Debra Haight, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Two Dowagiac men sentenced Friday in Cass County Court

CASSOPOLIS — Two Dowagiac area men were sentenced to probation in assault related cases Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Daniel Keith Stenberg, 35, of ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:59 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission accepts treasurer’s resignation

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commissioners formally accepted the resignation of City Treasurer Traci McGrath Monday night, but city officials remain tight lipped as to why ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:17 pm

Cass County

New court dates set in high profile cases

CASSOPOLIS — New court dates have been set in three high profile Cass County cases. Jay Vincent Penar and Justin Carlton are charged in connection ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:10 pm

Cass County

Jones man headed back to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Jones man is going back to prison on seven felony charges related to drugs and stealing a flatbed truck from a campground. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:39 am

Cass County

Veteran sentenced to probation following marijuana offense

CASSOPOLIS – A decorated Army veteran received probation Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Arsalan Rehman, 24, of Mishawaka, pleaded guilty to delivery of marijuana ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 28, 2020 1:52 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission signs contract with new city manager

BUCHANAN – Buchanan City Commissioners have signed a contract with new City Manager Heather Grace. Grace was chosen to succeed Bill Marx earlier this month ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 28, 2020 11:33 am

Buchanan

Buchanan’s Mill Alley getting a facelift

BUCHANAN – Buchanan’s Mill Alley will be getting a bit of a facelift with perennial plants placed in the alley’s planters after action Monday night ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:27 pm

Cass County

Niles man sentenced to prison on molestation charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man is going to prison after being convicted of sexually molesting a young girl over a three-year period. Eray Alfonso Diaz, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 21, 2020 12:20 pm

News

HDS Investments partner facing three felony charges

NILES – The case against the man accused of giving drugs to an underage girl and allowing aggravated child sexually abusive activity is moving forward. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:42 pm

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced on robbery charges

NILES – Probation sentences were the order of the day in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles. COVID-19 restrictions remain in place in Berrien County ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission considers retail marijuana tax

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commissioner Sean Denison has come up with a new idea to help offset potential city budget shortfalls. He is proposing that ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:00 am

News

Multiple area residents sentenced in Berrien County Court Monday

NILES – A number of area residents were given probation sentences in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Jeremy Michael Grierson, 34, of Niles, pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man sentenced to jail following drug overdose, probation violation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man has to spend more time in jail after violating his probation from a 2018 conviction. Sentencings Friday were once again ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:54 am

Buchanan

Buchanan selects new city manager

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commissioners have settled on who they want to be their next city manager after interviewing six candidates this week. Former West ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 7, 2020 9:28 am

Buchanan

Buchanan begins search for next city manager

BUCHANAN – The Buchanan City Commission’s search for a new city manager kicks into high gear this week with interviews scheduled Wednesday and Thursday with ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 3, 2020 2:24 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac resident sentenced to probation, jail

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man who shot into the ground at his wife’s feet earlier this summer was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 31, 2020 1:03 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan DDA officially dissolved

BUCHANAN — The Buchanan Downtown Development Authority is no more after-action Monday night by the Buchanan City Commission. The fate of the DDA has been ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:38 pm

News

South Bend woman sentenced for embezzlement from a Niles senior

NILES – A South Bend woman was sentenced to jail and probation in Berrien County Trial Court for embezzling from a vulnerable adult five years ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 27, 2020 1:12 pm

Cass County

Edwardsburg teen found with sexually abuse material will have a chance to keep his record clean

CASSOPOLIS – An Edwardsburg teen found with sexually abusive materials has a chance to keep a child pornography conviction off his record if he is ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 24, 2020 12:05 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan interviews final three superintendent candidates

BUCHANAN – Second round interviews with three superintendent candidate finalists were conducted Monday night by Buchanan Board of Education members. Board members are scheduled to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:07 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan man sentenced to prison for possession of meth, firearm

NILES – A Buchanan man was sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Monday’s sentencings were again done both virtually and in person ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 20, 2020 12:23 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Board of Education narrows superintendent candidates to four

BUCHANAN – Buchanan Board of Education members have narrowed their choice for superintendent from six to four candidates. A second round of interviews is scheduled ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:23 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission permits additional medical marijuana business

BUCHANAN — Another adult use medical marijuana retail business will be allowed in the city of Buchanan, but the decision was not unanimous. Monday, Buchanan ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:17 am

Buchanan

Decision to dissolve Buchanan DDA postponed

BUCHANAN – People wanting to save the Downtown Development Authority got a two-week reprieve at Monday’s Buchanan City Commission meeting. Coming into the meeting, commissioners ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:00 pm

News

Niles man who punched a police officer sentenced to probation

NILES – A Niles man who punched a Niles police officer in the face was sentenced Monday to probation and tether in Berrien County Trial ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 13, 2020 2:25 pm

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