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Spectrum Health Lakeland reminds citizens that care for assault victims is still available

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandate is a preventative measure handed down from Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to help protect residents from ... Read more

5 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Leader Publications changing print cycle, remaining source for regular news updates

In response to the economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as well as the change in recent years as to how its readers ... Read more

5 hours ago by Staff Report.

State looks to increase public awareness of meals program for seniors

LANSING — Michigan recently received additional federal dollars to help provide meals to older adults as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, and state ... Read more

5 hours ago by Submitted.

‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order extended to April 30

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — To slow the spread of COVID-19, an order requiring Michiganders to stay home has been extended through the end of the month. ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation on track to make awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — School buildings may be closed, but seniors are still making plans for their next steps past graduating high school. Amidst the changing ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Small Business Relief Grants approved

KALAMAZOO — Southwest Michigan First, the regional economic development catalyst based in Kalamazoo, announced this week 144 small business grant recipients from southwest Michigan are ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland receives support for COVID-19 response efforts

ST. JOSEPH — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, community members, donors and organizations throughout southwest Michigan have come together in support of those serving ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Lakeland launches ‘We Stay Home for You’ campaign

NILES — Coming together to support healthcare workers takes a different approach due to to safety precautions in place these days. As healthcare professionals man ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Reduce Reuse Recycle Day canceled due to COVID-19

BENTON HARBOR — The 11th annual Reduce Reuse Recycle Day at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor that was scheduled for April 15 has been ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Lakeland encourages community to stay home, safe

ST. JOSEPH — In an effort to promote continued social distancing, and provide encouragement to frontline healthcare workers, Spectrum Health Lakeland is launching a “We ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Second COVID-19 death reported in Berrien County

BERRIEN COUNTY — A second COVID-19 related death has been reported by the Berrien County Health Department. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Berrien County is ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Lakeland forensic care, advocacy services remain available 24/7

ST. JOSEPH — Studies have shown domestic violence rates rise with times of stress similar to what workplaces, schools, and communities around the country are ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan COVID-19 cases increase

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to rise in southwest Michigan. As of 3 p.m. Friday, the number of confirmed positive cases in ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

With schools closed, early childhood educators adapt

From story time to learning to spell, learning has not come to a halt for students and teachers in the Brandywine Community Schools and Niles ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Weekly Berrien County board of commissioners meeting hosted live, online

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners hosted its weekly meeting Thursday in a new format to accommodate social distancing measures. Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan cancels spring 2020 season, 5K

Each spring, hundreds of girls from across southwest Michigan gather to show off the hard work developed during several weeks of practice at the Girls ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer closes schools for the remainder of the year

LANSING — Michigan students will not be returning to school this year. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday that orders schools to close ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien County directs residents to hotline, non 9-1-1 for concerns

BERRIEN COUNTY — Although many people have questions regarding the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order signed by Governor Whitmer, Berrien County residents are requested ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Local animal control services urge owners to have plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN —  As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, local animal control services and shelters remain open to respond to emergencies and to ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Funeral homes offer alternative services in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When the family of the late Charles “Chuck” Dill celebrated his life Monday, the room they gathered in to host his funeral ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Mendel Center announces an online series for a stay-at-home world

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Right now, most Michiganders are in their homes, following a “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month to slow ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Four Winds Casinos reschedule several concerts due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos recently announced several concerts that were postponed at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties see uptick in COVID-19 patients

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to rise in southwest Michigan. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the number of confirmed positive cases in ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Resources available for renters affected financially by COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the calendar flips to April, there is some relief available for those facing housing rent that have been affected financially by ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Berrien, Cass County commissioners hosting teleconference meetings

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Because of concerns over COVID-19, the social distancing ordered by Governor Whitmer and in compliance with executive order EO-2020-15, the Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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