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High school baseball

Senior bios: Niles’ Kade Wagley

Kade Wagley is a senior on the Niles baseball team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:43 pm

High school track

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Malik Jamison

Malik Jamison is a senior on the Cassopolis track team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 pm

Vandalia

URSCC purchases photo album of Calvin Township, Vandalia residents

In early June, a member of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County saw a photo album of African Americans from Calvin Township and Vandalia ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:37 pm

Vandalia

Underground Railroad Days canceled due to COVID-19

Mid-July has meant Underground Railroad Days in the village of Vandalia since 2010. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:15 am

High school track

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Owen Gardner

Owen Gardner is a senior on the Cassopolis track team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:00 pm

Column

NOVAK: Former Tiger Chandler mades the right call in opting out

I applaud former Benton Harbor standout Wilson Chandler for putting his family first. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:21 pm

cassopolis

Demolition Derby to go on despite no Cass County Fair

A lot of hard work has already been put in by those hoping to compete in demolition derbies this summer, including the one scheduled for ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:27 pm

outdoors

Rare bobcat sighting not a surprise, but a treat, according to DNR officials

A recent apparent bobcat sighting has social media abuzz in and around Niles. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:26 pm

High school track

Senior bios: Niles’ Sophia Hover

Sophie Hoover is a senior on the Niles track team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:15 pm

Cassopolis

Hydroponic businesses seeing an upswing in sales

EDWARDSBURG — With the legalization of recreational marijuana and the COVID-19 pandemic, hydroponic businesses like GroMart in Edwardsburg and the Green Iguana in Cassopolis have ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, June 26, 2020 1:56 pm

Summer baseball

Thomas Stadium to host wrestling fundraiser Aug. 1

Historic Thomas Stadium at the corner of Silverbrook and M-51 has a rich tradition when it comes to youth baseball and wrestling. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:52 pm

high school soccer

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Aysia Conley

Aysia Conley is a senior on the Cassopolis soccer team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Ontwa Township

Ontwa Township reopens office

At a special meeting June 19, the Ontwa Township Board of Trustees approved its COVID preparedness plan, which will allow it to reopen its offices. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:25 pm

High school golf

Senior bios: Niles’ Skylar Brawley

Skylar Brawley is a senior on the Niles golf team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Wednesday, June 24

GOLF Lakeshore Junior Golf Association Tour At Pine View Golf Club, Three Rivers (Limited field) Junior Division Conner Geigley, Centreville 85 Alan Wegner, Cassopolis 92 ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:45 am

Where are they now?

DeJonge continues love of sports while seeking communications degree

Ashley DeJonge has always enjoyed sports. So, it came as no surprise that while attending St. Mary’s College, she started working with the University of ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:30 am

cassopolis

Cassopolis Streetscape Project under way

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Streetscape Project continues this week as workers from Selge Construction in Niles begin grinding up Broadway Street as well as East ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Column

NOVAK: Sports can bring everybody back together

If anyone thought it was going to be easy to fix racial tensions in our country by banning chokeholds, arresting a few police officers or ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:46 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Village Council fills vacant seat

CASSOPOLIS — At a special meeting of the Cassopolis Village Council, Kimberle Danzy-Yeager was approved to fill the vacant trustee seat Monday night. Danzy-Yeager, the ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:00 pm

summer golf tour

Whitaker wins debut on Lakeshore Junior Golf Association Tour

It had been quite some time since Greta Whitaker had competed in any type of sport. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, June 22, 2020 1:19 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis hosts Juneteenth celebration

CASSOPOLIS — Family, friends and community members gathered together in Clisbee Park Friday evening to celebrate Juneteenth. June 19 recognizes the day that Union Army ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, June 22, 2020 12:08 pm

High school baseball

Senior bios: Edwardsburg’s Mac Gaideski

Mac Gaideski is a senior on the Edwardsburg baseball team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:00 pm

high school soccer

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Louisa Lohse

Louisa Lohse is a senior on the Cassopolis soccer team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Column

NIEHOFF: Mention of ‘name, image, likeness’ must not occur in recruitment of athletes

Understandably, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated every facet of our lives the past three months – so much so that the challenges that were our ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:45 am

Cassopolis

Squires Elementary being turned into middle school

CASSOPOLIS — What started as a project for the Sam Adams Elementary fifth and sixth graders will become a reality in the fall when Cassopolis ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, June 19, 2020 6:00 pm

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