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Ambrosia Neldon, Author at Leader Publications

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NELDON: Leader launches digital subscription campaign

This week, our digital readers — especially those who visit often — may have seen a pop-up ad on leaderpub.com asking for an email address ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:33 am

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NELDON: Remembering a Michiana legend

Like many from this region, I grew up viewing Regis Philbin as an icon. When I was very young, I enjoyed starting my summer mornings ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:17 am

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NELDON: Many deserve thanks this year

Each year, I look forward to the joy on business owners’ faces when they learn they have been recognized for the blood, sweat and tears ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:05 am

Cass County

Dowagiac woman dies after being run over by golf cart

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac woman succumbed to her injuries after her husband accidentally ran over her with a golf cart Friday afternoon, according to the ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, July 24, 2020 5:03 pm

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NELDON: When small towns make big news

At this point, we have all more than likely seen Cassopolis — and more specifically, Diamond Lake — in national headlines this week. Everyone from ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:00 am

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NELDON: Traditions may change, but sentiment doesn’t have to

For as long as I can remember, the 4th of July has meant a trek to the Four Flags Apple Festival Fairgrounds, a cooler packed ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:23 am

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NELDON: Let’s give thanks to our local businesses

With months of economic challenges due to pandemic-related shutdowns behind us — and likely many more uncertain months ahead — locally owned businesses could use ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:07 am

Columns

COLUMN: Let’s give thanks to our local businesses!

VOTE HERE With months of economic challenges due to pandemic-related shutdowns behind us — and likely many more uncertain months ahead — locally owned businesses ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:02 am

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NELDON: When life gives you lemons…

Even the most optimistic among us will concede that 2020 has been ridden with challenges. In less than half a year, we have faced a ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:00 pm

News

Protesters, police join in march through downtown Niles

NILES — “No justice, no peace.” This was the message of more than a dozen people who marched through downtown Niles Saturday in support of ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:32 pm

Breaking News

21-year-old Dowagiac man dies in car accident early Saturday morning

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Volinia Township early Saturday morning, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. The ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:23 pm

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NELDON: Don’t take human interaction for granted

During happy hour at just about any pub in America, an observant person could look around at tables and stools packed full of people, and, ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:50 am

Berrien County

Local libraries set phased plans to safely reconnect patrons with materials, services

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — For more than two months, libraries across southwest Michigan have been even quieter than usual, lights turned low and doors locked tight as ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:22 am

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NELDON: Class of 2020 has gone the distance

In boxing, when a boxer finishes a fight without being knocked out, it’s called “going the distance.” To earn this recognition, these athletes have overcome ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:42 am

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NELDON: Michiana’s giving spirit will get us through this crisis

The giving spirit is alive and well in southwest Michigan. In spite of growing challenges quite literally plaguing our communities, one needs not look far ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:12 am

Edwardsburg

RETURNING SOON: Fireside closure temporary as restaurant adjusts business model

EDWARDSBURG — As loyal customers of Fireside Tap & Grill mourned the loss of the popular Edwardsburg business Thursday, owner Jeremy Yoder had good news ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:10 pm

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NELDON: A little grace goes a long way during pandemic

Last weekend, I learned a life lesson in the middle of a grocery store. With the sun shining bright and warm weather giving us the ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:54 am

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NELDON: Entrepreneurial spirit strong as ever amid COVID crisis

Wednesday evening, a line of vehicles wrapped around Third Street and down Broadway in Niles for several blocks. The traffic was not the result of ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Monday, May 4, 2020 11:10 am

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NELDON: Ensuring fairness in the upcoming election

As another election cycle heats up, several seats long held by incumbent officials are now opening up due to term limits, and we have some ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:27 am

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NELDON: Our contribution to the Class of 2020

During a time when graduating seniors are typically donning gowns and tuxedos for their senior proms, pulling senior pranks, saying farewell to teachers and underclassmen ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:29 am

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NELDON: Despite changes, our mission remains the same

In the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has begun spreading across the U.S., a lot has changed. Businesses deemed non-essential have been forced to close ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, April 10, 2020 9:01 am

Business

Greater Niles Chamber offering emergency relief

NILES — As Niles area businesses rally to stay open despite decreased foot traffic due to COVID-19 social distancing mandates, relief may be available. The ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:24 am

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NELDON: Support local business — at a distance

Commercial districts across southwest Michigan are currently peppered with orange cones marking off space for pickup lanes, red heart stickers announcing to-go food is available ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:59 am

Business

Iron Shoe working to make mass quantities as demand grows

NILES — By 3 p.m. Saturday, a line had formed outside Iron Shoe Distillery as people waited to retrieve locally made hand sanitizer. By 3:10 ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:38 am

Business

Niles businesses feed the masses in spite of downturn in business

NILES — As people across the country were sequestered to their homes last week, business owners were left to worry, “What does this mean for ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:56 am

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