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Gov. Whitmer signs mandatory mask order

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive requiring implicit bias training for health professionals

LANSING — On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer singed an executive directive requiring health care professionals in Michigan to undergo implicit bias training to obtain and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Scam warning issued by Berrien County Sheriff’s Department

BERRIEN COUNTY — Around 11 a.m. Tuesday the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department posted a warning about a reported scam in the area to its Facebook ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Leader Publications welcomes new reporter

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed a new addition to its news team. Max Harden, of Niles, has joined Leader Publications as a news reporter. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Two Berrien County residents sentenced to probation

NILES – Two area residents were sentenced to probation Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Christie Lynn Bates, 42, of Buchanan, pleaded guilty to attempted ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Berrien Community Foundation announces arts challenge grant

BERRIEN COUNTY —  Non-profit arts organizations of Berrien County have joined forces for one matching grant that will benefit them all. The Berrien Community Foundation ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

LMC discounts fall tuition by 10 percent, restructures class options, implements safety plans for fall semester

BENTON HARBOR — It has been nearly four months since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Michiganders go about thier day-to-day lives. In that time, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan, allows cocktails to go

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-143 on Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Niles shooting suspect sentenced on unrelated charge

NILES – A former Niles resident accused in a shooting incident last summer in Niles was sentenced Monday on an unrelated charge in Berrien County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Orthopedic surgeon to discuss knee arthritis

ST. JOSEPH – Spectrum Health Lakeland is inviting community members to join orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey Postma, DO, for a free, online seminar focused on knee ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union to provide contact-free community shred days

BERRIEN SPRINGS — In partnership with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service, Honor Credit Union announced its Free Community Shred Day schedule throughout its ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

DAR to host yard sale June 27

NILES — A local nonprofit will host a yard sale this weekend. The Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Michigan is first state in nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate

ST. JOSEPH — Michigan is the first state in the nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate –– a milestone that can be attributed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Wonderland Cinema, Niles Main Street to host movie in the park

NILES — On Friday, Wonderland Cinema will serve what Lisa Croteau called “a little slice of normal.” Croteau, director of marketing and administration for Niles ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Nebraska man sentenced up to 20 years on meth charges in Berrien County

NILES – A former Berrien Springs resident is going to prison after being caught dealing methamphetamines last year. Brandon Allen Goode, 29, of Arthur, Nebraska, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

75th annual Berrien County Youth Fair postponed to 2021

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair will have to wait one more year to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as the fair board officially ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys could reopen by July 4

LANSING — July 4 may prove to be the day theaters, bowling alleys and gyms reopen across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. With ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

LMC students earn spots on president’s, dean’s lists for spring semester

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College has announced the names of 671 students recognized for academic achievement during the spring 2020 semester. The president’s list ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland welcomes new vice president of health equity

ST. JOSEPH – As part of a three-part approach outlined by Spectrum Health Lakeland to dedicate financial resources, appoint new leadership, and commit to transparency ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Meth charges lead to prison, probation

NILES – A Buchanan man is going to prison after being caught selling meth to an undercover police officer. Garrett Black-Damaske, 25, of Buchanan, pleaded ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office lobby opens by appointment

ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Records Lobby, located at 919 Port St., St Joseph, will open by appointment only starting today. Appointments ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Bill Wolf retires after 15 years with Berrien County

ST. JOSEPH – Berrien County Commissioners said farewell to longtime Berrien County Administrator William Wolf last week. He is retiring this month after 15 years ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Growers, migrant workers adapt to COVID-19 changes

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — With more than 700 acres, Schilling Family Farms in Eau Claire grows lush groves of fruit trees and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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