 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Ontwa Township passes 2.25 percent millage increase

EDWARDSBURG — Following a vote of the Ontwa Township Board of Trustees this week, township residents will see a slight increase in their property taxes. ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

LANSING — Karla Grady-Walker, of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Michigan Works!, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! Association for her efforts ... Read more

21 hours ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis awards preliminary marijuana licenses

CASSOPOLIS — Marijuana in Cassopolis is blazing ahead. Tuesday, the Village of Cassopolis awarded its first preliminary operating licenses to three separate marijuana businesses. The ... Read more

21 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles police chief looks forward to continuing work with city, two departments

NILES — Niles Police Chief Jim Millin has held his current position since 2011. As Niles Fire Chief Larry Lamb moves into retirement on Oct. ... Read more

22 hours ago by Christina Clark.

North Pointe Center class partners with church for cemetery cleanup project

DOWAGIAC — A local school class is making sure the Calvary Cemetery stays in top shape for visitors. North Pointe Center transition services teacher Tracy ... Read more

23 hours ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,863 cases, 6,623 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,583 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Thursday, according ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County to partake in annual Crop Hunger Walk

EDWARDSBURG — An annual charity fundraiser will be hosted early next month. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be looking different than usual. ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Performing Arts Workshops launches memorial fundraising campaign

NILES — An area nonprofit is seeking to honor the memory of an artist, while also creating an opportunity for students. Performing Arts Workshops is ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Court of Appeals rules secretary Benson acted lawfully in mailing absentee voter ballot applications to registered voters

LANSING — The Michigan Court of Appeals this week affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was lawfully permitted to send ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC welcomes new dean of business, advanced technology

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new dean of Business and Advanced Technology Dr. Karen Reilly always sensed she would come “full circle” — and the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Elks to host annual Guys & Dolls Golf Outing

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Golf Course is offering area residents a chance to tee off for a cause. The Elks’ annual Guys & Dolls ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! will be expanding to three locations in Cass County. The central office in Dowagiac will close as the expansion takes ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

MSP traffic stop data reveals need for deeper study

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Data released from the Michigan State Police about traffic stops in Berrien and Cass counties includes two data points: number of stops ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Ballard staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NILES — A staff member at Ballard Elementary in the Niles school district has tested positive for COVID-19. A letter posted to the district’s website ... Read more

2 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Two arrested on meth charges in Pokagon Township

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — Two people were arrested Wednesday for drugs following a search warrant in Pokagon Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. During ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Lakeland Heart and Vascular earns testing reaccreditation by IAC

ST. JOSEPH — Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases is possible through use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Court of Appeals: Absentee ballot mailers were lawfully distributed

LANSING– The Michigan Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was lawfully permitted to send out unsolicited absentee voter ... Read more

3 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries helps families in need during pandemic

VANDALIA — Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries hosted its annual free fall/winter clothing giveaway on Aug. 22. Despite the complexities of social distancing, officials said ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,863 cases, 6,623 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan continues to see increased COVID-19 case numbers. Berrien County reported 1,569 confirmed cases and 72 related deaths as of Wednesday, according ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

PACE of Southwest Michigan celebrates National PACE Month, anniversary

ST. JOSEPH — PACE of Southwest Michigan, located in St. Joseph, is celebrating National PACE Month in September. The National PACE Association has designated September ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

City of Niles to begin hydrant flushing on Sept. 21

NILES — The city of Niles will be flushing hydrants during the day, starting Monday, Sept. 21. Flushing will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Salvation Army hosting virtual fundraiser

NILES — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to turn to virtual options for many things — from meetings to shopping to grocery delivery and ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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