Leaderpub.com’s most clicked stories of 2020

Although not necessarily the most impactful stories of the year, some stories received more traffic on leaderpub.com than others. Like our print products, our website covers all of Cass County, as well as southern Berrien County. Readers from all over the country with ties to southwest Michigan engage with our digital content, which is posted live — as news develops.

As usual, the top-clicked stories in 2020 were primarily breaking news events, but, not surprisingly, rounding out the list were a number of notable events related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calculated by Google Analytics, Leader Publications’ most clicked stories of the year were as follows:

1. Fireside Tap and Grill closure shocks staff — May 14

2. 21-year-old Dowagiac man dies in car accident early Saturday morning — May 30

3. Niles reacts to executive order including gardening, lawn care — April 16

4. Returning soon: Fireside closure temporary as restaurant adjusts business model — May 14

5. Niles Walmart limits entry, purchasing amounts — April 3

6. Berrien County residents tested for COVID-19 following Andrews University concert — March 18

7. Man killed in wrong-way crash in Niles Township — July 22

8. Dowagiac restaurateur arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges — Oct. 28

9. Niles woman killed in US-12 crash — Aug. 19

10. Cass County confirms first case of COVID-19 — March 26

Cass County

Dowagiac man pleads guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct

Business

Dowagiac business cited for COVID-19 safety violations

Cass County

Cass County Chief Judge talks COVID’s impact on treatment court

News

Historians, archaeologists with ties to Fort St. Joseph to give free lectures

Buchanan

Commission votes to make One Buchanan official city board

Berrien County

Businesses in Berrien, Cass counties report disparities in mandate enforcement

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg/Ontwa Township Police Log: Jan. 11-18

Berrien County

Berrien County’s only homeless shelter raising money for repair

Cass County

Cass County commissioners approve five-year parks plan

Cass County

Woman ordered to pay back money taken from disabled son

Dowagiac

Ascension CAO provides vaccine update to Rotary

Berrien County

Spectrum Health Lakeland, Berrien County Health Department give joint update on COVID-19 immunizations, numbers

Cass County

Niles man sentenced to probation, jail time for 27th criminal conviction

Berrien County

Michigan indoor dining to resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

Berrien County

Lakeland, health department seeking COVID-19 vaccination volunteers

Business

Canceled Ice Time Festival to impact local businesses

Berrien County

New Berrien County prosecutor eyes crime prevention, support services

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Cass County

Cass County deputy saves dog from icy pond

Berrien County

Slow vaccine rollout hinders southwest Michigan distribution

Buchanan

Andrews University’s urban design studio arrives in Buchanan to kickoff revitalization project

Berrien County

Berrien County vaccine supplies remain limited, residents urged to have continued patience

Buchanan

‘Freddie the Stoner’ says Jimmy Kimmel changed his life

Cassopolis

Dowagiac charity campaign doubles fundraising goal