Anniversaries

ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT: Kidman

Phillip and Mary Ann Kidman, of Dowagiac, will celebrate their 50th anniversary Aug. 7. The couple was married ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Liebetrau-Ingle

Mariah Liebetrau and Joshua Ingle are the parents of a son, Ledger Eagle, born at 9:03 a.m. Aug. ...

Lifestyles

Pet of the Week: Dave from Cass County Animal Control

Meet Dave. He is an 8-month-old German Shepherd mix that is good with kids and dogs. His adoption ...

Lifestyles

Pet of the Week: Lily from Paws of Hope

Meet Lily from Paws of Hope. She loves nuzzling but is can also entertain herself. She is quiet, ...

Birthdays

BIRTHDAY: Aldrich

Oris Richard Aldrich celebrated his 94th birthday on Aug. 5. He was born Aug. 5, 1927. Aldrich has ...

Lifestyles

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Jones

Sarah Jones is the mother of a daughter, Amilia Jones, of Berrien Springs. Amilia was born July 26 ...

Lifestyles

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Irvin-Huddleston

Georgina Irvin and Shannon Huddleston III are the parents of a daughter, Tinsley Huddleston, of Niles. Tinsley was ...

Lifestyles

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 ...

Lifestyles

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 ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Ellison

Danielle and Kenyon Ellison are parents of a son, Xavier Ellison, of Niles. Xavier was born July 24, ...

Lifestyles

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, ...

Births

Birth Announcement: Bryant-Brown

Ashli Bryant and Darren Brown are the parents of a son, Malikii-lee Brown, of Niles. Malikii-lee was born ...

Cassopolis

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, ...

Births

Birth announcement: Skrarek

Harmony Skrarek is the mother of a daughter, Hope Krarek, of Niles and Benton Harbor. Hope was born ...

Lifestyles

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 ...

Births

Birth announcement: Garcia

Terin and Eric Garcia, of Dowagiac, are the parents of a daughter, Aliana Garcia. Aliana was born July ...

Births

Birth announcement: Kain-Bealor

Melissa Kain and Alex Bealor are the parents of a daughter, Eliza Bealor. Eliza, of Niles, was born ...

Births

Birth announcement: Schoff

Cheryl and Kevin Schoff are the parents of a son, Jackson Schoff. Jackson, of Niles, was born June ...

Births

Birth announcement: Fisher-Williams

Jessica Fisher and Joseph Williams are the parents of twin daughters, Amethyst and Ruby Williams. Amethyst and Ruby, ...

Lifestyles

Colleges name area students to honors lists

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Recently, colleges across the state and country named students from Leader Publications’ coverage area to ...

Lifestyles

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, ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Gomez. He is a playful, charming adult cat that is ready to warm the heart of his ...

Lifestyles

ANNIVERSARY: Paulsen

Don and Sharon Paulsen, of Cassopolis, celebrate their 70th anniversary today. They were married on Dec. 12, 1950. ...

Lifestyles

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 ...

Lifestyles

Dowagiac VFW awards scholarship winners

DOWAGIAC — The annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1855 Voice of Democracy (grades nine-12) and Patriot’s Pen ...

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