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Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handed down her executive order for “Stay at home, stay safe” on Monday, regional organizations were mobilized to ... Read more

21 hours ago by Christina Clark.

CFCN achieves continued low birthweight rate

NILES — Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center, began providing obstetrics and gynecology services in 2007 for women who were uninsured or ... Read more

21 hours ago by Submitted.

Woodlands Behavioral Health Network urging public to seek health services

CASSOPOLIS — One local public health network wants to remind residents it is still open and offering support services 24/7 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Woodlands ... Read more

21 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

Local grocers reassure shoppers on stock, safety

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As grocery stores implement intensive cleaning protocols, and with stocks of certain items leaving shelves faster than the deliveries arrive, grocers are ... Read more

21 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien, Van Buren counties see rise in number COVID-19 cases

MICHIGAN — Two counties in southwest Michigan have seen increased numbers of individuals infected with COVID-19, according to reports released Friday afternoon. As of 3 ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — An employee with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that an ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Local marijuana dispensary approaches challenges of new offerings, COVID-19

NILES — In the wake of getting its business off of the ground, Green Stem has also been dealing with the arrival of the COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County hosts press conference on state of emergency

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the recommendation by the Berrien County emergency management ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

DASAS continues 24/7 advocacy, support during COVID-19

THREE RIVERS — Isolation periods during COVID-19 could create a perfect storm for domestic violence. Deborah Hackworth, the interim executive director of Domestic and Sexual ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

UFCU offers financial relief to members, community during COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union has launched a Member Assistance Program designed to provide financial relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland accepting donations of medical supplies

ST. JOSEPH — In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a drop-off donation site at ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan Cares Fund to support local COVID-19 response

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the community works through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, local funders and businesses have come together to create the Southwest ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOSEPH — In support of the recommendation by the Berrien County Emergency Management Coordinator and the Berrien County Public Health Officer, the chair of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County confirms first case of COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — Cass County officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the area. Thursday, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department was notified ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Anonymous donor, local florist team up to surprise West Woods residents

NILES — Tuesday afternoon, a video from The Flower Cart, a florist in Niles, went up on Facebook showing flower arrangements being dropped off at ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Area museums provide online content for students, residents

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Statewide mandates have closed nonessential business and schools throughout the state in response to the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. While ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Residents donate time, materials to help fill medical supply shortage

DOWAGIAC — Monday afternoon before a state “stay home” order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went into effect, Dowagiac resident Sara Melvin flipped through a short ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

American Red Cross still seeking donations amid coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — James Lanning has worked for the American Red Cross for more than 10 years. During his employment, he has seen a lot of ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

SpartanNash installs sneeze guards

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash announced Tuesday it had begun installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MSP answers FAQs related to ‘stay home’ order

MICHIGAN — Following Monday’s “stay home” order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan State Police have received dozens of ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Niles City Council approves maintenance expenses, addresses concerns

NILES — Just hours after Michigan’s governor announced a stay at home order for the state that would take effect at midnight, the Niles City ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Paws of Hope, Pizza Transit team up to find homes for animals

NILES — Imagine finding your new best friend the next time you reach for a slice of pizza. You go to open the box and ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

School lunch programs still a go

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a stay at home order handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, families in southwest Michigan can still pick up school provided ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Local officials recommend prepping emergency plans for pets in wake of COVID-19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — While the numbers of positive cases of coronavirus in Berrien County continues to grow, local officials are urging residents to have an ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

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