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COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 878,125 cases, 18,710 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,675 COVID-19 cases and 259 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

5 hours ago by Submitted.

County proposes increase in Niles Township deputy force numbers

NILES TOWNSHIP — Road work and policing were on the agenda Monday at the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Berrien County Sheriff ... Read more

5 hours ago by Christina Clark.

SMC to add basketball, volleyball, wrestling for fall 2022

DOWAGIAC — In keeping with its ongoing mission of providing the total college life experience, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, during its regular ... Read more

6 hours ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac man arrested following drug bust

DOWAGIAC — A man has been arrested following a drug bust in Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team reported that detectives served a search ... Read more

7 hours ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Police Log: May 14-16

May 14 8:26 a.m. – Telegraph/N Front, dogs at large 8:43 a.m. – Front, stalking complaint 10:05 a.m. – Front, larceny complaint 1:01 p.m. – ... Read more

7 hours ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Village Council passes new maintenance employee wage scale

EDWARDSBURG – Edwardsburg Village Council members are valuing the importance of visual appeal and the inner workings of the village. Monday, a resolution was passed ... Read more

7 hours ago by Caleb Steensma.

Niles community helps toddler fight leukemia

NILES – Last Saturday, friends of Brooklynn Bowman hosted a fair at the Cass County Fair grounds to raise money for her continued fight against ... Read more

9 hours ago by Christina Clark.

MEC announces 2021 scholarship winners

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications recently recognized the academic achievements, leadership and community involvement of four local students with its annual college scholarship program. ... Read more

11 hours ago by Submitted.

Click It or Ticket campaign runs through June 6

LANSING — To remind everyone about the importance of buckling up, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning launched Monday a Click It or Ticket ... Read more

12 hours ago by Submitted.

After 2020 cancellations, southwest Michigan communities look forward to traditional Memorial Day festivities

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Memorial Day came with an extra dose of sorrow last year, as communities across the country had to cancel the usual festivities ... Read more

12 hours ago by Caleb Steensma.

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural spring market draws visitors, vendors from surrounding areas

NILES – Vendors from around the region, featuring unique offerings such as boutique clothing, hand-made masks, headbands, cosmetics and even skateboards flocked to the Four ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 876,854 cases, 18,627 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,662 COVID-19 cases and 259 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County asks for public input with emergency management survey

BERRIEN COUNTY — Berrien County Emergency Management officials kicked off a new project last week aimed at protecting the community from disasters. A plan known ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Man involved in 2020 murder of Dowagiac man pleads guilty

CASSOPOLIS – The second of two men involved in the January 2020 murder of Michael Collins in Dowagiac has pleaded guilty. Jay Vincent Penar pleaded ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

PHOTO STORY: Niles Renaissance Faire sees success in its third year

NILES – Over the weekend, Plym Park was transformed into Queen Kiriel’s grounds for the third annual Niles Renaissance Faire. Bards, knights, Vikings, fighters, jailers, ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Medical Care Facility hosts parade

CASSOPOLIS — Celebrate the end of National Nursing Home Week, Cass County Medical Care Facility, 23770 Hospital St., Cassopolis, hosted an outdoor parade for its ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Buchanan man sentenced to jail time for drug possession

NILES – Jail and probation sentences were handed down to area residents in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Andinea Marshall Brown, 48, of Buchanan, pleaded ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Kalamazoo man injured in Wayne Township motorcycle crash

WAYNE TOWNSHIP – Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a motorcycle personal injury traffic crash that occurred ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

UWSM CEO chosen for United Way worldwide task force

ST. JOSEPH — Anna Murphy, CEO and president of United Way of Southwest Michigan, has been selected to join the newly formed United Way Worldwide ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Teen killed in Ontwa Township shooting confirmed to be Cassopolis student

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — A teen killed in an Ontwa Township shooting Sunday has been identified as a Cassopolis Middle School student. In social media posts, ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Police Log: May 5-12

May 5 2:11 a.m. – S. Third/W. U.S. Highway 12, traffic stop 2:55 a.m. – 1100 blocK S. 11th, alarm-burglary/others 2:57 a.m. – 1200 block ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

New pavilion project breaks ground in Russom Park

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac and other community leaders gathered Saturday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Police investigating fatal shooting of 15-year-old girl

EDWARDSBURG — Police are currently investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was killed following a Sunday afternoon shooting in Ontwa Township. At 1:42 ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

New look: Dowagiac District Library welcomes guests with grand opening ceremony

DOWAGIAC — A journey more than 10 years in the making concluded Saturday afternoon in front of 211 Commercial St. in downtown Dowagiac. It was ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

SMC graduating 87 with honors

DOWAGIAC — “I’m standing here today at only 18 years old as the first in my family to graduate from college,” said Jossalyn Rogalski, Southwestern ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

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