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Dowagiac Rotary Club receives grant from District 6360 Foundation

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club continues to find ways to support its community. A $2,000 check from the Rotary District 6360 Foundation was presented ... 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.

Dowagiac Union Schools superintendent offers update on reopening plans

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ plan to reopen schools is taking shape. In a Friday press release, Superintendent Jonathan Whan said the district is gathering ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

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.

Dowagiac Elks donate to Saint Francis Outreach

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Lodge is doing its best to live up to the saying “Elks care, Elks share.” The lodge received a Gratitude ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Janel’s Industries named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies To Watch

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac company has been recognized for its efforts once again. Government contractor Janel’s Industries will be recognized as one of the “Michigan ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac District Library expansion continues following COVID-19 delay

DOWAGIAC — Construction on the Dowagiac District Library’s coronavirus-stalled $7.4 million expansion-renovation projects marches on. After breaking ground on the site in October 2019, construction ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

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.

Dowagiac leaders begin planning process for Beckwith Park renovation

DOWAGIAC — Beckwith Park’s makeover is set to continue in the coming weeks, according to City Manager Kevin Anderson. After purchasing the vacant building formerly ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Area organizations receive CARES funding

LANSING — Organizations in Berrien and Cass counties recently received an extra boost of funding. Michigan Humanities is recently announced $661,085 in emergency CARES Act ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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.

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.

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

DOWAGIAC — With another school year come and gone, several Dowagiac Union School employees are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives. This ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

CASS COUNTY — Two Cass County communities were awarded state grant funding for visual improvements. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded $2.1 million in ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

5 Mile Drive-In offering free entry to first responders on Fourth of July

DOWAGIAC — One Dowagiac business plans to celebrate America’s independence this weekend by giving back. This Saturday, in celebration of the Fourth of July, 5 ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the Fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Fire Department offers Fourth of July safety tips

DOWAGIAC — With the Fourth of July weekend around the corner, Dowagiac residents are preparing to celebrate with families and friends over a cookout, and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget

DOWAGIAC — Much of what the 2020-2021 school year will look like remains unclear to Dowagiac Union Schools’ board of education. Following a budget hearing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles shooting suspect sentenced on unrelated charge

NILES – A former Niles resident accused in a shooting incident last summer in Niles was sentenced Monday on an unrelated charge in Berrien County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

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