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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.

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.

Niles bicycle shop to host Pride Ride

NILES – A Niles bicycle shop is making sure to commemorate June with its own Pride Ride. Swift Cycle, 1717 Oak St., Niles, owner David ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Board of Commissioners to resume in-person meetings July 1

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is looking forward into fiscal year 2022 for the county courts and to opening up its ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

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.

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.

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.

Local EAA chapter to host 34th pancake breakfast fly-in

NILES – All-you-can-eat pancakes and aircraft land together for the 34th annual Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 865 Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast in Niles on Sunday, June 27. ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Monday night music coming to The NODE

NILES – Monday night music and open mics are coming to The NODE. A Facebook promotion for the event proclaims “Niles Open Air Open Stage.” ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

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.

Niles history mural coming to downtown parking lot

NILES – A new mural will soon change the scenery of the parking lot at the corner of N. Second and Sycamore streets in downtown ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Pucker Street Dam removal, Dowagiac River restoration near completion

NILES – The current is moving right along at the Dowagiac River restoration project, where the Pucker Street Dam once stood just north of Niles. ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles City Council approves Riverfest, fireworks

NILES – Summer events, including fireworks, were approved unanimously by the Niles City Council during its Monday evening meeting. The Niles Riverfront Optimist Club is ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Open air market coming to The NODE beginning in July

NILES – A new open-air market experience is coming to downtown Niles beginning in July. According to organizer Kristin Bivens, the Niles Homegrown Market will ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Burn Run returns this month for 20th ride

NILES – A chorus of motorcycle engines will be heard through downtown Niles as riders taking part in an annual ride next weekend. The Niles ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

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.

South Bend man gets prison for robbery of Niles business

NILES – A South Bend man was sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court for the robbery of a Niles Township business in ... Read more

6 days ago by Debra Haight.

PHOTO STORY: Niles Summer Concert Series kicks off with Bob Seger tribute band

NILES — This weekend, Niles residents got their groove on as a summer tradition returned to Riverfront Park. Bob Seger Tribute Band Katmandu took to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Police Log: June 2-9

June 2 1:04 a.m. – S. Third, violation of controlled substance act 3:11 a.m. – 1200 block S. 11th, traffic stop 3:12 a.m. – Howard/N. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Hit-and-run injures Niles woman

HOWARD TOWNSHIIP — A 78-year-old Howard Township woman was injured in a hit-and-run crash near Barron Lake Saturday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Niles natives collaborate on song

NILES – Two artists with roots and backgrounds in Niles found each other through connections in Nashville to fuse their talents in a collaboration both ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

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