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Buchanan Area Senior Center raising funds to convert porch into sunroom

BUCHANAN — A local organization is raising funds to allow itself to grow and better care for area seniors. The Buchanan Area Senior Center is currently ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Local emergency departments experiencing high volumes, wait times

JOSEPH – All three Spectrum Health Lakeland emergency departments continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times, officials reported Thursday. Care ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Residents demand Berrien County commissioners take action on mask mandate

ST. JOSEPH – County residents continued to protest the school mask mandate imposed by the Berrien County Health Department at Thursday’s weekly Berrien County Board ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles teen builds Eagle Scout project on McCoy Creek Trail

BUCHANAN — A Niles teen recently took the final step toward a lifelong dream — by making steps for others. Kyle Welch, 18, of Boy ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Commissioners respond to mask mandate

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has responded to a recent mask mandate issued by the Berrien County Health Department. On Sept. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

LANSING — Kelly Wilson, a vocational training specialist at Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Michigan Works!, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MEC accepting applications for Strengthening Schools Grant program

CASSOPOLIS — Applications are now open for an annual grant program. Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 976,505 cases, 20,535 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 15,165 COVID-19 cases and 284 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan commissioners decline to pay annual dues to Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce

BUCHANAN – An attempt to pay nearly $9,000 in annual dues to the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce failed at Monday’s Buchanan City Commission. Commissioners ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

Former Niles marijuana business partner pleads guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct

NILES – A former partner in a Niles marijuana business has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in connection with an incident in late 2019 ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

South Bend man gets prison for drunk driving

NILES — In Berrien County Trial Court Monday, a South Bend man is going to prison for third offense drunk driving. Terrence Lamont Malone, 33, ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Spectrum Health Lakeland earns national recognition for stroke treatment

St. JOSEPH – For the eighth consecutive year, Spectrum Health Lakeland has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get with the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Buchanan remembers 9/11

BUCHANAN – “Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” Country singer Alan Jackson’s timeless anthem about the Sept. 11, 2001, ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

TWENTY YEARS LATER: Buchanan resident, sister reflect on their first-hand experience of 9/11 terrorist attacks

BUCHANAN — Time has not dulled the memories of sisters Monroe and Veronique Lemay. Though decades have passed, they can still recall in vivid detail ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Spectrum Health Lakeland invests in new real-time PCR testing technology

ST. JOSEPH – A new level of molecular testing is now available at Spectrum Health Lakeland through a $350,000 investment in the cobas 6800 System, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Buchanan Scarecrow Charities nearing completion on new building

BUCHANAN — More than a decade ago, co-founder of Buchanan Scarecrow Charities Mary Fisher was putting together scarecrows to benefit downtown Buchanan in her basement. ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

MDHHS issues quarantine guidance for asymptomatic students

LANSING — To help ensure Michigan students and educators are as safe as possible in the classroom and keep students in school for in-person learning, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien County remains in state of high COVID-19 transmission

BERRIEN COUNTY — COVID-19 transmission is on the rise in Berrien County, according to local health experts. During a virtual press conference Wednesday, Courtney Davis, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

MSP encourages residents to take action to prepare during Michigan’s Preparedness Month

LANSING — Emergencies can happen when least expected. That is why Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is encouraging Michigan residents to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 961,953 cases, 20,396 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,955 COVID-19 cases and 283 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Berrien, Cass counties

NILES — An approaching storm system could bring with it heavy rain and strong winds to Michiana. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Parents, community members protest mask mandate in Berrien County schools

BUCHANAN — Tuesday morning, the sidewalk in front of Buchanan High School was decorated with signs saying “unmask our kids,” “let parents choose how to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Scarecrows fill the streets of Buchanan

BUCHANAN – The Buchanan Scarecrow Ladies have been hard at work preparing downtown Buchanan for autumn. As of this week, more than 200 scarecrows were ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PACE of Southwest Michigan celebrates National PACE Month

ST. JOSEPH — September is National PACE Month, celebrating the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The innovative model of care allows seniors with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Berrien County Health Department issues public health order requiring face masks in educational settings

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Health Department has issued a public health order requiring the use of face masks by individuals in pre-kindergarten through ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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