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Man dies following drowning incident

  An Illinois man hospitalized since a near-drowning incident in a Cass County lake last weekend has died. Cass County officials said Abdi Adan, 24, of Wheaton, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. His death was attributed to the near-drowning he suffered Saturday at Dewey Lake in Silver Creek Township. Deputies determined that Abdi was not wearing ... Read More »

Cassopolis business awarded grant

  A $550,000 state grant has been awarded to Postle Operating in Cassopolis for an expansion project that will create 40 full-time jobs during the next two years. State Rep. Matt Lori said the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded the Community Development Block Grant for job training to the company, which produces extruded aluminum products for recreational vehicles. Postle Operating ... Read More »

Motorcycle accident causes injuries

  An Edwardsburg man was treated for injuries he suffered as the result of a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Cass County. John Janasiak, 55, told sheriff’s officials he was eastbound on Marcellus Highway in Wayne Township around 11:20 a.m. Saturday when he failed to properly negotiate a curve near Glenwood Road. Janasiak drove off the roadway and lost ... Read More »

Two-vehicle collision

    Two people sought medical treatment following a two-vehicle collision over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said Keith Vail III, 30, of Niles, was driving west on Calvin Hill Street when he failed to stop at the intersection of Calvin Center Road at 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvin Township. Vail’s vehicle struck a northbound car ... Read More »

Search for missing woman called off

  Cass County law-enforcement officials have called off their search for a woman missing since last week. Dowagiac police said 25-year-old Rose Morris is voluntarily missing and as a result, police are no longer involved in the case. Morris, a Dowagiac resident, was last seen after meeting with friends at a house in Dowagiac. She left the residence around 11:30 ... Read More »

Sheriff advised that man was found

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was advised Thursday by the White Pigeon Police Department that Charles Rusher was found in the St. Joseph County community. White Pigeon Police advised that Rusher had broken into a residence during the nighttime hours and fell asleep on a couch. The homeowner discovered Rusher around 8:30 a.m. and notified authorities. The homeowner is not pressing charges and ... Read More »