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Medical event causes car to crash into Dowagiac Burger King

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Burger King reopened following a brief closure Friday due to a car crashing into its drive-thru. At approximately 3:10 p.m. Friday, ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cassopolis man sent to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS — In Cass County Court Friday, a Cassopolis man convicted of drug offenses was sentenced to prison. Shawn Allen Spurlock, 41, of Hospital Street ... Read more

21 hours ago by Debra Haight.

SMC recognized for turning students into citizens

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College has again been named to Washington Monthly’s “2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll,” repeating a feat also achieved ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — A local career prep program will continue to help area middle school and high school students attain the means ... Read more

22 hours ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac man who broke elementary school windows sentenced to probation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man who broke windows at Patrick Hamilton Elementary School twice in 2019 was sentenced to probation, restitution and tether in a ... Read more

22 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Changes to retirement benefits cause for concern among Cass County employees

CASSOPOLIS — Changes to retirement benefits for Cass County employees have been the trending topic at county meetings in recent weeks. Cass County Administrator Jeff ... Read more

22 hours ago by Max Harden.

Man arrested on drug charges in Mason Township

MASON TOWNSHIP — A man was arrested on drug charges in Mason Township Thursday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on Thursday, detectives ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Cass County Commissioners approve grant for Dowagiac River restoration

CASSOPOLIS — Parts of the Dowagiac River will be restored and improved, thanks to a vote by the Cass County Board of Commissioners Thursday. During ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Lyons Industries donates 12 thermal imaging cameras to Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

SISTER LAKES — A local company is doing its part to keep firefighters safe while on duty. Lyons Industries, 30000 M-62 W., recently donated 12 ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 13-14

Sept. 13 9:38 a.m. — Indian Hills Apartments, stalking complaint 9:39 a.m. — 400 Block N. Front, assist probation 10:18 p.m. — Borgess Lee Memorial, ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Owners of vintage farm tractors invited to Under the Harvest Moon

DOWAGIAC — Owners of vintage farm machinery are invited to display their units in downtown Dowagiac, Saturday, Oct. 9, as this community hosts its annual ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

New short-term rental property group to offer guests ‘curated’ Dowagiac experience

DOWAGIAC — Desmond Lathan was the man of the hour Tuesday evening. The Chicago real estate associate and Dowagiac entrepreneur hosted several guests from the ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Two women injured in La Grange Township crash

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

2 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.

SMC attracts more than $4 million in grants

DOWAGIAC — During Sept. 8’s regular meeting on the Dowagiac campus, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees enjoyed three presentations on SMC landing more ... 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.

Dowagiac City Council, Cass County Transit Authority renew Transit Operating Agreement

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac City Council moved to approve a series of resolutions involving the Cass County Transportation Authority during Monday’s city council meeting. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

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.

Dowagiac police arrest suspect in Monday hit and run crash

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Police Department has made an arrest in a Monday hit and run crash that left a motorcyclist in critical condition. Dowagiac ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Police investigating Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A Sturgis man was transported to the hospital following a Monday morning crash in Porter Township. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac police investigate hit-and-run crash

DOWAGIAC — Police in Dowagiac are investigating a Monday afternoon hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured. At approximately 2:43 p.m., Dowagiac police were ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Under the Harvest Moon festival to bring back scarecrow contest

DOWAGIAC – Scarecrows on Parade is returning to downtown Dowagiac this fall in anticipation of Under the Harvest Moon.  Co-hosted by Leader Publications, the Scarecrow ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 10-13

Sept. 10 5:54 a.m. — 100 Block Main, public peace 8:35 a.m. — W. Prairie Ronde/N. Paul, traffic stop 10:30 a.m. — S. Front/Beeson, traffic ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

First responders, community members gather for Pokagon 9/11 memorial ceremony

POKAGON — The bell at Old Rugged Cross Church rang four times Saturday morning.  Once at 8:46 a.m., then at 9:03 a.m., again at 9:37 ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Lansing man headed to prison for leading police on two-state chase

In Cass County Court Friday, a Lansing man is going to prison for his role in a two-state police chase. Kelly Ryan Darnell, 36, of ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

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