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COVID-19 UPDATE: Following Thanksgiving weekend, Michigan reports 360,449 cases, 9,134 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 did not break for Thanksgiving, with case numbers continuing to rise, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

One injured by falling tree

PENN TOWNSHIP — An area man was hospitalized Sunday, after becoming trapped under a fallen tree, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Report.

Two killed in Cass County house fire

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Two people died in a Porter Township fire Friday Saturday afternoon, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. The department was called ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Woodlands receives grant to provide support to inmates facing addiction

CASSOPOLIS — Thanks to a recently awarded grant, one area agency is taking steps to help keep current and former Cass County inmates from falling ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Police investigating suspicious death of 29-year-old found in vehicle

CASS COUNTY — A woman was found dead inside a vehicle in Cass County on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Police ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Holidays, COVID-19 pose mental health stresses, experts say

NILES — Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health impact is still difficult to quantify. As the holiday season approaches with even more ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles MSP Post welcomes new commander

NILES — Michigan State Police recently announced the promotion of Lt. Ryan Schoonveld to the rank of First Lieutenant, and his assignment to the Niles ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Wednesday, both Berrien and Van Buren counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Chief Judge receives lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Supreme Court

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, Cass County Chief Judge Susan Dobrich set herself a goal — make it through the Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Day proceedings without ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Tuesday, counties across southwest Michigan reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 314,216 cases, 8,543 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Michigan is still reporting high COVID-19 positives, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac roofer sentenced for stolen property, probation violation

CASSOPOLIS — An area roofing contractor is going to jail after being found with stolen property and violating terms of an earlier probation. He was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Board of Commissioners approves substance abuse funding, new records system

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Board of Commissioners were back to business approving new items of business Thursday. The board met via Zoom video conferencing, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Pedestrian killed in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian was killed in a car accident Thursday in Porter Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties have reported new COVID-19 related deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Spectrum Health Lakeland changes COVID-19 testing criteria

ST. JOSEPH – Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised eligibility changes for those ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 277,806 cases, 8,190 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in southwest Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Milton Township, Cass County Road Commission discuss cost of design, engineering new roundabout

MILTON TOWNSHIP—At the regular Milton Township meeting on Tuesday evening, first steps for the roundabout at the Gumwood Road and Redfield Street intersection were mentioned. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

SMCAS taking increased precautions amid increasing COVID-19 rates

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Personal protection equipment is just one of the many layers of precaution the emergency responders at the Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Area man arrested for possession of meth, stolen property

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — An area man is in custody following an investigation by Cass County detectives Tuesday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COA suspends some activities for remainder of year due to COVID

CASS COUNTY — With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Michigan reaching record highs, the Cass County Council on Aging is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SMC staff, students give back during annual Rake a Difference campaign

CASS COUNTY — Three Southwestern Michigan College teams totaling 12 people Nov. 12 joined hundreds of area volunteers helping seniors in Berrien, Cass and Van ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County has reported one new COVID-19 death, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, Berrien ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Area bars, restaurants prepare for second dine-in closure

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The pandemic pendulum continues to swing, leaving some Michigan restaurant owners in dire straits. In an effort to combat the rising COVID-19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Southwest Michigan continues to see cases climb

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Following new state COVID-19 orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported rises in cases over the weekend. As of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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