Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

High school football

Vicksburg bullies Chieftains 33-0

The Dowagiac football team entered Friday's home game against Vicksburg, aiming to extend its win streak to three games. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:19 pm

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host fifth annual mommy, son event

DOWAGIAC  — The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac have an adventure in store for their fifth annual Mommy and Son event. The YPGD’s Photo Scavenger ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:01 am

Dowagiac

Rotary ready to volunteer at Sandhill Crane Run

DOWAGIAC — It was a reunion of sorts for the Dowagiac Rotary Club on Thursday. Rotarians gathered at Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front St., ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:57 am

Business

South Bend artist paints mural for Dowagiac business

DOWAGIAC — A new downtown Dowagiac artwork is the result of a business owner aiming to put the city “on the map.” Beth Clark, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 16, 2020 9:12 am

high school soccer

Shorthanded Buchanan falls 8-0 to Watervliet in D3 soccer districts

The Buchanan boys soccer team's season came to a close Wednesday night against Watervliet. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:22 am

Dowagiac

DUS parents, staff react to first day of in-person learning

DOWAGIAC — Buses were boarded and parking lots were packed Monday as Dowagiac Union Schools students returned to classrooms for the first time in more ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:22 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac approves new contracts with Police Officers Labor Council

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac reached an agreement with the Police Officers Labor Council regarding new contracts for officers. The Dowagiac City Council approved ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:35 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac children best police, firefighters in kickball game

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac police and fire departments put their lives on the line every day to keep their community safe. Alas, no one could ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:14 am

Berrien County

Niles woman sentenced for home invasion

NILES —  A Niles woman is receiving probation following a home invasion case in Berrien County. Emalee Johanna Anderson pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted home ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:33 am

High school football

Mighty McColley: Junior’s all-around play leads Edwardsburg to 64-7 homecoming win over Three Rivers

Homecoming may have looked and felt different for fans attending Friday's game between Edwardsburg and Three Rivers. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:06 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac police, fire departments to host second annual Battle of The Badges blood drive

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Public Safety Department and the Dowagiac Fire Department are on a mission to save lives, one unit of blood at a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 am

Dowagiac

Lowe’s, Lewis Cass ISD team up to build sheds for elementary schools

CASS COUNTY — A local organization is teaming up with Niles Lowe’s to improve the outdoor learning capabilities for early childhood education in Cass County ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:00 am

Cassopolis

Cass County SERVPRO donates smoke detectors to local fire departments

DOWAGIAC — SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is doing its part to make an impact during Fire Prevention Week. Its marketing and sales ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 9, 2020 2:11 pm

News

Leader Publications’ top stories of the week, Oct. 5-9

It’s Friday afternoon, and so a perfect opportunity to sit down with a cup of coffee and take a moment or two to relax with ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 9, 2020 1:57 pm

Dowagiac

Front Street building being demolished for Beckwith Park redevelopment

DOWAGIAC — A downtown Dowagiac building is being demolished as part of the city of Dowagiac’s downtown development plan. Nick Fryman’s Construction began the demolition ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:54 am

Dowagiac

Mason’s Pumpkins to host first annual Harvest Festival

DOWAGIAC — October is a busy month for nine-year-old Mason Ausra. Mason, owner and operator of Mason’s Pumpkins roadside stand, is preparing for Mason’s Pumpkins ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:03 pm

Business

Charges, fines dropped for Fitstop24 owner following Michigan Supreme Court ruling

NILES — Monday was a whirlwind of a day for business owner Gary Marshall. Marshall, owner and operator of FitStop24 locations in Niles and Dowagiac, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:55 am

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced for criminal sexual conduct

NILES — A Niles man is heading to prison following a sexual battery case in Berrien County. Justin D. Canniff, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 5, 2020 4:43 pm

High school football

Palmer’s go-ahead touchdown lifts Brandywine over surging South Haven

It wasn't pretty, but the Brandywine football team will take it. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:03 pm

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes Brewing Company to host Dewey Lake Monster conference

DOWAGIAC — The truth is out there, and the Lost Cryptids Conservatory aims to uncover it. The research group will be presenting a Dewey Lake ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:07 am

Dowagiac

Local resident named Dowagiac Elks Lodge Citizen of The Year

DOWAGIAC — Janie Reinfenberg has been giving back to the city of Dowagiac for years. Her actions did not go unnoticed, as the Dowagiac Elks ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:05 am

Dowagiac

Local state representative provides update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — A local politician took the floor in the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. State Rep. Aaron Miller was the club’s ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 2, 2020 11:57 am

high school volleyball

Buchanan volleyball earns Senior Night win over Michigan Lutheran

The Buchanan volleyball team made sure to make the most of its Senior Night. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:37 pm

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac annual holiday ornament features Beckwith Theatre

DOWAGIAC — A local organization aims to offer people a piece of Dowagiac history this holiday season. The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac is selling ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:56 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Navy veteran reunites with friend after 58 years

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac resident Walter Swann has accomplished much during his 79 years of life. A Navy veteran and a retired professional boxer, Swann has ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:09 am

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