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Junior Achievement of Berrien, Cass counties announces Tapas on the Green event

BENTON HARBOR — Junior Achievement serving Berrien and Cass Counties is inviting the community to attend Tapas on the Green, an evening out to support ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 906,538 cases, 19,947 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,110 COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Law enforcement, state leaders warn residents to be aware of rental scams

VANDALIA — On July 19, Vandalia resident Bianca May heard a knock on her door. On the other side was a woman who said she ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Salvation Army welcomes new majors

NILES — The Niles Salvation Army recently welcomed two new employees in Majors Nic and Jodi Montgomery. Nic and Jodi became officers in The Salvation ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department recommends masks indoors for all regardless of vaccine status

SOUTHWST MICHIGAN — One area health department is recommending masks for all individuals indoors — regardless of vaccine status. The Centers on Disease Control and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Southwest Michigan organizations join forces to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, combat misinformation

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department, United Way of Southwest Michigan and Van Buren/Cass District Health Department, are joining forces to increase COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 901,683 cases, 19,902 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,035 COVID-19 cases and 280 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Students experiencing homelessness remain hard to identify after year with remote education

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Throughout the pandemic, educators and students have navigated new challenges both in classrooms and during remote instruction. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Works! awarded $2 million grant to train workers in southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren was awarded a $2 million Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program grant from the Michigan Department ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Tri-County Head Start recognizes employees

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Tri-County Head Start closed out this year with a recognition program dedicated to covering the successes of this past year with both in-person ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! to host recruitment workshop

BENTON HARBOR — With more than 2,100 jobs open in southwest Michigan, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is hosting an educational workshop for local ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Motor carrier officers to participate in Operation Safe Driver Week

LANSING — This week, motor carrier officers from the Michigan State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be conducting commercial vehicle inspections throughout the state ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

United Way launches online platform to engage public in advocating for change, announces success of year’s first advocacy effort

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan launched its new collaborative platform for advocacy, giving the people of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Area agencies see increase in traffic citations over the Fourth of July weekend

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — For many, the Fourth of July weekend brought family gatherings, fireworks and general merriment. However, to many area law enforcement agencies, the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 895,395 cases, 19,775 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,967 COVID-19 cases and 274 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New marketing reps prepared to help Berrien, Cass County advertisers

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed two new marketing professionals to its team. Jennifer Bounds, who has been with Leader Publications since 2019, serves Cass ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Area hospital urges residents to stay safe this Fourth of July weekend

DOWAGIAC – From barbecues to cooling off by the pool to scenic firework shows, the Fourth of July often means a fun-filled day for families ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Area shelters ask residents to take steps to protect pets during Fourth of July weekend

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – As loud bangs and cheers are heard around the area this weekend, area animal shelter workers are urging people to not forget ... Read more

1 month ago by Caleb Steensma.

Regional power companies pull together during summer storms

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Severe weather can take out power in a small neighborhood or across large swaths of the region. Last week, southwest Michigan experienced ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 894,433 cases, 19,744 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,947 COVID-19 cases and 271 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 894,260 cases, 19,712 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,941 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

I&M reports approximately 5,000 without power in southwest Michigan

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — More than 3,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers are without power in Buchanan, as are 8,000 more homes throughout Michiana. I&M reported crews ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,909 cases, 19,692 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 13,929 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Cass County Treasurer warns of mail scam

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County officials are warning residents of a recent mail scam targeting homeowners. According to Cass County Treasurer Hope Anderson, mail stating that ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,756 cases, 19,664 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 13,927 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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