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Buchanan

Buchanan Middle School threat under investigation

BUCHANAN – On Thursday, May 6, Buchanan Community Schools reported a student had made “some alarming threats” at Buchanan Middle School. In a letter released ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:22 am

Berrien County

Niles man, Buchanan woman share experiences from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

BERRIEN COUNTY — As COVID-19 vaccinations have become available throughout southwest Michigan, volunteers have continually been sought to staff the clinics they are administered through. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:48 pm

News

Local EMS to deploy COVID-19 treatments in-house to high risk patients

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – A COVID-19 treatment for those suffering from mild to moderate symptoms may soon be administered right in patients’ homes. The Southwestern Michigan ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 7:54 am

News

Niles Renaissance Faire returns May 15 to Plym Park

NILES – Royalty returns to Niles this year – along with pirates, fairies, knights and more. The Niles Renaissance Faire will be hosted 10 a.m. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:22 am

Business

Niles dispensary donates to two area nonprofits

NILES – A cannabis provisioning center gave $10,000 checks to two Niles nonprofits on Wednesday. Leadership members from Green Stem Provisioning, 1140 S. 11th St., ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:38 am

Buchanan

New yoga studio to open in downtown Buchanan

BUCHANAN – A building getting a new lease on life in downtown Buchanan will soon be what the instructor and owner of River of Life ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:53 am

Business

Niles woman opens Anew Divine Beauty Salon

NILES – With 30 years of experience behind the chair, Niles woman Lawana Wortham is stepping out on her own at Anew Divine Beauty Salon, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:52 pm

Berrien County

Niles nonprofit for pets receives Petco Love grant

NILES – A Niles-based nonprofit was the recipient of a grant from a national organization that shares a common goal — saving pets’ lives. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:02 am

News

Niles Township Board of Trustees hears from frustrated firefighters

NILES TOWNSHIP – Monday evening, the Niles Charter Township board heard from frustrated firefighters. The comments come as final steps to hiring a fire chief ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:10 pm

Education

Ballard Elementary rolls out red carpet for teachers

NILES – At Ballard Elementary School, a series of announcements came over the intercom Monday morning instructing teachers to leave classrooms for a secret meeting. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 3, 2021 1:08 pm

News

Niles Fourth of July fireworks canceled due to planning hurdles, COVID concerns

NILES – The Niles nonprofit in charge of lighting the fuse on Fourth of July fireworks this year has decided against striking the match. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 3, 2021 11:07 am

News

Niles celebrates two retiring fire lieutenants

NILES – Nearly 60 years of experience hung up its gear one last time on Thursday from the Niles City Fire Department, as two lieutenants ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 30, 2021 11:30 am

Giving

Evy’s Closet to reopen May 6

NILES – Clothing racks are full of blouses, pants, T-shirts, dresses, coats and everything in between at Evy’s Closet after missing its community “shoppers” for ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 30, 2021 9:02 am

News

Niles Cannabis Festival hashes out details with city

NILES – Mel Spencley is excited to get Niles’ first official cannabis festival right, which some have called “a mini Woodstock.” On Monday evening, the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:24 pm

Education

Eastside Connections students perform wax museum project outdoors

NILES – “Wax figures” of former President Abraham Lincoln, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, intrepid pilot Amelia Earhart, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, athlete Kobe Bryant ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:29 pm

Business

Reopening fitness studio to take former bicycle shop storefront

NILES – Movement is integral to Lacey Peters and her life as a fitness professional. This weekend, Peters will celebrate that movement with the grand ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:01 am

Buchanan

Volunteer team builds bikes for Buchanan elementary students

BUCHANAN – New rides for students arrived in boxes at Ottawa Elementary School Saturday. After only a 20-minute assembly line comprised of volunteers from the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:16 am

News

Niles City Council approves cannabis festival in 6 to 2 vote

NILES — An event described by some as a “mini Woodstock” has been approved by the Niles City Council. Monday evening, the Niles City Council ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, April 26, 2021 7:49 pm

Business

Four Flags Antique Mall hosts grand reopening

NILES – Over the weekend, the Four Flags Antique Mall, 218 N. Second St., Niles, hosted its first grand reopening event with its new owners, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, April 26, 2021 3:33 pm

News

Niles long term care facility honors local heroes with tree-planting ceremony

NILES – A new weeping cherry blossom tree is now planted to be enjoyed by residents of Brentwood at Niles, 1147 S. Third St., Niles. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, April 26, 2021 2:18 pm

Education

Niles High School junior launches Earth Day initiative by donating saplings to students

NILES – Between Earth Day last Thursday, and Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, Stuart Lundberg, chairman of The Lundberg Project, is hoping 100 trees ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, April 26, 2021 10:52 am

Business

Co2 Plus set to expand

NILES – As a new member of the Niles Chamber of Commerce, Mat Burnham is busy preparing for his business’ ribbon cutting ceremony in May. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 23, 2021 2:27 pm

Berrien County

Local restaurants, hospitality industry struggle to find employees amid pandemic

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Bold letters sit in windows and on signs at many restaurants in the southwest Michigan area passing along the message that another ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 23, 2021 2:24 pm

Cass County

Regional nonprofit hosts virtual 5K for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – In the U.S., sexual violence impacts more than 40 percent of women in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:55 am

Berrien County

Berrien County Commissioners sign resolution asking state to restore county revenue share

BERRIEN COUNTY – Berrien County Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday morning to communicate to state of Michigan leaders their will to restore county revenue sharing ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:59 pm

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