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Cass County

Cass County Chief Judge talks COVID’s impact on treatment court

DOWAGIAC — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people from all over the world, including those suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. Cass County ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

Ascension CAO provides vaccine update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines has ushered in a wave of hope throughout the world, but questions still remain. Natalie Ryder, chief administrative ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:23 pm

Business

Canceled Ice Time Festival to impact local businesses

DOWAGIAC — For the first time in 25 years, the sound of ice carvers picking and cutting through ice will not be heard in downtown ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:24 am

Cassopolis

Dowagiac charity campaign doubles fundraising goal

DOWAGIAC — C. Wimberley Automotive’s 11th annual Feed the Hungry campaign has much to be thankful for. The campaign announced Wednesday it raised $43,729 in ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:06 am

Cass County

Cass County Fair announces 2021 book cover contest

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County fair is enlisting help from county youth for its latest project. The organization recently announced its 2021 Cass County Fair ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:18 pm

Cass County

Cass County Meals on Wheels workers save client from natural gas leak

DOWAGIAC — Last Wednesday, Michael Faunce thought something smelled funny. The Meals on Wheels worker was delivering a meal to a client in Dowagiac with ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:43 am

Cass County

Bonine House to honor COVID-19 victims with light ceremony

DOWAGIAC — The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County announced that the Victorian Bonine House, located at the corner of Penn Road and M-60 in ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:57 am

Berrien County

Niles restaurant receives community support for refusing to close indoor dining

NILES — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services may have extended the COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan through the end ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:23 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac resident marks centennial birthday

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac resident will soon be joining the centenarian club. Lois Fox, of Forest Glen Assisted Living, 29601 Amerihost Dr., will be turning ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:00 am

Dowagiac

Woman of color to lead DUS board

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated Sullivan was the first woman of color to serve as president of the board. This information was ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:54 pm

Dowagiac

Brent Brewer appointed to DUS school board

DOWAGIAC — There is a new board member in town, and he is a familiar face in the Dowagiac Union Schools community. Wednesday, after hours ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:35 am

Berrien County

Fitness organizations gear up for reopening of indoor activities

DOWAGIAC — Area fitness organizations received good news from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday afternoon press conference. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:56 am

Business

New Dowagiac store feels embraced by community

DOWAGIAC — Business has been good to Elizabeth Cuadros. Cuadros, owner of Diva’s Fashion & More, 56044 M-51 S., has been in business for roughly ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:32 am

Dowagiac

Wayne Township, Road Commission reach street improvement agreement

DOWAGIAC — A local municipality is calling on the Cass County Road Commission for help. The Dowagiac City Council authorized an agreement with the Cass ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:42 pm

Dowagiac

Cass County Council on Aging awarded grant from Pokagon Fund

CASSOPOLIS — A local organization will be able to provide free meals to senior community members thanks to another organization’s generosity. The Cass County Council ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:59 am

Berrien County

Area residents receive probation in Berrien County Court Monday

NILES – A number of area residents were given probation sentences in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Mathew Weidler, of Niles, was sentenced to two ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, January 11, 2021 4:02 pm

Dowagiac

Pokagon water specialist meets with Rotary

DOWAGIAC — Water was the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. Grant Poole, a 1990 graduate of Dowagiac ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, January 11, 2021 9:37 am

Dowagiac

Patrick Hamilton to host Strong Beginnings preschool program

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is offering a preschool program area families can be a part of. Dowagiac Union Schools’ Patrick Hamilton Elementary School, along ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, January 8, 2021 8:47 am

Dowagiac

DUS prepares for return of in-person learning next week

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools students and teachers will be returning to in-person learning next week, and the district is gearing up for their return. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:00 pm

Business

State, federal COVID-19 aid on the way for local businesses

DOWAGIAC — Help is coming to small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a $465 million COVID-19 relief ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:10 am

Cassopolis

Local performance group hosting shoe drive to raise money for trip

DOWAGIAC — A local performance group is raising money for an upcoming trip, one pair of shoes at a time. Positively Dance, a performance group ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:25 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac event pavilion ready for use in spring

DOWAGIAC — Community members will soon be able to enjoy outdoor programs, events and more in downtown Dowagiac. According to the city of Dowagiac and ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:47 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Manager City reflects on 2020, looks forward to next year

DOWAGIAC — As 2020 comes to a close, Dowagiac city manager Kevin Anderson was proud of what the city was able to accomplish. The city ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:24 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac organization sets donation record in 2020

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic may have dominated 2020 headlines, but that did not stop the Dowagiac Elks Lodge from having a record-setting year. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:46 am

Cass County

Health department administers Cass County’s first COVID-19 vaccines

DOWAGIAC — After months of waiting, Cass County now has the tools to fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Van Buren/Cass District Health Department ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:16 am

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