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Knights of Columbus to host chili cookoff Feb. 22

EDWARDSBURG — Some chefs are already chopping onions, dicing tomatoes and getting their recipes ready for a cooking competition that is sure to warm the ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cassopolis Village Council looking to fill vacancy

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis government is looking for a new face to add to its village council. The village council currently has a trustee position open ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan chamber to host fundraising trivia night

BUCHANAN — Participating in an upcoming night of trivia, food, drinks and friendly competition could lead to more merriment across Buchanan in the months ahead. ... Read more

6 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

The Young Americans, Brandywine students perform together

NILES — The Brandywine Middle/Senior High School gymnasium was a swathe of orange, yellow and red Tuesday night. Dozens of students, guided by the traveling ... Read more

6 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Niles enters into ‘Home Town Takeover’ competition

NILES — Last Friday, a small group of Niles residents submitted a video to a national television channel’s contest, hoping to bring in a team ... Read more

6 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Buchanan a finalist in statewide fan contest

BUCHANAN — Carter Aalfs yelled through a megaphone. Nora Kaltenbach jumped and danced on the bleachers. Around them, dozens of Buchanan students decked out in ... Read more

6 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Dowagiac native to perform with ensemble

Angola, Ind. — When Jonathan Stockwell was deciding on where to attend college, there was no doubt in his mind — he would continue to ... Read more

6 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC faculty present hands-on art projects

DOWAGIAC — In most art galleries, visitors are encouraged not to touch the artwork. However, a new art project in Southwestern Michigan College’s art gallery ... Read more

6 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

The Baker’s Rhapsody stocked with treats for Valentine’s Day

DOWAGIAC — To prepare for the day of love, The Baker’s Rhapsody in Dowagiac has been taken over by shades of red and pink. In ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac murder case to go to trial

CASSOPOLIS — The case for a man who allegedly shot and killed a man in Dowagiac will be moving to trial. A preliminary examination for ... Read more

7 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles home lost to fire

NILES — Some Niles residents lost their home to a fire late Wednesday morning. At 9:30 a.m., the Niles Township Fire Department was called to ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Island Park bridge to be improved

NILES — Since Island Park was closed off to the public in February 2018 due to major flooding on the St. Joseph River, its most ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Tennis courts will come back to Brandywine

NILES — Athletic staff at Brandywine Community Schools could not recall the final season the district’s tennis courts were played on. Some remember their remnants, ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Cards stacked against demolishing blighted complex, but residents are ready to fight

NILES — Blocks of blighted property are just beyond Lindsey and Theodore Schrader’s backyard. The remains of National Standard’s Wayne Street buildings loom behind them, ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Niles chamber to host cannabis industry seminar

NILES — Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce will host a business education seminar focused on the impact of the cannabis industry on local employers. “Next ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien Regional Education Service Agency Board of Education selects next superintendent

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Regional Education Service Agency’s Board of Education selected Matthew Wandrie as its next superintendent Monday, Feb. 10. Pending contract negotiations, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Pop Up Giving set for Feb. 20

ST. JOSEPH — United Way of Southwest Michigan will host its fifth “Pop Up Giving” event Thursday, Feb. 20 at Silver Harbor Brewing Company 721 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien County 4-H leaders elected

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association elected six new leaders to its executive board, the Berrien County 4-H Leaders Council. The adults ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

SMC to host inaugural band clinic day on Friday

DOWAGIAC — Six area bands will come together for a day of music and learning at Southwestern Michigan College. On Friday, six school bands, including ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac City Council moves forward with ICG Building

DOWAGIAC — A project that has long been a concern for the city of Dowagiac and its school district has reached a resolution. For the ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Nominations underway for 2020 Michiana 40 under 40 class

SOUTH BEND — Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Michiana 40 under 40 class. The Michiana 40 under 40 program shines the spotlight on ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Realtors see demand increase in commercial properties where marijuana use is legal

WASHINGTON D.C. — A new definition for “hot property” has emerged within the real estate market. The recent string of state-level marijuana legalization continues to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Drumathon fundraiser to support Dowagiac school board member suffering from cancer

DOWAGIAC — Community members looking to dance to the beat of their own drum will have a chance next month. The DogPatch Drumathon will be ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Aggravated stalker ditched parole tether

NILES — A convicted aggravated stalker was sent behind bars Monday morning for ditching his parole tether. Austin Rosenthal, 27, of S. Third St. in ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Niles community group seeks to support students with mentors, minority teachers

NILES — HOPE’s mission is in its acronym: Helping Our People Evolve. The Niles community group seeks to positively affect people individually through advancements in ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

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