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Dowagiac

Round Oak’s impact on Dowagiac still felt 60 years later

DOWAGIAC — For more than 150 years, the state of Michigan has been known for its manufacturing prowess. The city of Detroit is known as ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:12 am

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac reach fundraising requirements for Russom Park Pavilion Project

DOWAGIAC — A local organization has reached the last leg of a long-term project. The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac has reached its fundraising goal ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

Rotarian Walter Swann discusses life, community outreach

DOWAGIAC — It is not uncommon to see Walter Swann attend Dowagiac Rotary Club meetings every Thursday. He has been a member of the Rotary ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:16 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library hosting poetry contest

DOWAGIAC — The month of April is National Poetry Month, and the Dowagiac District Library’s celebration aims to pack a punch. The library is hosting ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:01 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac fire victim remembered for his optimism, love for family

DOWAGIAC — Gregory Heron was always there for others. Heron, 36, who passed away along with his fiancée, Dolly Waterson, March 25 in an accidental ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:47 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac resident recalls days in the music industry

DOWAGIAC — Wayne Dahring remembers the moment like it was yesterday. It was the early 1970s and Dahring, a music producer and promoter, was waiting ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:08 pm

Dowagiac

160 years later, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church continues to serve Dowagiac community

DOWAGIAC — The era is 1860s Dowagiac. Families across the village begin making their way to First Universalist Church of Dowagiac for Sunday service. On ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

DUHS yearbook advisor visits Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — Putting together a high school yearbook is a long process for schools around the country. From helping students come up with a theme ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:19 pm

Cass County

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park to host International Dark Sky Week

VANDALIA — A local park is offering southwest Michigan residents a chance to gaze at the night skies the way their ancestors once did. Dr. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:16 pm

Business

Sister Lakes ice cream parlor adding craft coffee menu

SISTER LAKES — Sister Lakes community members will not have to travel far to order their favorite latte this summer. Driftwood Summer Shop, 94370 County ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:11 pm

Cass County

DASAS’ sixth annual Survivor Stomp 5K to be host virtually

CASS COUNTY — A local organization is running for a cause throughout the month of April. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is hosting its sixth ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:19 pm

Dowagiac

Firefighters stress importance of smoke detectors following tragic house fire

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Fire Department is encouraging residents to make sure they have working smoke detectors. According to the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, there ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:01 am

Cass County

Council on Aging planning co-ed golf league

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is looking to bring community members together, one fairway at a time. The Cass County Council on Aging is in ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:19 am

High school basketball

Brandywine boys basketball falls to Schoolcraft 56-38 in D3 district title game

The Brandywine boys basketball team had tough sledding against a senior-laden Schoolcraft squad. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:01 pm

High school basketball

Brandywine girls basketball’s district title streak snapped by Hartford in 36-28 loss

The Brandywine girls basketball team’s streak of district titles ended at six Friday night. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:16 pm

Dowagiac

Old Rugged Cross Church stands tall once more

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A local church nestled in Pokagon Township played host to the debut one of the world’s most popular Christian hymns. The Old ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:00 am

Business

Local candy stores enjoying strong Easter holiday sales

DOWAGIAC — Spring has officially “hopped” in candy and chocolate stores around the country. The onset of Easter brings with it one of the busiest ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:36 am

High school basketball

Bobcats headed back to district finals

The Brandywine boys basketball team had their hands full with a pesky Marcellus squad Thursday night. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, March 26, 2021 8:29 pm

Dowagiac

Organic farmer talks crops with Dowagiac Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Dowagiac Rotary Club were treated to a lesson in agriculture Thursday during their weekly meeting. Penny Murphy, co-owner and operator ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 pm

High school basketbal

Laubach leads Edwardsburg to 69-42 win over Constantine in D2 girls basketball districts

The Edwardsburg girls basketball team took control early and cruised to a 69-42 win over Constantine in Division 2 district semifinal action Wednesday at Dowagiac ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:30 pm

High school basketball

Late rally comes up short for Niles in 60-56 overtime loss to Three Rivers in D2 districts

When the Niles girls basketball team faced off against Three Rivers on March 5, the end result was a 30-point loss. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:25 pm

Dowagiac

Two dead in Dowagiac house fire

DOWAGIAC — Two area residents were killed in a house fire Thursday morning. At 6:54 a.m. Thursday morning, the Dowagiac Fire Department and Wayne Township ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:47 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library, community members team up for storytime program

DOWAGIAC — A local librarian is teaming up with members of the community to encourage children to read. The Dowagiac District Library’s Community Helpers Storytime ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:20 am

Business

Sister Lakes Brewing Company to renovate outdoor seating space

SISTER LAKES — A local brewery is making plans to offer permanent outdoor seating for customers to enjoy. Tuesday evening, the Keeler Township Planning Commission ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:58 pm

Dowagiac

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce to host 20th annual Easter Eggstravaganza

DOWAGIAC — The Easter Bunny is making its safe and socially distanced return to Downtown Dowagiac. The 20th-annual Easter Eggstravaganza, hosted by the Greater Dowagiac ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:49 am

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