Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Dowagiac

Dowagiac announces March students of the month

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education honored the district’s February Students of the Month during its meeting Monday night at Dowagiac Middle ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:06 am

Dowagiac

DUS to install classroom phones in elementary schools, high school

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools will soon be upgrading its communication capabilities. The DUS Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of classroom phones and ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08 pm

Dowagiac

DUS Board of Education honors Class of 2021 Top 10

DOWAGIAC — A group of high school students was honored Monday for their efforts in the classroom the past four years. The Dowagiac Union Schools ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:31 pm

High school baseball

Niles, Edwardsburg baseball split early-season doubleheader

The Niles and Edwardsburg baseball teams split Friday’s non-conference doubleheader at Niles High. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:59 am

Dowagiac

Retired Dowagiac resident returns to teaching at 80

DOWAGIAC — The saying goes, you’re never too old to learn a lesson. The same can be said for teaching lessons, something Marilu Franks recently ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:02 am

Business

Yarn on Front owner shares how she adapted, overcame pandemic squeeze

DOWAGIAC — A local business woman was this week’s special guest for the Dowagiac Rotary Club. June Nemeth of Yarn on Front, 122 S. Front ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00 pm

Dowagiac

DUS graduate raising money for independent film project

DOWAGIAC — Todd Herter Jr. loves movies. Some of his earliest memories include pacing the aisles of Family Video searching for the perfect film to ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 16, 2021 2:25 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club excited to bring ‘welcome’ sign to community

DOWAGIAC — Travelers entering the city of Dowagiac from M-62 and M-51 will soon be greeted by a new sign, thanks to the efforts of ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 16, 2021 2:23 pm

Brandywine HS

Parchment girls soccer downs Brandywine 7-2

BRANDYWINE —The Brandywine girls soccer team ran out of steam Thursday against visiting Parchment. The Panthers jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead and went ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:35 am

Business

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-tying ceremonies for two new businesses

DOWAGIAC — A pair of Dowagiac businesses that opened during the early stages of the pandemic last year were finally able to celebrate with the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:46 am

Dowagiac HS

Edwardsburg golf places second, Dowagiac third in conference tri-meet

EDWARDSBURG — For the second day in a row, the Edwardsburg and Dowagiac boys golf teams faced off on the green. The Eddies placed second ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:20 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac purchases former Lincoln School for redevelopment, blight removal

DOWAGIAC — An abandoned school building will soon be receiving much-needed attention. The Dowagiac City Council moved Monday to purchase the former Lincoln Elementary School, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:14 pm

Buchanan HS

Niles, Buchanan track teams sweep track meet

NILES — The Niles and Buchanan track and field teams took care of business in their first meets since coming back from spring break. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:37 pm

Dowagiac

City council approves Walter Ward Park basketball court repairs

DOWAGIAC — Local basketball players will soon have fresh courts to play on. The Dowagiac City Council passed a resolution to authorize the repair and ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:16 pm

Dowagiac

Round Oak’s impact on Dowagiac still felt 60 years later

DOWAGIAC — For more than 150 years, the state of Michigan has been known for its manufacturing prowess. The city of Detroit is known as ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:12 am

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac reach fundraising requirements for Russom Park Pavilion Project

DOWAGIAC — A local organization has reached the last leg of a long-term project. The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac has reached its fundraising goal ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

Rotarian Walter Swann discusses life, community outreach

DOWAGIAC — It is not uncommon to see Walter Swann attend Dowagiac Rotary Club meetings every Thursday. He has been a member of the Rotary ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:16 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library hosting poetry contest

DOWAGIAC — The month of April is National Poetry Month, and the Dowagiac District Library’s celebration aims to pack a punch. The library is hosting ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:01 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac fire victim remembered for his optimism, love for family

DOWAGIAC — Gregory Heron was always there for others. Heron, 36, who passed away along with his fiancée, Dolly Waterson, March 25 in an accidental ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:47 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac resident recalls days in the music industry

DOWAGIAC — Wayne Dahring remembers the moment like it was yesterday. It was the early 1970s and Dahring, a music producer and promoter, was waiting ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:08 pm

Dowagiac

160 years later, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church continues to serve Dowagiac community

DOWAGIAC — The era is 1860s Dowagiac. Families across the village begin making their way to First Universalist Church of Dowagiac for Sunday service. On ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

DUHS yearbook advisor visits Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — Putting together a high school yearbook is a long process for schools around the country. From helping students come up with a theme ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:19 pm

Cass County

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park to host International Dark Sky Week

VANDALIA — A local park is offering southwest Michigan residents a chance to gaze at the night skies the way their ancestors once did. Dr. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:16 pm

Business

Sister Lakes ice cream parlor adding craft coffee menu

SISTER LAKES — Sister Lakes community members will not have to travel far to order their favorite latte this summer. Driftwood Summer Shop, 94370 County ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:11 pm

Cass County

DASAS’ sixth annual Survivor Stomp 5K to be host virtually

CASS COUNTY — A local organization is running for a cause throughout the month of April. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is hosting its sixth ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:19 pm

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