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Aircraft crash sends Indiana man to hospital

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — An Indiana man is in unknown condition after crashing an aircraft near Edwardsburg Sunday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff ... Read more

2 hours ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac man ejected from vehicle in Howard Township

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac man was injured when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled over on M-51 in Howard Township Friday evening, according ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Michigan stepping up speed enforcement during regional traffic safety campaign

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than a year ago, law enforcement agencies across the nation have reported an alarming rise in ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg man sentenced to Adult Treatment Court following home invasion

CASSOPOLIS — Friday in Cass County Court, an Edwardsburg man was sentenced to Adult Treatment Court after pleading guilty to home invasion. Shane Ledale Sanders, ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Benton Harbor man gets jail for role in Dowagiac fight

CASSOPOLIS – A Benton Harbor man was among those sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Nichoe Dandre Campbell, 23, of Lincoln Street in Benton ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Man involved in Dowagiac murder sentenced to 26-50 years in prison

CASSOPOLIS – The man who set in motion the events that led to the murder of a Dowagiac man in January 2020 learned his fate ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County commissioners approve sidewalk leveling, cleaning contract

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Board of Commissioners attended to several items of routine business this week. Thursday, the board met for its regularly scheduled ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Community rebuilds Little Free Library dedicated to late sister following vandalism incidents

DOWAGIAC — This week, the Dowagiac community came together to give a Little Free Library a new home and honor the memory of a late ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,002 cases, 19,598 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 13,910 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac man, daughter injured in Newberg Township crash

NEWBERG TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac man and his daughter were injured Thursday following a crash in Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at 9:17 ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Michigan 4-H eliminates participation fee

As 4-H programs across the state return to in-person engagements, there is one thing that will not be returning to Michigan 4-H this year: the ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! announces new Jobs NOW hotline

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren announced Thursday the start of the Jobs NOW hotline, a hotline designed to get individuals connected ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces state will open to full capacity on June 22

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100 ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Fire Department to host corn and sausage roast fundraiser

DOWAGIAC – The smells of sausage and corn will fill the air next month just in time for a time-honored tradition in Dowagiac. Early next ... Read more

3 days ago by Caleb Steensma.

Spectrum Health, Beaumont Health take first step toward creating new health system

GRAND RAPIDS, SOUTHFIELD – Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health announced Thursday they have signed a Letter of Intent to explore creating a new health system Leaders from ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

As residents begin summer construction projects, county urges them to take preventative steps against erosion

CASS COUNTY — As the state begins to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and warmer weather is here to stay, many southwest Michigan residents are tackling ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 892,830 cases, 19,578 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 13,908 COVID-19 cases and 271 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon tying ceremony for Diva’s Fashion and More

DOWAGIAC — This week, a Dowagiac business that opened during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic received a warm, official welcome to the business community. ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Police Log: June 11-16

June 11 7:16 a.m. – Prairie Ronde, private property crash 8:50 a.m. – Spruce/Walnut, traffic crash 9:32 a.m. – Paul/Spruce, traffic crash 12:01 p.m. – ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Lyons Reading Fund donates more than 400 books to Dowagiac Middle School students

DOWAGIAC — Thanks to the donation of a local family, Dowagiac Middle School students will be able to travel this summer to lands far away, ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 892,469 cases, 19,548 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,898 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC Board of Trustees adopts 2021-22 budgets

DOWAGIAC — Following a public hearing, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees June 9 adopted 2021-22 fiscal-year budgets. The balanced $24,109,000 general fund for ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Elks celebrate Flag Day

DOWAGIAC — One local organization celebrated a holiday honoring the American Flag. Friday, the Dowagiac Elks hosted a ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. The holiday ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac visit Dowagiac Rotary

DOWAGIAC — A local nonprofit organization’s project was the topic at hand during the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s Thursday meeting at Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac. ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Two sentenced on meth charges in Cass County Court

CASSOPOLIS — Friday in Cass County Court, a South Bend man currently in federal prison in Milan, Michigan, was given credit for time served for ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

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