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Spectrum Health Lakeland revises visitor guidelines

ST. JOSEPH — As a result of increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and an increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health Lakeland has ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer asks residents to take COVID-19 precautions, high schools to suspend in-person activities

LANSING — Though COVID-19 vaccine supply vaccine is increasing, state leaders are asking that residents take precautions to slow the virus’ spread as case numbers ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County commissioners approve 911 grant

BERRIEN COUNTY – Improvements will begin this year on Berrien County’s 911 location response, thanks to a grant Berrien County commissioners voted to accept on ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 723,297 cases, 16,400 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 12,119 COVID-19 cases and 235 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic to be hosted at Niles-Buchanan YMCA

NILES – The single-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in an upcoming clinic in Niles to residents. Members of the Greater Niles ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer, MDHHS encourage spring break travelers to get tested for COVID-19

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are urging Michiganders to get tested for COVID-19 upon returning from ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day taking place next week at LMC campus

BENTON HARBOR — A way for Berrien County residents to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is coming to town next week. The Berrien County Reduce Reuse ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 715,478 cases, 16,327 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 12,070 COVID-19 cases and 233 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Law enforcement taking part in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

LANSING — In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, law enforcement agencies will be joining forces across the country this week to ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Buchanan, Dowagiac receive Tree City U.S.A. recognition

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – The trees are just beginning to bud in southwest Michigan, but two cities bloomed as Tree City U.S.A. honorees at the beginning ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles funeral home offering guidance for FEMA’s COVID-19 funeral assistance

NILES – An unexpected death in the family can add a financial burden to the emotional loss. For many families in the area, COVID-19 has ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 707,463 cases, 16,297 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 12,010 COVID-19 cases and 233 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

New primary care provider joins Southwestern Medical Clinic

ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland recently welcomed family medicine provider Hollie Nate to the medical staff. Nate is seeing patients alongside Daniel Benson and ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 702,499 cases, 16,239 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 11,969 COVID-19 cases and 232 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Kinexus Group recognized as one of the nation’s best nonprofits to work for

BENTON HARBOR — On Monday, Kinexus Group was named one of the 2021 Best Nonprofits To Work For in the nation for the fifth year ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

All Berrien County residents ages 16 and over now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are moving forward with expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination for all residents ages ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Buchanan native hired as DC Comics digital content producer

BUCHANAN — Growing up, Buchanan native Kelsie Patrick grew up watching superheroes on the movie screen. Her favorite was always Wonder Woman, who she said ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County commissioners urge state to release COVID-19 funds

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Board of Commissioners passed resolutions on Thursday to appoint a new parks and recreation director, to allow for a ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 678,295 cases, 16,141 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 11,783 COVID-19 cases and 232 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Lake Michigan College Honors Program hosts social justice forum

BERRIEN COUNTY – Transforming conversations and data into actions was a theme consistent across speakers during Lake Michigan College’s Honors Program virtual Social Justice Forum ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Pokagon Band donating 1,000 Easter baskets to those in need

NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Wind Casinos recently announced a donation of 1,000 Easter baskets to help those in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Local partnership with “Bright by Text” text messaging supports at-home learning, access to community resources for families with young children

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Great Start Collaboratives of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties — collective impact efforts supported by United Way of Southwest Michigan ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

As spring break approaches, Berrien County health officials urge resident to remain vigilant with COVID-19 precautions

BERRIEN COUNTY – COVID-19 cases are steadily increasing across Michigan and in Berrien County, according to health officials from Spectrum Health Lakeland and the Berrien ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

YMCA to offer Spring Break Camp

CORRECTION: This piece has been updated from its original publication to reflect the correct location for the event. The Niles Daily Star regrets the error ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan senior awarded for top essay in local DAR contest

THREE OAKS — Six local students were recently recognized for good citizenship by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rebecca Dewey ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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