Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Buchanan

Commission votes to make One Buchanan official city board

BUCHANAN — Last year, Reader’s Digest named Buchanan “The Nicest Place in America.” Now, thanks to action taken by the Buchanan City Commission, leaders of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:00 am

Cass County

Cass County commissioners approve five-year parks plan

CASSOPOLIS — The future of Cass County is looking green. Following a public hearing Thursday evening, the Cass County Board of Commissioners approved the Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:31 pm

Berrien County

Slow vaccine rollout hinders southwest Michigan distribution

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last week, Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke sat down at this computer and decided he was ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. At ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:00 pm

Buchanan

‘Freddie the Stoner’ says Jimmy Kimmel changed his life

BUCHANAN — One year ago, Freddie Miller, 29, was unemployed, living with his mom in New Paris, Indiana and without a driver’s license. Today, he ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:51 pm

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD to become Heritage Southwest ISD

CASSOPOLIS — Following nearly half a year of deliberation, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has a new name. Following a Wednesday vote by the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:44 am

Cassopolis

LEE celebrates MLK Day with virtual event

CASSOPOLIS — Though they may have been miles apart physically, more than two dozen Cassopolis residents came together Monday to celebrate the life and legacy ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:17 pm

News

PHOTO STORY: Ice sculptures draw visitors to downtown Niles

NILES — Dozens of families and visitors strolled through Niles Saturday morning to view ice sculptures that had taken over downtown. The Hunter Ice Festival ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:29 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis organization to host virtual MLK Jr. Day celebration

CASSOPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic could not keep one Cassopolis organization from hosting an annual celebration of the Civil Rights movement and the impact Martin ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:46 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Don’t shoot the messenger

The past few weeks — honestly, the past few years — have been tumultuous in America. Between warring political parties, simmering racial tensions and upheaval ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:44 pm

Cassopolis

Dr. T.K. Lawless International Dark Sky Park releases 2021 stargazing schedule

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County stargazers will have many opportunities this year to view planets, constellations and more at a park dedicated to preserving naturally occurring ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:47 am

Education

Edwardsburg Public Schools accepting nominations for 2021-2022 Hall of Fame

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public School is encouraging the community to nominate alumni and current and former staff members to be honored by the district. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:45 am

Cass County

Cass County 4-H encourages seniors to apply for scholarship

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County 4-H youth still have time to apply for a scholarship that could give them a leg up in their post-secondary education. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:59 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education elects new president

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education underwent a change in leadership Monday evening. Ronda Sullivan was elected the president of the Dowagiac ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:09 pm

Cass County

Cass County welcomes new commissioners

CASSOPOLIS — The first meeting of 2021 for the Cass County Board of Commissioners was a productive one. In addition to welcoming two new commissioners, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 8, 2021 10:50 am

Cass County

Cass County Animal Control saved 96 percent of cats, dogs in 2020

CASSOPOLIS — Though 2020 was a challenging year for many, it left Cass County Animal Control a lot to celebrate, as it was able to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 8, 2021 9:17 am

Cass County

Cass County Farm Bureau seeks teacher nominations

CASSOPOLIS — One regional business is looking to give back to teachers by bringing the outdoors in. Cass County Farm Bureau is currently accepting nominations ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:00 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis leaders look back on a successful year

CASSOPOLIS — With 2020 now in the rearview, the village of Cassopolis is looking forward to a new year. Before the calendar switched over into ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26 am

Business

Honor Credit Union donates $2,500 to Cass County Cancer Service

DOWAGIAC — It may not have been Christmas, but the Cass County Cancer Service received a gift that was in the spirit of the holiday ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:49 am

Cass County

Cassopolis native authors book compiling Cass County’s history with the Civil War

CASS COUNTY — After years of research, one Cassopolis native has published a book about Cass County’s ties to the Civil War. Keith Harrison, 70, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:00 am

Education

Edwardsburg Middle School donates to food pantry

EDWARDSBURG — Students at Edwardsburg Public Schools recently helped make some community members’ holidays a bit brighter. Sixth-grade teacher Tonya Wright and the Edwardsburg Middle ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:00 pm

News

Niles Township approves salary increases

NILES TOWNSHIP — Compensation was the main topic of conversation at Monday’s Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting. Monday evening, the Niles Township Board ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:07 pm

Cass County

Carolers perform window visits to Cass County Medical Care Facility residents

CASSOPOLIS — Over the weekend, residents at Cass County Medical Care Facility were able to get into the Christmas spirit, thanks to a visit from ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:43 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Shop local this Christmas

There might not be much snow on the ground, and many of us may be feeling less jolly than in years past, but Christmas is ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:00 pm

Cassopolis

70-year-old Cassopolis resident breaks state powerlifting record

CASSOPOLIS — When Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke entered the Michigan State Powerlift championship competition earlier this month, he did not expect to leave with anything ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD board votes to change district name

CASSOPOLIS — After months of deliberation, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has decided to change its name. However, what its new name will be ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:46 pm

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