Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

Buchanan

Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:00 pm

News

When virus stunted west coast tour, Umphrey’s McGee returned home to perform

NILES — When Umphrey’s McGee plays a show in its hometown of South Bend, the audiences usually turn out in large numbers in support. Rescheduling ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:00 pm

Education

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

NILES — A box of school supplies sits inside the dining room in Curly Q’s BBQ near the counter where orders are placed. The box ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:00 am

Berrien County

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:33 am

News

West Woods resident commemorates 100th birthday, one month COVID-free

NILES — Approaching the front window of West Woods of Niles nursing home Monday morning, an excited 8-year-old peered inside. On the other side of ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:59 am

Buchanan

Redbud Roots to open new retail location in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — Cultivating a destination and experience is the next step for local marijuana grow operation and processing lab Redbud Roots. The company’s leadership is ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:16 pm

Education

Niles Community Schools awarded educational grant

NILES — From origin to impact, students in the ninth and 10th grades at Niles High School will have the opportunity to participate in a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:51 am

Education

Eddies graduate in outdoor ceremony Sunday

EDWARDSBURG—Vehicles full of excited graduates and family members lined up outside of Edwardsburg High School on Sunday evening, ready for the Class of 2020’s commencement ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, June 29, 2020 1:09 pm

Business

Oak Street Dairy Queen reopens with fresh ownership

NILES — The sunshine and warm weather are here for the summer. Days like that pair well with an ice cream cone or a hot ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:49 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Community Schools’ superintendent search moves into next steps

BUCHANAN — Next steps are in order to find the new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools. As the call for applications closed on at 4 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:00 pm

News

Summer My Way program to kick off Monday

NILES — The Summer My Way program is set to kick off on Monday for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The partnership between the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:17 pm

Breaking News

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash identified as 25-year old South Bend resident

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place at approximately 10:05 a.m. on Redfield Road in Milton Township, near Niles. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:19 pm

Cass County

Motorcycle, two passenger vehicles involved in fatal crash

NILES — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place around 10 a.m. in Niles. Investigators were still on the scene at 1 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:51 pm

berrien county

Wonderland Cinema, Niles Main Street to host movie in the park

NILES — On Friday, Wonderland Cinema will serve what Lisa Croteau called “a little slice of normal.” Croteau, director of marketing and administration for Niles ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:53 am

News

Niles City Council votes yes on sustainable energy negotiations

NILES — The city council voted on Monday evening at its regular meeting to move forward with Indeck Niles Energy Center toward exploring a more ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:03 pm

News

Niles committee of the whole meeting sees potential for former YMCA property

NILES — Immediately following the regular city council meeting on Monday evening, the council hosted a committee of the whole to discuss a redevelopment opportunity ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:48 pm

Brandywine Education

Brandywine principal retires after 11 years

NILES — During the regular Brandywine Community Schools board meeting Monday evening, a change was made official in the middle and high school administration. A ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:27 pm

Education

Niles students’ work to be featured in virtual art exhibit

NILES — In a speech prepared for the 2020 Middle and High School Community Student Art Exhibit, Ring Lardner and Eastside Connections art teacher, Scott ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, June 22, 2020 2:00 pm

News

Niles, Berrien County officials provide resources for homeless, precariously housed

NILES — As summer arrives, so too does a higher visibility of the signs of poverty. With more people out in the city, Niles Community ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, June 19, 2020 3:00 pm

Brandywine Education

Niles business owner looks to plan outdoor prom for area graduates

NILES — It is a milestone in any teenagers’ life, idolized by movies and photos of older siblings and parents in their own styles. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, June 19, 2020 9:37 am

Education

Niles Cedar Lane, WAY, adult ed graduates honored in drive-thru ceremony

NILES — Sir Edward Elgar’s familiar “Pomp and Circumstance” played over speakers beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Niles Cedar Lane. Viking blue carpets ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:31 am

Buchanan

Bike Buchanan’s first ride of the season sees large turnout

BUCHANAN — While the brewery was closed on Tuesday, the parking lot at River Saint Joe was packed with vehicles. People unloaded their bicycles from ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:00 pm

News

Niles officials assure residents that water is safe for consumption following letter

NILES — Residents may have received an additional letter with their last water bill. The letter is headed stating that it is “important information about ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Education

Graduating Viking named National Merit Finalist

NILES — As Michael Kauffmann, 17, embarked on enjoying his summer after graduating from Niles High School, the class valedictorian was not done acquiring achievements ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:00 pm

News

Juneteenth march planned for Niles

NILES — Organizers hope a march planned for Friday evening will be just the beginning in a local movement, and help make way to continue ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:00 am

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