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Underground Railroad Society of Cass County receives grant

DOWAGIAC — Help is on the way for The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County. The historical organization was awarded $10,000 by the Michigan Humanities ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

COA to host ‘Ice Cream Social Distancing’ events

CASSOPOLIS — This month, one local organization will be serving up something sweet for Cass County residents. The Cass County Council on Aging will host ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles man sentenced in 2019 shooting incident

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man who shot his gun out of the windows of a car last year was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

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.

State AG office to handle Diamond Lake Party case

CASS COUNTY — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has agreed to review the case of a Fourth of July party hosted at Diamond Lake 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

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Special prosecutor sought to review Diamond Lake Fourth of July party

CASS COUNTY — A special prosecutor is being sought to review incidents related to parties hosted at Diamond Lake. Tuesday afternoon, the Cass County Prosecutor’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

One injured in Penn Township crash

PENN TOWNSHIP—A New York resident was injured and taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning. According to Sheriff Richard J. Behnke of ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

CASS COUNTY — A Fourth of July party that has put Cass County under nationwide scrutiny could result in charges filed against its organizers. Saturday, ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

One injured in Sunday motorcycle accident

CALVIN TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist is reportedly injured after a single-vehicle crash on Sunday, according to Sheriff Richard Behnke of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

VANDALIA — Cass County stargazers now can view the night sky at a local International Dark-Sky Park. The Cass County Parks Board recently set a ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

Cass County forms steering committee on race

CASSOPOLIS — One newly formed committee is hoping to make a change in Cass County — one conversation at a time. Cass County has formed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Courthouse bomb threat extends man’s prison sentence

CASSOPOLIS – The man who shut down the Cass County Law & Courts Building last June with a bomb threat learned his fate Friday in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Fair canceled, will return in 2021

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Fair Board met Tuesday evening and voted to postpone the Cass County Fair until Aug. 1 to 7, 2021. “This ... 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.

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash identified as 25-year old South Bend resident

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place at approximately 10:05 a.m. on Redfield Road in Milton Township, near Niles. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Road Commission experiences COVID-19 related funding cuts

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Road Commission has adjusted some services this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduction in funding. Roadside mowing, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Motorcycle, two passenger vehicles involved in fatal crash

NILES — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place around 10 a.m. in Niles. Investigators were still on the scene at 1 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department to host free curbside condom event

DOWAGIAC — In honor of National HIV Testing Day, for one day only, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is hosting a free, contact-less curbside ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

One injured in motorcycle accident

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — An Indiana resident is in the hospital following a motorcycle accident in La Grange Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COA eyes reopening date

CASSOPOLIS — A Cass County organization that provides services to senior citizens is looking forward to reopening its doors soon. The Cass County Council on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation for home invasion

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man got some lucky breaks after breaking into a Dowagiac area home. He was among those who sentenced Friday in Cass ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

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