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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

High school tennis

Brandywine boys tennis edges Buchanan 5-3

It may have taken a week, but the Brandywine and Buchanan boys tennis teams were finally able to face off against each other on the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:55 pm

Dowagiac

Army veteran talks his experience in Afghanistan

DOWAGIAC — An Army veteran spoke to a local organization about his experiences abroad. Alex Marshall served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and recalled ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 24, 2021 3:00 pm

Business

Local farm markets ready for fall season

NILES — Fall has officially arrived in southwest Michigan, much to the delight of local farms. Farms across southwest Michigan, including Sprague’s Family Fun Farm ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:47 pm

Business

Mason’s Pumpkins preparing for second-annual Harvest Festival

DOWAGIAC — A local elementary schooler’s business venture is nearing its biggest event of the year. Mason Ausra, owner and operator of Mason’s Pumpkins roadside ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:46 pm

Dowagiac

DUS, teachers continue contract talks

DOWAGIAC — Driving through town, Dowagiac residents may notice yard signs popping up throughout the community. The signs — colored orange with black lettering that ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:44 pm

high school volleyball

Roundup: Brandywine beat South Haven in four sets, Bucks sweep Mustangs

Liz Stockdale knew exactly what her team was in need of. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:49 pm

Business

Apple Festival Grande Parade is back, looking for participants

NILES — The annual Four Flags Apple Festival Grande Parade is back and looking for participants. The popular Apple Festival event returns at 1:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:58 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Elks hosting annual Guys and Dolls Golf Outing

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is gearing up to take to the greens for its annual fundraiser. The Dowagiac Elks Lodge’s annual Guys and Dolls ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:05 am

College football

Brian Kelly ties Knute Rockne, Notre Dame takes steps forward in 27-13 win over Purdue

Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football team have been searching for answers in every phase of the game. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:47 am

High school football

Niles overcomes turnovers, early deficit to beat Three Rivers

The old saying goes, “it’s not about how you start, but it’s how you finish,” and the Niles football team embodied that on Friday night. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:23 am

Dowagiac

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — A local career prep program will continue to help area middle school and high school students attain the means ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:50 pm

Dowagiac

Changes to retirement benefits cause for concern among Cass County employees

CASSOPOLIS — Changes to retirement benefits for Cass County employees have been the trending topic at county meetings in recent weeks. Cass County Administrator Jeff ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:34 pm

Business

Lyons Industries donates 12 thermal imaging cameras to Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

SISTER LAKES — A local company is doing its part to keep firefighters safe while on duty. Lyons Industries, 30000 M-62 W., recently donated 12 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 8:59 am

high school volleyball

Niles volleyball downs Three Rivers 3-1 in Wolverine Conference tilt

The Niles volleyball team continued its winning ways at home against Three Rivers. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:55 am

Business

New short-term rental property group to offer guests ‘curated’ Dowagiac experience

DOWAGIAC — Desmond Lathan was the man of the hour Tuesday evening. The Chicago real estate associate and Dowagiac entrepreneur hosted several guests from the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:52 am

high school soccer

Dowagiac downs Allegan 3-0 in physical contest

The Dowagiac boys soccer team followed the plan Wednesday evening against visiting Allegan. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:40 pm

high school cross country

Brandywine hosts first cross country meet since 2017

Terry Borr was a busy man Tuesday evening. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:52 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council, Cass County Transit Authority renew Transit Operating Agreement

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac City Council moved to approve a series of resolutions involving the Cass County Transportation Authority during Monday’s city council meeting. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:27 am

high school soccer

Buchanan boys soccer falls to Michigan Lutheran 5-2

The Buchanan boys soccer team faced tough sledding against the best team in the BCS Athletic Conference Saturday morning. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:27 am

Cass County

First responders, community members gather for Pokagon 9/11 memorial ceremony

POKAGON — The bell at Old Rugged Cross Church rang four times Saturday morning.  Once at 8:46 a.m., then at 9:03 a.m., again at 9:37 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:01 pm

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