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Buchanan City Commission considers construction plans

BUCHANAN — A local businessman’s plans to construct a new building on E. Third Street are moving forward after-action Monday by the Buchanan City Commission. ... Read more

3 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon debuted eight new tennis courts

NILES — Bobcat athletes will no longer have to drive four miles across town with their tennis gear to a public park to perfect their ... Read more

5 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Navy veteran reunites with friend after 58 years

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac resident Walter Swann has accomplished much during his 79 years of life. A Navy veteran and a retired professional boxer, Swann has ... Read more

5 hours ago by Max Harden.

Niles City Council approves land purchase, aid for homeless

NILES — Two projects were greenlit at the Niles City Council meeting Monday evening. Niles City Council members moved to approve the purchase of 45 ... Read more

6 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Niles mayor recommends trick-or-treat times

NILES — As statewide restrictions continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Niles residents may soon have a more fun reason to don a mask. Tuesday evening, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Following pursuit, two arrested for armed robbery at Admiral Gas Station

NILES — An armed robbery at a Niles gas station has resulted in two arrests, according to the Niles City Police Department. The arrests follow a ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass County reported one new COVID-19 related death Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac City Council approves first responder hazard pay

DOWAGIAC — City employees who have been serving on the front lines since COVID-19 made its way to Michigan will be receiving a boost to ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles marijuana partner resigns following criminal charges

NILES – The HDS Investments marijuana grow facility on the city’s northeast side should be up and running in the next few weeks, owner Jeff ... Read more

23 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Benton Harbor man pleads guilty to Niles shooting

NILES – A Benton Harbor man accused in an August 2019 shooting in the city of Niles had pleaded no contest to one count of ... Read more

23 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Despite rising COVID-19 cases, Dowagiac schools vote to return to in-person learning

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools students will be returning to full-time, in-person instruction beginning Monday, Oct. 12. The DUS Board of Education voted 6-1 in ... Read more

23 hours ago by Max Harden.

Niles City Council gives marijuana business 90-day extension

NILES — A company hoping to grow roots in the Niles community was given an extension on Monday evening to get their business functional. A ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan outdoors open for fall fun

LANSING — As the weather cools and foliage warms to vibrant yellows and reds, there is plenty to do in Michigan’s great outdoors. From hiking ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Cass County Courts to continue to provide the public with access to justice via Zoom during COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — The Michigan Supreme Court has tracked over one million hours of Zoom hearings by courts across the state of Michigan, including the Cass ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Local cinema readies to reopen after seven months

NILES — Scott Moore has “definitely not” been counting the months Wonderland Cinema has been closed due to COVID-19 mandates. “About seven months,” Moore confirmed, ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Board of Education approves return to in-person instruction

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools students will be returning to full-time, in-person instruction beginning Monday, Oct. 12. The DUS Board of Education voted 6-1 in ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 122,735 cases, 6,731 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Monday. Berrien County reported 1,691 confirmed cases and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles man pleads guilty to meth use

NILES — A Niles man is receiving jail time after pleading guilty to using a controlled substance. Johnathan Micheal Tripp, 40, of Niles, pleaded guilty ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Absentee voting begins in Michigan

BERRIEN COUNTY — Election Day is still just over a month away, but voting by absentee ballot has begun in Michigan. Last Thursday, voters were ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Circuit Judge Charles LaSata elected as an officer of the Michigan Judges Association

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, Berrien County Circuit Judge Charles LaSata was elected as an officer of the Michigan Judges Association. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC enrolls 1,800 students for fall 2020

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees heard last Monday night from President Dr. Joe Odenwald that fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MDHHS makes COVID-19 recommendations about Halloween trick-or-treating, celebrations

LANSING — To help ensure the only thing scary about Halloween is the costumes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Apple Festival Harvest Market offers venue for local vendors to sell wares

NILES — Although the Apple Festival Fairgrounds were free of the typical screeches and whirls from carnival rides this weekend, the sound of local vendors ... Read more

3 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Region sees upward trend in house sales, values

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The stay-at-home orders experienced across the country may have triggered a house buying wave in consumers. Recent reports on the real estate ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair to host Halloween campout

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, Cass County residents will have a chance to camp with ghouls, witches, goblins and more, thanks to an event hosted by ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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