Emily Sobecki, Author at Leader Publications

News

PHOTO STORY: Niles District Library reopens to the public

NILES — The Niles District Library reopened to the public on Monday. The library has a list of reopening guidelines to help keep visitors safe ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:24 am

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Fair hosts drive-thru event

CASSOPOLIS — Over the weekend, cars lined up throughout the Cass County Fairgrounds to receive their favorite fair foods. Although the fair is still currently ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Monday, June 1, 2020 9:22 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: Howard-Ellis celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

NILES — The Howard-Ellis PTO planned a week of support for both teachers and local businesses in Niles for Teacher Appreciation Week this week. The ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:00 pm

Business

PHOTO STORY: Local business turns to food truck to make it through mandated closure

Local Mexican restaurant El Amigo Pepe took its food truck to Riverfront Park in Niles Wednesday afternoon to serve meals to city residents. The decision ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:04 am

Education

GALLERY: Edwardsburg schools offering drive-up free breakfast, lunch

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to everyone. Meals can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:25 pm

Business

Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday

A local Niles eatery celebrated Fat Tuesday a day early. While Fat Tuesday is known for paczki, Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery put its own ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:01 am

Business

PHOTO STORY: Hunter Ice Festival Chili Walk sees crowds

Residents braved the cold and snow Sunday during the chili crawl in downtown Niles. Multiple business competed in the crawl to earn a place in ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:12 am

News

PHOTO STORY: Ice carver continue to sculpt

NILES — Ice carvers continue to make progress on their sculptures on Thursday in order to get ready for the Hunter Ice Festival this weekend. ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Friday, January 17, 2020 8:51 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: St. Mary’s students sing at Berkshire Niles Apartments

NILES — Residents from Berkshire Niles Apartments enjoy Christmas carols from students at Saint Mary’s school Tuesday. Mrs. Landgraf’s second and third graders, Mrs. Bentley’s ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:56 am

Newsletter Sports

Notre Dame edges Virginia Tech 21-20

Still feeling the effects of its big loss to arch rival Michigan, the Notre Dame football team struggled most of Saturday before rallying for a ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:24 am

Business

PHOTO STORY: Culver’s opens its doors

NILES — Lines of people and cars wait for Culver’s to open its doors on Monday. The new location welcomed customers a few minutes earlier ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:36 am

News

PHOTO STORY: Apple Festival hosts apple pie eating contest

NILES — Children 15 years and younger participated in the youth division of the apple pie eating contest on Sunday at the Four Flags Apple ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:33 am

Galleries

Apple Festival log cutting contest

NILES — Saturday, the Four Flags Area Apple Festival hosted a log cutting contest. It has been a family competition for years but they welcomed ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Monday, September 30, 2019 9:17 am

Brandywine Education

GALLERY: Brandywine block party

NILES — Brandywine Jr./Sr. High School hosted a block party from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday for a joint fundraiser benefiting Brandywine musicals and the ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:32 am

minor league baseball

Gallery: South Bend Cubs win Midwest League championship

The South Bend Cubs wrapped up a perfect postseason with a 5-0 win over host Clinton to capture the 2019 Midwest League championship Saturday night. Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:30 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Scarecrow Charities starts fall season Tuesday

BUCHANAN — On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Buchanan Scarecrow Charities finished hanging up the scarecrows around town to get the fall season started. One of ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:02 am

Galleries

Fort St. Joseph open house digs into history

NILES — The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project hosted its annual open house on Saturday and Sunday. The event was located at the Fort St. ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Monday, August 5, 2019 9:29 am

Cass County Fair

GALLERY: Youth Horse & Pony Jumping Show

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Fair hosted its youth horse and pony jumping show on Wednesday. Pictured are the Baby Green over fences and Intermediate ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:40 am

Cass County

GALLERY: Cass County Fair Opening Parade Ceremony

CASSOPOLIS — On Sunday the Cass County Fair hosted its opening ceremonies and parade. The theme this year is “‘Twas the Night Before the Fair.” ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:10 pm

Cass County

GALLERY: Youth & Pee Wee/Cloverbud Dairy Show

CASSOPOLIS — On Monday, the Youth & Pee Wee/Cloverbud Dairy Show was hosted in the Sales Arena at the Cass County Fair. Young dairy showgoers ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:50 am

Newsletter Sports

PHOTO STORY: Dortmun defeats Liverpool in international friendly

NOTRE DAME — Jacob Brunn Larson scored the game-winning goal in the 58th minute as Borussi Dortmund defeated Liverpool FC 3-2 in an international friendly ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:45 am

Dowagiac

Local youth to put on performance at Beckwith

DOWAGIAC — Beckwith Theatre is hosting its fourth annual summer youth production this summer. This mini theater camp lasts about 10 to 12 days and ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:30 am

Obituaries

Oral ‘Glen’ Glennis Pointer

Oral “Glen” Glennis Pointer, 81, of Niles, passed away at home on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Glen was born on Oct. 4, 1937, in Parma, ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:13 am

Obituaries

William Miller, of Berrien Springs,

William Miller, 84, of Berrien Springs, passed away in St. Joseph on June 16, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:12 am

LPGA-Symetra Tour

Gallery: Four Winds Invitational opening round

Jenny Coleman shot a 68 in the morning round of the Four Winds Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Club Friday and that score held up as ... Read more

by Emily Sobecki, Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:43 am

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