Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Niles’ Reske takes home Cass County cat show title

CASSOPOLIS — A feline fiesta took place on the downstairs floor of the Cass County Fair Memorial Building Thursday morning, much to the delight of ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:54 pm

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: NTPA Tractor Pull wows crowd at Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Engines roared as spectators packed the grandstand to see the National Tractor Pullers Association’s Championship Pulling Tuesday night at the Cass County Fair. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 pm

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac’s Stockwell named champion swine showman at Cass County Fair

CASSOPOLIS — Brianna Stockwell was all smiles at the Cass County Fair on Tuesday. The Dowagiac native took home champion swine showman honors at the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 3:41 pm

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Niles’ Tharp wins Cass County Youth Dairy Show

CASSOPOLIS — Mary Tharp’s cow Valentine holds a special place in her heart. “I named her Valentine because we got her on Valentine’s Day,” she ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:15 am

Cass County

Cass County Fair grand marshals are longtime advocates of the fair

CASSOPOLIS — Jim Bogue remembers it like it was yesterday. As a young child growing up down the street from the Cass County Fairgrounds, Bogue ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:21 am

Cass County

COA’s Meals on Wheels program seeks delivery volunteers

CASSOPOLIS —The Cass County Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to make deliveries to seniors in need. According to COA volunteer coordinator Danielle Dilts, the ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 30, 2021 2:13 pm

Berrien County

Southwest Michigan thrift stores seeing sharp increase in donations

NILES — Clothes are flying onto the shelves of resale stores across the country, and southwest Michigan is no different. In southwest Michigan and beyond, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:04 am

News

Virtual archaeology lecture series ends with look into Chevalier family

NILES — One of the most important families to the settlement of the Niles area was the hot topic of Wednesday’s Fort St. Joseph Summer ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:14 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Department gears up for National Night Out event

DOWAGIAC — Community members will soon have an opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a local police officer in Dowagiac. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:39 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac accepts donation of property for redevelopment

DOWAGIAC — A vacant plot of land will soon become part of the city of Dowagiac’s redevelopment plan. The Dowagiac City Council unanimously approved a ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:21 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Niles, Dowagiac featured stops in Lemon Rally vehicle race

DOWAGIAC — Residents of both Niles and Dowagiac may have noticed interesting vehicles roll through town on Friday afternoon. What they could not have known ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:47 am

Dowagiac

Earl’s BBQ a hit at Summer in The City

DOWAGIAC — Earl Collins is no stranger to the food industry. A Dowagiac resident, Collins has been cooking since he was 12 years old, helping ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:58 pm

Dowagiac

Local firefighter celebrates 30 years of service

DOWAGIAC — At a celebration hosted this week in downtown Dowagiac, Burt Dodd was the man of the hour. Flanked by coworkers and family alike, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:53 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club breaks ground on centennial sign

DOWAGIAC — A project years in the making is finally getting underway. Members of both the Dowagiac Rotary Club and Dowagiac City Council were on ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:57 am

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Fifth annual Open Header Cruise sets participation record

DOWAGIAC — It was a car lover’s dream in downtown Dowagiac on Thursday evening. Engines were revved and horns were honked as the fifth annual ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:18 am

Business

PHOTO STORY: Young Professionals see good turnout at third annual Paddlin’ Poker Run

DOWAGIAC — More than a dozen community members took a scenic ride down the Dowagiac River Saturday, July 17 for the Young Professionals of Greater ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:54 am

Business

New Dowagiac vacation rental hosts Chamber After Hours event

DOWAGIAC — A house at 306 W. Division was the place to be Tuesday night. Dozens of community members gathered at 1870 House in downtown ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:10 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Board of Education approves interactive monitor systems for K-8 classrooms

DOWAGIAC — State-of-the-art technology will soon be coming to Dowagiac Middle School and Dowagiac elementary schools. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education unanimously approved ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:30 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac native returns home to showcase zoo animals to youth

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library features many books about animals. On Friday and Saturday, some of those animals were on hand for all to ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:24 pm

Cassopolis

Cass County Council on Aging hosts Ice Cream Social, Movie Night

Smiles and laughter abounded at the Cass County Council on Aging Friday. Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 19, 2021 2:09 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO GALLERY: Dowagiac’s annual Summer in the City event ‘a success’

DOWAGIAC — An energy and atmosphere not felt in two years returned to downtown Dowagiac this past weekend. The 35th annual Summer in the City ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:51 am

Cassopolis

Ed’s Open Header Cruise returns Thursday following COVID hiatus

DOWAGIAC — A caravan of cars will be cruising for a cause on Thursday. After a one-year COVID-induced hiatus, Dowagiac’s fifth annual Ed’s Open Header ... Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, July 17, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes community voices support for Hidden Acres Safe Haven

SISTER LAKES — Community members from Sister Lakes and beyond were on hand for Wednesday’s Silver Creek Township board meeting to voice their support for ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:30 pm

Dowagiac

New-look Beckwith Park ready for action

DOWAGIAC — A historic park is sporting a new look in downtown Dowagiac. The redeveloped Beckwith Park made its debut Wednesday, just in time for ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 16, 2021 2:30 pm

High school track & field

Eddies’ track star turns heads at nationals

Edwardsburg’s Luke Stowasser continues to impress on the high jump pit. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, July 16, 2021 1:05 pm

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