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Ambrosia Neldon, Author at Leader Publications

Business

Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets

NILES — The Shelton’s Farm Market crew is getting in the Christmas spirit and inviting the community to join in the fun. As in past ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00 pm

Giving

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation grants $20,000 to help City of Niles fund home repairs

NILES — Recognizing that there is no place like home for the holidays, the city of Niles, with help from the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, has ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:42 am

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Five reasons to shop local

This week, our tummies were stuffed with turkey and all the fixings. We’ve taken advantage of Black Friday deals at larger retailers, and now it’s ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:05 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Niles native shot during altercation with New Mexico police

LOS LUNAS, NM — A Niles native was shot and killed by police officers in Los Lunas, New Mexico late last week during a traffic ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:59 pm

News

Niles mayor asks public to heed warnings after testing positive for COVID-19

NILES — Niles mayor Nick Shelton has tested positive for COVID-19. Shelton posted to his official mayor Facebook page Friday evening announcing that he had ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:16 pm

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Do your part — if not for you, then for your community

As Gov. Whitmer made an emergency announcement Sunday evening temporarily moving the state back to Phase Two of the MI Safe Start Plan designed to ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:05 am

Berrien County

Brandywine Middle/High School to go remote Oct. 23 to 30

NILES — Students at Brandywine Middle/High School will move to remote learning for one week beginning Friday, after three positive cases and one probable case ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:45 pm

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Your actions impact the health of others

Seven months into the pandemic, we are all tired of hearing phrases used so often they are practically cliches. “Keep your social distance.” “We’re all ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:37 am

Cass County

Cass County seeing influx in domestic violence, burglary

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County continues to see an increase in domestic calls as residents are encouraged to spend more time at home. During Thursday’s meeting of the ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16 am

Cass County

Elkhart man airlifted to hospital after Cass County crash

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Three people were injured in a crash on Monette Street in Jefferson Township just before noon Friday. Cass County Sheriff’s deputies were ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, October 9, 2020 4:40 pm

Berrien County

Students, staff in quarantine at local school districts due to positive COVID cases

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Approximately one month into the school year, many school districts throughout southwest Michigan are responding cautiously to positive cases of COVID-19. After three ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, October 9, 2020 2:32 pm

Columns

Leader Publications invites public to participate in election conversation

One month from today, many southwest Michigan residents will head to the polls. Many others will have already voted by mail, but will begin the ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:40 pm

Uncategorized

NELDON: Leader Publications invites public to participate in election conversation

One month from today, many southwest Michigan residents will head to the polls. Many others will have already voted by mail, but will begin the ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:03 am

News

Niles mayor recommends trick-or-treat times

NILES — As statewide restrictions continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Niles residents may soon have a more fun reason to don a mask. Tuesday evening, ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:25 pm

News

Apple Festival Harvest Market offers venue for local vendors to sell wares

NILES — Although the Apple Festival Fairgrounds were free of the typical screeches and whirls from carnival rides this weekend, the sound of local vendors ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:26 pm

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Thankful for a safe version of my favorite tradition

This Saturday, Niles’ city streets will seem especially quiet, absent of the hundreds of floats and thousands of community members celebrating nonprofits, businesses, school teams ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Friday, September 25, 2020 8:14 am

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Still time to support farmers, artisans

Did you know there are more than 700 types of garlic? Have you ever seen what happens when you sand and polish the inside of ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:02 am

Berrien County

Ballard staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NILES — A staff member at Ballard Elementary in the Niles school district has tested positive for COVID-19. A letter posted to the district’s website ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:37 pm

News

Court of Appeals: Absentee ballot mailers were lawfully distributed

LANSING– The Michigan Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was lawfully permitted to send out unsolicited absentee voter ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:23 pm

News

Southwest Michigan residents recount UP Mall shooting experience

MISHAWAKA — A fatal shooting at University Park Mall in Mishawaka has rattled the greater Michiana community, including many southwest Michigan residents who were shopping ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Fair coverage will be key to competitive election

As the November election approaches, there is no shortage of political banter on either side of the party line. News stations, commercial breaks, billboards and ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:04 am

News

Niles fire chief retiring after more than 30 years

NILES — One Christmas morning not long ago, as children across the globe raced to the Christmas tree to open their presents before breakfast, Paige ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:22 am

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Church fire reminds us of the power of faith

Last week, storms sweeping Cass County led to the heartbreaking destruction of a Cassopolis landmark — but, like the walls of their beloved building, the ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:13 am

Cass County

VIDEO: Calvin Community Chapel destroyed in fire, but walls still stand

CALVIN TOWNSHIP — For 92 years, the walls of Calvin Community Chapel, 18770 Mount Zion St., Cassopolis, have stood as a reminder of a solid ... Read more

by Ambrosia Neldon, Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:07 pm

Leader Columnists

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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