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First of three pop-up, drive-through libraries to be hosted Tuesday

NILES — Pop-up libraries for student reading programs are scheduled for three dates over the summer. However, the events will be less of a community ... Read more

16 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Two Berrien County residents sentenced to probation

NILES – Two area residents were sentenced to probation Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Christie Lynn Bates, 42, of Buchanan, pleaded guilty to attempted ... Read more

17 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Apple Festival canceled, will return in 2021

NILES — A Niles summer tradition has been postponed until 2021. After months of research and discussion, the Four Flags Apple Festival Board of Directors ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Report.

Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles to host online concert Saturday

NILES — While the Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles’ flagship event, the Bluegrass Festival, was not given the go-ahead by the city for 2020, the ... Read more

20 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien Community Foundation announces arts challenge grant

BERRIEN COUNTY —  Non-profit arts organizations of Berrien County have joined forces for one matching grant that will benefit them all. The Berrien Community Foundation ... Read more

21 hours ago by Submitted.

Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

When virus stunted west coast tour, Umphrey’s McGee returned home to perform

NILES — When Umphrey’s McGee plays a show in its hometown of South Bend, the audiences usually turn out in large numbers in support. Rescheduling ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

LMC discounts fall tuition by 10 percent, restructures class options, implements safety plans for fall semester

BENTON HARBOR — It has been nearly four months since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Michiganders go about thier day-to-day lives. In that time, ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

NILES — A box of school supplies sits inside the dining room in Curly Q’s BBQ near the counter where orders are placed. The box ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

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.

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.

West Woods resident commemorates 100th birthday, one month COVID-free

NILES — Approaching the front window of West Woods of Niles nursing home Monday morning, an excited 8-year-old peered inside. On the other side of ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Demolition begins at future Popeye’s location

NILES — Demolition started this week of the former Chinese restaurant at the site of 306 S. 11th St. The site is the future home ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles Community Schools awarded educational grant

NILES — From origin to impact, students in the ninth and 10th grades at Niles High School will have the opportunity to participate in a ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Preliminary investigation rules Niles man’s death a suicide following Mishawaka shooting

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — Preliminary autopsy findings from a Thursday shooting near Mishawaka have ruled a Niles man’s death a suicide. On Thursday, police ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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.

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.

Oak Street Dairy Queen reopens with fresh ownership

NILES — The sunshine and warm weather are here for the summer. Days like that pair well with an ice cream cone or a hot ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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.

Niles man dead following possible murder-suicide in St. Joseph County

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — A Niles man is reportedly dead following a possible murder-suicide near Mishawaka Thursday morning, according to the St. Joseph County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Honor Credit Union to provide contact-free community shred days

BERRIEN SPRINGS — In partnership with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service, Honor Credit Union announced its Free Community Shred Day schedule throughout its ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Summer My Way program to kick off Monday

NILES — The Summer My Way program is set to kick off on Monday for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The partnership between the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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.

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