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Ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon debuted eight new tennis courts

NILES — Bobcat athletes will no longer have to drive four miles across town with their tennis gear to a public park to perfect their ... Read more

4 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Niles City Council approves land purchase, aid for homeless

NILES — Two projects were greenlit at the Niles City Council meeting Monday evening. Niles City Council members moved to approve the purchase of 45 ... Read more

6 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Niles mayor recommends trick-or-treat times

NILES — As statewide restrictions continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Niles residents may soon have a more fun reason to don a mask. Tuesday evening, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Following pursuit, two arrested for armed robbery at Admiral Gas Station

NILES — An armed robbery at a Niles gas station has resulted in two arrests, according to the Niles City Police Department. The arrests follow a ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass County reported one new COVID-19 related death Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Report.

Niles marijuana partner resigns following criminal charges

NILES – The HDS Investments marijuana grow facility on the city’s northeast side should be up and running in the next few weeks, owner Jeff ... Read more

23 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Benton Harbor man pleads guilty to Niles shooting

NILES – A Benton Harbor man accused in an August 2019 shooting in the city of Niles had pleaded no contest to one count of ... Read more

23 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Niles City Council gives marijuana business 90-day extension

NILES — A company hoping to grow roots in the Niles community was given an extension on Monday evening to get their business functional. A ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Courts to continue to provide the public with access to justice via Zoom during COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — The Michigan Supreme Court has tracked over one million hours of Zoom hearings by courts across the state of Michigan, including the Cass ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Local cinema readies to reopen after seven months

NILES — Scott Moore has “definitely not” been counting the months Wonderland Cinema has been closed due to COVID-19 mandates. “About seven months,” Moore confirmed, ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 122,735 cases, 6,731 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Monday. Berrien County reported 1,691 confirmed cases and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles man pleads guilty to meth use

NILES — A Niles man is receiving jail time after pleading guilty to using a controlled substance. Johnathan Micheal Tripp, 40, of Niles, pleaded guilty ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Absentee voting begins in Michigan

BERRIEN COUNTY — Election Day is still just over a month away, but voting by absentee ballot has begun in Michigan. Last Thursday, voters were ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Circuit Judge Charles LaSata elected as an officer of the Michigan Judges Association

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, Berrien County Circuit Judge Charles LaSata was elected as an officer of the Michigan Judges Association. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC enrolls 1,800 students for fall 2020

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees heard last Monday night from President Dr. Joe Odenwald that fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MDHHS makes COVID-19 recommendations about Halloween trick-or-treating, celebrations

LANSING — To help ensure the only thing scary about Halloween is the costumes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Apple Festival Harvest Market offers venue for local vendors to sell wares

NILES — Although the Apple Festival Fairgrounds were free of the typical screeches and whirls from carnival rides this weekend, the sound of local vendors ... Read more

3 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Region sees upward trend in house sales, values

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The stay-at-home orders experienced across the country may have triggered a house buying wave in consumers. Recent reports on the real estate ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County Fair to host Halloween campout

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, Cass County residents will have a chance to camp with ghouls, witches, goblins and more, thanks to an event hosted by ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Gov. Whitmer reopens movie theaters, strengthens mask requirements in schools

LANSING —Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Sign ups now open for annual Rake a Difference event

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the fall leaves prepare to change, one regional organization is planning for an annual service project. Sign-ups are currently open for ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Harvest Market brings vendors together

NILES — Two vendors, Sticky Spoons Jam and Cardinal Candle Co. have been excited to prepare for a market that holds the place this year ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 119,597 cases, 6,700 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday. Berrien County reported 1,647 confirmed cases and ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Animal Control to host Empty the Shelters event

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday morning, Cass County Animal Control Director Ron Butts struggled as he tried to hold a wriggling, 30-pound cat in his arms. “He’s ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Swirlyz Frozen Yogurt closes for the season due to COVID-19 setbacks

NILES — Steven Estes did not originally plan on closing down his frozen yogurt shop for the winter. On Sept. 17, Estes announced on the ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

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