DOWAGIAC — A new exhibit at the Dowagiac Area History Museum pays tribute to the community’s African American residents just in time for Black History Month. It also is the start of a renewed effort to get more representation of minorities in the museum exhibits.

Why doesn’t Michigan require a front license plate? When did those get discontinued? It seems like requiring a front plate as well as a rear plate would be useful in identifying vehicles police are on the lookout for.


BERRIEN SPRINGS – Despite going 12 minutes with just one field goal, Bridgman’s boys basketball team stayed in the thick of Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference Red Division race Friday night, registering a hard fought 57-45 victory over Berrien Springs.

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Let me begin by saying I hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day, though the fact that you’re reading a pastor’s column the morning after the most romantic of holidays probably suggests otherwise.