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Dowagiac

Dowagiac family creates hand-crocheted hand sanitizer holders

DOWAGIAC — Thursday morning, 8-year-old LuLa Jane Kimmey sat outside her Dowagiac home, crocheting together white and blue yarn. Fastened around the strap of her ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:38 am

Edwardsburg

Starboard Choice Marine donates boat to Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg PD

EDWARDSBURG — Thanks to the recent donation of a local business, Edwardsburg police officers can now set sail on the area’s lakes to promote boater ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 14, 2020 1:33 pm

Business

Marion Magnolia Farms opens in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — When Niles native and Dowagiac resident Brittany File was in college, she fell in love with home renovation shows she watched on HGTV. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 14, 2020 10:05 am

Brandywine Education

Brandywine school board accepts back to school plan

NILES — Brandywine Community Schools are moving forward with plans to reopen for in-person instruction starting Aug. 31. Monday evening, the Brandywine Board of Education ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:44 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Elks donate to Cass County Council on Aging

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Lodge continues to give. The lodge recently received a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation Community Investments Program and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:03 am

Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new bloodhound

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s newest employee always keeps her nose to the grindstone, walks on all fours and will do just about ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:00 am

Cassopolis

On the Mantle opens in downtown Cassopolis selling handmade skincare

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis resident Karyn Webster has worked hard to create a calming, relaxed space in her downtown Cassopolis storefront, despite the chaos of Broadway ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:33 pm

Edwardsburg

Monday Evening club adds plaque to celebratory marker

EDWARDSBURG — Last year, Edwardsburg’s Monday Evening Club celebrated 125 years. As part of the celebration, the group earlier this year moved a rock that ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:00 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg residents open Mosquito Joe franchise

EDWARDSBURG — One Edwardsburg couple’s desire to be their own bosses has led them on a journey to owning their own business franchise that helps ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:02 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac resident named 2021 Cass County Miss Agriculture USA Queen

DOWAGIAC — Shaelyn Bundy is doing her best to put Cass County agriculture on the map. The Dowagiac native was recently named 2021 Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:56 am

Brandywine Education

Brandywine reviews reopening plan

NILES — As the first day of school draws nearer, area school districts have been drafting plans to reopen their doors safely amid the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:15 pm

Buchanan

Tin Shop Theatre to host outdoor production of ‘Into the Woods’

BUCHANAN — This weekend, fairytales will be coming to life as classic characters dance across the stage at the Buchanan Commons. The Tin Shop Theatre ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:19 pm

Brandywine Education

Alternative prom allows area students to enjoy dance amid COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — In early March, Brandywine High School graduate Ashlyn Farmer had picked out the perfect prom dress, a pink and purple number embroidered with ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:07 am

Berrien County

Area senior centers seek millage approvals on Tuesday’s ballot

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Services for southwest Michigan’s senior citizen population will be on the ballot Tuesday. Senior centers across Berrien and Cass counties are seeking ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:15 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg landscaping project moving full steam ahead

EDWARDSBURG — A community beautification project months in the making is moving full steam ahead in Edwardsburg. Earlier this year, Edwardsburg received a $25,000 matching ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 31, 2020 11:55 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac, library partner to construct event pavilion

DOWAGIAC — After months of Zoom meetings due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the Dowagiac City Council met in person, ready to approve a number of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:44 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg faces lawsuits following marijuana decision

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council is facing lawsuits following its decision to grant licenses to two marijuana provisioning centers. Monday, the village council voted ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 24, 2020 1:08 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan selects newest superintendent

BUCHANAN – Buchanan Board of Education members have chosen Patricia Robinson to be the new Buchanan school superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Robinson’s selection ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:57 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Take a look into the night sky

Right now, the world can seem pretty bleak between coronavirus, national unrest and political tensions. Like many, living in today’s world has me stressed. I’ve ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:00 am

Buchanan

Nine-year-old girls to collect donations for RAM

BUCHANAN — Last summer, Eloise Herrick and Kate Holloway, both 9 years old, saw a need in the Buchanan community and decided they needed to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:16 am

Obituaries

Patricia L. Young, of Vandalia

May 28, 1938 — July 18, 2020 Patricia Lee Young, 82, of Vandalia, died peacefully Saturday, July 18, 2020. Patricia was born May 28, 1938, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:12 am

Cass County

Commissioners focus on COVID-19 response

CASSOPOLIS — COVID-19 was on the minds of Cass County commissioners Thursday evening. Meeting in person, the Cass County Board of Commissioners convened Thursday, with ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 17, 2020 11:35 am

Cass County

Social Justice Alliance of Cass County to become nonprofit

CASSOPOLIS — A newly formed group in Cass County will be working to achieve nonprofit status. Thursday, the Social Justice Alliance of Cass County voted ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 17, 2020 9:00 am

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD considers name change

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is reconsidering its namesake. At a board meeting Wednesday, the Lewis Cass ISD Board, which provides services ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:22 pm

Cass County

Social Justice Alliance of Cass County to host meetings weekly in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — A new group in Cass County will begin hosting weekly meetings in the hopes of creating change through conversation.  The recently formed Social ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:04 am

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