Latest Dowagiac

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.

While navigating uncharted territory, Rotarians reflect on historic events that have halted weekly meetings

DOWAGIAC — As the Dowagiac Rotary Club continues to celebrate its 100-year anniversary, Rotarians are reacting to the organization’s possible first cancellation of meetings in ... Read more

5 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

Silver Creek Township looks to road improvements, pays bills

SILVER CREEK — Like other municipalities in the area, Silver Creek Township hosted its first regular township board meeting via teleconference this week. Wednesday evening, ... Read more

5 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

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.

Dowagiac seniors react to possibly missing milestones during COVID-19 pandemic

DOWAGIAC — As seniors took their possible last steps through high school on March 13, many were unaware they would not be returning to face-to-face ... Read more

1 day ago by Hannah Holliday.

5 Mile Drive-In remains hopeful for start of season

DOWAGIAC — With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unknown when Michiganders will be able to sit in front of the big screen again. However, Glenda ... Read more

1 day ago by Hannah Holliday.

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.

Dowagiac public safety departments help residents ring in birthdays

DOWAGIAC — On Sunday, Tearsa Smith’s grandchildren, Aleczander and Lavender, stood in the driveway and watched as a fire engine drove by, followed closely behind ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Cass County Commissioners vote to move non-essential employees off payroll due to COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County is preparing to deal with fallout resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, over a public telephone conference due to social distancing ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Annual 5K event will be virtual due to COVID-19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — An annual event to support survivors of sexual violence is changing formats to adhere to social distancing guidelines laid out by the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Lifestyle Nutrition supports essential workers with Pay It Forward project

DOWAGIAC — During the COVID-19 pandemic, one Dowagiac business is looking to give back to essential workers. Last week, Lifestyle Nutrition, 56042 M-51 S., Dowagiac ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC students accepted into American Sociological Association honors program

DOWAGIAC — Two Southwestern Michigan College students, Rebecca Franklin and Abbey Churney, have been accepted for this summer’s American Sociological Association Honors Program. Franklin, a ... 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.

Dowagiac Fine Art Boosters invites community to participate in talent show

DOWAGIAC — Amid social distancing and stay at home orders, one Dowagiac art organization is still looking to showcase community talent. The Dowagiac Fine Arts ... Read more

6 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Lewis Cass ISD pulls together for distant learning

CASS COUNTY — As school systems were informed Thursday that classes would not be reuniting for the remainder of the current school year, distance learning ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park now a Michigan Dark-Sky Preserve

VANDALIA — Cass County Parks’ Dark-Sky campaign can add another win to its count. Recently, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4740 into law, which ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Commissioners reschedule meeting

CASSOPOLIS — A teleconference meeting of the Cass County Board of Commissioner was over as soon as it began Thursday. Due to concerns raised by ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Area resident sentenced on drugs, weapons charges

CASSOPOLIS — An Edwardsburg man is going to spend more time in jail after being sentenced on drug and weapons charges Friday in Cass County ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

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.

Caruso’s continues to offer sweets, eats during COVID-19 closures

One local candy and soda shop that survived during the Great Depression is now hopeful it will continue serving the community until well after the ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC student named Miss Agriculture 2020 — Rhode Island

Agriculture for Andrea “Andie” Lee began as soon as she could walk. Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Van Buren County reports first COVID-19 death

VAN BUREN COUNTY — The death toll of COVID-19 continues to rise, with another death reported in southwest Michigan by the Michigan Department of Health and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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