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Dowagiac

Dowagiac Elks hosting annual Guys and Dolls Golf Outing

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is gearing up to take to the greens for its annual fundraiser. The Dowagiac Elks Lodge’s annual Guys and Dolls ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:05 am

College football

Brian Kelly ties Knute Rockne, Notre Dame takes steps forward in 27-13 win over Purdue

Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football team have been searching for answers in every phase of the game. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:47 am

High school football

Niles overcomes turnovers, early deficit to beat Three Rivers

The old saying goes, “it’s not about how you start, but it’s how you finish,” and the Niles football team embodied that on Friday night. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:23 am

Dowagiac

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — A local career prep program will continue to help area middle school and high school students attain the means ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:50 pm

Dowagiac

Changes to retirement benefits cause for concern among Cass County employees

CASSOPOLIS — Changes to retirement benefits for Cass County employees have been the trending topic at county meetings in recent weeks. Cass County Administrator Jeff ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:34 pm

Business

Lyons Industries donates 12 thermal imaging cameras to Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

SISTER LAKES — A local company is doing its part to keep firefighters safe while on duty. Lyons Industries, 30000 M-62 W., recently donated 12 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 8:59 am

high school volleyball

Niles volleyball downs Three Rivers 3-1 in Wolverine Conference tilt

The Niles volleyball team continued its winning ways at home against Three Rivers. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:55 am

Business

New short-term rental property group to offer guests ‘curated’ Dowagiac experience

DOWAGIAC — Desmond Lathan was the man of the hour Tuesday evening. The Chicago real estate associate and Dowagiac entrepreneur hosted several guests from the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:52 am

high school soccer

Dowagiac downs Allegan 3-0 in physical contest

The Dowagiac boys soccer team followed the plan Wednesday evening against visiting Allegan. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:40 pm

high school cross country

Brandywine hosts first cross country meet since 2017

Terry Borr was a busy man Tuesday evening. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:52 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council, Cass County Transit Authority renew Transit Operating Agreement

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac City Council moved to approve a series of resolutions involving the Cass County Transportation Authority during Monday’s city council meeting. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:27 am

high school soccer

Buchanan boys soccer falls to Michigan Lutheran 5-2

The Buchanan boys soccer team faced tough sledding against the best team in the BCS Athletic Conference Saturday morning. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:27 am

Cass County

First responders, community members gather for Pokagon 9/11 memorial ceremony

POKAGON — The bell at Old Rugged Cross Church rang four times Saturday morning.  Once at 8:46 a.m., then at 9:03 a.m., again at 9:37 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:01 pm

High school football

Big plays burn Brandywine in 42-20 loss to Saugatuck

Saugatuck’s Ben Diaz was a thorn in Brandywine’s side all game long. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:19 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Korean War veteran chosen for Honor Flight

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac veteran will be recognized for his service in Washington D.C. next week. Korean War veteran David Steele was one of 85 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:51 pm

Business

Dowagiac nurse practitioner to open primary care facility

DOWAGIAC — A local nurse practitioner is gearing up to open a new primary care facility in Dowagiac, all for the love of health. Nadzieja ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:45 pm

Dowagiac

DUS to address learning loss, more with federal COVID relief funds

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools is using its federally-issued COVID-19 relief funds to help students combat the pandemic-induced learning loss. Since March of 2020, three ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:43 pm

Dowagiac

Emergency management visits Rotary

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club welcomed special guests tasked with keeping Cass County safe. David Smith and Kayla Malcom of the Cass County Office ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:12 pm

High school tennis

Knapp, Tweedy marathon match leads to victory

When Brandywine boys tennis No. 1 doubles duo of Carson Knapp and Sean Tweedy stepped onto the tennis court for their home match against Bronson, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:49 pm

Business

Downtown businesses welcome return of Under the Harvest Moon festival

DOWAGIAC — The return of a popular local festival has the community buzzing. The Under the Harvest Moon festival returns to downtown Dowagiac after one-year ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:32 pm

high school soccer

Brandywine boys soccer blasts New Buffalo 8-0

The Brandywine boys soccer team was all business against visiting New Buffalo Wednesday afternoon. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:49 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum gearing up to host annual fundraiser

DOWAGIAC — A local history museum is gearing up for the return of one of its biggest fundraisers. The Dowagiac Area History Museum’s fourth annual ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:03 pm

Cass County

Council on Aging to host annual Senior Health Fair

CASS COUNTY — A local organization will again bring local medical providers to answer questions and provide services for seniors — all under one roof. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:01 pm

Cassopolis

Teachers, community members bring ‘Rival Rock’ to Ross Beatty High School

CASSOPOLIS — The latest addition to Ross Beatty High School’s campus landscape will be hard to miss for students and visitors alike. The Cass County ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:00 pm

Dowagiac

Beckwith Theatre prepares for ‘The Outgoing Tide’ production

DOWAGIAC — The Beckwith Theatre Company is gearing up for its next production. The company will be presenting “The Outgoing Tide,” a play by Bruce ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 3, 2021 4:59 pm

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