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Cass County

Cass County hosting workshop about child abuse prevention

CASSOPOLIS — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To recognize the designation, two Cass County agencies have partnered to host an event designed to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:07 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis couple working to get musical nonprofit off the ground

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis resident Barry Clark knows the power music can have on someone’s life. After learning to play the guitar in his teens, music ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 9, 2021 9:08 am

Education

Edwardsburg chamber fundraising to donate personalized tumblers to graduating seniors

EDWARDSBURG — Members of the Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce know what it means to be a proud Eddie. That is why they are raising funds ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:32 am

Buchanan

Buchanan native hired as DC Comics digital content producer

BUCHANAN — Growing up, Buchanan native Kelsie Patrick grew up watching superheroes on the movie screen. Her favorite was always Wonder Woman, who she said ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:30 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: The fight against COVID is not over

My great-uncle never liked having his picture taken. Whenever anyone brought out a camera, he would scowl, duck and run, hide his face behind a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:00 am

Cass County

Cass County commissioners hear presentation on historic courthouse

CASSOPOLIS — A plan for the Cass County Historic Courthouse may be moving forward soon. Thursday evening, Cass County Commissions heard a presentation from Intersect ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 2, 2021 11:03 am

Business

Cardinal Candle Co. celebrates anniversary amid pandemic

NILES — On April 2, 2020, Jill Chamberlain was a bundle of emotions. She flung between panic and overwhelming excitement as she prepared to launch ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 2, 2021 8:47 am

Cass County

Cass County residents call for Second Amendment sanctuary county

CASSOPOLIS — With new federal gun restrictions looming, some Cass County residents are asking the board of commissioners to take a stand for Second Amendment ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 26, 2021 1:21 pm

Cass County

Great Start Collaborative to host training on diversity, equity

CASSOPOLIS — One area organization is putting its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom at the forefront of a community training next ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 26, 2021 8:53 am

Cass County

2021 Cass County Fair to take place Aug. 1-7

CASSOPOLIS — After having to cancel in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Cass County’s most beloved annual events is back on — ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 26, 2021 7:50 am

Dowagiac

Silver Creek Township Planning Commission votes to bring in experts to consult on short term rental ordinance

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — Action regarding a potential short-term rental ordinance in Silver Creek Township continues to move slowly. Wednesday evening, the Silver Creek Township ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:56 pm

Education

Niles Community Schools teacher arrested on assault charges

NILES — A Niles Community Schools teacher was arrested last week on charges of assaulting two students. Special education teacher Sara “Sally” Irons, of Niles, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, March 22, 2021 12:19 pm

Cass County

Cass County commissioners urge state to allow regional approach for COVID-19 restrictions

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Board of Commissioners voted to urge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to take a regional approach to COVID-19 restrictions at its regular ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 19, 2021 9:43 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Restaurant Week kicks off March 24

BUCHANAN — A week full of specials is cooking up in Buchanan. The Buchanan Chamber of Commerce will host its first Restaurant Week from Wednesday, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 19, 2021 8:24 am

Dowagiac

First United Methodist to host annual rummage sale after a year of canceled events

DOWAGIAC — After a year of canceled events, organizers at a Dowagiac church are ready to get back to work by hosting an annual spring ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:40 am

Cass County

COA to host drive-thru Easter dinner

CASSOPOLIS — The Easter bunny will be hopping through one Cass County organization during an upcoming drive-thru dinner event. The Cass County Council on Aging ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:13 pm

Buchanan

Community organizations partner to aid families displaced by Buchanan apartment complex fire

BUCHANAN — Tuesday, Buchanan resident Harley Scoggin spent the day swinging between two emotions. One moment, she would be happy to be alive. The next, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:40 am

Buchanan

No residents injured in fire at Buchanan apartment complex

BUCHANAN — After battling flames for hours, the Buchanan Fire Department reported that no residents were injured during a fire at a Buchanan apartment complex ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, March 15, 2021 2:17 pm

Cass County

Great Start Collaborative presents community partners with awards

CASSOPOLIS — This week, one Cass County organization recognized individuals who advocated for children over the past year. During a virtual meeting Wednesday, Cass County’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 12, 2021 10:00 am

News

Niles newborn becomes fourth generation born on the same day

NILES — On March 7, 1991, Thomas Vaughn spent his 30th birthday pacing the floors of a hospital room waiting for the birth of his ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 12, 2021 9:43 am

Cass County

Great Start Cass County to host annual spring fling event

CASSOPOLIS — Staff at Cass County’s Great Start Collaborative are hopping into spring with an event designed to promote both fun and literacy to area ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, March 12, 2021 8:50 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis company moves provisioning center to new location

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis marijuana company is trading spaces. Monday evening, the Cassopolis Village Council voted to approve a motion to allow Bud Express LLC ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:28 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Fire Department hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic

EDWARDSBURG — This week, the Edwardsburg Fire Department looked different than normal. Instead of housing bright red firetrucks, the space inside the facility was filled ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:53 am

Brandywine Education

Lewis Cass ISD selects Hubbard as new superintendent

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has chosen a born and raised southwest Michigan resident to lead the district. A special meeting of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:59 pm

Horizons

Cass County parks build on Dark Skies momentum

When Edwardsburg resident Robert Parrish was 7 years old, Santa left him a telescope under the Christmas tree. While it may have been a cheap ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:00 am

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