Sarah Culton, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

COA to host ‘Ice Cream Social Distancing’ events

CASSOPOLIS — This month, one local organization will be serving up something sweet for Cass County residents. The Cass County Council on Aging will host ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, July 10, 2020 4:00 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Think of other people

Over the weekend, Cass County made national news after a video showing hundreds of people celebrating the Fourth of July on Diamond Lake, not wearing ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:00 am

Buchanan

Buchanan named ‘Nicest Place in Michigan’ by Reader’s Digest

BUCHANAN — To resident Dave Van Dyke, the sight of downtown Buchanan is home. The shadows of war heroes hover over the streets, as their ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:22 am

Breaking News

Special prosecutor sought to review Diamond Lake Fourth of July party

CASS COUNTY — A special prosecutor is being sought to review incidents related to parties hosted at Diamond Lake. Tuesday afternoon, the Cass County Prosecutor’s ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:22 pm

Cass County

Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

CASS COUNTY — A Fourth of July party that has put Cass County under nationwide scrutiny could result in charges filed against its organizers. Saturday, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, July 6, 2020 3:36 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

DOWAGIAC — With another school year come and gone, several Dowagiac Union School employees are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives. This ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:00 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

CASS COUNTY — Two Cass County communities were awarded state grant funding for visual improvements. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded $2.1 million in ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 pm

Cass County

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

VANDALIA — Cass County stargazers now can view the night sky at a local International Dark-Sky Park. The Cass County Parks Board recently set a ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:00 am

Business

5 Mile Drive-In offering free entry to first responders on Fourth of July

DOWAGIAC — One Dowagiac business plans to celebrate America’s independence this weekend by giving back. This Saturday, in celebration of the Fourth of July, 5 ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:27 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Fire Department offers Fourth of July safety tips

DOWAGIAC — With the Fourth of July weekend around the corner, Dowagiac residents are preparing to celebrate with families and friends over a cookout, and ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:10 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget

DOWAGIAC — Much of what the 2020-2021 school year will look like remains unclear to Dowagiac Union Schools’ board of education. Following a budget hearing ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:56 pm

Dowagiac

DUHS graduates seniors with drive-thru ceremony

DOWAGIAC — Saturday morning, cars lined up outside of Dowagiac Union High School as the opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play over ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:04 pm

Cass County

Cass County forms steering committee on race

CASSOPOLIS — One newly formed committee is hoping to make a change in Cass County — one conversation at a time. Cass County has formed ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 26, 2020 1:53 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club welcomes new president

DOWAGIAC — With the passing of a gavel Thursday afternoon, a local club and volunteer organization is looking forward to a new year and new ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 26, 2020 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac kick off fundraising efforts for fireworks show

DOWAGIAC — With the help of community donors, one local organization will once again light up the sky this Fourth of July season. Monday, Honor ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:21 am

Dowagiac

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department honors National HIV Testing Day with curbside event

DOWAGIAC — People driving through Dowagiac Wednesday afternoon had a chance to learn about safe sex and the importance of testing for sexually transmitted diseases. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:38 pm

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Black Lives Matter

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve covered several rallies, marches and protests in our communities in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, following ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:00 am

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council approves agreement with MDOT, looks to amend utility ordinance

DOWAGIAC — Monday, the Dowagiac City Council looked at making changes both at the airport and in parts of an existing utility ordinance. Meeting via ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:33 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library reopens for partial access

DOWAGIAC — The inside of the Dowagiac District Library looks different than it did a few months ago. White arrows run along the carpet, guiding ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:03 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac hosts Black Lives Matter rally, march

DOWAGIAC — Despite Saturday’s heat, Dowagiac residents filled the lawn of the James E. Snow building across from city hall. Some wore T-shirts bearing the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Monday, June 22, 2020 9:17 am

News

Niles residents march to city hall during Juneteenth celebration

NILES — As a hot sun beat down over downtown Niles Friday, hundreds of Niles residents turned the corner of Fifth Street onto Main Street. ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:04 am

Cass County

COA eyes reopening date

CASSOPOLIS — A Cass County organization that provides services to senior citizens is looking forward to reopening its doors soon. The Cass County Council on ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 19, 2020 1:50 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club reunites following never-before-seen hiatus

DOWAGIAC — Just after noon Thursday, Woodfire Trattoria was alive with the hum of small talk and cheerful greetings as a group that is used ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 19, 2020 11:00 am

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners approves millage request to be placed on August ballot

CASSOPOLIS — This August, voters will have the chance to approve funding for an organization that provides care to Cass County senior citizens. Thursday evening, ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Friday, June 19, 2020 10:00 am

Dowagiac

Beckwith cancels season, will return in 2021

DOWAGIAC — Despite the old adage, “the show must go on,” the curtain will remain closed at Dowagiac’s Beckwith Theatre for the remainder of the ... Read more

by Sarah Culton, Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:00 pm

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