Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

News

Niles City Council welcomes new member

NILES — The Niles City Council meeting approved Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security grants for three downtown businesses. City ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:58 pm

News

Niles City Council approves outdoor dining zone

NILES — Niles City Council unanimously approved an outdoor dining zone at Monday night’s virtual city council meeting. The zone was proposed by the Main ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:43 am

News

Niles District Library decorates for holidays

NILES — There is a place in Niles where Harry Potter, a dragon, Candy Mountain, murder hornet sightings and COVID-19 testing sites all reside in ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:29 am

Business

New Niles restaurant to celebrate creativity

NILES — Creativity is at the center of a new restaurant coming to Niles. On every table inside Create Bar and Grill, 1245 S .11th ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:38 am

Education

Niles High School students finish out investment tournament in top half

NILES — Four Niles High School students took on an investment competition during a time when stock markets are notably volatile: election season. Vikings Stuart ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:10 am

News

Main Street DDA, volunteers decorate downtown Niles for holiday season

NILES — Businesses and the Main Street Downtown Development Authority are preparing for the holiday season. On Thursday morning, in the unseasonably warm temperatures and ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, November 20, 2020 9:39 am

Berrien County

Local group fitness instructors, institutions react to pandemic order

NILES — The latest pandemic order given by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday called to put ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:58 am

Cass County

Milton Township, Cass County Road Commission discuss cost of design, engineering new roundabout

MILTON TOWNSHIP—At the regular Milton Township meeting on Tuesday evening, first steps for the roundabout at the Gumwood Road and Redfield Street intersection were mentioned. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:04 pm

Berrien County

SMCAS taking increased precautions amid increasing COVID-19 rates

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Personal protection equipment is just one of the many layers of precaution the emergency responders at the Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County sees sharp increase in COVID-19 cases

BERRIEN COUNTY — Area health officials are concerned about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and are urging the public to take precautions against the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:07 am

Education

Niles High School prepares to cease in-person instruction for three weeks

NILES — Niles Community Schools Superintendent Dan Applegate feels more ready for this round of remote learning than he did in the spring. Applegate has ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 3:31 pm

Brandywine Education

Brandywine Middle/High School cancels choir concert

NILES — For the Brandywine Middle and High School choir instructor Denise Boger, the challenges with singing safely, and sometimes remotely, due to COVID-19 precautions ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:41 pm

News

Niles Township votes yes to add resort amendment

NILES TOWNSHIP — The Niles Charter Township meeting stretched for two hours Monday evening as residents expressed concerns about a zoning ordinance amendment. The zoning ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:16 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan schools adjust to remote learning

BUCHANAN — On Nov. 10, Buchanan Community Schools Superintendent Patricia Robinson announced all schools in the BCS district would move into remote learning from Nov. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:45 am

Giving

Second annual event to provide Thanksgiving meals to seniors, community members in need

NILES — Holiday gatherings may be smaller this year due to COVID-19 pandemic orders, but for those in need, the Wortham family will continue to ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, November 16, 2020 1:08 pm

Breaking News

MDHHS issues three-week order restricting gatherings, schools, restaurants, more

MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order to take place for three weeks, beginning Wednesday, to limit indoor ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Sunday, November 15, 2020 7:08 pm

News

Niles Fire Department hires two new drivers

NILES — On Monday evening at the Niles City Council meeting, Tyler Fisher and Evan Albers were sworn in to the Niles Fire Department by ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:35 am

Business

Retreat-like settings, restaurant to come to The Morris Estate

NILES — The Morris Estate sits on 600 contiguous acres of land, including riverfront property within Niles Charter Township. The land includes riverfronts and trails, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, November 13, 2020 10:26 am

News

Veterans Day marked in Niles by American Legion Post 26

NILES — As the sun began to peek through the clouds for a clear afternoon by 4 p.m. Wednesday, three veterans from the Niles American ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:14 pm

Giving

Community business owners help local man repair home before brain surgery

In an earlier version of the story, we misnamed the surgery Jeremiah Diaz will be undergoing. He will be receiving stereotactic radiosurgery. The Niles Daily ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:31 am

News

Provisional marijuana processing license, telecommuting policy approved

NILES — At the Niles City Council meeting on Monday evening, a discussion about benefits to the city proceeded, as another new company filed for ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:22 pm

News

Millages, resort ordinance updated at Niles Township

NILES TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday, Nov. 4 the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees met for a special meeting to decide on two new millage ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:24 pm

Cass County

Roundabout slated for Gumwood, Redfield

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A roundabout is in the beginning stages of development for Redfield Street and Gumwood Road. According to Milton Township Supervisor Eric Renken ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:54 am

News

Drive and Shine opens Niles location

NILES — Vehicles lined up at Drive and Shine’s newest location in Niles on Friday to take advantage of a free carwash promotion. The vehicles ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, November 9, 2020 3:42 pm

News

Niles resident opens pop-up fitness studio

NILES — Daysha Amster loves to dance and loves to connect with others as she does it. Offering fitness classes is something she has done ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, November 6, 2020 2:14 pm

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