Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Public Schools superintendent resigns

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools Superintendent Angela Piazza has resigned. The board of education accepted the resignation in a unanimous vote at a special board ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, July 26, 2021 8:04 pm

Business

Niles chamber welcomes in-home health care company to the community

NILES — A new health care company is in town and ready to take care of southwest Michigan residents. Last Thursday, the Greater Niles Chamber ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, July 26, 2021 11:10 am

Cass County

Following name change, Heritage Southwest unveils new signs, website

CASSOPOLIS — A local school district finally has a new face to match its new name. Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District, which serves Dowagiac, Cassopolis, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:43 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Lions Club celebrates 75 years

EDWARDSBURG — One local club is celebrating 75 years of service in the Edwardsburg community. The Edwardsburg Lions Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary in ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:00 am

News

South Bend director films movie inside Niles funeral home

NILES — Owner of Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Services Steve Wickens is used to seeing his Niles business filled with flowers and mourners. Tuesday, his business was ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:00 am

Education

Edwardsburg hires new primary school principal

EDWARDSBURG — New faces will be in Edwardsburg classrooms this fall. Monday evening, the Edwardsburg Public Schools Board of Education met for its regular meeting. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:44 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg VFW Post to host corn, sausage roast

EDWARDSBURG — This month, Edwardsburg residents will be able to enjoy a cookout while giving back to area veterans. Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, July ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 9, 2021 7:55 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis to launch Rock the Block Summer Concert Series

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis residents can prepare to jam out at a new concert series coming to the village. This month, the village of Cassopolis will ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 8, 2021 1:30 pm

Business

PHOTO STORY: Niles Homegrown Market hosts successful inaugural event

NILES — Wednesday evening, music and the smell of fresh produce and baked good filled the air as residents flocked to the corner of Main ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 8, 2021 10:39 am

Cassopolis

Parent raises concerns about safety at Cassopolis Middle School

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis parent has expressed concerns about safety and security at district schools. At a special board meeting called by the Cassopolis Public ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:54 am

Berrien County

Area agencies see increase in traffic citations over the Fourth of July weekend

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — For many, the Fourth of July weekend brought family gatherings, fireworks and general merriment. However, to many area law enforcement agencies, the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:57 am

Business

Sunset Coast Provisions opens in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — A new business has planted its roots in the Cassopolis community. At 4:20 p.m. Friday — a nod to the unofficial marijuana holiday 4/20 ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 2:55 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Fire Department hosts annual corn, sausage roast

DOWAGIAC — Before Fourth of July fireworks took to the skies last weekend, Dowagiac community members came together to support an area agency. Friday, the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 10:52 am

Education

Edwardsburg student places third in national Microsoft Office competition

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg High School recently proved that its students are some of southwest Michigan’s best and brightest as a student took home a third-place ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 2, 2021 8:52 am

Cass County

Cass County commissioners pass hyperconverged infrastructure project

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time in more than a year, the public was welcomed into the Cass County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room Thursday ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 2, 2021 8:36 am

Business

International company signs letter of intent to build recycling plant in MEC SMART Park

CASSOPOLIS — With the swivel of a pen, the village of Cassopolis took a large step toward economic development and sustainability this week. Thursday, international ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:42 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Public Schools hires new elementary principal

CASSOPOLIS — New faces will be walking the halls at Cassopolis Public Schools this fall. At a special meeting Monday evening, the Cassopolis Public Schools ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:23 am

Business

Niles bar turns to GoFundMe to recover from COVID-19 losses

NILES — Bar owners Stacy and Ed Walsh went into 2020 believing they would have their best year yet. For the first two months of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Cass District Library hosts Barnyard to Go event

CASSOPOLIS — This week, Cass County children got a taste of life on a farm as they interacted with goats, kittens, chickens and bunnies at ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:21 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union High School honor roll

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union High School recently released its honor roll for its second semester. Students who achieved a 4.0 GPA are noted with an ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:49 pm

News

PHOTO STORY: Work on downtown Niles mural begins

NILES — Two historical figures have taken up residence in downtown Niles. The Niles-born-and-raised Dodge brothers, who founded the Dodge Motor Company in the early ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:32 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis residents host Juneteenth event at Clisbee Park

CASSOPOLIS — This weekend, Clisbee Park in Cassopolis was filled with community members chatting and catching up after a long winter and an even longer ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:13 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac natives return from out of state to host Juneteenth event

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac native and Rochester, New York resident Tony Clark choked back tears as he remembered his late father, Amos. Standing behind a grill, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, June 21, 2021 2:03 pm

News

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church partners to host inaugural Juneteenth festival

NILES — Saturday, Niles residents gathered outside Mt. Calvary Baptist Church to celebrate the history of African Americans’ emancipation. This weekend, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, June 21, 2021 1:12 pm

Cassopolis

Community members speak out against ‘culture of bullying’ at Cassopolis Public Schools

CASSOPOLIS — Some Cassopolis community members are speaking out against what they see as “a culture of bullying” within the school district. Monday evening, the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 18, 2021 10:21 am

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