Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township Board tables short term rental ordinance vote

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — A proposed plan to regulate properties rented out on sites like Airbnb and VRBO has been kicked back to the Ontwa Township ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:26 pm

Brandywine Education

Tri-County Head Start planning new Cass County facility

CASS COUNTY — A regional educational organization has its eye on a new facility to better serve Cass County residents. Tri-County Head Start, an organization ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, May 7, 2021 9:00 am

Cass County

Cass County commissioners support four-year terms

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County commissioners are throwing their support behind longer term lengths for those holding their elected positions. Thursday evening, the Cass County Board ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, May 7, 2021 8:44 am

Cass County

COA partners with health department to deliver vaccines to homebound residents

CASSOPOLIS — Though COVID-19 vaccination efforts are in full swing, one group remains difficult for health officials to reach — homebound and limited mobility residents. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, May 7, 2021 8:00 am

Cass County

Cass County Fair to host Spring Fling Campout

CASSOPOLIS — A chance for Cass County families to get a taste of the great outdoors and support a local organization at the same time ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:45 pm

Edwardsburg

Biggby Coffee location opens in Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — A new coffee shop is serving up smiles in Edwardsburg. Tuesday, a new Biggby Coffee location opened at 69821 M-62, Edwardsburg. The coffee ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:38 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Middle School installs water filling station with MEC grant

CASSOPOLIS — Students at Cassopolis Middle School are keeping it cool and hydrated thanks to a newly installed water bottle filling station. This week, Cassopolis ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:45 pm

Buchanan

Olympics-bound Buchanan native partners with Team Milk

BUCHANAN — A Buchanan native heading across the world this summer to compete in the 2020 Olympics has loudly and proudly announced that she has ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 30, 2021 2:20 pm

Cass County

Cass County adds new attractions to Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County’s history and connection to the Underground Railroad were recently recognized at the national level. Last week, the National Park Service announced ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 30, 2021 2:12 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis celebrates Top 10 graduates

CASSOPOLIS — The 2020-2021 school year has been an unusual one for students and educators alike. However, that could not stop Cassopolis High School from ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 30, 2021 8:16 am

Brandywine Education

Retired Brandywine teacher, coach inducted into Edwardsburg Public Schools Hall of Fame

CASSOPOLIS — More than 50 years after his graduation, a retired area educator and coach took the stage at his alma mater last weekend to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:59 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan leadership, Andrews University present revitalization project

BUCHANAN — After months of waiting, residents braved the cold, rainy weather at the Buchanan Commons Wednesday evening to watch as city leaders and urban ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:21 am

Cass County

Cass County Public Transportation seeks input on transit needs

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County is taking a deeper look into its residents’ transportation needs. Cass County Public Transportation, 400 E. State St., Cassopolis, is currently ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:55 am

Dowagiac

SMC responds to Michigan HB 4401

DOWAGIAC — A new proposed state funding strategy could affect local community colleges. Last week, the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a new formula for ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:01 pm

Business

Local short-term rentals begin to bounce back from pandemic crunch

DOWAGIAC — The year 2020 was a harrowing time for Ted Gogol and his family. Gogol, co-owner of The Lodges at Stone Lake Vacation Rental ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00 am

Cass County

CASS Coalition launches anti-vaping campaign

CASSOPOLIS — Next month, one Cass County organization is taking a stand against vaping. The CASS Coalition — a task force created by Woodlands Behavioral ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 23, 2021 10:17 am

Cass County

Michigan Supreme Court rules on Cassopolis property lawsuit

CASSOPOLIS — The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Cass County Treasurer’s Office in a lawsuit that has been ongoing for the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:19 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg landscaping project to host celebration May 19

EDWARDSBURG — A project more than a year in the making is coming full bloom in Edwardsburg. Last year, Edwardsburg received a $25,000 matching grant ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:32 am

Business

Cassopolis to welcome first marijuana dispensary

CASSOPOLIS — A new Cassopolis business has “high” expectations for success. Marijuana dispensary Bud Express LLC, 901 E. State St., Cassopolis, is set to open ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, April 19, 2021 3:56 pm

Cass County

Cass County votes to engage Kalamazoo studio for Cass County Historic Courthouse services

CASSOPOLIS — Plans to transform the Cass County Historic Courthouse are moving ahead. Thursday, the Cass County Board of Commissioners voted to engage Intersect Studio, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:52 am

Cass County

Cass County Veterans Affairs Office welcomes new leadership

CASSOPOLIS — A change in leadership at the Cass County Veterans Affairs Office was welcomed with a standing ovation Thursday evening. During its regularly scheduled ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 16, 2021 8:56 am

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce hosting monthly giveaways

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce is offering a new program to both promote local business and give residents a chance to win a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, April 16, 2021 8:09 am

Education

Niles teacher accused of assault pleads not guilty

NILES — A Niles teacher accused of assaulting two students has pleaded not guilty. Thursday, Southside School teacher Sara “Sally” Irons, of Niles, was arraigned ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:07 pm

Cass County

Cass County Fair Food Drive-Thru event returns April 23-25

CASSOPOLIS — A smash hit event is returning to Cass County later this month to appease area residents’ tastebuds. The Cass County Fair will host ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

UPDATE: Police respond to bomb threat at Edwardsburg factory

EDWARDSBURG — Employees have returned to work after police responded to a bomb threat Wednesday morning at an Edwardsburg factory. According to Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg Police ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:55 am

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