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Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

CASS COUNTY — A Fourth of July party that has put Cass County under nationwide scrutiny could result in charges filed against its organizers. Saturday, ... Read more

17 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

DOWAGIAC — With another school year come and gone, several Dowagiac Union School employees are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives. This ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

CASS COUNTY — Two Cass County communities were awarded state grant funding for visual improvements. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded $2.1 million in ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

VANDALIA — Cass County stargazers now can view the night sky at a local International Dark-Sky Park. The Cass County Parks Board recently set a ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

5 Mile Drive-In offering free entry to first responders on Fourth of July

DOWAGIAC — One Dowagiac business plans to celebrate America’s independence this weekend by giving back. This Saturday, in celebration of the Fourth of July, 5 ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Gov. Whitmer closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan, allows cocktails to go

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-143 on Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the Fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Fire Department offers Fourth of July safety tips

DOWAGIAC — With the Fourth of July weekend around the corner, Dowagiac residents are preparing to celebrate with families and friends over a cookout, and ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget

DOWAGIAC — Much of what the 2020-2021 school year will look like remains unclear to Dowagiac Union Schools’ board of education. Following a budget hearing ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles shooting suspect sentenced on unrelated charge

NILES – A former Niles resident accused in a shooting incident last summer in Niles was sentenced Monday on an unrelated charge in Berrien County ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

DUHS graduates seniors with drive-thru ceremony

DOWAGIAC — Saturday morning, cars lined up outside of Dowagiac Union High School as the opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play over ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

CASS COUNTY — Two Cass County communities were awarded state grant funding for visual improvements. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded $2.1 million in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County forms steering committee on race

CASSOPOLIS — One newly formed committee is hoping to make a change in Cass County — one conversation at a time. Cass County has formed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Courthouse bomb threat extends man’s prison sentence

CASSOPOLIS – The man who shut down the Cass County Law & Courts Building last June with a bomb threat learned his fate Friday in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac Rotary Club welcomes new president

DOWAGIAC — With the passing of a gavel Thursday afternoon, a local club and volunteer organization is looking forward to a new year and new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac kick off fundraising efforts for fireworks show

DOWAGIAC — With the help of community donors, one local organization will once again light up the sky this Fourth of July season. Monday, Honor ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Fair canceled, will return in 2021

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Fair Board met Tuesday evening and voted to postpone the Cass County Fair until Aug. 1 to 7, 2021. “This ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awards $101,500 in scholarships, grants

ST. JOSEPH – Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

St. Francis Outreach continued food program throughout pandemic

The day after its board meeting in mid-march, Saint Francis Outreach members knew their Backpack Weekend Food Program in Dowagiac Union Schools would play a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Michigan is first state in nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate

ST. JOSEPH — Michigan is the first state in the nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate –– a milestone that can be attributed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County Road Commission experiences COVID-19 related funding cuts

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Road Commission has adjusted some services this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduction in funding. Roadside mowing, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department honors National HIV Testing Day with curbside event

DOWAGIAC — People driving through Dowagiac Wednesday afternoon had a chance to learn about safe sex and the importance of testing for sexually transmitted diseases. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce to host second round of BOGO Bounce Back progam

DOWAGIAC — Anyone who missed out on the first two sales of BOGO Bounce Back gift cards, sold earlier this month by the Greater Dowagiac ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac City Council approves agreement with MDOT, looks to amend utility ordinance

DOWAGIAC — Monday, the Dowagiac City Council looked at making changes both at the airport and in parts of an existing utility ordinance. Meeting via ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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