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Short notice of MDHHS orders creates hurdle for southwest Michigan restaurants

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Last week, restaurant owners and residents were eager to enjoy a plated meal in a return to normal. Instead, they were told ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass County reported new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Monday, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

LMC awards inaugural Spirit of MLK Spotlight honors

BENTON HARBOR — Lynn Todman, vice president of Health Equity at Spectrum Health Lakeland, Jada Willis, Miss Benton Harbor 2020, and the Race Relations Council ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Police Log: Jan. 13-17

Wednesday, Jan. 13 8:30 a.m. — E. Wayne/James, traffic stop 12:15 p.m. — N. Paul/Spruce, traffic stop 3:30 p.m. — Helena/Clyborn, traffic policing 4 p.m. ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Now is the Time” Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week begins at LMC

The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, titled “Now is the Time” has kicked off on Lake Michigan College’s website Monday morning. The event is ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

SMC trustees give president positive first performance review

DOWAGIAC — At its first regular 2021 meeting Wednesday morning in room 2109 of the David C. Briegel Building on the Dowagiac campus, the Southwestern ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Police Log: Jan. 7-13

Jan. 7 1:31 a.m. – 900 block Michigan, suspicious situation 5:02 a.m. – Silverbrook/E. Main, traffic stop 6:01 a.m. – 1500 block Inner, noise 9:53 ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Blossomtime extends pageant season

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Blossomtime Festival Board of Directors recently announced the kickoff of its 2021 community pageants. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Niles restaurant receives community support for refusing to close indoor dining

NILES — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services may have extended the COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan through the end ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Teen dead following US-12 crash

MILTON TWP — A teenager has died after succumbing to injuries sustained from a truck versus pedestrian crash in Milton Township on Friday, Jan. 8. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

PHOTO STORY: Ice sculptures draw visitors to downtown Niles

NILES — Dozens of families and visitors strolled through Niles Saturday morning to view ice sculptures that had taken over downtown. The Hunter Ice Festival ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac resident marks centennial birthday

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac resident will soon be joining the centenarian club. Lois Fox, of Forest Glen Assisted Living, 29601 Amerihost Dr., will be turning ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 533,602 cases, 13,701 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Friday, Cass County reported 3,224 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Van ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Woman of color to lead DUS board

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated Sullivan was the first woman of color to serve as president of the board. This information was ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis organization to host virtual MLK Jr. Day celebration

CASSOPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic could not keep one Cassopolis organization from hosting an annual celebration of the Civil Rights movement and the impact Martin ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Community partners come together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and opportunities to participate in learning programs related to King and the civil rights movement ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dr. T.K. Lawless International Dark Sky Park releases 2021 stargazing schedule

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County stargazers will have many opportunities this year to view planets, constellations and more at a park dedicated to preserving naturally occurring ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Edwardsburg Public Schools accepting nominations for 2021-2022 Hall of Fame

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public School is encouraging the community to nominate alumni and current and former staff members to be honored by the district. The ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Riverfront accommodations coming to downtown Niles

NILES — Views of the St. Joseph River, large, spa-like tiled showers, a mix of warm wood and modern industrial fixtures and unique touches for ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Family, friends of victim respond to release of convicted murderer

NILES — Wednesday afternoon, Cindy Slates reflected on a rainy day in Pennsylvania. After driving hours from Niles for a Christian rock concert and camping ... Read more

1 week ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass and Van Buren counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Cass County 4-H encourages seniors to apply for scholarship

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County 4-H youth still have time to apply for a scholarship that could give them a leg up in their post-secondary education. ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

New virus strain, vaccines take center stage of Berrien County Health Department update

BERRIEN COUNTY – A thorough update on COVID-19 numbers and progress was delivered from the Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland on Thursday ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Small Shops to debut at The Grand LV this weekend

NILES – A different kind of shopping experience debuts this weekend at The Grand LV. Without being able to host gatherings for months, Melanie Kennedy, ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Haunted house to donate scholarships to area seniors

NILES — The Niles Scream Park is offering local students a chance to be granted funds toward their continuing education. The Niles Haunted House Board ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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