Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

Berrien County

County proposes increase in Niles Township deputy force numbers

NILES TOWNSHIP — Road work and policing were on the agenda Monday at the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Berrien County Sheriff ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:51 pm

Cass County

Niles community helps toddler fight leukemia

NILES – Last Saturday, friends of Brooklynn Bowman hosted a fair at the Cass County Fair grounds to raise money for her continued fight against ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:41 pm

Business

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural spring market draws visitors, vendors from surrounding areas

NILES – Vendors from around the region, featuring unique offerings such as boutique clothing, hand-made masks, headbands, cosmetics and even skateboards flocked to the Four ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 17, 2021 5:00 pm

News

PHOTO STORY: Niles Renaissance Faire sees success in its third year

NILES – Over the weekend, Plym Park was transformed into Queen Kiriel’s grounds for the third annual Niles Renaissance Faire. Bards, knights, Vikings, fighters, jailers, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 17, 2021 2:56 pm

News

Resident connected with unpublished manuscript handwritten by her mother

NILES – Hand drawn maps of neighborhoods, black and white photographs of buildings and people, and passionately penned facts and connections run through the paper ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:04 pm

Business

Niles business wins 2021 distinction, given green light to build kitchen

NILES – On May 7, a Niles business founded on flavor was announced as SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. Sticky Spoons Jam, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:01 pm

News

Niles veterinarian’s license suspended after September discovery of dead animals on property

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP – A Niles veterinarian’s license has been suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. According to Michigan LARA certified license ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:17 pm

Business

Indeck volunteers clean up Island Park in preparation for park’s reopening

NILES – Last Saturday, volunteers from Indeck Niles Energy Center and Kiewit Power Constructors spent the day cleaning up Island Park. The workers spent time ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:08 am

Brandywine Education

PHOTO STORY: Bobcats host honors assembly for graduating seniors

NILES – Family members and loved ones sat on the risers on one side of the Brandywine Middle/High School gymnasium on Tuesday morning facing a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:47 pm

News

Niles Summer Concert Series to return in June

NILES – Niles residents can bring the lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes: music returns to the Riverfront Park Amphitheater this summer. The series kicks ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:12 pm

Business

Apple Festival Spring Market taking place Saturday, Sunday

NILES – Seventy vendors, 13 food trucks and a cruise-in car show will arrive at the Four Flags Area Apple Festival grounds this weekend. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:55 am

News

Niles City Council approves three social district permits

NILES – Three businesses within the approved Niles social district moved one step closer to being able to serve adult beverages to enjoy outside of ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:40 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Middle School threat under investigation

BUCHANAN – On Thursday, May 6, Buchanan Community Schools reported a student had made “some alarming threats” at Buchanan Middle School. In a letter released ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:22 am

Berrien County

Niles man, Buchanan woman share experiences from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

BERRIEN COUNTY — As COVID-19 vaccinations have become available throughout southwest Michigan, volunteers have continually been sought to staff the clinics they are administered through. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:48 pm

News

Local EMS to deploy COVID-19 treatments in-house to high risk patients

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – A COVID-19 treatment for those suffering from mild to moderate symptoms may soon be administered right in patients’ homes. The Southwestern Michigan ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 7:54 am

News

Niles Renaissance Faire returns May 15 to Plym Park

NILES – Royalty returns to Niles this year – along with pirates, fairies, knights and more. The Niles Renaissance Faire will be hosted 10 a.m. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:22 am

Business

Niles dispensary donates to two area nonprofits

NILES – A cannabis provisioning center gave $10,000 checks to two Niles nonprofits on Wednesday. Leadership members from Green Stem Provisioning, 1140 S. 11th St., ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:38 am

Buchanan

New yoga studio to open in downtown Buchanan

BUCHANAN – A building getting a new lease on life in downtown Buchanan will soon be what the instructor and owner of River of Life ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:53 am

Business

Niles woman opens Anew Divine Beauty Salon

NILES – With 30 years of experience behind the chair, Niles woman Lawana Wortham is stepping out on her own at Anew Divine Beauty Salon, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:52 pm

Berrien County

Niles nonprofit for pets receives Petco Love grant

NILES – A Niles-based nonprofit was the recipient of a grant from a national organization that shares a common goal — saving pets’ lives. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:02 am

News

Niles Township Board of Trustees hears from frustrated firefighters

NILES TOWNSHIP – Monday evening, the Niles Charter Township board heard from frustrated firefighters. The comments come as final steps to hiring a fire chief ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:10 pm

Education

Ballard Elementary rolls out red carpet for teachers

NILES – At Ballard Elementary School, a series of announcements came over the intercom Monday morning instructing teachers to leave classrooms for a secret meeting. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 3, 2021 1:08 pm

News

Niles Fourth of July fireworks canceled due to planning hurdles, COVID concerns

NILES – The Niles nonprofit in charge of lighting the fuse on Fourth of July fireworks this year has decided against striking the match. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 3, 2021 11:07 am

News

Niles celebrates two retiring fire lieutenants

NILES – Nearly 60 years of experience hung up its gear one last time on Thursday from the Niles City Fire Department, as two lieutenants ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 30, 2021 11:30 am

Giving

Evy’s Closet to reopen May 6

NILES – Clothing racks are full of blouses, pants, T-shirts, dresses, coats and everything in between at Evy’s Closet after missing its community “shoppers” for ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, April 30, 2021 9:02 am

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