Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

Brandywine Education

Performing arts organization creates scholarship fund

NILES — When the leadership of Performing Arts Workshop announced its first merit-based scholarship, it was to do so in the memory of a professional ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Business

Niles Apple Festival Harvest Market aims to showcase vendors, food trucks

NILES — There may not be carnival rides or contests, but the Niles area will still have a chance to celebrate the seasonal harvest with ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:47 am

News

Niles Charter Township board approves millages for ballot

NILES TOWNSHIP — Millages were on the minds of the Niles Township board members on Monday evening. The Niles Township board hosted public hearings on ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:17 pm

News

Niles pastor takes vocals to park

NILES — On Friday, those enjoying the final late-summer weather might have heard singing, praying and a little preaching coming from the Veterans Memorial at ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:22 am

News

Local organization hosts voter registration, cookout

NILES —  A table with hot dog toppings and chips sat welcoming curious visitors to an event in East Side Park on Saturday. Music over ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, September 21, 2020 1:23 pm

Education

Niles Community Schools’ remote platform allows students to go at own pace

NILES — Angie Pingel is happy with where the Virtual Viking program is now, but acknowledged a bumpy start to the beginning of classes this ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:00 am

Berrien County

Berrien County Health department gets blunt on marijuana education, safety

NILES — The Berrien County Health Department is no stranger to having blunt talks about public health. Through the spring, summer and now entering fall, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 18, 2020 2:01 pm

News

Niles police chief looks forward to continuing work with city, two departments

NILES — Niles Police Chief Jim Millin has held his current position since 2011. As Niles Fire Chief Larry Lamb moves into retirement on Oct. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 18, 2020 9:48 am

Cass County

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! will be expanding to three locations in Cass County. The central office in Dowagiac will close as the expansion takes ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:01 am

Berrien County

MSP traffic stop data reveals need for deeper study

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Data released from the Michigan State Police about traffic stops in Berrien and Cass counties includes two data points: number of stops ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:54 am

News

Niles City Council votes to combine police, fire chief positions

NILES — The Niles Police Chief will now be taking on an even larger role in the city, as he prepares to bridge two positions. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:36 am

News

No solutions reached for Niles Skate Park

NILES — After over an hour of discussion, Niles City Council members and city officials reached no proposed solution for ongoing challenges at the city’s ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:51 pm

News

Pucker Street Dam removal unearths one of first dams in region

NILES TOWNSHIP — A few spectators parked their cars on the side of M-51, across the Dowagiac River from Losensky Park, to watch a crane ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:59 am

Business

Niles produce driver awarded national recognition

NILES — On Monday, a produce driver for Shelton’s Farm Market walked into the back room of the wholesale warehouse to participate in what he ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, September 14, 2020 4:54 pm

News

American Legion hosts 9/11 memorial in Riverfront Park

NILES — Friday morning arrived in an autumn fashion of cloudy, grey and cold. It was in this somber setting at 9 a.m. that a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:37 am

Buchanan

YMCA welcomes back patrons

NILES — Workout machines were whirring and more voices filled the rooms at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA on Wednesday. For the first time in nearly six ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 11, 2020 9:40 am

Business

Niles Scream Park opens Friday

NILES — Upon entering the Niles Haunted House, patrons will find themselves facing six doors and paths to begin on. Each one leads to a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:07 pm

News

Niles Township board discusses limitations, road department

NILES TOWNSHIP — Paying the bills, swapping cleaning services and approving a regular inspection on the water tower were just a few of the agenda ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:04 pm

Giving

Mt. Calvary Baptist offering free meals to the community

NILES — Pastor Bryant Bacon noticed an increase of homeless people in the Niles community. He has noticed it around the city, but it has ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:05 am

News

Millage hearings set by Niles Charter Township

NILES TOWNSHIP — The township board approved five public special hearings on Tuesday evening. The hearings will take place beginning at 5 p.m., Sept. 21, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:11 pm

Brandywine Education

In-person, virtual classes begin for area schools

BERRIEN COUNTY — The rain did not damper the spirits of educators welcoming students back to their first official day of in-person instruction since March. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:25 pm

News

Niles Skatepark vandalized, city officials seek solutions

NILES — A familiar lock and chain was back on the entry for the Niles skate park Tuesday morning. Overnight between Friday and Saturday, vandals ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:24 pm

Berrien County

Niles Community Health Center offering COVID-19 testing

Correction: An earlier publication of this article used the former address of the Niles Community Health Center. The center is located at 1951 Oak Street ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 4, 2020 12:00 pm

News

Niles Scream Park prepares for 2020 season with new COVID-19 precautions

NILES — 2020 is about to get even scarier. The temperatures outside will begin to fall, the sun will begin to set sooner, and things ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 4, 2020 9:55 am

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department responds to COVID-19 comorbidities numbers

BERRIEN COUNTY — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have warned residents to take extra precautions for those with underlying health conditions. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, September 4, 2020 9:54 am

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