Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

News

PHOTO STORY: Ice sculptures draw visitors to downtown Niles

NILES — Dozens of families and visitors strolled through Niles Saturday morning to view ice sculptures that had taken over downtown. The Hunter Ice Festival ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:29 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis organization to host virtual MLK Jr. Day celebration

CASSOPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic could not keep one Cassopolis organization from hosting an annual celebration of the Civil Rights movement and the impact Martin ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:46 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Don’t shoot the messenger

The past few weeks — honestly, the past few years — have been tumultuous in America. Between warring political parties, simmering racial tensions and upheaval ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:44 pm

Cassopolis

Dr. T.K. Lawless International Dark Sky Park releases 2021 stargazing schedule

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County stargazers will have many opportunities this year to view planets, constellations and more at a park dedicated to preserving naturally occurring ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:47 am

Education

Edwardsburg Public Schools accepting nominations for 2021-2022 Hall of Fame

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public School is encouraging the community to nominate alumni and current and former staff members to be honored by the district. The ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:45 am

Cass County

Cass County 4-H encourages seniors to apply for scholarship

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County 4-H youth still have time to apply for a scholarship that could give them a leg up in their post-secondary education. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:59 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education elects new president

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education underwent a change in leadership Monday evening. Ronda Sullivan was elected the president of the Dowagiac ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:09 pm

Cass County

Cass County welcomes new commissioners

CASSOPOLIS — The first meeting of 2021 for the Cass County Board of Commissioners was a productive one. In addition to welcoming two new commissioners, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 8, 2021 10:50 am

Cass County

Cass County Animal Control saved 96 percent of cats, dogs in 2020

CASSOPOLIS — Though 2020 was a challenging year for many, it left Cass County Animal Control a lot to celebrate, as it was able to ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, January 8, 2021 9:17 am

Cass County

Cass County Farm Bureau seeks teacher nominations

CASSOPOLIS — One regional business is looking to give back to teachers by bringing the outdoors in. Cass County Farm Bureau is currently accepting nominations ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:00 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis leaders look back on a successful year

CASSOPOLIS — With 2020 now in the rearview, the village of Cassopolis is looking forward to a new year. Before the calendar switched over into ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26 am

Business

Honor Credit Union donates $2,500 to Cass County Cancer Service

DOWAGIAC — It may not have been Christmas, but the Cass County Cancer Service received a gift that was in the spirit of the holiday ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:49 am

Cass County

Cassopolis native authors book compiling Cass County’s history with the Civil War

CASS COUNTY — After years of research, one Cassopolis native has published a book about Cass County’s ties to the Civil War. Keith Harrison, 70, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:00 am

Education

Edwardsburg Middle School donates to food pantry

EDWARDSBURG — Students at Edwardsburg Public Schools recently helped make some community members’ holidays a bit brighter. Sixth-grade teacher Tonya Wright and the Edwardsburg Middle ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:00 pm

News

Niles Township approves salary increases

NILES TOWNSHIP — Compensation was the main topic of conversation at Monday’s Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting. Monday evening, the Niles Township Board ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:07 pm

Cass County

Carolers perform window visits to Cass County Medical Care Facility residents

CASSOPOLIS — Over the weekend, residents at Cass County Medical Care Facility were able to get into the Christmas spirit, thanks to a visit from ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:43 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Shop local this Christmas

There might not be much snow on the ground, and many of us may be feeling less jolly than in years past, but Christmas is ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:00 pm

Cassopolis

70-year-old Cassopolis resident breaks state powerlifting record

CASSOPOLIS — When Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke entered the Michigan State Powerlift championship competition earlier this month, he did not expect to leave with anything ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD board votes to change district name

CASSOPOLIS — After months of deliberation, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has decided to change its name. However, what its new name will be ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:46 pm

Dowagiac

DUS to go virtual for one week following winter break

DOWAGIAC — Students at Dowagiac Union Schools will begin the new year in distance learning. During Monday evening’s Dowagiac Board of Education, the board discussed ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:46 pm

Lifestyles

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

by Sarah Culton, Monday, December 14, 2020 9:42 am

Cass County

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department launches weekly public health videos

CASS COUNTY — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Cass County residents have looked forward to a weekly email in their inbox from ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:59 pm

Education

Cummins Sales and Service donates bikes to Edwardsburg Middle School

EDWARDSBURG — Several Edwardsburg students will be starting off the new year riding on the right path, thanks to a donation from an area business. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, December 7, 2020 11:49 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis resident starts Facebook group to make Christmas dreams come true

CASSOPOLIS — For years, Cassopolis resident Felicia Albert has dreamed of being able to give back to her community during the holidays. This year, she ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:14 am

Cass County

Cass County commissioners rescind 2019 resolution, leaving Woodlands’ mental health authority status intact

CASSOPOLIS — A weight was lifted off the shoulders of Woodlands Behavioral Health Network employees Thursday evening. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Cass County ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:08 pm

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