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Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handed down her executive order for “Stay at home, stay safe” on Monday, regional organizations were mobilized to ... Read more

21 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien, Van Buren counties see rise in number COVID-19 cases

MICHIGAN — Two counties in southwest Michigan have seen increased numbers of individuals infected with COVID-19, according to reports released Friday afternoon. As of 3 ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County hosts press conference on state of emergency

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the recommendation by the Berrien County emergency management ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

UFCU offers financial relief to members, community during COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union has launched a Member Assistance Program designed to provide financial relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan Cares Fund to support local COVID-19 response

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the community works through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, local funders and businesses have come together to create the Southwest ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — In support of the recommendation by the Berrien County Emergency Management Coordinator and the Berrien County Public Health Officer, the chair of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Residents donate time, materials to help fill medical supply shortage

DOWAGIAC — Monday afternoon before a state “stay home” order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went into effect, Dowagiac resident Sara Melvin flipped through a short ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

American Red Cross still seeking donations amid coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — James Lanning has worked for the American Red Cross for more than 10 years. During his employment, he has seen a lot of ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SpartanNash installs sneeze guards

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash announced Tuesday it had begun installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MSP answers FAQs related to ‘stay home’ order

MICHIGAN — Following Monday’s “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan State Police have received dozens of ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

School lunch programs still a go

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a stay at home order handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, families in southwest Michigan can still pick up school provided ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Local officials recommend prepping emergency plans for pets in wake of COVID-19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — While the numbers of positive cases of coronavirus in Berrien County continues to grow, local officials are urging residents to have an ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

County, healthcare officials further efforts to trace, monitor COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the response to COVID-19 continues to grow in Berrien County, the Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are furthering ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Former Niles man gets probation, three others sentenced Monday

NILES – A former Niles man was sentenced to probation in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Jeffrey Robert Moll, 53, now of Algers, Michigan, pleaded ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Berrien County officials emphasize importance of ‘stay home, stay safe’ order issued in Michigan

BERRIEN COUNTY — Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 that temporarily requires all Michigan residents to “suspend activities that are not necessary to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County announces additional cases of COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Health Department was notified of three additional positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, cumulating in five confirmed cases ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Local churches turn to virtual services in the wake of coronavirus concerns

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last Sunday, Dowagiac’s First United Methodist Church Pastor Chris Momany began his day like he would any other Sunday. He got up, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Economic support available to small business owners

LANSING — The state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Communities turn to social media to connect businesses, resources

BERRIEN COUNTY — Precautions going into effect through the week in response to the COVID-19 virus have limited brick and mortar businesses from operating as ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Retail stores reserve time for older adults, pregnant women

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash and its family for retail stores will set aside time twice per week for store guests most at risk of contracting ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Buchanan City Hall closed until April 6

BUCHANAN – In an effort to keep staff and citizens safe amid the threat of COVID-19, the Buchanan City Hall will close today at 5 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

SpartanNash retail stores reserve time for older adults, pregnant women, immunocompromised store guests

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash and its family for retail stores will set aside time twice per week for store guests most at risk of contracting ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien, Cass take precautions in wake of COVID-19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has caused many changes in the last week, from schools and colleges suspending face-to-face classes to businesses changing ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Berrien County residents tested for COVID-19 following Andrews University concert

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Health Department is taking precautions to prevent against the spread of COVID-19 in southwest Michigan after a recent out-of-state ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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