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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

3 hours 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

9 hours 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

9 hours 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 day ago by Staff Report.

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 day 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 day 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 day ago by Sarah Culton.

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 day 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

2 days 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

2 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac restaurants rally to stay open

DOWAGIAC — When Cindy Brosnan, co-owner of Round Oak Revisited and Philo’s Pub, heard restaurants would be allowed to stay open for curbside delivery and ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac artist moves classes to virtual during COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Like other aspects of life during COVID-19, art is continuing to evolve, but for one local artist, the transition is seamless. Nestled in ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Area Agency on Aging honors COVID 19 home-care heroes

ST. JOSEPH — Right now, as many work from home and find new books and Netflix shows to keep occupied, there is a group of ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Million Meal Challenge will help feed the hungry during COVID-19 crisis

LANSING — The COVID-19 crisis has prompted mandated school closures and idled workers, dramatically increasing the need for healthy food. To address the demand on ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC extends online classes through the end of spring semester

DOWAGIAC — Students at one southwest Michigan community college will not be seeing the inside of a classroom for the rest of the semester due ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

First Cass County resident dies as a result of COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed a life in Cass County. The first death of a Cass County resident as a result of ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Junior Achievement provides at-home resources

NILES — In response to recent school closures, Junior Achievement is now providing free online resources to students, teachers and parents. With a wide variety ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Sororities make donation to Fitch Camp in spite of canceled soup fundraiser

DOWAGIAC — Despite the cancellation of an annual fundraiser, one local sorority was shocked by how supportive the community remained. Last week, Pat Franz, the ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Pokagon Band extends closure of its Four Winds Casinos

DOWAGIAC — In consideration of requests from both Michigan and Indiana state governments for residents to stay home to help prevent the spread and minimize ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan apple industry donates apples for school children

SUBMITTED LANSING — Michigan’s apple industry will donate nearly 346,000 fresh apples and 726,000 sliced apple packages to feed school children who are currently out ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Community, school officials react to possibility of students not returning to classrooms

DOWAGIAC — The possibility of students not returning to the classroom for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19 is still a topic ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Berrien County announces first COVID-19 related death

BERRIEN COUNTY — A Berrien County resident has died after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Monday, the Berrien County Health Department announced the first death in ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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

6 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

6 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

6 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

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