Ad Spot

Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

Buchanan

Buchanan Community Schools welcomes new superintendent amidst reopening plans

BUCHANAN — Patricia Robinson signed her contract with Buchanan Community Schools July 28. Officially, her first day as the school district’s superintendent was Tuesday, Aug. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:36 am

Education

Niles Community School board approves return to school plan

NILES — The Niles Community School board of education met for a virtual, special meeting Thursday evening. The meeting was hosted on Zoom, and attracted ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, August 14, 2020 2:02 pm

Business

Medical cannabis dispensary continues renovations of old Billiard Garden

NILES — After months of interference from COVID-19, the path is clear for two former Detroit Lions, to gain some ground in pursuit of a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, August 14, 2020 11:32 am

Education

Niles nonprofit makerspace recipient of AEP grant to fund offering

NILES — Getting funded is a big part of starting up as an entrepreneur. Three junior entrepreneurs have been given a step up from a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, August 14, 2020 9:11 am

Education

First Backpacks for Good event serves more than 600 students

NILES — The line of cars in the parking lot at Niles High School Tuesday evening did not seem to end. Snaking around the parking ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:27 pm

News

Indeck Niles Energy Center construction continues on schedule

NILES — Over the last few weeks, every so often a convoy of heavy equipment comes through Niles. As it travels, it shakes the ground ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:26 pm

Buchanan

Boy Scouts continue service, merits despite COVID-19 challenges

BUCHANAN — As the shadows began to grow longer in Buchanan, the laughter and friendly ribbing of boys between one another can be heard coming ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:00 am

Buchanan

Special board meeting addressed questions about special education, tweaks in plan for Buchanan Community Schools

BUCHANAN — Students and families in the Buchanan Community School district will soon have finalized plans to choose from before the first day of class ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:47 pm

News

Community Development Block Grant, DART upgrades, proposed well protections discussed

NILES — City council members maintained their power and internet connection as storms blew through the area during their regular Zoom meeting Monday evening. Prior ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:26 am

News

Niles City Council approves social district 7-1

NILES — Adults will soon be able to look forward to enjoying a beer or cocktail while walking through downtown Niles. The beverages allowed will ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Berrien County

Hazardous weather outlook includes damaging winds for Berrien, Cass counties

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN —The partly sunny skies seen in Niles around 2:30 p.m. are predicted to be exchanged for hazardous wind gusts by 4 to 5 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:38 pm

News

Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail receives funding toward next stop

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail may be getting its next stop added within the next few years. On Aug. 3, Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, August 10, 2020 1:13 pm

Berrien County

Emergency order presents challenges to growers, organizations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order requiring COVID-19 testing for both agricultural and food ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:00 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Community Schools hosts virtual town hall with parents

BUCHANAN — The new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools, Patricia Robinson, welcomed more than 140 participants to a town hall meeting on Google Meet Thursday ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:40 pm

Education

Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

NILES — Dan Applegate walked 7 miles on Tuesday evening around the Niles High School track. He did not walk it alone, however. The track, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:00 pm

Berrien County

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:49 am

News

Niles nonprofit works to keep evictions out of courts

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Wednesdays, Ric Pawloski spends the day at the Niles court house. “It’s landlord-tenant day,” he said. “The goal is to try ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:03 am

Berrien County

Arrest, use of force streamed on Facebook Live involved Berrien County deputy

NILES — An arrest turned into a physical altercation in a Facebook Live video recorded in Niles on Tuesday afternoon. In the video, which begins ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:27 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County services work to connect homeless to housing

BERRIEN COUNTY — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to financially impact people already precariously housed. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Michigan’s June 2020 unemployment ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:18 am

News

Niles Township appoints acting fire chief, introduces new fire code

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Both firefighters and fire code were the center of discussion Monday evening during the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees’ regular ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:57 pm

Brandywine Board of Education

Brandywine Community Schools to hear public comment Monday, vote next week

NILES — As the deadline for having 2020-21 school year Preparedness Plans approved by school district boards draws near, superintendents like Brandywine Community School’s Karen ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:31 pm

News

Apple Fest organizers to debut Harvest Market

NILES — Large event cancellations have been a hallmark for the summer amid changing COVID-19 mandates and recommended precautions. As recently as last week, Michigan ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, August 3, 2020 1:18 pm

News

Pucker Street Dam removal, river restoration continues

NILES — The Pucker Street Dam structure is shorter than it was at the end of April. The manual gates from the dam have been ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:15 am

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass County commissioner candidates prepare for primaries

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Listed below are Q&As with county commissioner candidates from Berrien and Cass counties who are running for contested seats in Tuesday’s primary ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:09 am

Education

Niles High School staff reunites woman with charm bracelet after more than 30 years

NILES — Each charm on a charm bracelet bears a different meaning to its wearer. Throughout the past 37 years, Niles High School secretary Rhonda ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:37 am

< Older