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Horizons

Dowagiac yarn shop weaving people together

There is an unmistakable sense of warmth that envelops customers of Dowagiac’s Yarn on Front as soon as they walk through the glass door up ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, March 1, 2019 8:42 am

Cassopolis

Nonprofit to host free children’s clothing exchange Saturday

VANDALIA — A Cassopolis area nonprofit is asking parents to get a head start on their spring cleaning this week in order to help local ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:31 pm

Cassopolis

Nearly 30 Cass FFA members advancing to state convention

CASSOPOLIS — One of Cassopolis’ most fabled student organizations recently finished penning another successful chapter in its history — and its members are poised for ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:30 pm

Edwardsburg

Applications open for Lions Club scholarships

EDWARDSBURG — A quarter century since his death, the spirit of one of Edwardsburg’s most active public servants continues to live on. The Edwardsburg Lions ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:25 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg community brainstorms future of village

EDWARDSBURG — Located just a few feet away from each other on a teal brick wall were two stacks of yellow Post-it notes, each one ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:23 pm

Cass County

Clerk, union clash after employees claim they were denied lunch hour

An issue that a union official said would have cost the county “zero dollars” to initially resolve is at the center of a dispute between ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, February 25, 2019 9:54 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac’s Police Officer of the Year focused on serving people

Whether he is cruising down the road in his black and orange squad car while covering his usual beat through town or suiting up in ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, February 22, 2019 10:15 am

berrien county

Animal control seeking fee increases to offset spaying, neutering costs

With Berrien County Animal Control officers providing more care than ever to providing the dogs, cats and other animals that enter their custody, the department’s ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, February 22, 2019 10:07 am

Cass County

Cass County leader reflects on life, career

Growing up in rural Cassopolis, Skip Dyes was not born into riches. Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:23 am

berrien county

Berrien County prosecutor shares concerns over recreational marijuana

As Berrien County and Michigan as a whole continue to venture through uncharted territory following state voter’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana in November, one ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, February 15, 2019 9:52 am

Cass County

Cass County leaders discuss hiring process for new administrator

As Cass County prepares to embark on yet another search for a new leader, some commissioners are asking how the board can finally close the ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, February 11, 2019 9:33 am

Niles

Niles residents voice opposition to MDOT’s proposed U.S. 12/M-51 overhaul

Seven months after first revealing their plans to the public, Michigan Department of Transportation officials’ vision for overhauling the U.S. 12 bypass over M-51 in ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, February 8, 2019 9:50 am

Horizons

Niles teenager making miraculous recovery from spinal injury

Niles’ Caiden Baxter is never one to shy away from a challenge. Since he was a toddler, Baxter has devoted himself to competitive sports. He ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, March 5, 2018 1:30 pm

Horizons

Dowagiac veteran sharing passion for boxing with community

While his days of jabbing, hooking and upper cutting his way to victory in the squared circle are long behind him, Dowagiac’s Walter Swann is ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, March 5, 2018 12:48 pm

Horizons

Local jail ministry transforming lives of those in need

Elkhart’s Angelo Sebeck does not claim to be perfect. Growing up in New Jersey, Sebeck got into his fair share of trouble. After his mother ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, March 5, 2018 12:35 pm

Horizons

Cass County prosecutor uses brain to fight drug epidemic

The largest of missions often begin with the smallest of lessons, as is the case for Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz. Growing up one of ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, March 5, 2018 12:30 pm

Horizons

Southwest Michigan’s Young Leader: Jordan Anderson

Dowagiac’s Jordan Anderson is a problem solver. Just like a scientist working to develop a new chemical or a doctor looking to diagnose an unknown ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, March 5, 2018 12:08 pm

Cass County

Area drug teams give update on recent efforts

While the nation’s focus has turned to the fight against prescription opioid addiction in recent months, on the streets, area drug teams are tackling familiar ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:00 am

Cass County

Area drug teams give update on recent efforts

While the nation’s focus has turned to the fight against prescription opioid addiction in recent months, on the streets, area drug teams are tackling familiar ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, February 12, 2018 8:29 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac essay winner visits Rotary

In spite of the constant turmoil surrounding FISA memos, special councils and other intrigues consuming the nation’s capital these days, one Dowagiac student still recognizes ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, February 9, 2018 8:48 am

Column

YOAKUM: Thanks for all the memories, Dowagiac

Like so many others who embark on a new career, in a new community, I had no idea what to expect after I accepted the ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:35 am

Dowagiac

Hundreds attend annual frozen festival in downtown Dowagiac

With sled dogs, bonfires and frozen statues aplenty all popping up downtown, Dowagiac was transformed into a veritable winter wonderland Saturday. Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, February 5, 2018 9:08 am

Dowagiac

Caruso’s hosts annual ice cream eating contest

Several sweet-loving children, teens and adults earned themselves a free bowl of ice cream from Caruso’s Candy & Soda Shop during Saturday’s Dowagiac Ice Festival ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, February 5, 2018 9:04 am

Cass County

EDC board chair delivers presentation to Cass County board

With spirits still running high following last Wednesday’s well-attended visioning session at the Cass County Council on Aging, the local economic development corporation is looking ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Monday, February 5, 2018 8:26 am

Cass County

Four inmates receive high school diplomas

Thanks to the assistance of teachers with Cassopolis Public Schools, a group of inmates in the Cass County Jail have used an otherwise dark chapter ... Read more

by Ted Yoakum, Friday, February 2, 2018 8:26 am

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