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Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 723,297 cases, 16,400 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 12,119 COVID-19 cases and 235 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:59 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 715,478 cases, 16,327 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 12,070 COVID-19 cases and 233 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:22 pm

Berrien County

Niles man hospitalized after motorcycle, SUV crash

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP – A Niles man sustained critical injuries following an accident between his motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle Wednesday. According to a statement ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:05 pm

Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office K9 locates suspect in Wayne Township

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac man has been arrested thanks to the work of one of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s four-legged employees. Sheriff Richard ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:00 am

High school wrestling

Wrestling season wraps up with Hoover winning state title

The final weekend of high school wrestling turned out to be a successful one for area grapplers. Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, April 5, 2021 6:39 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 702,499 cases, 16,239 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 11,969 COVID-19 cases and 232 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, April 5, 2021 3:32 pm

Breaking News

Man hospitalized following Cassopolis shooting

CASSOPOLIS — A man is in stable condition following an early Saturday morning shooting in the village of Cassopolis. At 1:15 a.m. Saturday, the Cassopolis ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:50 am

Cass County

Dowagiac woman injured when struck by vehicle

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac woman was reportedly hit by a a car in Silver Creek Township Friday morning, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:47 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 678,295 cases, 16,141 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 11,783 COVID-19 cases and 232 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:30 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Thursday, April 1

GIRLS BASKETBALL WAYLAND 61, EDWARDSBURG 48 At Edwardsburg EDWARDSBURG 48 Katie Schaible 8, Macey Laubach 17, Ella Castelucci 8, Averie Markel 0, Paige Albright 2, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:09 am

High school sports

ROUNDUP: Vikings open season with wins

The Niles baseball and softball teams opened up the 2021 season with wins over visiting Paw Paw on Tuesday. Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:05 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Wednesday, March 31

BASEBALL NILES 10, PAW PAW 0 At Niles First Game Paw Paw         000      000 – 0 3 2 Niles                101      062 – 10 6 2 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:30 am

High school wrestling

Eddies advance six, including two regional champions, to the state finals

The Edwardsburg wrestling team did not show any side effects from being eliminated from the state team tournament as the Eddies advanced six wrestlers to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 29, 2021 10:52 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Tuesday, March 30

GIRLS BASKETBALL EDWARDSBURG 67, BUCHANAN 47 At Edwardsburg BUCHANAN 47 Faith Carson 11, Hailey Jonatzke 9, Alexa Burns 0, LaBria Austin 17, Jillian McKean 2. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28 pm

Berrien County

Buchanan senior awarded for top essay in local DAR contest

THREE OAKS — Six local students were recently recognized for good citizenship by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rebecca Dewey ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 29, 2021 2:04 pm

Berrien County

Niles Memorial Day organizers seeking participants for 2021 event

NILES — The American Legion Post 26 is seeking participants for the upcoming Memorial Day Parade in Niles. The longtime tradition celebrating service men and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Sunday, March 28

BOYS BASKETBALL SCHOOLCRAFT 56, BRANDYWINE 38 SCHOOLCRAFT 56 Tyler DeGroote 27, Shane Ryske 12, Asher Puhalski 9, Skyler Thompson 4, Harmon DeVries 4. TOTALS: 18 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:51 pm

High school basketball

Undefeated Buchanan wins Division 2 district championship

Undefeated Buchanan captured the Division 2 District championship with a 61-42 victory over South Haven at Benton Harbor High School Friday night. Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:09 am

Scoreboard

UPDATED: Daily Data: Saturday, March 27

GIRLS SOCCER EDWARDSBURG 2, NILES 0 At Niles Goals ED – Morgan Laskowski (Vivian Tomas assist) ED – Hannah Lamphier (Jenna Stowasser assist) Varsity records: ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, March 26, 2021 9:29 pm

Dowagiac

Police identify victims of Dowagiac house fire

DOWAGIAC — Police have identified the victims of a Thursday Dowagiac house fire. Gregory Alan Heron, 36, and Dolly Sue Waterson, 36, were killed Thursday ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, March 26, 2021 1:35 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Friday, March 26

BOYS BASKETBALL LAKESHORE 70, NILES 50 At Niles LAKESHORE 70 Grant Gondrezick II 25, Grant Ruddell 6, JJ Bushu 10, Gavin Foster 9, TJ Mitchell ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:34 pm

Business

Niles Daily Star honored as Newspaper of the Year finalist

NILES — The Niles Daily Star was awarded 11 awards in the Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Thursday, including second place Newspaper of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:54 pm

High school basketball

ROUNDUP: Bobcats, Bucks advance to district championship games

Despite missing four of its top six players due to injury or COVID-19 issues, the Brandywine girls basketball team rolled into the Division 3 District ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:15 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Thursday, March 25

WRESTLING Division 3 Regional At Constantine SOUTH HAVEN 45, DOWAGIAC 26 119: Blake Hassevoort (SH) p. Cody White 1:40; 125: Israel Villegas (D) p. Corbin ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:26 pm

Cass County

Wanted Dowagiac man arrested in San Antonio

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac man wanted on child pornography charges has been arrested, according to the Dowagiac Police Department. Kevin Lee Hanner, 52, was taken ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:39 pm

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