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Lewis Cass ISD narrows superintendent search to two candidates

CASSOPOLIS — After nearly a full day of interviews, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District narrowed its superintendent search to two individuals. Following interviews Monday, ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac art students complete Lego murals

DOWAGIAC — Brick by brick, a local school’s Black History Month project was completed after weeks of hard work. Courtney Dwyer’s Art and the Community ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Former surgeon given 10 to 40 years for criminal sexual conduct

NILES — A retired surgeon is heading to prison on criminal sexual conduct charges. Berrien County Trial Court Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced Norbert Schwer, of ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

UPDATE: Two teenagers injured in shooting at Niles hotel

NILES – A 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male were taken to the hospital Monday morning with gunshot wound injuries. According to Niles Police Department ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC unveils scholarship guarantee

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new “SMC Guarantee” scholarship is available to all new students enrolling for the Fall 2021 semester. Registration for summer and ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan 589,150 cases, 15,534 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 10,669 COVID-19 cases and 223 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Applications now available for Dowagiac’s Summer in the City Festival

DOWAGIAC – Applications for craft, artisan, commercial and nonprofit booth space at Dowagiac’s Summer in the City festival are now available. Hosted by the Greater ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Two shot, wounded at Niles hotel

NILES – Two people are in the hospital after the Niles Police Department responded to reports of shots fired Monday morning at the Quality Inn ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Michigan Works! announces healthcare hiring events

BENTON HARBOR — With more than 1,600 jobs available in southwest Michigan right now, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is urging the public to ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Police Log: Feb. 18-25

Feb. 18 2:11 a.m. – S. Ninth/Silverbrook, traffic stop 2:36 a.m. – Silverbrook/S. 11th, attempt to locate 2:42 a.m. – 1200 block S. 11th, traffic ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Log: Feb. 15-22

Feb. 15 3:16 a.m. — M-62, chase pursuit 4:23 a.m. — US-12/Anderson, slide off 4:33 a.m. — Dailey/Yankee, car deer accident 9:31 a.m. — M-62, ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

SMC graduate experiences Super Bowl

DOWAGIAC — Nicole Maroney, a 2020 Southwestern Michigan College sports management graduate from New Buffalo, found herself working behind the scenes at Super Bowl LV. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac women aim to create change through local government

DOWAGIAC — The saying “being a twin is like being born with a best friend,” is one that twins Ronda Sullivan and Danielle Lucas could ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

SMC COVID task force leader talks with Dowagiac Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club is returning to Front Street Crossing. After months of remote Zoom meetings, the club will return to in-person meetings ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles roller rink reopens following legal battle

NILES – A Niles roller skating rink was able to take the chains off its doors and reopen to a limited number of skaters last ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Works! announces community wide survey to learn about COVID-19’s impact

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! is issuing a call to action to the community to fill out a six-question survey to understand the true impact ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County prepares to adjust to criminal justice reforms

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County is preparing to implement criminal justice reforms passed down by the state legislature. On Jan. 4, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Michiana Family Center seeks mentors for foster teens

MICHIANA — A regional organization is looking to provide one-on-one support to foster teens across the Michiana region. Serving Edwardsburg, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Niles, Granger, Mishawaka, ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Nobo Michigan opens Edwardsburg location

EDWARDSBURG — A new business is going green and strong in Edwardsburg village limits. Nobo Michigan, 69411 M-62, opened its doors to the Edwardsburg public ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Businesses battle over land use in Cassopolis’ Industrial Park

CASSOPOLIS — There is a battle brewing in Cassopolis’ Industrial Park. Schwintek Inc., a Cassopolis manufacturing company, and High Top Buds LLC, a marijuana grow ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Police Log: Feb. 19-24

Friday, Feb. 19 5:50 a.m. — 29000 block of Amerihost, suspicious situation 7:30 a.m. — W. Prairie Ronde/N. Lowe, traffic stop 11:15 a.m. — 400 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Mount Calvary Baptist to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic March 5

NILES — The Berrien County Health Department will again be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only at Mount Calvary Baptist Church from 10 a.m. ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County has reported one new COVID-19 death, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Thursday, Berrien ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County Health Department, Spectrum Health Lakeland give vaccination updates

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland came together Thursday morning to provide an update on COVID-19 cases in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Applications open for Cass County Sheriff’s Community Scholarship

CASSOPOLIS — For the 23rd year in a row, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office is looking to give back to the community it serves by ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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