Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Buchanan

Niles woman aims to honor late father with new Buchanan café

BUCHANAN — Behind the counter of her new café in downtown Buchanan, among trays of steaming cinnamon rolls and fresh-brewed cups of coffee, Niles resident ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:36 am

Business

Dowagiac hosts Thursday evenings with holiday shopping, lights

DOWAGIAC – Thursday, shoppers joined downtown Dowagiac for the first of four evenings this December for personalized shopping under the glow of holiday lights. Hosted ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, December 3, 2021 3:01 pm

Edwardsburg

PHOTO STORY: Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday cookie walk

EDWARDSBURG — Things got sweet Thursday evening in the village of Edwardsburg and Ontwa Township. The Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual cookie ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, December 3, 2021 1:43 pm

Cass County

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department pleads with public to take COVID-19 precautions

CASSOPOLIS — The Van Buren/Cass District Health Department issued a plea to the Cass County public Thursday evening. Health Officer Danielle Perksy appeared via Zoom ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, December 3, 2021 12:11 pm

Cass County

Vandalia man sentenced for alcohol-fueled assault

CASSOPOLIS — A alcohol-fueled assault has landed a Vandalia man with a probation sentence. In Cass County Court Friday, Stuart Nihart, 58, of the 15000 ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, December 3, 2021 11:40 am

Buchanan

Tin Shop Theatre to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ Dec. 10-19

BUCHANAN — Many know the plot of “It’s a Wonderful Life” by heart. On a snowy Christmas Eve in New York, idealistic George Bailey considers ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, December 3, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes Fire Chief named finalist for national volunteer award

SISTER LAKES — Sister Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Chief Anthony Lozada has had civic duty on the brain since he was a teenager. Joining the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:43 pm

Cassopolis

Former South Bend educator named next Cassopolis superintendent

CASSOPOLIS — Though board of education members said the decision was a difficult one, they have chosen the next leader of Cassopolis Public Schools. After ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:34 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Hope UMC hosting Stuff a Bus fundraiser

EDWARDSBURG — Next weekend, one local church is aiming to fill a bus full of donations for families in need this holiday season. Edwardsburg Hope ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 26, 2021 9:05 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Public Schools narrows superintendent search to two

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools are one step closer to finding its next leader. Monday and Tuesday, the Cassopolis Board of Education interviewed four candidates ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:38 pm

Cass County

Cass County celebrates area family during 19th annual Adoption Day

CASSOPOLIS — There were few dry eyes in one Cass County courtroom as a local family officially added a member to their home. Tuesday, Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:25 am

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union announces winners of 12th annual Teacher Awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Honor Credit Union recently announced the 12th Annual Teacher Award winners. With each year that passes, the Annual Teacher Awards continues to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:10 am

Business

Niles boutique, healing center ready for a new start

NILES — A Niles business is ready for a new start. Earlier this month, Evolve Boutique and Healing Arts Center, formerly known as Inner Journey, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:31 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Finding thanks in the hard times

It’s been a hard year for a lot of people. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has left so many of us isolated, stressed and hurting. We ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:57 pm

News

None injured in Monday morning house fire

NILES — A fire that blazed for hours Monday morning has left a Niles home severely damaged, though its owner said he was just glad ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, November 22, 2021 10:54 am

Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office kicks off No Shave November fundraiser

CASSOPOLIS — Things are getting a bit hairy at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office recently kicked off its No Shave ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 19, 2021 7:11 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: Eastside Connections students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

NILES — Students at an area school invited the community to be their guests over the weekend as they took to the stage to perform ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:00 pm

Education

Edwardsburg Public Schools to present ‘Star Wars’ parody Nov. 19-21

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg High School students will transport community members to a galaxy far, far away as they perform a comedy show next week. Edwardsburg ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 12, 2021 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guard shares his experience at SMC

DOWAGIAC — A local college commemorated Veterans Day by remembering the soldiers whose names and identities have been lost to time. Stuart Aspinall, a Tomb ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 12, 2021 8:43 am

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Cass County COA honors area veterans

CASSOPOLIS — Two local organizations partnered Thursday to celebrate Veterans Day by providing a free meal and a “thank you” to area veterans. The Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:48 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County health officials report increasing COVID-19 cases, encourage vaccination

BERRIEN COUNTY — The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over — that was the message shared by Berrien County health officials this week. The Berrien ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:13 pm

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township, Edwardsburg village considering trail project along Elkhart Road

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — Ontwa Township and the village of Edwardsburg are looking at creating a path forward together. The two municipalities are currently considering engaging ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:17 pm

News

Fernwood Botanical Gardens hosts showing for ailing artist

NILES — Over the weekend, a Niles venue was not only host to an art show featuring a regional artist — it was also able ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:42 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Food Pantry gears up for holiday season

EDWARDSBURG — For many, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving, and one Edwardsburg organization is preparing to receive donations and give them ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 5, 2021 11:13 am

Cass County

Cass County COA to host Veterans Day lunch

CASS COUNTY — Veterans Day is right around the corner, and two area organizations have partnered to show their gratitude to Cass County veterans and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 5, 2021 9:14 am

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