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Dowagiac selects Lyons McBride, LLC’s development proposal for 143 S. Front St.

DOWAGIAC — Sitting front row before the city council were Shannon Lyons and Cathy McBride as they patiently waited for the reading of a particular ... Read more

19 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC increases tuition rates for 2020-2021 school year

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees adopted an increase in the tuition and fee schedule for the 2020-2021 fiscal year at its regular ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Pesticide workshop, exam to be offered

BENTON HARBOR — Berrien County MSU Extension announced Monday it will host a restricted use pesticide review workshop for private and commercial applicators from 9 ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Niles photographer launches pet portrait project to aid in bushfire aftermath

NILES — As Shayne Culp watched the months-long bushfires ravage nearly 50 million acres of Australian land, killing an estimated billion animals, she took it ... Read more

19 hours ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

UK-based author coming to Fernwood

BUCHANAN — Author Andrea Wulf, fresh off a lecture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., will speak at Fernwood Botanical Garden and ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

HCU sponsors Niles basketball games

NILES — Friday, Feb. 21, Honor Credit Union sponsored Niles High School’s girls and boys basketball games. The girls won 55-32, and the boys lost ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Volunteers needed for free children’s clothing exchange

VANDALIA — A local nonprofit is hoping residents will start their spring cleaning a little early this year. Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries is seeking ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

COA seeking board member applicants

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Council on Aging is now accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering as members of its board of directors. The ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Niles Community Health Center receives $50,000 grant from BCBS

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien counties, has received a $50,000 grant ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

YMCA to host Day of Giving as it nears fundraising goal

NILES — The Niles-Buchanan YMCA has spent the last four years fundraising for a building and programming expansion. Now, the “countdown” has begun, said Jill ... Read more

2 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

PHOTO STORY: COA hosts Mardi Gras lunch

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, the COA hosted its annual Mardi Gras lunch at both its Cassopolis and Dowagiac locations. To celebrate the occasion, patrons wore traditional ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac hosts public hearing on MSHDA modular house

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac is moving forward with its plans to install a modular home. At Monday’s city council meeting, the council hosted ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac holiday business joins Little Free Library forces

DOWAGIAC — Melissa Gunn is no stranger to the world of books. While she owns her own business, Deck the Halls, which caters to one’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC Band Clinic Day becoming annual event

DOWAGIAC — Area bands should sound “fuller” playing their Michigan Band and Orchestra Association festival programs the first week in March after Southwestern Michigan College’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Two Niles men sentenced on assault charges

NILES – Two assaultive situations in the city of Niles last year have resulted in one man being sentenced to prison and another given the ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles previews masterplan

NILES — A sneak peek of the city of Niles’ vision for the future was given Monday evening at a Niles City Council committee of ... Read more

2 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Berrien County schools can opt into pre-Labor Day start

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A public hearing on potentially starting school before Labor Day ended with a definite answer: Berrien County school boards can vote to ... Read more

2 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Dowagiac winter guard hosts friends, family show

DOWAGIAC — Members of Dowagiac Union High School’s winter guard channeled Greek mythology as they emerged for their winter showcase with blue, scaly makeup on ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

DUHS students make Lego murals for Black History Month

DOWAGIAC — If one were to walk down the halls of Dowagiac Union High School this month, they would be greeted by colorful, pixelated images ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Red Cross to host blood drives

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The American Red Cross is seeking blood and platelet donations this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Area students compete for ticket to national spelling bee

BENTON HARBOR — With the chance to become national spelling bee champs on the line, nearly 50 students gathered last Thursday to test their linguistic ... Read more

3 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Upcoming Spectrum Health Lakeland events

ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland announced upcoming community health events at its locations across Berrien County. All but one event is free. • Bones ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan State Police to host recruiting seminar in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A statewide law enforcement agency is seeking local recruits. The Michigan State Police will host a recruiting seminar from 10 a.m. until noon ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County Parks Department hosting logo contest

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County creatives have the chance to put their mark on Cass County, thanks to a recently announced contest. The Cass County Parks ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday

A local Niles eatery celebrated Fat Tuesday a day early. While Fat Tuesday is known for paczki, Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery put its own ... Read more

3 days ago by Emily Sobecki.

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