Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Dowagiac

Earl’s BBQ a hit at Summer in The City

DOWAGIAC — Earl Collins is no stranger to the food industry. A Dowagiac resident, Collins has been cooking since he was 12 years old, helping ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:58 pm

Dowagiac

Local firefighter celebrates 30 years of service

DOWAGIAC — At a celebration hosted this week in downtown Dowagiac, Burt Dodd was the man of the hour. Flanked by coworkers and family alike, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:53 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club breaks ground on centennial sign

DOWAGIAC — A project years in the making is finally getting underway. Members of both the Dowagiac Rotary Club and Dowagiac City Council were on ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:57 am

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Fifth annual Open Header Cruise sets participation record

DOWAGIAC — It was a car lover’s dream in downtown Dowagiac on Thursday evening. Engines were revved and horns were honked as the fifth annual ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:18 am

Business

PHOTO STORY: Young Professionals see good turnout at third annual Paddlin’ Poker Run

DOWAGIAC — More than a dozen community members took a scenic ride down the Dowagiac River Saturday, July 17 for the Young Professionals of Greater ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:54 am

Business

New Dowagiac vacation rental hosts Chamber After Hours event

DOWAGIAC — A house at 306 W. Division was the place to be Tuesday night. Dozens of community members gathered at 1870 House in downtown ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:10 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Board of Education approves interactive monitor systems for K-8 classrooms

DOWAGIAC — State-of-the-art technology will soon be coming to Dowagiac Middle School and Dowagiac elementary schools. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education unanimously approved ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:30 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac native returns home to showcase zoo animals to youth

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library features many books about animals. On Friday and Saturday, some of those animals were on hand for all to ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:24 pm

Cassopolis

Cass County Council on Aging hosts Ice Cream Social, Movie Night

Smiles and laughter abounded at the Cass County Council on Aging Friday. Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 19, 2021 2:09 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO GALLERY: Dowagiac’s annual Summer in the City event ‘a success’

DOWAGIAC — An energy and atmosphere not felt in two years returned to downtown Dowagiac this past weekend. The 35th annual Summer in the City ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:51 am

Cassopolis

Ed’s Open Header Cruise returns Thursday following COVID hiatus

DOWAGIAC — A caravan of cars will be cruising for a cause on Thursday. After a one-year COVID-induced hiatus, Dowagiac’s fifth annual Ed’s Open Header ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, July 17, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes community voices support for Hidden Acres Safe Haven

SISTER LAKES — Community members from Sister Lakes and beyond were on hand for Wednesday’s Silver Creek Township board meeting to voice their support for ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:30 pm

Dowagiac

New-look Beckwith Park ready for action

DOWAGIAC — A historic park is sporting a new look in downtown Dowagiac. The redeveloped Beckwith Park made its debut Wednesday, just in time for ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 16, 2021 2:30 pm

High school track & field

Eddies’ track star turns heads at nationals

Edwardsburg’s Luke Stowasser continues to impress on the high jump pit. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 16, 2021 1:05 pm

Dowagiac

Silver Creek Township votes against Little Crooked Lake Aquatic Weed Control District despite petition

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — Little Crooked Lake maintenance was the hot topic at Wednesday’s Silver Creek Township Board meeting at Township Hall, 32764 Dixon St., ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:40 am

Dowagiac

New Sister Lakes business aims to offer inclusive, unique camping experience

SISTER LAKES — A new business is gearing up to offer the splendors of Sister Lakes to vacationers from all walks of life. Sister Lakes ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 4:36 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council extends Elks Trail grant deadline

DOWAGIAC — The City of Dowagiac has moved one step closer toward the realization of an outdoors project that has long been in the works. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2:04 pm

Dowagiac

One year after COVID hiatus, Fitch Camp makes triumphant return

DOWAGIAC — The sounds of children splashing in the lake and basketballs bouncing on the concrete court were music to Chris Cox’s ears. Cox, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 9, 2021 2:03 pm

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac gearing up for third annual Paddling Poker Run

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is offering community members a scenic ride down the Dowagiac River and the opportunity to win some prizes. The Young ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 9, 2021 7:58 am

Dowagiac

Blue Dart Art to host second Art in The Park exhibition

CASS COUNTY — A local nonprofit is preparing to showcase classical art to the community. Blue Dart Art will be hosting its second annual Art ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 8, 2021 8:53 am

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes Fire Department’s Fourth of July Bigfoot Parade, BBQ fundraiser raises $12,000

SISTER LAKES — A local fire department had a Fourth of July weekend to remember. The Sister Lakes Fire Department hosted its annual Fourth of ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 4:55 pm

Professional motocross

Fans, riders ‘grateful’ to experience 48th annual RedBud National

Larry Davis could not contain his excitement. Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 5, 2021 9:23 am

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Summer Concert Series plays on

DOWAGIAC — Dozens of community members gathered to hear Denise and The Skeletones perform Thursday night on the grounds of the James E. Snow Professional ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 2, 2021 8:46 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library hosts dedication ceremony for The Pokagon Room

DOWAGIAC — Local students looking for a space to work on school or crafting projects need look no further than the Dowagiac District Library. On ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 1, 2021 10:48 am

Dowagiac

DUHS principal named superintendent at Hartford Public Schools

DOWAGIAC — Kelly Millin is ready for her next adventure. After seven years as the principal of Dowagiac Union High School, Millin recently accepted a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:59 pm

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