Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Designer of Cass County’s seal recognized

CASSOPOLIS — Many Cass County residents may not know Vivian Purkhiser’s name, but they have likely seen her work. Her artwork can be seen on ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:55 am

Business

Edwardsburg pet groomer celebrates 25th anniversary

EDWARDSBURG — For the last several years, the reception area of one Edwardsburg business has looked the same. Surrounded by various certificates and accreditations, a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:01 am

News

Ride for Tyler donates $10,000 to family of child with rare heart condition

NILES — Recently, the community put the pedal to the metal to help a family in need and honor the memory of a beloved husband, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:23 pm

News

Niles City Council discusses potential for marijuana businesses downtown

NILES — Monday evening, the Niles City Council took the first step into looking into what allowing marijuana businesses downtown could look like. During Monday’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:51 pm

Business

Niles City Council considers the future of the NODE

NILES — The future of an outdoor social space in downtown Niles was a topic of discussion Monday. Monday evening, the Niles City Council discussed ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:30 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac celebrates homecoming with parade

DOWAGIAC — Rainy weather Friday could not keep the Dowagiac community from celebrating homecoming in style. Before the Chieftains took to the football field Friday ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, October 11, 2021 12:44 pm

Buchanan

PHOTO STORY: Buchanan homecoming parade celebrates Olympian

BUCHANAN — Buchanan capped off homecoming week with a celebration to remember. Friday evening, a parade rolled through downtown to celebrate Buchanan High School’s homecoming. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 8, 2021 7:19 pm

Cass County

County board approves Jefferson Township broadband pilot project

CASSOPOLIS — One area of Cass County is getting more connected, thanks to a Thursday evening vote of the Cass County Board of Commissioners. During ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 8, 2021 10:33 am

News

Niles native pens children’s book

NILES — A Niles native recently let her imagination run away with her and is now seeing a longtime dream come true. Diane Blank Creekmur, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 8, 2021 8:45 am

News

Officer, suspect shot following traffic stop in Niles

NILES — A Michigan State Police officer and a suspect have been shot following a Wednesday night traffic stop in the city of Niles. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:33 am

Business

Niles tea shop expands

NILES — One Niles business just got bigger. Apothica Teas, 222 E. Main St., Niles, recently opened a new expansion. Occupying the old Thayer’s storefront, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:56 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Uptown Improvement Association to host paddle auction fundraiser

EDWARDSBURG — One area organization is hoping residents will lift a paddle later this month to support an ongoing community beautification project. The Edwardsburg Uptown ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:33 pm

News

Chestnut orchard donated to Bertrand Township ready to bear its first nuts

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP — Bertrand Township resident Tom Wrasse has been waiting six years for this moment. Standing outside the Bertrand Township Hall, he reaches up ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 1, 2021 2:17 pm

News

Former Heico building being demolished, turned into greenspace

NILES — The property at 901 Howard St. in Niles has gone by many names over the years: “the National Standard property,” the “Heico Building” ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 1, 2021 9:41 am

Cass County

Cass County treasurer raising awareness about fund for Michigan homeowners

CASSOPOLIS — By the end of the year, applications will be open for a fund to help Michigan homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 1, 2021 8:05 am

News

Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference returns to Niles Oct. 23

NILES — After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one regional conference is returning in person to Niles in late October. Registration ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:01 pm

News

Former Niles fire chief to serve as grand marshal for the Four Flags Apple Festival Parade

NILES — For years, Larry Lamb, former city of Niles fire chief, watched the Four Flags Apple Festival Grand Parade from the comfort of his ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:24 pm

News

Niles Township searching for new DPW employees

NILES TOWNSHIP — At a recent meeting, Niles Township Board of Trustees members were thinking about the future of its employees. At a special meeting ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:50 pm

News

AG charges Niles couple with multiple counts of Medicaid fraud

LANSING – A Niles couple faces several felonies for alleged false claims through their counseling practice, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday. Gregory Barney ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:40 am

News

Niles DDA recommends marijuana dispensaries downtown

NILES — One local organization is asking that the city of Niles allow a budding industry to sprout downtown. Monday evening, the Niles Downtown Development ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:34 am

Business

Marijuana grow, processing company granted provisional approval by Niles City Council

NILES — A new marijuana business hopes to be growing green in the city of Niles by spring of next year. Monday evening, the Niles ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:26 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum fundraiser raises $40,000

DOWAGIAC — Dozens of Dowagiac community members descended upon Marion Magnolia Farms Wednesday evening to show their support for a local museum both with their ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:23 am

Giving

Wolverine Pipeline, area organizations partner to lend veteran a helping hand

NILES — Cold and rainy conditions Thursday morning could not keep a full crew of workers from helping a Niles veteran restore his yard to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:19 am

Business

Cassopolis woman opens vintage, antique store downtown

CASSOPOLIS — A new downtown Cassopolis storefront is giving its customers a peek into the past. Cassopolis woman Theresa Slaski recently opened Past, Presents and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:02 am

Brandywine Education

Tickets on sale for Brandywine Hall of Fame induction ceremony

NILES — Former Brandywine Community Schools athletes will be recognized in a special ceremony next month. Tickets are currently on sale for the Brandywine Bobcat ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 24, 2021 8:38 am

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