Justin Flagel, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Cassopolis Public Schools to form ‘capital needs’ committee

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools is setting out toward a new vision for maintaining its facilities, one largely still to be determined. To design that ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 1:25 pm

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council hosts first meeting of 2024

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for the first time this year on Monday January 29th, after multiple reschedulings due to severe weather. During ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, February 2, 2024 9:06 am

Business

NextGen Graphics brings unique signage technology to downtown Niles

NILES — NextGen Graphics is one of the newest businesses in downtown Niles, providing a unique array of options for signage and decoration using techniques ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, January 26, 2024 12:09 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis hosts first village council meeting of 2024

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Village Council met for their first meeting of 2024 on Monday. In addition to approving $192,515.28 in invoices, the council discussed ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, January 12, 2024 4:00 pm

Berrien County

Area musician releases new album

BERRIEN COUNTY — Matt Lenny started his journey in music and in life in Connecticut, making numerous stops before finding his home in Stevensville and ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, December 29, 2023 4:35 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Village Manager looks back on 2023, ahead to 2024

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Village Manager Emilie LaGrow looks back on the ending year as an exciting one, full of successes for the community.  She pointed ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, December 29, 2023 5:00 am

Berrien County

The Bergamot perform annual holiday show

THREE OAKS — The Bergamot have been living their busiest year, touring both their music and their documentary, State of The Unity, but they still ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 12:18 pm

Business

Edwardsburg Villlage President reflects on 2023, looks ahead to 2024

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Village President Dennis Peak is proud of the success of the village this year and hopeful for the future going into the ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 9:17 am

Business

Niles boutique finding success in digital age

NILES — Tiffany Watson, owner of Dani Morgans Boutique in downtown Niles, has been proving that brick and mortar retail can continue on in the ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, December 22, 2023 12:41 pm

Community News

Local volunteer group committed to beautifying downtown Niles

NILES — A local organization continues to do its best to beautify the downtown Niles streetscape. River Essence Group is the volunteer organization responsible for ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Tuesday, December 19, 2023 6:30 pm

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council hosts final 2023 meeting

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for their final meeting of the year on Monday. Continued progress was reported on the iron filtration plant, ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Tuesday, December 19, 2023 4:30 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Village Council conducts final 2023 meeting

CASSOPOLIS — The final regular meeting of 2023 of the Cassopolis Village Council was relatively quiet, with a small audience, a short agenda, and only ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, December 14, 2023 8:22 am

Business

Local nonprofits to team up for holiday donation event

NILES — A new event is coming to Niles just in time for the holiday giving season.  Sharing is Caring: A Day of Donation is ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, November 23, 2023 11:37 am

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council hosts November meeting

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 at Edwardsburg Village Hall. Village Council President Dennis Peak ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, November 23, 2023 9:34 am

Cassopolis

Council member’s status highlights Cassopolis Village Council meeting

CASSOPOLIS — An agenda item at Monday’s Cassopolis Village Council meeting raised questions regarding a council member’s eligibility to remain on council. The start of ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, November 15, 2023 2:33 pm

Community News

Local singer-songwriter to perform in downtown Niles

NILES — Independent singer-songwriter Abbie Thomas packed the house this past weekend at Ignition Music Garage in Goshen. It was a celebratory evening, coming off ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Sunday, November 12, 2023 10:31 am

Business

Cassopolis manufacturer celebrates expansion with ribbon-cutting

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis manufacturer celebrated its expansion Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. CHT USA celebrated the ribbon cutting for its new expansion on Tuesday, ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:38 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis awarded grants for village projects

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Village Manager Emilie LaGrow reported numerous successes for the village in the past month during Monday’s village council meeting.  The village was ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, October 11, 2023 1:31 pm

Community News

Rebel Noire and the Accomplices release new EP

NILES — Rebel Noire and the Accomplices is celebrating the release of their new EP, “Unarmed”. With an indefinable sound bringing together the genres of ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, October 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Community News

The Sixth Generation member to host free concert Sunday in Niles

NILES — One of Niles’ own rock and rollers is returning home this weekend to play a show for fans in the area. Ron Hamrick, ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 5:00 am

Community News

Business owner seeking successor so they can ‘stop and smell the roses’

NILES — East Main Gardens has been providing flower arrangements and the joy that comes along with them to Niles and the surrounding area for ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Monday, September 18, 2023 1:58 pm

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council conducts August meeting

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for their regular monthly meeting on August 21.  They approved financial reports, as well as multiple small equipment ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, August 25, 2023 10:00 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis school board talks calendars, new hires

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis School Board resumed their regular monthly meetings on Monday, Aug. 14. The district’s new Finance Director, James English, presented details on ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, August 23, 2023 10:30 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis village council discusses grants, new dog park

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Village Council hosted its regular monthly meeting on Monday. Village Clerk Tonia Betty reported that village staff continue to seek funding ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, August 17, 2023 7:00 am

Community News

Local volunteer creating community through music and more

NILES — The free Niles Summer Concert Series has been entertaining music fans and contributing to the community since 2018, but the roots of the ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Tuesday, August 8, 2023 12:00 pm

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