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Michigan indoor dining to resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

MICHIGAN – On Friday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced indoor dining can resume on Feb. 1. The order also allows for concessions at casinos, movie ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

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

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

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County deputy saves dog from icy pond

PENN TOWNSHIP — A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy saved a dog from an icy fate Thursday. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Slow vaccine rollout hinders southwest Michigan distribution

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last week, Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke sat down at this computer and decided he was ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. At ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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

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

4 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 540,115 cases, 13,865 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Cass County reported 3,265 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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

6 days ago by Staff Report.

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

1 week ago by Submitted.

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.

Fitness organizations gear up for reopening of indoor activities

DOWAGIAC — Area fitness organizations received good news from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday afternoon press conference. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 528,306 cases, 13,533 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 9,368 COVID-19 cases and 194 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New MDHHS epidemic order allows indoor group exercise, non-contact sports

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its epidemic order today to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

‘Heart of Cook’ now offering 2021 grants

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Grant applications are again available for “The Heart of Cook” foundation fund. “The Heart of Cook” is a grant program funded by ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports four new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported four new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, Berrien ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 523,618 cases, 13,401 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan reported an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

State officials commend bar, restaurant owners for compliance with COVID-19 emergency health orders

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and other state officials today issued statements highly commending bar and restaurant owners for their ongoing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

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

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported a new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Michigan entering next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations

LANSING — To help reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders over age 16 and bring a quicker end to the COVID-19 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

New MDARD emergency order extends pesticide applicator credentials until June 2021

LANSING — A new emergency rule filed on Dec. 30, 2020, by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell extended pesticide applicator ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

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

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: State reports 502,119 COVID-19 cases, 12,678 related deaths.

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a lowering of COVID-19 infections, southwest Michigan’s death toll rose over the New Year, according to the Michigan Department of Health ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS to donate KN95 masks to agencies in need

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is distributing 3.5 million free masks as part of the state’s Mask Up, Mask Right ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

20 businesses that opened or closed in southwest Michigan in 2020

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — It is no surprise that 2020 has affected the business landscape in southwest Michigan. Many businesses have struggled to make ends meet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Van Buren County reports new COVID-19 deaths

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

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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