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Commission votes to make One Buchanan official city board

BUCHANAN — Last year, Reader’s Digest named Buchanan “The Nicest Place in America.” Now, thanks to action taken by the Buchanan City Commission, leaders of ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Businesses in Berrien, Cass counties report disparities in mandate enforcement

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Local health departments are often the first resource business owners encounter as they navigate evolving epidemic mandates from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ... Read more

21 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County’s only homeless shelter raising money for repair

BERRIEN COUNTY — Emergency Shelter Services runs the only women and family homeless shelter in Berrien County. Right now, the road in front of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Spectrum Health Lakeland, Berrien County Health Department give joint update on COVID-19 immunizations, numbers

BERRIEN COUNTY — In a joint Facebook Live today between the Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland, BCHD Communications Manager Gillian Conrad said ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan indoor dining to resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

MICHIGAN – On Friday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced indoor dining can resume on Feb. 1. The order also allows for concessions at casinos, movie ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Lakeland, health department seeking COVID-19 vaccination volunteers

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are seeking volunteers to assist at upcoming community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and/or support ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

New Berrien County prosecutor eyes crime prevention, support services

BERRIEN COUNTY – Steven Pierangeli gets texts and emails each day about violence and crimes happening throughout Berrien County. “I get texts every morning about ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Van Buren counties have reported new COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Slow vaccine rollout hinders southwest Michigan distribution

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last week, Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke sat down at this computer and decided he was ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. At ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Andrews University’s urban design studio arrives in Buchanan to kickoff revitalization project

BUCHANAN — The Andrews University Urban Design Studio led by Professor Andrew von Maur arrived in Buchanan on Wednesday for their first field visit. The students ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County vaccine supplies remain limited, residents urged to have continued patience

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to those who are eligible and interested as quickly as ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

‘Freddie the Stoner’ says Jimmy Kimmel changed his life

BUCHANAN — One year ago, Freddie Miller, 29, was unemployed, living with his mom in New Paris, Indiana and without a driver’s license. Today, he ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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

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

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County launching survey to investigate broadband connectivity

BERRIEN COUNTY – Throughout the past 10 months, internet access has played an even larger role in how residents conduct their day to day lives. ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

SMC announces fall honor rolls

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College named 50 students to president’s list for the September-December 2020 fall semester. Students honored on president’s list must earn a ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union to award 23 high school seniors with $1,000 scholarship

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union recently announced it will support local outstanding high school seniors with the annual Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship. ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 540,115 cases, 13,865 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Cass County reported 3,265 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan wineries adapt to continued mandates

BERRIEN COUNTY – Escaping a little further north to experience a wine tasting with a group of friends over the weekend is a popular way ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass County reported new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Monday, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

LMC awards inaugural Spirit of MLK Spotlight honors

BENTON HARBOR — Lynn Todman, vice president of Health Equity at Spectrum Health Lakeland, Jada Willis, Miss Benton Harbor 2020, and the Race Relations Council ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Now is the Time” Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week begins at LMC

The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, titled “Now is the Time” has kicked off on Lake Michigan College’s website Monday morning. The event is ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Blossomtime extends pageant season

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Blossomtime Festival Board of Directors recently announced the kickoff of its 2021 community pageants. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 533,602 cases, 13,701 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Friday, Cass County reported 3,224 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Van ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Community partners come together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and opportunities to participate in learning programs related to King and the civil rights movement ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass and Van Buren counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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