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COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 906,538 cases, 19,947 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,110 COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac’s Stockwell named champion swine showman at Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Brianna Stockwell was all smiles at the Cass County Fair on Tuesday. The Dowagiac native took home champion swine showman honors at the ... Read more

14 hours ago by Max Harden.

Registration now open for Lory’s Place Run, Walk, and Rock

St. JOSEPH – Runners, walkers and other supporters are invited to register for the 18th annual Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory’s Place, the grief ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

BCF Arts Challenge seeking support for Berrien County arts venues

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien Community Foundation’s Arts Challenge recently launched a second act to support arts venues that have struggled throughout the pandemic. The ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Community members encouraged to donate blood, save lives

ST. JOSEPH – One local health care system is asking the public to donate blood and save lives. Blood supplies across the state remain low, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Police Log: July 28-Aug. 2

July 28 7:32 a.m. — Police Department, subpoena service 12:01 p.m. — Oak St/Jay, traffic stop 12:42 p.m. — 400 Block First, civil dispute 1:25 ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

Niles Township reconsiders document scanning project, rescinds special meeting vote

NILES TOWNSHIP — Monday evening, the Niles Township Board of Trustees reversed action it took last week on a document scanning project. Last Thursday, the ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles church to host Family Fun Fest Saturday

NILES — A day of free fun is coming to the Niles community this weekend as a local church hosts a family-friendly event. Community Evangelical ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Niles’ Tharp wins Cass County Youth Dairy Show

CASSOPOLIS — Mary Tharp’s cow Valentine holds a special place in her heart. “I named her Valentine because we got her on Valentine’s Day,” she ... Read more

20 hours ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac man gets jail time for assaulting brother-in-law

NILES — A Dowagiac man is going to be spending more time in jail after being sentenced in Berrien County Court for assaulting his brother-in-law. ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Cassopolis teen wins sheep showman overall, grand overall market

CASSOPOLIS – After last year’s cancelation, the Cass County Fair is back in full swing with 4-H animal shows. On Monday, Jena Bradley, of Cassopolis, ... Read more

2 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair names royal court

CASSOPOLIS — A new monarchy is in town — just in time for the 2021 Cass County Fair. Saturday evening, the Cass County Fair hosted ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles man sentenced to counseling, time served following drunk driving incident

NILES — In Berrien County Court Monday, a Niles man was sentenced on drunk driving and computer charges. Quantell Jabar Verse, 33, of South Fifth ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles man sentenced to prison for fleeing police

NILES – A Niles man with a lengthy criminal record is going to prison after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Gene Jason ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Students help design SMC esports arena

DOWAGIAC — “I don’t know what I was expecting, but this is better,” Brooke Johnson said about Southwestern Michigan College’s new Esports Arena in the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair kicks off with opening ceremonies, parade

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time in two years, the Cass County Fair grandstand was alive with cheering fans Sunday evening as the 2021 fair ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Event organizers, local dispensaries call inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival a success

NILES — Event organizers and local cannabis companies called the inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival a success. The festival, which was approved by the Niles City ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan native Hannah Roberts takes silver in Olympics

TOKYO — Fans from across Michiana filled the Buchanan Commons Saturday night as they watched one of their own make history. Hannah Roberts, 19, won ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival sells nearly 800 tickets

NILES — The city’s inaugural Niles Cannabis Festival is well underway, and event organizers say things are going better than they could have hoped. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Fair grand marshals are longtime advocates of the fair

CASSOPOLIS — Jim Bogue remembers it like it was yesterday. As a young child growing up down the street from the Cass County Fairgrounds, Bogue ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Fair organizers excited for fair after 2020 cancellation

CASSOPOLIS — Every day, Cass County Fair President Brian Kuemin walks outside and is reminded that fair week is right around the corner. All it ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Fair guests in for a treat with main grounds entertainment

CASSOPOLIS — Some of the world’s largest land mammals will be taking the center stage this year at the Cass County Fair.  The 2021 Cass ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COA’s Meals on Wheels program seeks delivery volunteers

CASSOPOLIS —The Cass County Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to make deliveries to seniors in need. According to COA volunteer coordinator Danielle Dilts, the ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Inaugural LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K to take place Aug. 7

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The first LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and will feature a 5K ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Purdue University Fort Wayne, SMC sign transfer agreement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Purdue University Fort Wayne has signed an articulation agreement with Southwestern Michigan College. This agreement will allow students from SMC to ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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