Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Buchanan

Buchanan Art Center donates more than $1,500 to RAM

BUCHANAN — Over the weekend, the Buchanan Art Center celebrated both its artists and the community. Saturday, the BAC hosted its annual members’ exhibit, showcasing ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36 pm

Cassopolis

Miss Cassopolis Scholarship Program hosting school supply drive

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis students are getting the royal treatment this year — or at least, they are getting treated by royalty. The Miss Cassopolis Scholarship ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:10 am

Cass County

Cass County works to expand broadband access

CASSOPOLIS — This week, Cass County took the first step toward expanding broadband internet access to its residents. Thursday, the Cass County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:16 pm

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township passes 2.25 percent millage increase

EDWARDSBURG — Following a vote of the Ontwa Township Board of Trustees this week, township residents will see a slight increase in their property taxes. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:11 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis awards preliminary marijuana licenses

CASSOPOLIS — Marijuana in Cassopolis is blazing ahead. Tuesday, the Village of Cassopolis awarded its first preliminary operating licenses to three separate marijuana businesses. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:29 am

Cassopolis

Cass County to partake in annual Crop Hunger Walk

EDWARDSBURG — An annual charity fundraiser will be hosted early next month. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be looking different than usual. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:24 pm

Giving

Niles Salvation Army hosting virtual fundraiser

NILES — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to turn to virtual options for many things — from meetings to shopping to grocery delivery and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:30 am

News

Niles residents host rally to support police, President Trump

NILES — Saturday, under an overcast sky, between 25 and 35 Niles residents gathered in the green space on the corner of Main and S. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, September 14, 2020 10:16 am

Cass County

COA serves nearly 300 meals to area first responders

CASSOPOLIS — One local organization was able to say “thank you” to those who keep the community safe and healthy this week. The Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:12 am

Cass County

Cass County Cancer Service to host paddle auction, walk

UNION — Cass County residents better shine up their quarters, as a quarter paddle auction is returning to support area cancer patients. The Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 11, 2020 10:26 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Scarecrow Charities begins season

BUCHANAN — For some, scarecrows are a spooky harbinger that Halloween is around the corner. However, in the city of Buchanan, the smiling faces of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:00 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: The power of community is unstoppable

This Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending my afternoon observing the power our community has when it bands together for a good cause. In ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:35 am

Cass County

Cass County Tractor Pullers raise nearly $15,000 for Cass County Cancer Service

CASSOPOLIS — Saturday morning, Cass County Tractor Pullers member Tom Florea stood under a bright, sunny sky. While he said he is always a fan ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:09 am

Education

EPS staff member tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of first day of school

EDWARDSBURG — Before Edwardsburg Public Schools welcomed back students Tuesday morning, a staff member reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:43 pm

Dowagiac

Community turns out to celebrate Dowagiac middle schooler

DOWAGIAC — Saturday, just before noon, a line of cars snaked down Dailey Road and around the corner onto Peavine. Some of the vehicles were ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:05 am

Edwardsburg

Hope UMC welcomes new pastor

EDWARDSBURG — If you told recent Edwardsburg transplant Nate Starkey a decade ago that he would be standing behind a pulpit each Sunday preaching God’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:26 am

Cass County

Cass County expecting significant general fund shortfalls

CASSOPOLIS — Budgeting was on the brain Thursday evening in Cass County. During the Cass County Board of Commissioners meeting, which was hosted over Zoom, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:31 am

Cassopolis

Applications open for Cassopolis marijuana licenses

CASSOPOLIS — This week, the village of Cassopolis took the next step to allowing marijuana businesses to open and operate within village limits. Applications opened ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:29 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Ambulance welcomes rescue cat to build morale

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Ambulance station has not gone to the dogs — but it has gone to the cats. Underneath the breakroom’s TV sits ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:03 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Don’t forget to complete your census

Time is winding down to complete your 2020 census. At the end of this month, time will run out for area residents to fill out ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:00 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Farmer’s Market celebrates young entrepreneurs

BUCHANAN — Saturday morning at the Buchanan Farmer’s Market, Buchanan resident Emily Chase stood under a blue tent as she waited for customers to step ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:09 pm

Cassopolis

Cass County Tractor Pullers raising funds for Cass County Cancer Service

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, a vintage green and yellow John Deere tractor will make its way around Diamond Lake. Trailing behind it will be a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, August 31, 2020 8:44 am

Dowagiac

Silver Creek Township to tackle short term rental property regulations

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — With the rise of short term rental services like Airbnb, the landscape of the lodging industry has changed dramatically in recent ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 28, 2020 2:13 pm

Giving

Olde Boys Toys Car Club donates $2,000 to Niles Amvets

NILES — Just around 5 p.m. Wednesday, dozens of classic cars in every color from powder blue and baby pink to black and electric orange ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, August 28, 2020 9:12 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg author featured in recent ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ edition

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg resident Debra Inglefield, 61, did not choose Mippy, her large, long-haired black cat. He chose her. On an April afternoon in 2012, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:46 am

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