Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Cass County Chief Judge receives lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Supreme Court

CASSOPOLIS — Tuesday, Cass County Chief Judge Susan Dobrich set herself a goal — make it through the Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Day proceedings without ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:29 pm

Cassopolis

Cass County Medical Care Facility staff boost spirits amid COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone — especially for those working in the healthcare field. To help bring some cheer to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:33 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Count our blessings

This year, it has been exceedingly easy to count our hardships. With the COVID-19 pandemic having taken over our world, we have lost a lot. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:50 am

Business

Local tree farm opens for holiday season

EDWARDSBURG — For years, Edwardsburg resident Ted Schrader has had a dream to open a small farm — specifically, a Christmas tree farm. Schrader is ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:15 am

Education

Honor Credit Union donates to Edwardsburg Intermediate School

EDWARDSBURG — Thursday, Edwardsburg Intermediate School students went home with a new way to show off their school pride and stay hydrated at the same, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:26 am

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners approves substance abuse funding, new records system

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Board of Commissioners were back to business approving new items of business Thursday. The board met via Zoom video conferencing, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 20, 2020 10:26 am

Business

Excavating business breaks ground on new Cassopolis facility

CASSOPOLIS — Last week, under a foggy sunrise, Cassopolis business leaders put their shovels in the dirt to welcome an expanding business to the community. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:50 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Let’s take things seriously this time

This feels like déjà vu. Sunday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 restrictions to last three weeks. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:03 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis schools to move all students to remote learning through the end of the year

CASSOPOLIS — Soon, all students at Cassopolis Public Schools will be switching to remote learning. In keeping with the most recent Michigan Department of Health ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:43 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis family donating Thanksgiving meals to area residents

CASSOPOLIS — Giving is built into the Thanksgiving traditions of the Smith family. Each year, around noon on the holiday, family members load up vehicles ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:41 am

Berrien County

Amid rising case numbers, health department urges community to take precautions against COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY — Berrien County health officials are urging community members to take precautions against COVID-19. Friday, Berrien County Health Department Officer Nicki Britten and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 13, 2020 1:45 pm

Cassopolis

Lewis Cass ISD programs receive recognition

DOWAGIAC — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District had much to celebrate this week. Tuesday, Lewis Cass ISD Director or Early Childhood Education Chris Whitmire ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 13, 2020 9:14 am

Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office takes on No Shave November

CASSOPOLIS — Eleven months out of the year, Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke’s face smooth, freshly shaven each morning. However, this month, as he walks ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac nonprofit to host adoption event

DOWAGIAC — One local nonprofit organizing is hoping to find kittens their forever homes this weekend. From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Hidden Acres Safe ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:39 pm

News

Salvation Army cancels annual Thanksgiving meal

NILES — The Niles Salvation Army has decided to cancel its annual Thanksgiving program. The program, which would have taken place Nov. 22, is hosted ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:37 pm

Columns

CULTON: Celebrate the veterans in your life

The last few weeks — even months and years — have shown us how divided many of us are both as a community and a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:10 am

Cass County

Cass County reports record voter turnout

CASSOPOLIS — While Cass County may have finished counting ballots early Wednesday morning, the 2020 general election was a topic of discussion at Thursday evening’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 6, 2020 10:03 am

Cass County

Cass County inviting community to participate in annual Toys for Tots program

CASSOPOLIS — This year, running a Toys for Tots campaign will look different for Cass County coordinators Ken Lebeda and April Fester due to complications ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, November 6, 2020 9:01 am

Cass County

Cass County, health department team up to provide health services to veterans

CASS COUNTY — Veterans in Cass County will soon have access to health care at a free or reduced rate, thanks to a new, grant-funded ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:22 pm

Cass County

Cass County voters elect two newcomers to board of commissioners

CASS COUNTY — After a long night of ballot counting, Cass County has reported 100 percent of its precincts. In the election, five seats on ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:34 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: No election results? Here’s why

Many of you likely spent Tuesday in line at the polls, voting for everything from the U.S. President to your local school board trustees. So, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:36 am

Berrien County

Applications still open for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program

NILES — While Christmas may still be more than a month away, one southwest Michigan organization is looking to help supply families with some holiday ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:24 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan hosts peace offering ritual

BUCHANAN — Sunday afternoon, Buchanan residents and travelers from as far away as Illinois donned winter hats and wrapped the collars of their coats around ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:53 am

Buchanan

Buchanan community pulls together to support young girl fighting cancer

BUCHANAN — Despite Halloween calling for tricks and scares, many Buchanan and Galien residents spent this Saturday getting into the spirit of giving. A #LilyStrong ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, November 2, 2020 2:36 pm

Cassopolis

Resolution to ask Cassopolis Board of Education member to resign fails

CASSOPOLIS — Tensions bubbling under the surface for more than a year boiled over this week during a Cassopolis Board of Education meeting. During the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 30, 2020 2:10 pm

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