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Janel’s Industries named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies To Watch

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac company has been recognized for its efforts once again. Government contractor Janel’s Industries will be recognized as one of the “Michigan ... Read more

14 mins ago by Max Harden.

Wonderland Cinema to show “The Incredibles” Friday

NILES — For those missing the movie experience of Wonderland Cinema, the owners will host an outdoor movie showing this Friday. Wonderland Cinema will be ... Read more

59 mins ago by Christina Clark.

Fernwood Botanical Gardens offering pop-up weddings

NILES — The historical grounds and unique settings within Fernwood Botanical Gardens are a popular wedding destination for couples through the warmer seasons. Adapting to ... Read more

18 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community Schools hosts annual libraries, adapted for social distancing

NILES — The sounds of happy reunion filled the south part of the Niles High School parking lot just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. As parents ... Read more

20 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan to interview superintendent candidates starting Monday

BUCHANAN – Buchanan school board members have selected seven people including three current or former district employees to interview next week to become the district’s ... Read more

21 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac District Library expansion continues following COVID-19 delay

DOWAGIAC — Construction on the Dowagiac District Library’s coronavirus-stalled $7.4 million expansion-renovation projects marches on. After breaking ground on the site in October 2019, construction ... Read more

21 hours ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan named ‘Nicest Place in Michigan’ by Reader’s Digest

BUCHANAN — To resident Dave Van Dyke, the sight of downtown Buchanan is home. The shadows of war heroes hover over the streets, as their ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Township Board discusses new millage for township fire department

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — With the office reopened to the public, the Niles Charter Township halls are divided up and have stickers down on the ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Special prosecutor sought to review Diamond Lake Fourth of July party

CASS COUNTY — A special prosecutor is being sought to review incidents related to parties hosted at Diamond Lake. Tuesday afternoon, the Cass County Prosecutor’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac leaders begin planning process for Beckwith Park renovation

DOWAGIAC — Beckwith Park’s makeover is set to continue in the coming weeks, according to City Manager Kevin Anderson. After purchasing the vacant building formerly ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Scam warning issued by Berrien County Sheriff’s Department

BERRIEN COUNTY — Around 11 a.m. Tuesday the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department posted a warning about a reported scam in the area to its Facebook ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Area organizations receive CARES funding

LANSING — Organizations in Berrien and Cass counties recently received an extra boost of funding. Michigan Humanities is recently announced $661,085 in emergency CARES Act ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Leader Publications welcomes new reporter

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed a new addition to its news team. Max Harden, of Niles, has joined Leader Publications as a news reporter. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Burn Run postponed until gathering mandates relax

NILES — “Kick stand down” reads the beginning of an update on the Niles Burn run website regarding the July 19 event. The popular motorcycle ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

One injured in Penn Township crash

PENN TOWNSHIP—A New York resident was injured and taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning. According to Sheriff Richard J. Behnke of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

First of three pop-up, drive-through libraries to be hosted Tuesday

NILES — Pop-up libraries for student reading programs are scheduled for three dates over the summer. However, the events will be less of a community ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

CASS COUNTY — A Fourth of July party that has put Cass County under nationwide scrutiny could result in charges filed against its organizers. Saturday, ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Two Berrien County residents sentenced to probation

NILES – Two area residents were sentenced to probation Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Christie Lynn Bates, 42, of Buchanan, pleaded guilty to attempted ... Read more

3 days ago by Debra Haight.

Apple Festival canceled, will return in 2021

NILES — A Niles summer tradition has been postponed until 2021. After months of research and discussion, the Four Flags Apple Festival Board of Directors ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles to host online concert Saturday

NILES — While the Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles’ flagship event, the Bluegrass Festival, was not given the go-ahead by the city for 2020, the ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien Community Foundation announces arts challenge grant

BERRIEN COUNTY —  Non-profit arts organizations of Berrien County have joined forces for one matching grant that will benefit them all. The Berrien Community Foundation ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

One injured in Sunday motorcycle accident

CALVIN TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist is reportedly injured after a single-vehicle crash on Sunday, according to Sheriff Richard Behnke of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

When virus stunted west coast tour, Umphrey’s McGee returned home to perform

NILES — When Umphrey’s McGee plays a show in its hometown of South Bend, the audiences usually turn out in large numbers in support. Rescheduling ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

LMC discounts fall tuition by 10 percent, restructures class options, implements safety plans for fall semester

BENTON HARBOR — It has been nearly four months since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Michiganders go about thier day-to-day lives. In that time, ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

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