Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education votes to start year with distance learning

DOWAGIAC — All Dowagiac Union Schools students will start the upcoming school year in full-time distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but board members say ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:08 pm

Business

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce unveils upcoming Same Day Rewards Program

DOWAGIAC — The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a plan that will benefit both consumers and retailers alike. The chamber revealed its ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:45 am

Dowagiac

Renovation work begins on Dowagiac’s China Garden

DOWAGIAC — A downtown Dowagiac business is in the process of receiving a facelift. China Garden, 114 S. Front Street, Dowagiac, is having it’s front ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Under The Harvest Moon Festival canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

DOWAGIAC — This year’s Under The Harvest Moon Festival is the latest event to fall victim to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:59 pm

Cass County

Cass County sees increase in concealed carry permits

CASS COUNTY — The demand for firearms in Cass County is on the rise. According to data provided by Cass County Clerk Monica McMichael, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, August 3, 2020 4:02 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County treasurer candidates prepare for election

Two Republican candidates are vying for the position of Berrien County Treasurer during the Aug. 4 primaries. Leader Publications conducted a Q&A session with both ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:13 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac partners with Mno-Bmasden on business incubator service

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac business group is teaming up with the city of Dowagiac in hopes of cultivating new, local businesses. The Dowagiac City Council ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 31, 2020 10:52 am

Dowagiac

Meet Up and Eat Up food program providing Dowagiac children with free meals

DOWAGIAC — The Meet Up and Eat Up summer food program is entering its home stretch. The Dowagiac Union Schools-funded program — which provides free ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13 pm

Dowagiac

Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church to host clothing giveaway Saturday

DOWAGIAC — Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church is offering free clothes for everyone. The church, located at 210 N. Front Street, Dowagiac, is hosting ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library scales back to curbside pickup amid rising Cass County COVID-19 cases

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library has changed its operations this week. Due to an increase in the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases for Cass ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:13 pm

Cass County

Mother of brothers injured in LaGrange Township electrocution gives update

FORT WAYNE — The mother of Austin and Lane Francis, who were both injured Saturday afternoon after an accidental electrocution, says the condition of her ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:56 am

Dowagiac

Beckwith Theatre Company named “Best Performing Arts Theatre” in Best of The Best Reader’s Choice Awards

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled the Beckwith Theatre Company’s 2020 season, but that didn’t stop the community from acknowledging the company’s success. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 27, 2020 3:26 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac pastor to explore Methodism, slavery in new book project

DOWAGIAC — Christopher Momany has been inspired to put pen to paper once again. The pastor of First United Methodist Church, 326 N. Lowe St., ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 24, 2020 2:15 pm

Dowagiac

Cass County Clerk Monica McMichael visits Dowagiac Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — The Cass County Clerk paid the Dowagiac Rotary Club a visit on Thursday. Not to collect a payment or record a deed, but ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 24, 2020 10:12 am

Dowagiac

Cass County Council on Aging hosts Ice Cream Social Distancing event

DOWAGIAC — Residents gathered to get the latest scoop from the Cass County Council on Aging’s Ice Cream Social Distancing event Wednesday on the lawn ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:20 pm

Cass County

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services embraces name change of annual fundraiser

CASSOPOLIS — Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is taking steps to foster a more inclusive environment. The nonprofit organization has changed the name of its ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:09 am

Dowagiac

Blake Shelton concert coming to Dowagiac’s 5 Mile Drive-In on Friday

DOWAGIAC — Country music fans will have a chance to experience the joys of a live concert from the comfort of their cars at dusk ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:42 am

Cass County

Cass County Animal Control sees increase in save rate, adoptions amid COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — Though the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered many, it is helping Cass County animals find new homes — saving their lives in the process. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 20, 2020 4:26 pm

Cass County

Musicians, listeners encouraged to join weekly jam in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — Strings were strumming and flutes were whistling Wednesday afternoon at the Old-Time Jam at Dr. TK Lawless Park. The jam session, organized by ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:00 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac superintendent discusses district renovations at weekly Rotary meeting

DOWAGIAC — Bonds were the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday at Wood Fire Trattoria in downtown Dowagiac. In November ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:30 am

Cass County

Registration open for 11th School Supply Spectacular

CASS COUNTY — Registration is now open for the 11th annual School Supply Spectacular in Cass County. The Spectacular takes place from 9 a.m. to ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:13 pm

Berrien County

American Red Cross to host blood drives in Berrien, Cass counties

DOWAGIAC — The American Red Cross has announced several opportunities for southwest Michigan residents to give blood in the coming weeks. Blood drives are scheduled ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:04 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council approves kiosk construction, amends utility ordinance

DOWAGIAC — Residents of Dowagiac can look forward to easy access to city services in the coming months. The Dowagiac City Council unanimously approved a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:46 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club receives grant from District 6360 Foundation

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club continues to find ways to support its community. A $2,000 check from the Rotary District 6360 Foundation was presented ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00 pm

Cass County

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County receives grant

DOWAGIAC — Help is on the way for The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County. The historical organization was awarded $10,000 by the Michigan Humanities ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00 pm

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