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Cass County

Cass District Library to host annual book sale

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County residents will soon have the chance to purchase books at a bargain. Starting Monday and running through Oct. 31, the Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:00 pm

Dowagiac

Honor Credit Union donates to annual Tree of Love campaign

DOWAGIAC — Wednesday, the staff at Honor Credit Union’s Dowagiac branch were thinking pink, as the business donated to an initiative dedicated to preventing breast ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:25 pm

News

Candidates for 78th district seat participate in community forum

NILES — Two candidates running for a seat in the Michigan House of representatives faced off Tuesday. Incumbent Brad Paquette, R, and challenger Dan Vandenheede, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:14 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Make your vote count

The year 2020 is almost over — some would say thankfully — but for many southwest Michigan residents, the most important thing they will do ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:26 am

News

Fire contained at former National Standard building

NILES — A blighted property that has been seen as a nuisance to many Niles residents caught fire early Wednesday morning. The Niles Fire Department ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:17 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library launches new programs

DOWAGIAC — Young people will soon learn that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, thanks to a new program coming to the Dowagiac District Library. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:04 am

Cass County

Cass fire chief honored as VFW Michigan’s Firefighter of the Year

CASSOPOLIS — A statewide organization has recognized one Cass County firefighter for his years of service to both the community and the firefighting profession. Central ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:20 pm

Cass County

COA hosts presentation on haunted lighthouses

CASSOPOLIS — Wednesday afternoon, more than a dozen guests braced the cold, wrapped in blankets and earmuffs, outside Cass County Council on Aging in Cassopolis ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 16, 2020 9:20 am

Breaking News

Edwardsburg Middle School extends COVID-19 closure

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Middle School will remain closed to in-person instruction for an additional week due to high numbers of students and staff quarantining due ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:27 pm

Cass County

Connecting Chords Music Festival to play Dr. T.K. Lawless Park

VANDALIA — A chance to enjoy the sound of professionally-trained musicians under a blanket of stars is soon coming to Cass County. The Connecting Chords ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00 pm

Cass County

Cass District Library to host outdoor movie, trick-or-treating event

CASSOPOLIS — This month, the Cass District Library is inviting ghouls, ghosts, pirates, witches, princesses and more to descend upon its grounds in the name ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:29 am

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Valerie Denise (Austin) Morin, of Niles

Valerie Denise (Austin) Morin, 60, of Niles, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:10 am

Cass County

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department offering drive-thru flu vaccine clinics

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Flu season is almost here, and one local health department is hoping to get its residents ready. This month, the Van Buren/Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:04 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan named the Nicest Place in America by Reader’s Digest

BUCHANAN — Thursday morning, millions of people across the country learned Buchanan’s name. Buchanan has been named the winner of Reader’s Digest’s annual Nicest Place ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:03 pm

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Carol Miller, of Niles

Carol Miller, 73, of Niles, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:04 am

Cass County

Cass County Animal Control reunites dog with owner after three years

CASSOPOLIS — As Venes Mosier walked around her Hopkinsville, Kentucky home this week, a phone pressed to her ear, her dog, Callie, was never far ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:12 am

Cass County

Cass County Parks Department seeks input on parks plan

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Parks Director Scott Wyman has a vision for the future of Cass County Parks. “We want to enhance the experience at ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:10 am

Cass County

Cass County Commissioners approve purchase of UV disinfection system

CASSOPOLIS — Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of American lives — and now, it is having an effect on how ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 2, 2020 11:22 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 124,687 cases, 6,762 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state of Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:48 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Most of us know at least one person who has been affected by breast cancer. Maybe it’s a family member or friend. Maybe it’s that ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council approves first responder hazard pay

DOWAGIAC — City employees who have been serving on the front lines since COVID-19 made its way to Michigan will be receiving a boost to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:20 pm

Cass County

Cass County Fair to host Halloween campout

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, Cass County residents will have a chance to camp with ghouls, witches, goblins and more, thanks to an event hosted by ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:00 am

Berrien County

Sign ups now open for annual Rake a Difference event

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the fall leaves prepare to change, one regional organization is planning for an annual service project. Sign-ups are currently open for ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00 pm

Dowagiac

Silver Creek Township considers setback amendment, short-term rentals

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — Changes are still in development in Silver Creek Township. Wednesday evening, the Silver Creek Township Planning Commission met via Zoom. During ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:20 pm

Cass County

Cassopolis teen partners with animal control to advertise adoptable animals with pizza orders

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County diners may be met with the face of a furry friend when they open their pizza boxes, thanks to a new ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 25, 2020 9:46 am

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