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Fifth Third Bank celebrates employee retirement

NILES — Fifth Third Bank announced the retirement of Isabella Hurlbutt after 32 years of dedicated service to ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Mazie, of Paws of Hope

Mazie is an all-black cat, estimated to be 1- to 3-years-old. She loves people and would rather spend ...

Lifestyles

PETS OF THE WEEK: Ghost, Goblin and Boo, of Cass County Animal Control

Ghost, Goblin, and Boo are about 7-week-old kittens looking to find their new forever homes. At first these ...

Buchanan

Buchanan High School names homecoming king, queen

Shawntel Tucker and Claire Lietz were recently named Buchanan High Schools’ homecoming king and queen. (Leader photo/MAX HARDEN)

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union High School names homecoming court

DOWAGIAC — Friday, Dowagiac Union High School named its homecoming court as the Chieftains faced off during their ...

Cassopolis

Cassopolis High School names homecoming court

CASSOPOLIS — Friday, Cassopolis High School named its homecoming court as the Rangers faced off during the homecoming ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Herman-Krueger

Skylar Herman and Hunter Krueger are the parents of a son, Harvey Krueger, of Niles. Harvey was born ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Brown-Gill

Dakota Brown and Justin Gill are the parents of new child, Memphys Gill, of Edwardsburg. Memphys was born ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Adams

Breanna and Benjamin Adams are the parents of a son, Maverick Adams, of Dowagiac. Maverick was born Oct. ...

Lifestyles

ANNIVERSARY: Maxey

Chris and Franny Maxey, of Dowagiac, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 2, 2021. The couple was ...

Lifestyles

Area students graduate from Ferris State

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — A number of students graduated from Ferris State University over the summer months. Ferris ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Betty, of Seven Star Rescue

Betty is one of five 5-month-old kittens. She enjoys playing with her littermates, especially Spencer, who she cuddles ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Ludwig

Abigail and Jordan Ludwig are the parents of a son, Landen Ludwig, of Dowagiac. Landen was born Sept. ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Jackson-Rutkowski

Brittany Jackson and Cory Rutkowski are the parents of a daughter, Hope Rutkowski, of Niles. Hope was born ...

Lifestyles

WEDDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Mosier

Kasandra (Shrum) and Maxx Mosier, of Dowagiac, were wed Sept. 17, 2021, at Marion Magnolia Farms in Cassopolis, ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Ellis, of Animal Aid

Ellis is 8 weeks old and not afraid of anything. Playful and loving, he likes dogs and cats. ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Blumka-Edler

Sarah Blumka and Vincent Edler are the parents of a son, Revan Edler, of Buchanan. Revan was born ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Luna, of Paws of Hope

Luna is a well-mannered, playful 1-year-old who loves people. She is likely a labrador retriever-pit bull terrier mix. ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Opal, of Cass County Animal Control

Meet Opal. When Opal was brought to the shelter, she had a badly injured and infected tail. With ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Ajax, of Seven Star Rescue

Meet Ajax, a 5-year-old lab/beagle mix. He is good with other dogs, cats and children. He is housebroken, ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Junior, of Cass County Animal Control

Junior is an energetic and sweet 9-month-old looking for his new forever home. He has been around a ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Bambi, from Berrien County Animal Control

Meet Bambi. She can be a bit of a sass queen, but she can also be sweet — ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Heil

Maegan and Sean Heil, of Niles, are the parents of a son, Todd. Todd was born Aug. 10, ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Atlas, of Animal Aid

Meet cute Atlas, a smart 8-month-old. This lab-pit mix has a lab temperament. He is great with children ...

Anniversaries

ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT: Becker

William and Linda (Massey) Becker, of Edwardsburg, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20. They were ...

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