Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

News

Niles church to host Fall In Love With Jesus Harvest Festival

NILES — A local church is offering Niles families a safe way to celebrate Halloween. I Care Church will be hosting its Fall in Love ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 18, 2021 3:24 pm

High school football

Hailey runs wild as Berrien Springs bests short-handed Bobcats 26-6

The Brandywine football team gave visiting Berrien Springs all it could handle Friday night. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:22 am

Business

Niles farm aims to offer local, quality products with new store

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Tucked away in the township countryside is a new shop run by familiar faces in the farming community. Robson’s Country Store, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:54 pm

News

MSP trooper released from hospital following shooting

NILES — Michigan State Police has confirmed that a trooper involved in an Oct. 6 traffic stop shooting with a suspect in the city of ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:08 am

Education

Niles art class giving students opportunity to learn from each other

NILES — A local school teacher is letting students use their talents to teach the class. Scott Morgan, an art teacher at Eastside Connections School, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:54 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan High School names homecoming king, queen

Shawntel Tucker and Claire Lietz were recently named Buchanan High Schools’ homecoming king and queen. (Leader photo/MAX HARDEN) Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:57 pm

Buchanan

Niles-Buchanan YMCA unveils new youth, teen areas at ribbon-cutting ceremony

NILES — A new addition to a local nonprofit was celebrated with much fanfare Tuesday evening. Community members from Niles, Buchanan and the beyond attended ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:27 pm

Business

Supply chain delays impacting progress of Popeye’s Niles location

NILES — A restaurant that has been in development for years is close to offering customers its long-awaited southern hospitality. Jeffery Adams, owner of the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:34 am

Berrien County

New YMCA marketing coordinator ready to serve community

BERRIEN COUNTY — A local nonprofit organization’s latest hire is no stranger to the community. Former news journalist Alexandra Newman is settling into her new ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:40 pm

Running

47th annual Steve’s Run makes triumphant return to downtown Dowagiac

One-hundred-and-seventy-one runners from across Michigan descended upon the heart of the city Saturday morning to participate in the 47th annual Steve’s Run. (Leader photos/MAXWELL HARDEN) Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 11, 2021 10:52 am

Cass County

Cass County Tractor Pullers raise $20,000 for Cass County Cancer Service

DOWAGIAC — Saturday was host to an Under the Harvest Moon Festival Tom Florea and Maxine Ownby will not soon forget. On behalf of Cass ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 11, 2021 9:49 am

High school football

Ivory McCullough’s 2 touchdowns lift Bobcats to 12-6 OT win over rival Bucks

When the Brandywine football team needed a play, Ivory McCullough delivered. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:25 am

Berrien County

State representative opposes school district’s sick leave policy

BERRIEN COUNTY — A local politician has taken issue with an area school district’s new employee policy. In a Wednesday news release, Brad Paquette (R), ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 8, 2021 11:17 am

Business

New Niles chamber leader eager to engage business owners, community

NILES — Selina Guevara is used to having her finger on the pulse of the community. The former WSBT news reporter canvassed the Michiana area ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:04 am

News

Niles Township approves light system upgrades for South Fire Station

NILES TOWNSHIP — A local fire station will be receiving upgrades that will boost energy efficiency while saving money in the process. The Niles Charter ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:29 pm

high school volleyball

Sophomore hitter Drew Glaser steps up as Edwardsburg volleyball sweeps Paw Paw

Edwardsburg Coach Nikki Bush was waiting for her team to turn in three complete, consistent sets of volleyball. Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 4, 2021 8:18 pm

Education

Close friends crowned Niles homecoming king, queen

NILES — The pomp and circumstance that is Homecoming Week culminated with a moment to remember for Niles High School students Ashton Burrous and Maiya ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 4, 2021 3:18 pm

Education

PHOTO STORY: Niles celebrates homecoming with parade

NILES — Before the Vikings took to the football field Friday night, the entire community decided to celebrate homecoming in style. Colorful floats rolled through ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 4, 2021 10:38 am

High school football

Niles football aims to turn around offense after 14-2 homecoming loss to Plainwell

The Niles football team was hoping to deliver a win to the thousands of Vikings fans in attendance for Friday’s homecoming game. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:31 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club’s centennial sign nears completion

DOWAGIAC — A local organization’s project is nearing completion. The Dowagiac Rotary Club’s centennial sign is in its final stages of construction, according to Rotarian ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 1, 2021 3:34 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Elks’ Guys and Dolls Charity Golf Outing raises $6,000 for scholarships

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks lodge used its greens to raise greenbacks for a cause last weekend. The organization’s annual Guys and Dolls Charity Golf ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 1, 2021 3:00 pm

High school tennis

Foreign exchange student provides boost to Edwardsburg tennis program

The Edwardsburg tennis program has been bolstered this season by an athlete from another country. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:53 am

Dowagiac

First United Methodist to host annual fall rummage sale after COVID hiatus

DOWAGIAC — The onset of fall is a busy time for Darlene Trussell. Trussell, a member of First United Methodist Church, 326 N. Lowe St., ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:17 am

high school cross country

‘Buck Hill’ helps Buchanan girls best Bridgman in BCS cross country meet

The Buchanan girls cross country team sneaked past Bridgman by the slimmest of margins Tuesday night. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:19 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council takes action on blighted property

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac property that has long been a cause for concern by the community will soon be taken care of. The Dowagiac City ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:57 pm

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