Ryan Yuenger, Author at Leader Publications

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council recognizes Round Oak’s sesquicentennial, approves ‘smart meter’ pilot program

DOWAGIAC — One-hundred-and-fifty years after its founding and 75 years after its closing, one local company’s presence remains strong in the community. Monday, the Dowagiac ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:33 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Housing Commission to open Section 8 voucher program waiting list

DOWAGIAC – Residents of Cass and Berrien counties will soon have a window of opportunity to apply for a government-funded housing program. The Dowagiac Housing ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:03 am

Dowagiac

Water Tower Park to be renamed in honor of Leon, Shirley Laylin

DOWAGIAC – As the rest of the city officials stood and applauded his service, one retiring city council member could not help but get emotional. ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Local freelance writer authors first solo book with help from dog

DOWAGIAC – Thanks in part to her dog, a local freelance writer finally has her name as the sole author on the cover of a ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Monday, October 25, 2021 11:21 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Fire Department urges community to donate to Toys for Tots drive

DOWAGIAC – The time to help children in need get toys for Christmas has come once again. Honor Credit Union presented the Dowagiac Fire Department ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:11 am

High school football

Cassopolis falls on Senior Night, awaits playoff fate

The Cassopolis football team will be watching the MHSAA Selection Sunday Show with a bit more anticipation after losing its season finale on Senior Night ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:18 am

Business

The Baker’s Rhapsody to host gingerbread house contest

DOWAGIAC – Last year, a local bakery created a gingerbread house replica of downtown. This year, they want to see the tasty creations the community ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:28 pm

Cass County

Cass County Emergency Repair Program accepting applications

DOWAGIAC – Low-income residents in need of emergency home repairs now have government assistance available. Cass County announced it is accepting applications from eligible residents ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:05 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis set to name new police chief

CASSOPOLIS – The new leader of a local police force will soon be sworn in. After interviewing two internal candidates, the village of Cassopolis is ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:24 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis High School to host college fair Oct. 27

CASSOPOLIS — A local school is inviting all area students to come to take the next step toward a college education. For the first time, ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:05 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac PD welcomes new K-9 officer

DOWAGIAC – The newest police dog in Dowagiac is ready to “ruff” up some criminals. An 18-month-old Belgian Malinois named Cash has joined the Dowagiac ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:53 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac schools name September Students of the Month

DOWAGIAC – Six local standout students have been selected for recognition by teachers and faculty for their outstanding performance in school this September. Nominated by ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:15 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Chief reflects on 25-year tenure of retiring officer Ryan Murray

DOWAGIAC — A longtime police officer with the Dowagiac Police department is hanging up his badge. After 25 years with the department, officer Ryan Murray ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:34 pm

high school cross country

Local runners medal at Dowagiac Rock-n-Run

Eight local runners took home some hardware on a wet, chilly evening at the Rock-n-Run Invitational cross country meet at Dowagiac Middle School on Thursday. Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 15, 2021 1:30 pm

Dowagiac

Letters installed on Rotary’s ‘Welcome to Dowagiac’ centennial sign

DOWAGIAC – Brick by brick and letter by letter, a new city landmark is coming together. Rotarian and Dowagiac Rotary Charitable Foundation President Larry Crandall ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 15, 2021 1:11 pm

Dowagiac

Honor Credit Union gives $2,500 to Tree of Love fundraising campaign

DOWAGIAC — A campaign to help county residents gain access to breast cancer services is closer to its goal after a donation from a local ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 15, 2021 10:09 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac AD responds to criticism of football season ticket policy

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, Leader Publications published an article titled “Dowagiac football fans irked by changes to season ticket policy,” which spoke to a former ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:37 pm

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host daddy daughter dance

DOWAGIAC — Celebrating the bond between fathers and daughters is the inspiration behind a local nonprofit group’s latest event. The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:02 am

Dowagiac

Hidden Acres to host trunk or treat, artisan market Oct. 30

DOWAGIAC — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a local farm’s Halloween event will be slightly different this year, but event organizers said they are ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:30 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council agrees to administer emergency housing funds for county

DOWAGIAC — City of Dowagiac and Cass County residents with limited financial means will soon have access to a source of government funding for a ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:38 am

Dowagiac

CEO of Mno-Bmadsen educates Rotarians on Pokagon investments, vision

DOWAGIAC – At the most recent meeting of the Dowagiac Rotary Club, the entire club was informed first-hand of exactly how much the Pokagon Band ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 8, 2021 2:03 pm

Business

Lumberjax to bring axe throwing to Under the Harvest Moon Festival

DOWAGIAC — One Berrien County business may not have an axe to grind this weekend at this Weekend’s Under the Harvest Moon Festival, but it ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Friday, October 8, 2021 12:58 pm

Dowagiac

Keeler Township discusses enforcement of anti-funneling violations

KEELER TOWNSHIP — In 1998, the Keeler Township Board of Trustees passed an anti-funneling ordinance that, in part, was designed to stop waterfront lot owners ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:29 pm

News

Niles Piecemakers Quilt Guild to host quilt show, charity silent auction

NILES — What began as a hobby for a small group of local quilters 35 years ago has turned into a philanthropic endeavor helping people ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:27 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac football fans irked by changes to season ticket policy

DOWAGIAC — After more than 35 years as a loyal season ticket holder for Dowagiac Union High School Football games, Dowagiac resident Bob Peters had ... Read more

by Ryan Yuenger, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:43 am

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