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Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handed down her executive order for “Stay at home, stay safe” on Monday, regional organizations were mobilized to ... Read more

22 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Embezzler sentenced to two to 15 years in prison

CASSOPOLIS — With the Law and Courts Building closed to the public until mid-April, the Circuit Court sentencing docket was a little different Friday. Defendants ... Read more

22 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Woodlands Behavioral Health Network urging public to seek health services

CASSOPOLIS — One local public health network wants to remind residents it is still open and offering support services 24/7 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Woodlands ... Read more

22 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

Berrien, Van Buren counties see rise in number COVID-19 cases

MICHIGAN — Two counties in southwest Michigan have seen increased numbers of individuals infected with COVID-19, according to reports released Friday afternoon. As of 3 ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — An employee with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that an ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Little Free Libraries stay open for community

DOWAGIAC — With the “stay-at-home” executive order commencing this week, one local Little Free Library wants everyone to have access to books to read. As ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

DASAS continues 24/7 advocacy, support during COVID-19

THREE RIVERS — Isolation periods during COVID-19 could create a perfect storm for domestic violence. Deborah Hackworth, the interim executive director of Domestic and Sexual ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

UFCU offers financial relief to members, community during COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union has launched a Member Assistance Program designed to provide financial relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan Cares Fund to support local COVID-19 response

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the community works through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, local funders and businesses have come together to create the Southwest ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County confirms first case of COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — Cass County officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the area. Thursday, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department was notified ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Area museums provide online content for students, residents

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Statewide mandates have closed nonessential business and schools throughout the state in response to the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. While ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Residents donate time, materials to help fill medical supply shortage

DOWAGIAC — Monday afternoon before a state “stay home” order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went into effect, Dowagiac resident Sara Melvin flipped through a short ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

American Red Cross still seeking donations amid coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — James Lanning has worked for the American Red Cross for more than 10 years. During his employment, he has seen a lot of ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Sister Lakes celebrates small-town solidary

SISTER LAKES — Saturday, when the 6 o’clock whistle goes off, Julie Bovenizer will be on Round Lake with the song “Small Town,” a 1985 ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SpartanNash installs sneeze guards

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash announced Tuesday it had begun installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MSP answers FAQs related to ‘stay home’ order

MICHIGAN — Following Monday’s “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan State Police have received dozens of ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

First positive case of COVID-19 identified in Van Buren County

HARTFORD — COVID-19 has officially reached Van Buren County. Tuesday, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department was notified by the Michigan Department of Health and ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools offering virtual read-aloud series

DOWAGIAC — Just because schools are no longer meeting in person does not mean that students’ literacy improvement is halted. After schools across Michigan were ... Read more

4 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac City Council meeting canceled, bills still paid

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac’s council chambers on the second floor of city hall lacked the usual discussion of a city council meeting Monday. Due to the ... Read more

4 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

School lunch programs still a go

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a stay at home order handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, families in southwest Michigan can still pick up school provided ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac suspends utility disconnections for non-payments

DOWAGIAC — To offer relief for residents who may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, the city of Dowagiac is providing assistance. Last week, city ... Read more

5 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac retail owners react to stay-at-home order

DOWAGIAC — When Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order Monday the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce felt ahead of the curve. Before Whitmer’s ... Read more

5 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Local churches turn to virtual services in the wake of coronavirus concerns

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last Sunday, Dowagiac’s First United Methodist Church Pastor Chris Momany began his day like he would any other Sunday. He got up, ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

City of Dowagiac accepting applications for fifth round of Neighborhood Enhancement Grant

DOWAGIAC — Residents living in the northern neighborhood of the city will now have a chance to improve their homes aesthetically. The city of Dowagiac ... Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

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