Dowagiac

SMC’s first president reflects on career

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s first president, Dr. Nathan A. Ivey, and Dorothy, his wife of 71 years, live in Dallas. “We’ve been loyal to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

160 years later, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church continues to serve Dowagiac community

DOWAGIAC — The era is 1860s Dowagiac. Families across the village begin making their way to First Universalist Church of Dowagiac for Sunday service. On ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac woman injured when struck by vehicle

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac woman was reportedly hit by a a car in Silver Creek Township Friday morning, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

DUHS yearbook advisor visits Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — Putting together a high school yearbook is a long process for schools around the country. From helping students come up with a theme ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Sister Lakes ice cream parlor adding craft coffee menu

SISTER LAKES — Sister Lakes community members will not have to travel far to order their favorite latte this summer. Driftwood Summer Shop, 94370 County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

DASAS’ sixth annual Survivor Stomp 5K to be host virtually

CASS COUNTY — A local organization is running for a cause throughout the month of April. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is hosting its sixth ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Cass County commissioners hear presentation on historic courthouse

CASSOPOLIS — A plan for the Cass County Historic Courthouse may be moving forward soon. Thursday evening, Cass County Commissions heard a presentation from Intersect ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 678,295 cases, 16,141 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 11,783 COVID-19 cases and 232 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Police Log: March 26-30

March 26 8:20 a.m. — 500 Block Vineyard Place, general assist 9:30 a.m. — 57000 Block Riverside, found property 9:50 a.m. — 600 Block Spruce, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Pokagon Band donating 1,000 Easter baskets to those in need

NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Wind Casinos recently announced a donation of 1,000 Easter baskets to help those in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Local partnership with “Bright by Text” text messaging supports at-home learning, access to community resources for families with young children

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Great Start Collaboratives of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties — collective impact efforts supported by United Way of Southwest Michigan ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County 4-H auction announced

EDWARDSBURG — Hailey Harman, Cass County 4-H program coordinator has announced the annual 4-H Leaders’ Association Auction has returned for 2021. This fundraiser for the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

CFCN awarded more than $2 million in grant funding

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties, will receive $2,285,750 over the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Firefighters stress importance of smoke detectors following tragic house fire

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Fire Department is encouraging residents to make sure they have working smoke detectors. According to the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, there ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

SMC student, Dowagiac native named Michigan Miss Agriculture USA

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College agricultural business student Shaelyn Bundy, of Dowagiac, March 23 was named the 2021 Michigan Miss Agriculture USA, advancing to national ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Council on Aging planning co-ed golf league

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is looking to bring community members together, one fairway at a time. The Cass County Council on Aging is in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Trial courts to resume in Cass County first time since pandemic began

CASS COUNTY — Area courts are once again making plans to start holding jury trials. Jury trials have been in large part put on hold since ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Old Rugged Cross Church stands tall once more

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A local church nestled in Pokagon Township played host to the debut one of the world’s most popular Christian hymns. The Old ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Local candy stores enjoying strong Easter holiday sales

DOWAGIAC — Spring has officially “hopped” in candy and chocolate stores around the country. The onset of Easter brings with it one of the busiest ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis woman gets jail for using drugs on probation

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis woman who has continued to use drugs and alcohol while on probation will be spending more time in jail after being ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Organic farmer talks crops with Dowagiac Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Dowagiac Rotary Club were treated to a lesson in agriculture Thursday during their weekly meeting. Penny Murphy, co-owner and operator ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

COA celebrates long-term employee

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Council on Aging celebrated the anniversary of a long-term employee this week. Adrienne Glover celebrated her 25th anniversary with the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles man will serve prison for kidnapping, assault

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man who assaulted a woman and was in possession of drugs and weapons last summer is going to prison after being ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Police identify victims of Dowagiac house fire

DOWAGIAC — Police have identified the victims of a Thursday Dowagiac house fire. Gregory Alan Heron, 36, and Dolly Sue Waterson, 36, were killed Thursday ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cass County residents call for Second Amendment sanctuary county

CASSOPOLIS — With new federal gun restrictions looming, some Cass County residents are asking the board of commissioners to take a stand for Second Amendment ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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