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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Saturday, May 21, 2022

CASSOPOLIS — The co-owner of the Wood Fire restaurant in downtown Dowagiac was sentenced Friday to life in prison for child molestation and child pornography charges.

Saturday, April 02, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022
Wednesday, February 09, 2022

DOWAGIAC — Two people were arrested on drug charges after police raided a house in the 500 block of North Front Street in Dowagiac on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 03, 2022

This weekend’s triple threat of frozen fun in Southwest Michigan has been shaved to two after St. Joseph Today announced Wednesday it would postpone Ice Fest until later this month due to the inclement weather.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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DOWAGIAC — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services notified Van Buren/Cass District Health Department that the omicron variant has been identified in a Cass County resident.

Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

DOWAGIAC — No one was home Monday when fire broke out at a house in Dowagiac, Deputy Fire Chief Robert Smith reported.

Friday, May 28, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

DOWAGIAC — In a battle of two of the show’s highest-earning regular season champions ever, Dowagiac resident Jennifer Quail came out on top Wednesday night to advance to the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions finals.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

DOWAGIAC — Area police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man and woman who got away after leading police on a chase through part of St. Joseph County, Ind., and into Berrien County.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
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Saturday, January 23, 2021

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac manufacturing facility is being cited by the state for alleged violations related to state-mandated COVID-19 requirements.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

CASSOPOLIS — Once approved by the state, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District will be known as the Heritage Southwest ISD.

Saturday, January 09, 2021
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

DOWAGIAC — Cottage Gallery in downtown Dowagiac will host Santa Claus in its storefront window this Saturday from 11 to 2 p.m., as a way for kids to see Santa, according to a news release.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020

CASSOPOLIS — The newly formed committee looking at the name of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is expected to meet for the first time in the next month, Superintendent Brent Holcomb told ISD board members Wednesday.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Lake Michigan College and Southwestern Michigan College campuses won’t look like they did this time last year when students return for instruction on Sept. 8.

Friday, August 21, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

CASSOPOLIS — The legacy of Lewis Cass, a longtime territorial governor of Michigan in the early 1800s, will be scrutinized in the next few months by a committee being formed by the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Thursday, July 02, 2020

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 institution will operate as normally as is reasonably possible while maintaining safety, according to a news release.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

DOWAGIAC — Police and firefighters are asking adults who have matches and lighters in their homes to keep them out of reach of children and talk with them about fire safety, after a child accidentally started a fire at a house in Dowagiac.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

NEW BUFFALO — Despite a couple Michigan casinos announcing their intention to reopen next month, there are no set plans yet for the three Four Winds Casinos in Southwest Michigan to reopen.

Friday, May 15, 2020

DOWAGIAC — Three men were arrested Thursday after police acted on a search warrant at a house in the 100 block of Hamilton Street in Dowagiac.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Farm & Artisan Market is being allowed to open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but precautionary measures are still being put in place to keep everyone safe, according to Vickie Phillipson, program director for the Dowagiac Downtown Development Authority.

Saturday, May 09, 2020
Wednesday, May 06, 2020

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac man ended up crashed onto nearby railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon after he accidentally hit the gas pedal on his vehicle while stopped at an ATM.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020

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.

Friday, February 14, 2020

DOWAGIAC — More changes are coming to Southwestern Michigan College. Less than two months after Joseph Odenwald took over as the college’s eighth president, the SMC board will be welcoming a new trustee in coming weeks.

CASSOPOLIS — Two men were bound over for arraignment in Cass County Circuit Court after court action Wednesday. The two are charged in connection with the Jan. 27 murder of Michael Collins in Dowagiac.

Monday, February 10, 2020

DOWAGIAC — Helping teens and young adults find their purpose in life has become the passion of Benton Harbor native Michelle Tyner, admissions counselor at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

DOWAGIAC — Joe Odenwald’s first board meeting as Southwestern Michigan College president featured good news on the enrollment front, an update on the strategic planning process and the start of a year-long board policy review.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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The weather might not seem much like winter, but two area communities are moving forward with their ice festival plans. Niles will host its 16th annual Hunter Ice Festival Jan. 17-19, while Dowagiac is holding its 24th annual Ice Time Festival on Feb. 1.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
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DOWAGIAC — A new era is starting at Southwestern Michigan College and it has a distinct southern flavor. New college president and Louisiana native Joseph Odenwald has already set down roots in the area in the two years he’s been here, including frying catfish each fall at freshman orientation.