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Emergency order presents challenges to growers, organizations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order requiring COVID-19 testing for both agricultural and food ... Read more

14 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan Community Schools hosts virtual town hall with parents

BUCHANAN — The new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools, Patricia Robinson, welcomed more than 140 participants to a town hall meeting on Google Meet Thursday ... Read more

15 hours ago by Christina Clark.

On the Mantle opens in downtown Cassopolis selling handmade skincare

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis resident Karyn Webster has worked hard to create a calming, relaxed space in her downtown Cassopolis storefront, despite the chaos of Broadway ... Read more

15 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac man sentenced to jail following drug overdose, probation violation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man has to spend more time in jail after violating his probation from a 2018 conviction. Sentencings Friday were once again ... Read more

17 hours ago by Debra Haight.

MEC annexes back into the village limits

CASSOPOLIS — Nearly two years after it opened its new headquarters on Decatur Road in Penn Township, Midwest Energy and Communications has been annexed back ... Read more

18 hours ago by Scott Novak.

Buchanan selects new city manager

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commissioners have settled on who they want to be their next city manager after interviewing six candidates this week. Former West ... Read more

19 hours ago by Debra Haight.

New Dowagiac pastor aims to ‘recapture the heartbeat’ of the Bible

DOWAGIAC — There is a new pastor on the block in Dowagiac. Rick Romeo, the pastor of First Christian Church, 201 Oak Street, Dowagiac, has ... Read more

20 hours ago by Max Harden.

Monday Evening club adds plaque to celebratory marker

EDWARDSBURG — Last year, Edwardsburg’s Monday Evening Club celebrated 125 years. As part of the celebration, the group earlier this year moved a rock that ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Edwardsburg residents open Mosquito Joe franchise

EDWARDSBURG — One Edwardsburg couple’s desire to be their own bosses has led them on a journey to owning their own business franchise that helps ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education votes to start year with distance learning

DOWAGIAC — All Dowagiac Union Schools students will start the upcoming school year in full-time distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but board members say ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

NILES — Dan Applegate walked 7 miles on Tuesday evening around the Niles High School track. He did not walk it alone, however. The track, ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac resident named 2021 Cass County Miss Agriculture USA Queen

DOWAGIAC — Shaelyn Bundy is doing her best to put Cass County agriculture on the map. The Dowagiac native was recently named 2021 Cass County ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan to host virtual short film festival Aug. 19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted virtually by ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Niles nonprofit works to keep evictions out of courts

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Wednesdays, Ric Pawloski spends the day at the Niles court house. “It’s landlord-tenant day,” he said. “The goal is to try ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office launches internal investigation into video incident

NILES — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office has launched an internal investigation into a Niles incident that was recorded and shared via Facebook Live Tuesday. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Whitmer signs executive directive recognizing, addressing racism as a public health crisis

LANSING— Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took action to elevate black voices in state government, signing Executive Order 2020-163, which creates the Black Leadership Advisory Council. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed legislation creating more opportunities for quality outdoor recreation by authorizing $28.7 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Arrest, use of force streamed on Facebook Live involved Berrien County deputy

NILES — An arrest turned into a physical altercation in a Facebook Live video recorded in Niles on Tuesday afternoon. In the video, which begins ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce unveils upcoming Same Day Rewards Program

DOWAGIAC — The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a plan that will benefit both consumers and retailers alike. The chamber revealed its ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Renovation work begins on Dowagiac’s China Garden

DOWAGIAC — A downtown Dowagiac business is in the process of receiving a facelift. China Garden, 114 S. Front Street, Dowagiac, is having it’s front ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Berrien, Cass County unofficial election results

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien and Cass counties for the Aug. 4 primary election with 100 percent of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with pickup truck

NILES TOWNSHIP—A motorcyclist sustained serious, possibly life-threatening, injuries in a truck versus motorcycle collision Tuesday afternoon, according to deputies from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County services work to connect homeless to housing

BERRIEN COUNTY — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to financially impact people already precariously housed. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Michigan’s June 2020 unemployment ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

DUS seeks board member

DOWAGIAC — Due to a recent resignation on the board, Dowagiac Union Schools is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacant board seat. Applicants must ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

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