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YMCA to host Day of Giving as it nears fundraising goal

NILES — The Niles-Buchanan YMCA has spent the last four years fundraising for a building and programming expansion. Now, the “countdown” has begun, said Jill ... Read more

15 hours ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

PHOTO STORY: COA hosts Mardi Gras lunch

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, the COA hosted its annual Mardi Gras lunch at both its Cassopolis and Dowagiac locations. To celebrate the occasion, patrons wore traditional ... Read more

15 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac hosts public hearing on MSHDA modular house

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac is moving forward with its plans to install a modular home. At Monday’s city council meeting, the council hosted ... Read more

15 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac holiday business joins Little Free Library forces

DOWAGIAC — Melissa Gunn is no stranger to the world of books. While she owns her own business, Deck the Halls, which caters to one’s ... Read more

15 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC Band Clinic Day becoming annual event

DOWAGIAC — Area bands should sound “fuller” playing their Michigan Band and Orchestra Association festival programs the first week in March after Southwestern Michigan College’s ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Two Niles men sentenced on assault charges

NILES – Two assaultive situations in the city of Niles last year have resulted in one man being sentenced to prison and another given the ... Read more

15 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Niles previews masterplan

NILES — A sneak peek of the city of Niles’ vision for the future was given Monday evening at a Niles City Council committee of ... Read more

15 hours ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Berrien County schools can opt into pre-Labor Day start

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A public hearing on potentially starting school before Labor Day ended with a definite answer: Berrien County school boards can vote to ... Read more

1 day ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Dowagiac winter guard hosts friends, family show

DOWAGIAC — Members of Dowagiac Union High School’s winter guard channeled Greek mythology as they emerged for their winter showcase with blue, scaly makeup on ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

DUHS students make Lego murals for Black History Month

DOWAGIAC — If one were to walk down the halls of Dowagiac Union High School this month, they would be greeted by colorful, pixelated images ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Red Cross to host blood drives

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The American Red Cross is seeking blood and platelet donations this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Area students compete for ticket to national spelling bee

BENTON HARBOR — With the chance to become national spelling bee champs on the line, nearly 50 students gathered last Thursday to test their linguistic ... Read more

2 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Upcoming Spectrum Health Lakeland events

ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland announced upcoming community health events at its locations across Berrien County. All but one event is free. • Bones ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan State Police to host recruiting seminar in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A statewide law enforcement agency is seeking local recruits. The Michigan State Police will host a recruiting seminar from 10 a.m. until noon ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County Parks Department hosting logo contest

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County creatives have the chance to put their mark on Cass County, thanks to a recently announced contest. The Cass County Parks ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday

A local Niles eatery celebrated Fat Tuesday a day early. While Fat Tuesday is known for paczki, Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery put its own ... Read more

2 days ago by Emily Sobecki.

Niles, Buchanan residents sentenced on charges of possession, delivery

NILES — Drug offenses led two area residents to be sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Earl Kenyatta Bostic, 49, of Maple ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Area history center celebrates Black History Month

NILES — History is all around in southwest Michigan, and that includes a rich African American heritage to be celebrated not only in February during ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Passenger injured in Howard Township crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A teenager police say was distracted while driving was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Elks to host annual Wild Game Dinner, auction

DOWAGIAC — To align with its mission of helping community youth, the local Elks Lodge will host an annual dinner this week. At 7 p.m. ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Cass County Commissioners hear presentation on Cass Kickstart to Careers

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday evening, Cass County Commissioners learned about how a local group is helping young students plan for the future. Becky Moore, a member ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

High school senior elected president of Riverfront Optimist Club

NILES — Joshua Sitarz’s first memory of the Niles Family Fun Fair and Music Festival was as a 14-year-old in 2015. He volunteered to pick ... Read more

3 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

County officials briefed on communicable diseases

CASSOPOLIS — At the forefront in everyone’s mind recently, with the daily headlines of the rising numbers of those infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County Animal Shelter gets boost from MDARD grant

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Animal Welfare Fund grants. This year, MDARD will ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Brandywine senior earns scholarship

NILES — Connor Janowiak, a Brandywine High School senior, received a $1,000 scholarship last Thursday by Zolman’s Best One Tire & Auto Care’s Mishawaka branch, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

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