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Dowagiac

Former MSU offensive assistant joins Soldiers to Sidelines

LANSING — Dowagiac native Mark Staten grew up listening to stories of his grandfather, who was a World War II and Korean War veteran. The ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:00 am

Dowagiac

Charlie Company car wash raises funds for care packages

DOWAGIAC — This weekend, soldiers from the Michigan Army National guard, community members and car detailers came together to help support local deployed soldiers. Dowagiac’s ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:33 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac senior selected for Honor Credit Union scholarship

DOWAGIAC — One of Dowagiac’s own was chosen as a recipient of Honor Credit Union’s annual community commitment scholarship honoring high school seniors. Kylee Cromer, ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Monday, May 18, 2020 2:40 pm

Business

Wright Farms Market aids in MEC beef donation to food pantries

By HANNAH HOLLIDAY hannah.holliday@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — Despite reported meat shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, one local farm market and an electric, internet and propane service ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Friday, May 15, 2020 9:49 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Church of Christ to host Feeding America mobile food pantry

DOWAGIAC — A local church is teaming up with Feeding America West Michigan to help feed residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting at 4 p.m. ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:00 pm

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass BeeKeepers Club looks to increase membership

EDWARDSBURG —A short five-minute walk from Theodore Schrader’s Edwardsburg home sits his honey bee apiary. After countless hours of reading, researching and watching YouTube videos, ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:53 am

Dowagiac

ACTION Ministries continues to serve the community

DOWAGIAC — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACTION Ministries food pantry has continued to serve the community with food donations as the ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:00 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Fine Arts Boosters hosts virtual talent show

DOWAGIAC — Talents were showcased this weekend on a virtual setting. On Saturday, the Dowagiac Fine Arts Boosters hosted its third annual talent showcase created ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council sets public hearing for fiscal year budget

DOWAGIAC — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the city of Dowagiac is beginning budget preparations for the upcoming 2020-2021 fiscal year. At Monday night’s city ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:16 pm

Dowagiac

Steinbauer Performance USA to collect recycling for DASAS

DOWAGIAC ­— One Dowagiac company is doing its part to give back to a nonprofit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Steinbauer Performance USA, 22790 ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:00 am

Berrien County

SWMI RACERS still fostering sense of community

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A running and walking group working to promote sports, while supporting local communities, has been navigating the new normal without in-person 5K ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:00 am

Business

Janel’s Industries donates, sells PPE items

DOWAGIAC — When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it became quickly apparent to Janel’s Industries’ Vice President Chad Perrin how scarce hand sanitizer would become. After ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Friday, May 8, 2020 10:00 am

Dowagiac

New salon opens in Sister Lakes

SISTER LAKES — As a child, Kayleigh Balsbaugh described her hair as unruly, curly and sometimes challenging to manage. However, after being referred to a ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:01 pm

Business

Creative Vinyl creates social distancing supplies

DOWAGIAC — During the COVID-19 pandemic, paying attention to signage can aid in social distancing, according to one business owner. Pam Spivey, owner of Creative ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:03 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum awarded H.O.P.E. grant

DOWAGIAC — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to preserve the city’s history will receive some financial support. On Friday, the Dowagiac Area History Museum announced ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:00 pm

Business

Locals band together to assemble masks for Dowagiac businesses

DOWAGIAC — Area residents are lending a hand — and their sewing machines — to help businesses fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of sewers ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:00 am

Business

Oh My eagerly awaits to open two new storefronts

DOWAGIAC — Dawn Schlipp is no stranger to owning a storefront facing the streets of downtown Dowagiac. In 2009, the Dowagiac native opened Oh My ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:30 pm

Business

Dowagiac retailers open for curbside pickup

DOWAGIAC — The streets of downtown Dowagiac have sat quieter since COVID-19 hit, according to some business owners. However, on Saturday, with warmer weather and ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:05 am

Dowagiac

Fitch Camp canceled due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — A summer camp that has been around since World War II will not be hosted this year. Last week, the board of directors ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Monday, May 4, 2020 12:57 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac family brings prom to senior

DOWAGIAC — Last Saturday, Dowagiac Union High School seniors would have been preparing to attend their senior prom. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic canceling face-to-face ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00 am

Dowagiac

Student art posters decorate Dowagiac downtown

DOWAGIAC — Wayfinding signs, which deliver directions to visitors and community members, are getting a spring makeover. This week, on the back of the city ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Friday, May 1, 2020 7:00 pm

Cass County

Local motorcycle clubs band together to remember Decatur man

DOWAGIAC — Saturday, local motorcycle clubs across southwest Michigan will turn up for a memorial ride to honor one of their own. Saturday, the Iron ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac’s Summer in the City canceled due to pandemic

DOWAGIAC — A 34-year-old summertime event will not be celebrating its 35th year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday, in a message from the Greater ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:27 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library promotes online services

DOWAGAIC — From book club meetings hosted via Zoom to patrons being able to apply for library cards online, the Dowagiac District Library is getting ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:20 am

Dowagiac

Huntington National Bank partners with Tienda y Taqueria Del Rey for food donation at Spectrum Health Lakeland

ST. JOSEPH — On Tuesday, frontline workers at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph celebrated Taco Tuesday with a donation from two southwest Michigan businesses. ... Read more

by Hannah Holliday, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:12 pm

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