Max Harden, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Dowagiac man arrested following drug bust

DOWAGIAC — A man has been arrested following a drug bust in Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team reported that detectives served a search ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:20 pm

High school golf

Host Buchanan places third in boys golf jamboree

The Buchanan boys golf team faced stiff competition in its jamboree on Monday. Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:31 am

Cass County

New pavilion project breaks ground in Russom Park

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac and other community leaders gathered Saturday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction ... Read more

by Max Harden, Monday, May 17, 2021 8:28 am

Cass County

New look: Dowagiac District Library welcomes guests with grand opening ceremony

DOWAGIAC — A journey more than 10 years in the making concluded Saturday afternoon in front of 211 Commercial St. in downtown Dowagiac. It was ... Read more

by Max Harden, Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:53 am

high school soccer

Dowagiac girls soccer shuts down shorthanded Brandywine 8-0

The Dowagiac girls soccer team took care of business on its home field Friday night against Brandywine. Read more

by Max Harden, Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:32 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager discusses area development

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac has been bustling with projects in recent months. From the ICG building project, the grand ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:13 pm

High school golf

Niles boys golf takes first place in BCS Jamboree at Plym Park

It was not a pretty win, but the Niles boys golf team will take it. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 14, 2021 10:37 am

Berrien County

Berrien County approves wellness plan, expansion of Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail

NILES — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners and the city of Niles are working together to help keep residents safe, healthy and active. The ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:51 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library hosts dedication ceremonies for children’s nook, fireplace area

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac District Library’s grand opening is taking place Saturday, and two local groups were honored this week for their roles in making ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:47 am

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac, Penn Township renew water system agreement

DOWAGIAC — The city of Dowagiac and Penn Township renewed their longstanding agreement to deliver quality water to the community Monday evening. The Dowagiac City ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:25 pm

Dowagiac

SERVPRO donates smoke detectors to Dowagiac Fire Department

DOWAGIAC — SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is doing its part to keep communities safe from house fires. The company, located at 1444 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:18 am

Cass County

VIDEO: Cass County memorial service honors fallen deputy

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office spent Wednesday afternoon honoring a deputy who died in the line of duty. Dozens of guests — officers, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:00 am

Dowagiac

DUS honors April students of the month

DOWAGIAC —The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education honored the district’s April Students of the Month during its meeting Monday night at Dowagiac Middle School. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:28 pm

High school baseball

Dowagiac baseball splits doubleheader with Three Rivers

The Dowagiac baseball team showcased its resolve Tuesday against visiting Three Rivers. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:44 am

Dowagiac

DUS honors retiring faculty, staff members

DOWAGIAC — A group of retiring Dowagiac Union Schools educators were honored this week for their years of service. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:58 pm

high school soccer

Edwardsburg girls soccer snaps losing streak with 4-2 win over depleted Dowagiac

After struggling in lopsided losses the past few weeks, the Edwardsburg girls soccer team was ready to notch a ‘W’ in the win column. Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:52 pm

Berrien County

LMC supports Biden’s plan for free community college

BENTON HARBOR — A White House proposal has community colleges around the country in a state of excitement. The Biden administration announced its American Families ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:59 pm

Dowagiac

Mobile medical unit providing free ultrasound, STD testing

DOWAGIAC — The Pregnancy Helpline of Three Rivers is bringing free services to Dowagiac women through its mobile medical unit. The organization, headquartered at 172 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:53 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac National Guard Hosts Food Truck Muster

DOWAGIAC — Stomachs were filled Wednesday night as the Michigan Army National Guard’s Dowagiac Armory hosted its inaugural Food Truck Muster from 5 to 8 ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:01 am

Berrien County

Broadband survey finds lack of access for Berrien County residents

BERRIEN COUNTY — The internet is an important resource for connecting people to the information and skills they need to succeed in a digital world. ... Read more

by Max Harden, Friday, May 7, 2021 8:09 am

High school baseball

Brandywine baseball routs Lake Michigan Catholic in sweep

The Brandywine baseball team took care of business Wednesday night against visiting Lake Michigan Catholic. Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:46 pm

Business

Two new businesses receive ribbon-tying ceremonies from Dowagiac chamber

DOWAGIAC — After opening during the early stages of the pandemic last year, two Dowagiac businesses were finally able to celebrate with the community. Wednesday, ... Read more

by Max Harden, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:53 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Citywide Cleanup Drive-Thru to begin May 15

DOWAGIAC — Spring has sprung, and the city of Dowagiac is ready to assist residents looking to spruce up their properties. The city will be ... Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:08 pm

High school track

Edwardsburg’s Luke Stowasser breaks long jump record in tri-meet win

Edwardsburg’s Luke Stowasser lives up to the phrase “spring into action” every time he steps on the track. Read more

by Max Harden, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:34 am

Niles HS

Niles softball splits with Portage Northern in Monday doubleheader

NILES — Monday’s doubleheader against the Portage Northern was a rollercoaster ride for the Niles softball team. The Vikings pulled off a 5-4 come-from-behind victory ... Read more

by Max Harden, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:06 pm

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