Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Cass County Fair to host Halloween campout

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, Cass County residents will have a chance to camp with ghouls, witches, goblins and more, thanks to an event hosted by ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:00 am

Berrien County

Sign ups now open for annual Rake a Difference event

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the fall leaves prepare to change, one regional organization is planning for an annual service project. Sign-ups are currently open for ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00 pm

Dowagiac

Silver Creek Township considers setback amendment, short-term rentals

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — Changes are still in development in Silver Creek Township. Wednesday evening, the Silver Creek Township Planning Commission met via Zoom. During ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:20 pm

Cass County

Cassopolis teen partners with animal control to advertise adoptable animals with pizza orders

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County diners may be met with the face of a furry friend when they open their pizza boxes, thanks to a new ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 25, 2020 9:46 am

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission candidates partake in forum

BUCHANAN — Tuesday, the community got to know the candidates running for Buchanan City Commission. The League of Women Voters and the Buchanan Paper hosted ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:59 pm

Cass County

Cass County Animal Control to host Empty the Shelters event

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday morning, Cass County Animal Control Director Ron Butts struggled as he tried to hold a wriggling, 30-pound cat in his arms. “He’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:06 pm

Cass County

Committee formed to review Lewis Cass ISD name

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is moving forward with plans to consider a name change for the district. Superintendent Brent Holcomb recently ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:44 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Fall is officially here

I don’t know when it happened, but it seems fall weather has appeared suddenly in southwest Michigan. Last week, it was hot enough for me ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:52 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Art Center donates more than $1,500 to RAM

BUCHANAN — Over the weekend, the Buchanan Art Center celebrated both its artists and the community. Saturday, the BAC hosted its annual members’ exhibit, showcasing ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36 pm

Cassopolis

Miss Cassopolis Scholarship Program hosting school supply drive

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis students are getting the royal treatment this year — or at least, they are getting treated by royalty. The Miss Cassopolis Scholarship ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:10 am

Cass County

Cass County works to expand broadband access

CASSOPOLIS — This week, Cass County took the first step toward expanding broadband internet access to its residents. Thursday, the Cass County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:16 pm

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township passes 2.25 percent millage increase

EDWARDSBURG — Following a vote of the Ontwa Township Board of Trustees this week, township residents will see a slight increase in their property taxes. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:11 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis awards preliminary marijuana licenses

CASSOPOLIS — Marijuana in Cassopolis is blazing ahead. Tuesday, the Village of Cassopolis awarded its first preliminary operating licenses to three separate marijuana businesses. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:29 am

Cassopolis

Cass County to partake in annual Crop Hunger Walk

EDWARDSBURG — An annual charity fundraiser will be hosted early next month. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be looking different than usual. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:24 pm

Giving

Niles Salvation Army hosting virtual fundraiser

NILES — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to turn to virtual options for many things — from meetings to shopping to grocery delivery and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:30 am

News

Niles residents host rally to support police, President Trump

NILES — Saturday, under an overcast sky, between 25 and 35 Niles residents gathered in the green space on the corner of Main and S. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, September 14, 2020 10:16 am

Cass County

COA serves nearly 300 meals to area first responders

CASSOPOLIS — One local organization was able to say “thank you” to those who keep the community safe and healthy this week. The Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:12 am

Cass County

Cass County Cancer Service to host paddle auction, walk

UNION — Cass County residents better shine up their quarters, as a quarter paddle auction is returning to support area cancer patients. The Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 11, 2020 10:26 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Scarecrow Charities begins season

BUCHANAN — For some, scarecrows are a spooky harbinger that Halloween is around the corner. However, in the city of Buchanan, the smiling faces of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:00 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: The power of community is unstoppable

This Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending my afternoon observing the power our community has when it bands together for a good cause. In ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:35 am

Cass County

Cass County Tractor Pullers raise nearly $15,000 for Cass County Cancer Service

CASSOPOLIS — Saturday morning, Cass County Tractor Pullers member Tom Florea stood under a bright, sunny sky. While he said he is always a fan ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:09 am

Education

EPS staff member tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of first day of school

EDWARDSBURG — Before Edwardsburg Public Schools welcomed back students Tuesday morning, a staff member reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:43 pm

Dowagiac

Community turns out to celebrate Dowagiac middle schooler

DOWAGIAC — Saturday, just before noon, a line of cars snaked down Dailey Road and around the corner onto Peavine. Some of the vehicles were ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:05 am

Edwardsburg

Hope UMC welcomes new pastor

EDWARDSBURG — If you told recent Edwardsburg transplant Nate Starkey a decade ago that he would be standing behind a pulpit each Sunday preaching God’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:26 am

Cass County

Cass County expecting significant general fund shortfalls

CASSOPOLIS — Budgeting was on the brain Thursday evening in Cass County. During the Cass County Board of Commissioners meeting, which was hosted over Zoom, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:31 am

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