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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

16 hours ago by Debra Haight.

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

21 hours ago by Submitted.

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

5 days ago by Submitted.

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan, allows cocktails to go

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-143 on Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Niles shooting suspect sentenced on unrelated charge

NILES – A former Niles resident accused in a shooting incident last summer in Niles was sentenced Monday on an unrelated charge in Berrien County ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Orthopedic surgeon to discuss knee arthritis

ST. JOSEPH – Spectrum Health Lakeland is inviting community members to join orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey Postma, DO, for a free, online seminar focused on knee ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union to provide contact-free community shred days

BERRIEN SPRINGS — In partnership with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service, Honor Credit Union announced its Free Community Shred Day schedule throughout its ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

DAR to host yard sale June 27

NILES — A local nonprofit will host a yard sale this weekend. The Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Michigan is first state in nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate

ST. JOSEPH — Michigan is the first state in the nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate –– a milestone that can be attributed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Wonderland Cinema, Niles Main Street to host movie in the park

NILES — On Friday, Wonderland Cinema will serve what Lisa Croteau called “a little slice of normal.” Croteau, director of marketing and administration for Niles ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Nebraska man sentenced up to 20 years on meth charges in Berrien County

NILES – A former Berrien Springs resident is going to prison after being caught dealing methamphetamines last year. Brandon Allen Goode, 29, of Arthur, Nebraska, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

75th annual Berrien County Youth Fair postponed to 2021

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair will have to wait one more year to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as the fair board officially ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys could reopen by July 4

LANSING — July 4 may prove to be the day theaters, bowling alleys and gyms reopen across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. With ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

LMC students earn spots on president’s, dean’s lists for spring semester

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College has announced the names of 671 students recognized for academic achievement during the spring 2020 semester. The president’s list ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland welcomes new vice president of health equity

ST. JOSEPH – As part of a three-part approach outlined by Spectrum Health Lakeland to dedicate financial resources, appoint new leadership, and commit to transparency ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Meth charges lead to prison, probation

NILES – A Buchanan man is going to prison after being caught selling meth to an undercover police officer. Garrett Black-Damaske, 25, of Buchanan, pleaded ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office lobby opens by appointment

ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Records Lobby, located at 919 Port St., St Joseph, will open by appointment only starting today. Appointments ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Bill Wolf retires after 15 years with Berrien County

ST. JOSEPH – Berrien County Commissioners said farewell to longtime Berrien County Administrator William Wolf last week. He is retiring this month after 15 years ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Growers, migrant workers adapt to COVID-19 changes

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — With more than 700 acres, Schilling Family Farms in Eau Claire grows lush groves of fruit trees and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Spectrum Health Lakeland sets aside $50 million to help address racial equity, health inequities

ST. JOSEPH – The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in southwest Michigan ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Berrien County Youth Fair to host drive-thru fair food event

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien County residents will soon have a chance to taste test their favorite fair foods. From June 19-21, the Berrien County Youth ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Area restaurants, bars open doors for diners this week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michiganders looking for a plated meal and hospitality will finally have the opportunity to dine in-house again. Restaurant and bar staff across ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Library materials hit curbside

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The wait is over for patrons waiting to get their hands on some new, or beloved, reading material from their local libraries. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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