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Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handed down her executive order for “Stay at home, stay safe” on Monday, regional organizations were mobilized to ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Embezzler sentenced to two to 15 years in prison

CASSOPOLIS — With the Law and Courts Building closed to the public until mid-April, the Circuit Court sentencing docket was a little different Friday. Defendants ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Woodlands Behavioral Health Network urging public to seek health services

CASSOPOLIS — One local public health network wants to remind residents it is still open and offering support services 24/7 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Woodlands ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Berrien, Van Buren counties see rise in number COVID-19 cases

MICHIGAN — Two counties in southwest Michigan have seen increased numbers of individuals infected with COVID-19, according to reports released Friday afternoon. As of 3 ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — An employee with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that an ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

DASAS continues 24/7 advocacy, support during COVID-19

THREE RIVERS — Isolation periods during COVID-19 could create a perfect storm for domestic violence. Deborah Hackworth, the interim executive director of Domestic and Sexual ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

UFCU offers financial relief to members, community during COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union has launched a Member Assistance Program designed to provide financial relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan Cares Fund to support local COVID-19 response

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the community works through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, local funders and businesses have come together to create the Southwest ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County confirms first case of COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — Cass County officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the area. Thursday, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department was notified ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Residents donate time, materials to help fill medical supply shortage

DOWAGIAC — Monday afternoon before a state “stay home” order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went into effect, Dowagiac resident Sara Melvin flipped through a short ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

American Red Cross still seeking donations amid coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — James Lanning has worked for the American Red Cross for more than 10 years. During his employment, he has seen a lot of ... Read more

4 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SpartanNash installs sneeze guards

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash announced Tuesday it had begun installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

MSP answers FAQs related to ‘stay home’ order

MICHIGAN — Following Monday’s “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan State Police have received dozens of ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Local churches turn to virtual services in the wake of coronavirus concerns

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last Sunday, Dowagiac’s First United Methodist Church Pastor Chris Momany began his day like he would any other Sunday. He got up, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Elkhart man sentenced in 2019 Edwardsburg incident

CASSOPOLIS — An Elkhart man found with drugs inside an Edwardsburg area home last February is going to prison after being sentenced Friday in Cass ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Food pantries revise procedures amid COVID-19 outbreak

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time in Mary Tompi’s 15 years working at Helping Hands in Cassopolis, the nonprofit’s thrift store has closed its doors ... Read more

1 week ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Deadline extended to redeem property for delinquent taxes

CASSOPOLIS — Property owners in Michigan have received a last-minute reprieve in response to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

VBCDHD public health services remain open throughout the COVID-19 response

DOWAGIAC — To protect the public’s health and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Van Buren/Cass District Health Department has made temporary adjustments to public services ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Economic support available to small business owners

LANSING — The state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department public health services remain open amid COVID-19 response

DOWAGIAC — To protect the public’s health and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Van Buren/Cass District health Department has made temporary adjustments to public services ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Retail stores reserve time for older adults, pregnant women

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash and its family for retail stores will set aside time twice per week for store guests most at risk of contracting ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac City Hall temporarily limits lobby access

  DOWAGIAC — In an effort to provide a safe place for business transactions and its employees, the city of Dowagiac is limiting the number ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Weather advisory warns of overnight storms, wind

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Weather advisories for Thursday evening include potential thunderstorms and wind speeds of 45 to 50 miles per hour in the Niles, Dowagiac ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

SpartanNash retail stores reserve time for older adults, pregnant women, immunocompromised store guests

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash and its family for retail stores will set aside time twice per week for store guests most at risk of contracting ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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