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Dowagiac man pleads guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct

CASSOPOLIS — Keyandre Wesley Williams, 25, of Vineyard Place in Dowagiac, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct against an incapacitated victim and was sentenced ... Read more

18 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac business cited for COVID-19 safety violations

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac business has been fined for not enforcing COVID-19 workplace safety precautions. Friday, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected and issued ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Chief Judge talks COVID’s impact on treatment court

DOWAGIAC — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people from all over the world, including those suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. Cass County ... Read more

20 hours ago by Max Harden.

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.

Cass County commissioners approve five-year parks plan

CASSOPOLIS — The future of Cass County is looking green. Following a public hearing Thursday evening, the Cass County Board of Commissioners approved the Cass ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Woman ordered to pay back money taken from disabled son

CASSOPOLIS — A Three Rivers woman was ordered to pay back $273,000 in restitution for taking money away from her disabled son Friday in Cass ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Ascension CAO provides vaccine update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines has ushered in a wave of hope throughout the world, but questions still remain. Natalie Ryder, chief administrative ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles man sentenced to probation, jail time for 27th criminal conviction

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man with an extensive criminal record was sentenced to probation and jail on drug and stolen vehicle charges in Cass County ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

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.

Canceled Ice Time Festival to impact local businesses

DOWAGIAC — For the first time in 25 years, the sound of ice carvers picking and cutting through ice will not be heard in downtown ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

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.

Cass County deputy saves dog from icy pond

PENN TOWNSHIP — A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy saved a dog from an icy fate Thursday. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the ... Read more

3 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.

Dowagiac charity campaign doubles fundraising goal

DOWAGIAC — C. Wimberley Automotive’s 11th annual Feed the Hungry campaign has much to be thankful for. The campaign announced Wednesday it raised $43,729 in ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis woman injured in Pokagon Township three-vehicle crash

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A Cassopolis woman was injured when a driver failed to stop at the intersection of Pokagon Highway and Wilbur Hill Road in ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

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

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Fair announces 2021 book cover contest

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County fair is enlisting help from county youth for its latest project. The organization recently announced its 2021 Cass County Fair ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

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.

Lewis Cass ISD to become Heritage Southwest ISD

CASSOPOLIS — Following nearly half a year of deliberation, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has a new name. Following a Wednesday vote by the ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Meals on Wheels workers save client from natural gas leak

DOWAGIAC — Last Wednesday, Michael Faunce thought something smelled funny. The Meals on Wheels worker was delivering a meal to a client in Dowagiac with ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

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.

Cass County Probate Court urges public to prepare for vaccination of incapacitated family members

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Probate Court is urging the public to make sure that incapacitated family members in nursing homes or other placements who ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

MEC accepting scholarship applications

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for its 2021 scholarship program. High school seniors whose families receive monthly service from MEC ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Bonine House to honor COVID-19 victims with light ceremony

DOWAGIAC — The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County announced that the Victorian Bonine House, located at the corner of Penn Road and M-60 in ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

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