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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Jones

Sarah Jones is the mother of a daughter, Amilia Jones, of Berrien Springs. Amilia was born July 26 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. She weighed 8 ... Read more

7 hours ago by Submitted.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Irvin-Huddleston

Georgina Irvin and Shannon Huddleston III are the parents of a daughter, Tinsley Huddleston, of Niles. Tinsley was born Aug. 1. She weighed 5 pounds, ... Read more

7 hours ago by Submitted.

PETS OF THE WEEK: Kit, Kat and Snickers, from Cass County Animal Control

Kit, Kat and Snickers are 11-week-old siblings who love to play, explore and cuddle. Kit and Kat are females, while Snickers is a male. They ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

PET OF THE WEEK: Floof, from Save A Stray

Meet Floof, a young adult Lionhead rabbit. Volunteers said she is super sweet and gets along with other rabbit-friendly animals. She weighs about 3 pounds. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Ellison

Danielle and Kenyon Ellison are parents of a son, Xavier Ellison, of Niles. Xavier was born July 24, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. He was ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

PET OF THE WEEK: Snickers, of Seven Star Rescue

Snickers loves people. She likes treats and the occasional wet cat food. When not getting affection from family, she enjoys soaking up the sun in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Birth Announcement: Bryant-Brown

Ashli Bryant and Darren Brown are the parents of a son, Malikii-lee Brown, of Niles. Malikii-lee was born July 16 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. He ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis student named to dean’s list at Miami University

OXFORD, Ohio — John Aleva was named to the dean’s list at Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, for the 2020-21 spring semester. Miami University ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Birth announcement: Skrarek

Harmony Skrarek is the mother of a daughter, Hope Krarek, of Niles and Benton Harbor. Hope was born July 7, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Pet of the Week: Cecilia from Animal Aid

Meet Cecilia from Animal Aid. Cecilia is a Ragdoll cat with deep blue eyes. Volunteers believe she is 3 years old. This lovely lady is ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Birth announcement: Garcia

Terin and Eric Garcia, of Dowagiac, are the parents of a daughter, Aliana Garcia. Aliana was born July 1, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. She ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Birth announcement: Kain-Bealor

Melissa Kain and Alex Bealor are the parents of a daughter, Eliza Bealor. Eliza, of Niles, was born June 26, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Birth announcement: Schoff

Cheryl and Kevin Schoff are the parents of a son, Jackson Schoff. Jackson, of Niles, was born June 26, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. He ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Birth announcement: Fisher-Williams

Jessica Fisher and Joseph Williams are the parents of twin daughters, Amethyst and Ruby Williams. Amethyst and Ruby, of Buchanan, were born June 25, 2021, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Colleges name area students to honors lists

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Recently, colleges across the state and country named students from Leader Publications’ coverage area to their honors lists. Students to be recognized ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County Medical Care Facility residents celebrate birthday, anniversary

Cass County Medical Care Facility resident Betty Mack celebrated her 93rd birthday Thursday, June 3. On June 8, Betty and her husband, Louie, will celebrate ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Gomez. He is a playful, charming adult cat that is ready to warm the heart of his new owner during the cold winter months. ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

ANNIVERSARY: Paulsen

Don and Sharon Paulsen, of Cassopolis, celebrate their 70th anniversary today. They were married on Dec. 12, 1950. Their family includes their children, Don Paulsen, ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Lights go up on the Tree of Love

Jon Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Lawn Care and Landscape LLC, is pictured hanging up the lights on the Tree of Love Thursday, Dec. 3 at ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac VFW awards scholarship winners

DOWAGIAC — The annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1855 Voice of Democracy (grades nine-12) and Patriot’s Pen (grades six-eight) Scholarship Essay Contest took place ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Michigan State Police hosts its annual Stuff a Blue Goose event

NILES — Saturday, officers with the Michigan State Police Niles post collected food and toy items at the Niles Walmart to donate to community members ... Read more

8 months ago by Sarah Culton.

PET OF THE WEEK

Tom is very sweet tuxedo who is about 8 months old. He is loving, talkative and a magnet for cuddles, according to volunteers. When people ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Mopsie, a bunny from Save A Stray. Mopsie is an adult, mixed-breed rabbit. She would love a forever home for the holidays. Mopsie is ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Niles Scream Park raises more than $109,000 for local groups

NILES — The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always-changing 44-acre site on Mayflower ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Myrtle. Myrtle is a special needs senior cat that requires a wet food only diet because she has no teeth. This condition does not ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

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