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Buchanan DDA officially dissolved

BUCHANAN — The Buchanan Downtown Development Authority is no more after-action Monday night by the Buchanan City Commission. The fate of the DDA has been ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Health departments working with area schools to finalize back to school plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Students left classrooms on March 13 as state mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 were handed down by Michigan Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County hiring contact tracers as clinics reopen, COVID-19 deaths increase

BERRIEN COUNTY — As operations in the Berrien County Health Department have stabilized, clinics like the WIC and immunization clinic have reopened. The staff borrowed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Homeschoolers educate parents about school at home options for fall

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the fall approaches with school administrators continuing to work out the details to provide a safe class environment amidst COVID-19 concerns ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Leader Publications announces 2020 Best of the Best winners

The results are in! With more than 1,000 votes cast in print and online, Michiana residents have spoken, and the Best of the Best businesses ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles-Buchanan YMCA to host Census celebration

NILES — Every 10 years, the U.S. Census takes place to ensure each person living in the country and five territories is counted. According to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation announces new CEO, president

BUCHANAN — Rob Habicht’s office in the front of the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has drywall patching where he had hung frames for the past ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan selects newest superintendent

BUCHANAN – Buchanan Board of Education members have chosen Patricia Robinson to be the new Buchanan school superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Robinson’s selection ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Nine-year-old girls to collect donations for RAM

BUCHANAN — Last summer, Eloise Herrick and Kate Holloway, both 9 years old, saw a need in the Buchanan community and decided they needed to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan District Library to offer ‘Library of Things’

BUCHANAN — Libraries share books and media with the community, giving shared access to information, history and literary works. “I think the sharing economy really ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan interviews final three superintendent candidates

BUCHANAN – Second round interviews with three superintendent candidate finalists were conducted Monday night by Buchanan Board of Education members. Board members are scheduled to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

New statewide storytelling campaign shares COVID-19 response stories

LANSING — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently participated in the statewide launch of a new storytelling campaign, “United We Will,” to share its COVID-19 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Buchanan man sentenced to prison for possession of meth, firearm

NILES – A Buchanan man was sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Monday’s sentencings were again done both virtually and in person ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

United Way of Southwest Michigan’s Impact Director Amanda Drew chosen for worldwide leadership program

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently announced that its senior director of impact strategies, Amanda Drew, has been selected to participate in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

American Red Cross to host blood drives in Berrien, Cass counties

DOWAGIAC — The American Red Cross has announced several opportunities for southwest Michigan residents to give blood in the coming weeks. Blood drives are scheduled ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Berrien County arts nonprofits fundraise as team

BERRIEN COUNTY—Ten nonprofits arts organizations local to the county have joined together to help raise funds. Through the Berrien County Foundation’s Arts Challenge, the 10 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Local nonprofit adapts performing arts workshops

BERRIEN COUNTY — Even amidst COVID-19 precautions and mandates, the show must go on. Performing Arts Workshops, or PAW, adapted its summer offerings to be ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

South Bend chef expands business to Buchanan country club

BUCHANAN —  On a clear Tuesday afternoon, Chef Ian Woodiel looked out over the golf green and the river. The sun shined on the patio ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan Board of Education narrows superintendent candidates to four

BUCHANAN – Buchanan Board of Education members have narrowed their choice for superintendent from six to four candidates. A second round of interviews is scheduled ... Read more

1 month ago by Debra Haight.

Berrien County Youth Fair to host Fair Food Drive-Thru

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair will host its second Fair Food Drive-Thru event this weekend. Starting July 17 and running through July ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Buchanan City Commission permits additional medical marijuana business

BUCHANAN — Another adult use medical marijuana retail business will be allowed in the city of Buchanan, but the decision was not unanimous. Monday, Buchanan ... Read more

1 month ago by Debra Haight.

Buchanan Community Schools begin superintendent interviews

BUCHANAN — The Buchanan community was able to hear from three potential new school superintendents Monday evening. Interviews for Buchanan Community Schools’ next superintendent began ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Decision to dissolve Buchanan DDA postponed

BUCHANAN – People wanting to save the Downtown Development Authority got a two-week reprieve at Monday’s Buchanan City Commission meeting. Coming into the meeting, commissioners ... Read more

1 month ago by Debra Haight.

Buchanan-Galien Lion’s Club chapter to host fundraising event exploring St. Joseph River

BUCHANAN — Enjoying the St. Joseph River and some friendly competition for a good cause this Saturday is what the members of the Buchanan-Galien Lions ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Military honors given to Vietnam War veteran in Buchanan ceremony

BUCHANAN — Attendees lined the paths at the Oak Ridge Cemetery on Friday. Rain poured as bugle players blew “Taps,” as an American flag was ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

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