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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

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

CFCN achieves continued low birthweight rate

NILES — Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center, began providing obstetrics and gynecology services in 2007 for women who were uninsured or ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

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

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Local grocers reassure shoppers on stock, safety

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As grocery stores implement intensive cleaning protocols, and with stocks of certain items leaving shelves faster than the deliveries arrive, grocers are ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien, Van Buren counties see rise in number COVID-19 cases

MICHIGAN — Two counties in southwest Michigan have seen increased numbers of individuals infected with COVID-19, according to reports released Friday afternoon. As of 3 ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — An employee with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that an ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Local marijuana dispensary approaches challenges of new offerings, COVID-19

NILES — In the wake of getting its business off of the ground, Green Stem has also been dealing with the arrival of the COVID-19 ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County hosts press conference on state of emergency

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the recommendation by the Berrien County emergency management ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

DASAS continues 24/7 advocacy, support during COVID-19

THREE RIVERS — Isolation periods during COVID-19 could create a perfect storm for domestic violence. Deborah Hackworth, the interim executive director of Domestic and Sexual ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

UFCU offers financial relief to members, community during COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union has launched a Member Assistance Program designed to provide financial relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland accepting donations of medical supplies

ST. JOSEPH — In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a drop-off donation site at ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan Cares Fund to support local COVID-19 response

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the community works through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, local funders and businesses have come together to create the Southwest ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — In support of the recommendation by the Berrien County Emergency Management Coordinator and the Berrien County Public Health Officer, the chair of ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County confirms first case of COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — Cass County officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the area. Thursday, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department was notified ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Anonymous donor, local florist team up to surprise West Woods residents

NILES — Tuesday afternoon, a video from The Flower Cart, a florist in Niles, went up on Facebook showing flower arrangements being dropped off at ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Area museums provide online content for students, residents

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Statewide mandates have closed nonessential business and schools throughout the state in response to the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. While ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Residents donate time, materials to help fill medical supply shortage

DOWAGIAC — Monday afternoon before a state “stay home” order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went into effect, Dowagiac resident Sara Melvin flipped through a short ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

American Red Cross still seeking donations amid coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — James Lanning has worked for the American Red Cross for more than 10 years. During his employment, he has seen a lot of ... Read more

4 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SpartanNash installs sneeze guards

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash announced Tuesday it had begun installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

MSP answers FAQs related to ‘stay home’ order

MICHIGAN — Following Monday’s “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan State Police have received dozens of ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Niles City Council approves maintenance expenses, addresses concerns

NILES — Just hours after Michigan’s governor announced a stay at home order for the state that would take effect at midnight, the Niles City ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Paws of Hope, Pizza Transit team up to find homes for animals

NILES — Imagine finding your new best friend the next time you reach for a slice of pizza. You go to open the box and ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

School lunch programs still a go

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a stay at home order handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, families in southwest Michigan can still pick up school provided ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Local officials recommend prepping emergency plans for pets in wake of COVID-19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — While the numbers of positive cases of coronavirus in Berrien County continues to grow, local officials are urging residents to have an ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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