Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Cassopolis

Resolution to ask Cassopolis Board of Education member to resign fails

CASSOPOLIS — Tensions bubbling under the surface for more than a year boiled over this week during a Cassopolis Board of Education meeting. During the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 30, 2020 2:10 pm

Cass County

Cass County law enforcement agencies host Halloween with a Cop event

CASSOPOLIS — Local law enforcement interacted with ghosts, ghouls, unicorns, princesses and more Thursday. Thursday afternoon at Clisbee Park in Cassopolis, Michigan State Police, the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 30, 2020 11:16 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis opens new municipal complex

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis municipal services moved into a new home this week. On Wednesday, the village of Cassopolis officially moved into its new village municipal ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:38 pm

Edwardsburg

Duo Form donates face shields to Edwardsburg Fire Department

EDWARDSBURG — One company formed a new community bond by donating personal protection equipment to area first responders. Edwardsburg company Duo Form recently donated 50 ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:15 pm

Berrien County

Salvation Army seeks volunteers for annual campaign

NILES — For many, the metallic ring of a bell inside a supermarket and the sight of a shining red kettle outside of a pharmacy ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Be sure to be safe this Halloween season

Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of year — especially when I was a kid. There was nothing more exciting than choosing ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:10 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 161,907 cases, 7,211 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to rise over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, October 26, 2020 3:12 pm

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD participates in teletherapy case study

CASSOPOLIS — When COVID-19 first shutdown schools last March, Melissa Phillips, speech pathologist at Lewis Cass Intermediate School District, did not know how she would ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:24 am

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township seeks input on parks plan

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — Area residents still have time to make their voices heard regarding the future of Ontwa Township parks. Ontwa Township is currently seeking ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:44 am

Cass County

Cass District Library to host annual book sale

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County residents will soon have the chance to purchase books at a bargain. Starting Monday and running through Oct. 31, the Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:00 pm

Dowagiac

Honor Credit Union donates to annual Tree of Love campaign

DOWAGIAC — Wednesday, the staff at Honor Credit Union’s Dowagiac branch were thinking pink, as the business donated to an initiative dedicated to preventing breast ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:25 pm

News

Candidates for 78th district seat participate in community forum

NILES — Two candidates running for a seat in the Michigan House of representatives faced off Tuesday. Incumbent Brad Paquette, R, and challenger Dan Vandenheede, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:14 am

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Make your vote count

The year 2020 is almost over — some would say thankfully — but for many southwest Michigan residents, the most important thing they will do ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:26 am

News

Fire contained at former National Standard building

NILES — A blighted property that has been seen as a nuisance to many Niles residents caught fire early Wednesday morning. The Niles Fire Department ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:17 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library launches new programs

DOWAGIAC — Young people will soon learn that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, thanks to a new program coming to the Dowagiac District Library. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:04 am

Cass County

Cass fire chief honored as VFW Michigan’s Firefighter of the Year

CASSOPOLIS — A statewide organization has recognized one Cass County firefighter for his years of service to both the community and the firefighting profession. Central ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:20 pm

Cass County

COA hosts presentation on haunted lighthouses

CASSOPOLIS — Wednesday afternoon, more than a dozen guests braced the cold, wrapped in blankets and earmuffs, outside Cass County Council on Aging in Cassopolis ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, October 16, 2020 9:20 am

Breaking News

Edwardsburg Middle School extends COVID-19 closure

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Middle School will remain closed to in-person instruction for an additional week due to high numbers of students and staff quarantining due ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:27 pm

Cass County

Connecting Chords Music Festival to play Dr. T.K. Lawless Park

VANDALIA — A chance to enjoy the sound of professionally-trained musicians under a blanket of stars is soon coming to Cass County. The Connecting Chords ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00 pm

Cass County

Cass District Library to host outdoor movie, trick-or-treating event

CASSOPOLIS — This month, the Cass District Library is inviting ghouls, ghosts, pirates, witches, princesses and more to descend upon its grounds in the name ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:29 am

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Valerie Denise (Austin) Morin, of Niles

Valerie Denise (Austin) Morin, 60, of Niles, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:10 am

Cass County

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department offering drive-thru flu vaccine clinics

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Flu season is almost here, and one local health department is hoping to get its residents ready. This month, the Van Buren/Cass ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:04 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan named the Nicest Place in America by Reader’s Digest

BUCHANAN — Thursday morning, millions of people across the country learned Buchanan’s name. Buchanan has been named the winner of Reader’s Digest’s annual Nicest Place ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:03 pm

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Carol Miller, of Niles

Carol Miller, 73, of Niles, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:04 am

Cass County

Cass County Animal Control reunites dog with owner after three years

CASSOPOLIS — As Venes Mosier walked around her Hopkinsville, Kentucky home this week, a phone pressed to her ear, her dog, Callie, was never far ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:12 am

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