Naomi Ludman of Dowagiac argues that a resolution recently passed by the Case County Board of Commissioners concerning proposed gun safety laws sends “a very bad message” to potential new businesses and prospective citizens of the county.
The tight-knit relationship between patrons and the Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library is the fuel behind the new journey Christine Nofsinger is embarking upon this spring. She will start a nearly 3,000-mile cross-country bike trip with the ambition of raising funds for the Marcellus Library with what she is calling “The Russell Wood Ride.”
Andy Anderson of Dowagiac, a self-described lifelong Republican, explains why he’s voting for a Democrat in the Michigan 5th Congressional District race.
Hailey Colpitts of Vandalia explains why she is running for Cassopolis Public Schools Board of Education as a write-in candidate in November.
Amy Davidhizar of Volinia Township, a subscriber since 2020 and a contributor since 2021, explains why she supports Watershed Voice.
Watershed Voice columnist and limited licensed psychotherapist Charles Thomas provides a guide to mental health services in Southwest Michigan.
The annual Survivor Stomp, hosted by Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services (DASAS), is returning to Fred Russ Forest Park in Decatur for the first time in two years.
The suit claims the Cass County map establishing commissioner districts divides the City of Dowagiac unnecessarily, combining the city with multiple townships, diluting “the historical voting strength of the city’s minority population,” and skewing county commissioner districts disproportionately in favor of Republican candidates.
Local authorities were quite busy early Tuesday morning as a strange turn of events led to the arrest of two Three Rivers robbery suspects
St. Joseph County is among the bottom 11 counties in Michigan for full vaccination rates at 43 percent. Leading the pack is Leelanau County in northern Michigan with 72.96 percent.
The voicemail came after U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) called the 13 Republican House members who voted for the infrastructure bill “traitors” and “American job and energy killers” in a tweet. In another tweet, Greene posted the phone numbers of the 13 Republicans who voted in favor of the legislation.
High schools seniors planning to attend college Glen Oaks Community College are encouraged to apply now for the President’s and Dean’s Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year.
It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child but the same can be said about an independent, nonprofit news organization. During our Fall Member Drive we’ll introduce or in some cases re-introduce the people who make Watershed Voice what it is today.
Come celebrate fall with the Cass County Historical Society and Cass County Historical Commission at the historic Newton House’s Fall Festival this Sunday, Oct. 3, from 1-4:30 pm.
Watershed’s Amy East writes, “My brain, bless its little heart, is probably (and maybe optimistically) described as organized chaos at any given moment. Where my husband thrives in an environment that’s as close to sterile as possible, my office (house?) currently has piles of somewhat related materials scattered throughout. And I know where everything is so that, when I need it, I can find it. It drives my husband nuts. I wouldn’t say I run on pure chaos, because pure chaos has me in this particular place and time, but I also fight structure. I’m complicated, what can I say?”
WSV’s Amy East writes, “Having a garden, doesn’t matter how big or small, means living in tune with the seasons. For me, it means focusing less on man-made constructs of time and more on the natural cycle of the earth. Growing food not only feeds your body, but (in my oh so humble opinion) feeds your soul by connecting you to nature. And so, while it can be overwhelming and no short amount of work, I love the bounty of food that each late summer brings with it. I love putting up as much as I can before the frost returns, and feeding my family with homegrown produce through the cold months.”
WSV’s Amy East writes, “With the first dumped feeders and somewhat pillaged barn, I got the traps back out this spring. And despite the first two catches going smoothly, I walked to the barn several days ago to be met with a scattering of chicken feathers outside the barn door. Not good. I’ll spare you the details, dear reader, but suffice it to say that it was carnage. As of this writing, I’ve lost eight chickens and we’ve dispatched additional two raccoons, and it’s not over yet. We’ve upped security measures and changed tactics, yet the ringleader is still at-large.”
More than 50 colorful, artistic, hand-made quilts will be on display at the Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library during the first Marcellus First Friday celebration on June 4, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. They will be donated to the Mennonite Central Committee for distribution to refugees around the world.