Staff Report, Author at Leader Publications

News

Man found hiding in tree fort after deliberately sideswiping another vehicle in Barron Lake Thursday

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A hit-and-run suspect has been apprehended after an incident near Barron Lake Thursday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:34 am

Dowagiac

Detectives seek charges against two residents following Wayne Township drug investigation

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — Detectives are seeking charges against two area residents following a drug investigation in Wayne Township. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:58 pm

Berrien County

Portage Road construction scheduled to begin Monday

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP — A road near the cities of Buchanan and Niles will see road work beginning next week. Starting Monday, Portage Road from US-12 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:53 am

Newsletter Sports

Niles City Golf Tournament wraps up first weekend

The first of two weekends for the Niles City Golf Tournament is in the books. Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:19 pm

Education

Edwardsburg schools will not require masks, quarantining come fall

EDWARDSBURG — As districts across southwest Michigan recently began announcing looser COVID-19 protocols for the coming school year, Edwardsburg Public Schools is following suit. Wednesday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:14 am

Dowagiac

Drug bust leads to arrest in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A drug bust in Dowagiac led to the arrest of a 24 year-old man. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team reported that detectives ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:35 pm

triathlon

2021 Diamond Lake Triathlon results

The results from the 2021 Diamond Lake Triathlon have been completed.  Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:34 pm

Dowagiac

No injuries reported in Dowagiac apartment fire

DOWAGIAC — No one was injured in a structure fire in the city of Dowagiac Saturday night, according to the Dowagiac Fire Department. The Dowagiac ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:03 pm

Little League baseball

Niles All-Stars eliminated from Senior State Tournament

The Greater Niles Little League/Thomas Stadium All-Stars were eliminated from the Michigan Little League Senior State Tournament by Melvindale Saturday afternoon. Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, July 18, 2021 11:27 am

Little League baseball

Niles All-Stars remain alive with 7-6 win over Ishpeming

The Greater Niles Little League/Thomas Stadium Senior All-Stars remained alive in the Michigan District 15 Little League State Tournament with a 7-6 win over Ishpeming ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 16, 2021 2:11 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

UPDATE: Niles Inn fire ‘suspicious in nature’

By CHRISTINA CLARK & AMBROSIA NELDON NILES — Niles City Fire Capt. Don Wise said a fire at Niles Inn Wednesday afternoon was “suspicious in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:21 pm

News

Firefighters fighting second blaze this year at Niles Inn

An update to this story can be found here. NILES — Fire departments from the City of Niles, Niles Township and Howard Township are currently ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:26 pm

Adult soccer

Blossomland Soccer results: June 30-July 11

Blossomland Soccer League Results June 30-July 11 Wednesday, June 30 Tornados 5, Cassopolis FC 1 Goals: Tornados — Jimmelle Ramkissoon, Kirstian Gecaj Frazier trikos, Kyle ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:44 pm

Dowagiac

Blue Dart Art’s Art in The Park exhibition rescheduled

DOWAGIAC — Blue Dart Art’s second annual Art in The Park Exhibition — originally scheduled for Tuesday — has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 20 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 12, 2021 4:22 pm

High school baseball

Ostrander, Nate named to Dream Team

Junior Connor Ostrander, of Edwardsburg, and Lakeshore Coach Mark Nate were both selected by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association for its Dream Team, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:22 pm

Cass County

Three teens injured in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Three teenagers were injured in a Saturday crash in Porter Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:21 pm

Cass County

Three arrested on drug charges in Marcellus

MARCELLUS — Three were arrested on drug charges following a search in the village of Marcellus. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 9, 2021 1:47 pm

Cass County

Three injured in Pokagon Township hit and run

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — Three Michiana residents were sent to the hospital after a hit and run crash Friday morning in Pokagon Township, according to the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 9, 2021 9:18 am

Youth sports

School of Hard Knocks tryouts at ESC

Baseball and softball tryouts for the 2022 School of Hard Knocks will be hosted by the Edwardsburg Sports Complex starting July 24. Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:17 pm

soccer

Registration open for Echo Summer Classic

The Edwardsburg Sports Complex is hosting the Echo Summer Classic Aug. 28-29. Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:48 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 895,395 cases, 19,775 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,967 COVID-19 cases and 274 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 6:30 pm

Berrien County

New marketing reps prepared to help Berrien, Cass County advertisers

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed two new marketing professionals to its team. Jennifer Bounds, who has been with Leader Publications since 2019, serves Cass ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 4:29 pm

Golf outings

Golf outings help raise money for athletics

The 14th annual Buck Open and the Dowagiac soccer and wrestling Big Hole Golf Scramble both will be held in August to help raise money ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 2:59 pm

Cass County

Mason Township man injured in hit-and-run

MASON TOWNSHIP — A Mason Township man was injured in a hit-and-run, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:47 am

Cass County

South Bend woman killed in Pokagon Township crash

EDWARDSBURG — A South Bend woman was killed and an Edwardsburg family was injured in a Fourth of July crash in Pokagon Township, according to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:34 am

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