Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary donates to Rotary Villa Apartments’ trunk or treat efforts

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club received thanks for its charitable efforts on Thursday. Bessie Fultz and Barbara Moses of Rotary Villa Apartments attended Thursday’s ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 30, 2020 2:08 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac residents finding creative ways to have fun, safe Halloween

DOWAGIAC — Halloween and trick or treating may look different this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but residents in the area have come up ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 30, 2020 8:43 am

Business

Cass County businesses struggle amid increase in COVID-19 cases

CASS COUNTY — Cass County businesses continue to feel the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As of Tuesday, the county has reported 924 confirmed ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:03 am

Cass County

Cass County COA celebrates veterans with online photo, story project

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Council on Aging came up with an interactive way to celebrate Veterans Day this year. The organization has created a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council encourages safe trick-or-treating

DOWAGIAC — Trick-or-treating was the topic of discussion during the Dowagiac City Council meeting Monday at City Hall. The council passed a resolution during its ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:16 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Fire Department wins second straight Battle of The Badges blood drive

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Public Safety Department and the Dowagiac Fire Department faced off for a cause Friday. The second annual Battle of The Badges ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:35 am

Buchanan

Buchanan celebrates ‘Nicest Place in America’ honor Saturday

BUCHANAN — The “Nicest Place In America” was the place to be Saturday afternoon. The Buchanan community gathered downtown to celebrate the city being recognized ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 26, 2020 12:39 pm

high school cross country

Buchanan girls cross country team qualifies for D3 regionals

The Buchanan girls cross country team is peaking at the right time. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:17 am

High school football

Buchanan outlasts rival Brandywine 20-6 to clinch undefeated season

The Buchanan football team entered the 2020 season with three goals: Have a winning season, beat Brandywine, and go undefeated. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:33 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Municipal Airport hangar project progresses

DOWAGIAC — Progress continues to be made on the construction of Dowagiac Municipal Airport’s six new T hangars. According to airport manager Oscar Azevedo, construction ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:31 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary hosts Army National Guard

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Army National Guard paid the Dowagiac Rotary Club a visit on Thursday. Sergeant First Class Jason Brautigan and Staff Sergeant ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:42 am

Dowagiac

Don, Joan Lyons donate $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools

DOWAGIAC — Don and Joan Lyons donated $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools during the district’s board of education meeting Monday at Dowagiac Middle School. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:42 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac schools receive positive audit

DOWAGIAC — Auditors from Maner Costerisan gave high marks to Dowagiac Union Schools’ financial records during Monday’s board of education meeting Monday at Dowagiac Middle ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:52 pm

Dowagiac

14th annual Sandhill Crane All Trail Race draws record numbers

VANDALIA — The winding trails of Dr. T.K. Lawless Park played host to one of the largest running events in the area on Sunday. Hundreds ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:17 am

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes Brewing Company hosts Dewey Lake Monster conference

SISTER LAKES — Brews, brats and Bigfoot were on the menu Saturday at Sister Lakes Brewing Company. It was there that The Lost Cryptids Conservatory ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:02 pm

High school football

Vicksburg bullies Chieftains 33-0

The Dowagiac football team entered Friday's home game against Vicksburg, aiming to extend its win streak to three games. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:19 pm

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host fifth annual mommy, son event

DOWAGIAC  — The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac have an adventure in store for their fifth annual Mommy and Son event. The YPGD’s Photo Scavenger ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:01 am

Dowagiac

Rotary ready to volunteer at Sandhill Crane Run

DOWAGIAC — It was a reunion of sorts for the Dowagiac Rotary Club on Thursday. Rotarians gathered at Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front St., ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:57 am

Business

South Bend artist paints mural for Dowagiac business

DOWAGIAC — A new downtown Dowagiac artwork is the result of a business owner aiming to put the city “on the map.” Beth Clark, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, October 16, 2020 9:12 am

high school soccer

Shorthanded Buchanan falls 8-0 to Watervliet in D3 soccer districts

The Buchanan boys soccer team's season came to a close Wednesday night against Watervliet. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:22 am

Dowagiac

DUS parents, staff react to first day of in-person learning

DOWAGIAC — Buses were boarded and parking lots were packed Monday as Dowagiac Union Schools students returned to classrooms for the first time in more ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:22 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac approves new contracts with Police Officers Labor Council

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac reached an agreement with the Police Officers Labor Council regarding new contracts for officers. The Dowagiac City Council approved ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:35 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac children best police, firefighters in kickball game

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac police and fire departments put their lives on the line every day to keep their community safe. Alas, no one could ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:14 am

Berrien County

Niles woman sentenced for home invasion

NILES —  A Niles woman is receiving probation following a home invasion case in Berrien County. Emalee Johanna Anderson pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted home ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:33 am

High school football

Mighty McColley: Junior’s all-around play leads Edwardsburg to 64-7 homecoming win over Three Rivers

Homecoming may have looked and felt different for fans attending Friday's game between Edwardsburg and Three Rivers. Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:06 pm

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