Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Community News

PHOTO STORY: Annual Chieftain Golf Outing tees off

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Chieftain Golf Outing hosted its 21st annual fundraiser Thursday at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course near Eau Claire. Entering Thursday, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, June 14, 2024 11:49 am

Buchanan

Chunk’s Ice Cream opens in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — A new business has arrived just in time to offer customers in Buchanan relief from the sweltering summer heat. Chunk’s, 324 E. Dewey ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, June 14, 2024 8:39 am

Community News

Niles celebrates Women Veterans Recognition Day

NILES — During the Niles City Council’s Monday meeting, City of Niles Mayor Nick Shelton issued a proclamation to the Daughters of The American Revolution ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, June 13, 2024 4:50 pm

Business

Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce recognizes business award winners

NILES — The Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce recognized local leaders who have helped the city and its businesses to flourish during its annual Chamber ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:57 pm

Community News

EliStrong Foundation to host 10th annual golf outing

DOWAGIAC — A local nonprofit’s annual event will soon be celebrating a milestone. The EliStrong Foundation, a nonprofit based in Dowagiac, is gearing up for ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:46 pm

Local Government

Niles addresses public works equipment

NILES — The Niles City Council approved a series of items to address and replace aging public works equipment during Monday’s meeting. Council approved a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:34 pm

High school softball

Buchanan softball rallies to best Ravenna 3-1 in D3 state quarterfinal

The Buchanan softball team is East Lansing-bound once again. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:56 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan commissioners discuss reinstating DDA

BUCHANAN — Discussion about the make-up of citizen boards and committees and who they should report to in city government dominated Monday’s Buchanan City Commission ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 10:51 am

Buchanan

PHOTO STORY: Historic Victory Park reopens in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — A park that has watched over the Northside neighborhood of Buchanan for decades has a new lease on life that was celebrated by ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 9:08 am

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural Cass County Pridefest draws hundreds to Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — Hundreds of people of all ages, genders and backgrounds descended on the Dowagiac Library Pavilion Saturday to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 10, 2024 3:11 pm

News

Dowagiac mayor speaks at Cass County Pridefest

DOWAGIAC — The Outcenter of Southwest Michigan hosted the inuagural Cass County Pridefest Saturday at the Dowagiac Library Pavilion. The event saw hundreds of people ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 10, 2024 3:01 pm

Business

Native Michigan Remedies opens marijuana microbusiness

NILES — An established Niles marijuana business opened its new retail space to the community Friday. After more than five years of growing and cultivating ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, June 7, 2024 5:06 pm

Business

Dowagiac Family Fare celebrates renovation with ribbon-tying ceremony

DOWAGIAC — A local grocery store’s renovation was celebrated by the community Friday afternoon. Dowagiac Family Fare, 56151 M-51, Dowagiac, celebrated its renovation with a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, June 7, 2024 2:43 pm

Community News

Dowagiac Chamber previews 2024 Home and Garden Tour sites

DOWAGIAC — Guests attending the Dowagiac Area History Musem’s Spring Lecture Series finale Wednesday were presented with a sneak peak of a highly anticipated event. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, June 6, 2024 4:36 pm

Cass County

Corewell Health Primary Care Dowagiac hosts community open house

DOWAGIAC — A new medical facility showcased all it had to offer to community members on Monday. Corewell Health Primary Care Dowagiac hosted its open ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, June 6, 2024 1:54 pm

Business

Market Van Buren honors local businesses, announces new brand

CASSOPOLIS — Market Van Buren recognized local businesses and leaders who have helped Cass and Van Buren Counties flourish during its annual awards ceremony Wednesday ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, June 6, 2024 12:54 pm

Cassopolis

Council on Aging, LEE receive $5,000 grants

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Mental Health Foundation authorized two mini grants to be awarded to nonprofit charities of their choice as a token of ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 3:58 pm

Berrien County

State police investigating officer-involved shooting in Coloma

COLOMA — A woman was shot and killed by a police officer in Coloma Wednesday morning after reportedly pulling a gun on officers, according to ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 1:44 pm

Community News

Take a look at Dowagiac Music in The Park’s lineup overview

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Music in The Park summer concert series is set to return to the Dowagiac Library Event Pavilion next week.  The series ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 1:31 pm

Business

2nd & Main launches wine bar

NILES — A popular downtown business has uncorked its latest addition, much to the delight of customers. 2nd & Main Coffee House and Wine Bar, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 1:12 pm

Buchanan

Munchie Mondays makes tasty return to Buchanan

BUCHANAN — Buchanan’s Munchie Mondays event made its return Monday, much to the delight of hungry community members.  From June to August, Munchie Mondays will ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 3, 2024 5:44 pm

Cassopolis

PHOTO STORY: Cassopolis graduates Class of 2024

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday evening, Cassopolis High School seniors donned blue and white robes to close the chapter of their high school experience. Cassopolis Public Schools ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 3, 2024 3:59 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis hosts annual Beach Bash

CASSOPOLIS — With music echoing through downtown Cassopolis and across Stone Lake, local residents gathered for two days of music, laughter and community bonding at ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 3, 2024 2:40 pm

Community News

PHOTO STORY: Edwardsburg graduates Class of 2024

EDWARDSBURG — 182 students made the transition from students to alumni Sunday afternoon at Leo Hoffman Field in Edwardsburg. Edwardsburg High School celebrated its Class ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 3, 2024 12:08 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Union graduates Class of 2024

DOWAGIAC —  The Dowagiac community packed the Chris Taylor Alumni Field stands to see the Dowagiac High School Class of 2024 together for one last ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, June 3, 2024 5:00 am

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