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Districts grapple with school bus driver shortage

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — According to Buchanan Community Schools Superintendent Patricia Robinson and Edwardsburg Public Schools Superintendent Jim Knoll, area school districts are being impacted by ... Read more

13 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine Middle/High School to go remote Oct. 23 to 30

NILES — Students at Brandywine Middle/High School will move to remote learning for one week beginning Friday, after three positive cases and one probable case ... Read more

1 day ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Patrick Hamilton Elementary School closes for three days due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Patrick Hamilton Elementary School is closing in-person learning for three days after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dowagiac Union ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Don, Joan Lyons donate $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools

DOWAGIAC — Don and Joan Lyons donated $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools during the district’s board of education meeting Monday at Dowagiac Middle School. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac schools receive positive audit

DOWAGIAC — Auditors from Maner Costerisan gave high marks to Dowagiac Union Schools’ financial records during Monday’s board of education meeting Monday at Dowagiac Middle ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Four Flags Antique Mall acquires new owners

NILES — The Four Flags Antique Mall, located at 218 N. Second St., has booths full of treasures for those who seek them. Vintage wares, ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Lewis Cass ISD Parents as Teachers program receives national recognition

CASSOPOLIS —  Lewis Cass ISD Parents as Teachers Program has earned a prestigious  endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., as a Blue ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Operation Safe Stop runs this week

LANSING — Starting today, law enforcement officers throughout Michigan will be ramping up patrols of motorists illegally passing school buses. Operation Safe Stop is part ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis Middle School student tests positive for COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — A student at Cassopolis Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Angela Piazza made the announcement Sunday. The student joins a Sam ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County holds at one official school COVID-19 outbreak in Stevensville

BERRIEN COUNTY — Despite reports of positive COVID-19 cases in area schools over the past few weeks, the numbers have stayed low, according to the ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

SMC to shift to remote learning starting Nov. 23

DOWAGIAC — A local college will transition to remote learning in the coming weeks as COVID-19 infection numbers continue to rise in the area. In ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Students quarantined following positive COVID-19 case at Sam Adams Elementary

CASSOPOLIS — COVID-19 has reached Cassopolis Public Schools. Thursday, Superintendent Angela Piazza announced a student at Sam Adams Elementary School had tested positive for COVID-19. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg Middle School extends COVID-19 closure

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Middle School will remain closed to in-person instruction for an additional week due to high numbers of students and staff quarantining due ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Cassopolis FFA member awarded National American FFA degree

INDIANAPOLIS  — Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

2021 Michigan Miss U.S. Agriculture looks toward educating, bringing communities together over agriculture

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A crown resting on her head and a sash across her body, secured with a sparkly broach at the bottom, Aubrey Allen, ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County educators, leaders discuss racism in schools

BERRIEN COUNTY — In the second of four Zoom virtual meetings organized by the Berrien County Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust and ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis High School student quarantined due to probable exposure to COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — Wednesday, Cassopolis Public Schools announced a student had faced probable exposure to COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents, Superintendent Angela Piazza said ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

DUS parents, staff react to first day of in-person learning

DOWAGIAC — Buses were boarded and parking lots were packed Monday as Dowagiac Union Schools students returned to classrooms for the first time in more ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

SMC student named Michigan Miss U.S. agriculture

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College freshman Aubrey Allen is passionate about agriculture as she embarks on her reign as 2021 Michigan Miss United States Agriculture. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Bucks back in class Monday after Buchanan High School ran remote learning trial

BUCHANAN — On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Buchanan High School students and staff were informed Thursday and Friday would be a “remote trial run.” Monday morning, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Middle School closed for week due to COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — Around 9 p.m. Sunday evening, Edwardsburg Public Schools announced on its Facebook page that Edwardsburg Middle School would be closed for the coming ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Four Vikings join MTU Husky investment tournament

Correction: In an earlier publication of this article, Sydney Skarbek’s name was misspelled. We regret the error and are happy to correct it. NILES — ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Band marches on, Niles band season continues without football, competitions

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com NILES — On warmer fall days, band students can be heard playing outdoors. The familiar rhythm from the percussion section reminds ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Students, staff in quarantine at local school districts due to positive COVID cases

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Approximately one month into the school year, many school districts throughout southwest Michigan are responding cautiously to positive cases of COVID-19. After three ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Brandywine announces first COVID case

NILES — A staff member at Brandywine Middle/High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter published on the school district’s Facebook page ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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