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GALLERY: Cassopolis Memorial Day services

The Village of Cassopolis did not have its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, but it felt it was important to still have services at ... Read more

7 hours ago by Scott Novak.

Fireside Tap and Grill damaged in structure fire

EDWARDSBURG — A popular Edwardsburg eatery was damaged in a structure fire Sunday. The Edwardsburg Fire Department was dispatched to Fireside Tap and Grill, 69245 ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Deputy Laesch connects resources, communicates with the health department through mandates

NILES — Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kelly Laesch is no stranger to wearing multiple hats. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has shown. She has ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine grads continue family legacies

NILES — Two Brandywine valedictorians are continuing family legacies. Brandywine’s Connor Janowiak is continuing a family tradition by being a Bobcat valedictorian. The family was ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis senior receives one of four Robert Freeze Memorial Scholarships

CASSOPOLIS — Senior Owen Gardner, of Cassopolis, did not know Robert Freeze, but his mother, Tammy Gardner, went to school with him. Using the memories ... Read more

3 days ago by Scott Novak.

COA’s Handy Helpers program continues following shutdown

EDWARDSBURG — Stuart Street in Edwardsburg was alive with the hum of table saws and the uneven taps of hammers Wednesday morning. Over the chorus ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County percent of positive COVID-19 tests decline, county parks open but limited

BERRIEN COUNTY— The Berrien County Health Department’s Health Officer Nicki Britten was joined on a Facebook Live by Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Undersheriff Chuck Heit ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Hidden Acres Safe Haven seeks donations

DOWAGIAC — As the sun shined down over Hidden Acres Safe Haven Thursday afternoon, a chorus of animals could be heard from the farm — ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

YMCA of Greater Michiana to close South Bend-Mishawaka YMCA branch

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The YMCA of Greater Michiana is permanently closing the South Bend-Mishawaka YMCA branch effective Tuesday. “As we navigate the COVID-19 health ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Village Council approves two marijuana businesses

EDWARDSBURG — Two marijuana businesses are blazing forward in the village of Edwardsburg. Monday, the Edwardsburg Village Council voted to approve two marijuana businesses to ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Grills grant fund awarded to Niles DDA

NILES — Tuesday, the Niles Main Street Downtown Development Authority was announced as one of the recipients of a grant from The Grills Fund for ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office employees recover from COVID-19, donate plasma

CASSOPOLIS — On a Thursday in March, Captain Tom Jacobs of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office went home early from work with mild flu symptoms. ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Helping Hands of Cass County prepares to reopen

CASSOPOLIS — A local nonprofit store will reopen next week, following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Thursday announcement that retail stores could open by appointment. Helping Hands ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Brandywine Community Schools announce pre-Labor Day start

NILES — Brandywine Community Schools announced Tuesday the 2020-2021 school year will start earlier than in the past. The schools will begin on Monday, Aug. ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County reports six additional COVID-19 deaths as Michigan loosens COVID-19 restrictions

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The death toll of COVID-19 rose in southwest Michigan Thursday. Thursday afternoon, Berrien County reported six additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing its total ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Drive-thru fair food fundraiser to be hosted at the Cass County Fairgrounds May 29-31

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Fair fans will get a special treat as the Cass County Fairgrounds will host a fair food drive-thru May 29-31. Cass ... Read more

4 days ago by Scott Novak.

Dowagiac man accepts plea deal for 2019 bomb threat

CASSOPOLIS – The Dowagiac man who caused a lockdown of Cass County government buildings last June has accepted a plea deal. Patrick Kyle McMeeken is ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

New businesses move forward

NILES — New business is beginning to bloom in Niles once again. Businesses are now beginning to move forward with plans again as COVID-19 mandates ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

United Way seeks volunteers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way of Southwest Michigan is seeking volunteers for various projects to continue to ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Area Agency on Aging to host virtual conversation on aging in Michigan

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Two area agencies are hoping older adults in southwest Michigan will lend their voices to a conversation to coordinate efforts to serve ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

MEC grant to support area schools

CASSOPOLIS — An annual grant supporting local schools is now accepting applications. Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Strengthening Schools ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Windows of Hope hopes to foster community

BERRIEN COUNTY — As people continue to social distance, one new initiative is asking residents to come together to help spread hope throughout our community ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Southwest Michigan has lost another life to COVID-19. Wednesday, Berrien County reported one new COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s death count to ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Treasurer warns of scam letters

CASSOPOLIS — A scam that has been on-going in Michigan for more than a year has now reached Cass County, according to Cass County Treasurer ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Pokagon elders approach goal of making 1,400 masks to fight COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — In the wake of COVID-19, one group of Pokagon citizens has been putting its skills to use to benefit the community. The Pokagon ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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