scottnovak, Author at Leader Publications

Cassopolis

Cassopolis resident combines love of gardening with giving back

VANDALIA — Erez Brandvain has always loved gardening. So, it should come as no surprise that he has a rather large garden on Quaker Street ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, July 10, 2020 5:00 pm

Education

Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation hosting drive-in movie

EDWARDSBURG — So far this year, people have been limited in their entertainment choices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation will ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, July 10, 2020 10:00 am

Edwardsburg

Inaugural Edwardsburg Art Fair Aug. 1

The inaugural Edwardsburg Art Fair will be hosted by the Edwardsburg American Legion Aug. 1. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00 pm

golf

Niles City Golf Tournament registration under way

The decision has been made to have the Niles City Golf Tournament at Plym Park later this month. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:00 pm

NASCAR

MIS to host four races without fans in August

There will be racing at Michigan International Speedways this August. There just will not be any fans in the stands. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:47 pm

Professional golf

PGA cancels Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup until next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed two more sporting events — the 2020 Ryder Cup and 2020 Presidents Cup. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:07 pm

High school baseball

Senior bios: Edwardsburg’s Conner Nelson

Conner Nelson is a senior on the Edwardsburg baseball team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:14 am

A Life Remembers

Syson gave back to Niles in many ways

Some are born to serve others. In the case of Don Syson, he was born to help the children of Niles. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:00 pm

High school baseball

Senior bios: Niles’ James ‘Trey’ Knight III

James “Trey” Knight III is a senior on the Niles baseball team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:00 pm

Column

NOVAK: Hope for traditional fall sports not looking good

People keep asking me if we are going to have sports this fall. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:27 pm

High school baseball

Senior bios: Niles’ Kade Wagley

Kade Wagley is a senior on the Niles baseball team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:43 pm

High school track

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Malik Jamison

Malik Jamison is a senior on the Cassopolis track team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 pm

Vandalia

URSCC purchases photo album of Calvin Township, Vandalia residents

In early June, a member of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County saw a photo album of African Americans from Calvin Township and Vandalia ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:37 pm

Vandalia

Underground Railroad Days canceled due to COVID-19

Mid-July has meant Underground Railroad Days in the village of Vandalia since 2010. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:15 am

High school track

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Owen Gardner

Owen Gardner is a senior on the Cassopolis track team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:00 pm

Column

NOVAK: Former Tiger Chandler mades the right call in opting out

I applaud former Benton Harbor standout Wilson Chandler for putting his family first. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:21 pm

cassopolis

Demolition Derby to go on despite no Cass County Fair

A lot of hard work has already been put in by those hoping to compete in demolition derbies this summer, including the one scheduled for ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:27 pm

outdoors

Rare bobcat sighting not a surprise, but a treat, according to DNR officials

A recent apparent bobcat sighting has social media abuzz in and around Niles. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:26 pm

High school track

Senior bios: Niles’ Sophia Hover

Sophie Hoover is a senior on the Niles track team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:15 pm

Cassopolis

Hydroponic businesses seeing an upswing in sales

EDWARDSBURG — With the legalization of recreational marijuana and the COVID-19 pandemic, hydroponic businesses like GroMart in Edwardsburg and the Green Iguana in Cassopolis have ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, June 26, 2020 1:56 pm

Summer baseball

Thomas Stadium to host wrestling fundraiser Aug. 1

Historic Thomas Stadium at the corner of Silverbrook and M-51 has a rich tradition when it comes to youth baseball and wrestling. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:52 pm

high school soccer

Senior bios: Cassopolis’ Aysia Conley

Aysia Conley is a senior on the Cassopolis soccer team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Ontwa Township

Ontwa Township reopens office

At a special meeting June 19, the Ontwa Township Board of Trustees approved its COVID preparedness plan, which will allow it to reopen its offices. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:25 pm

High school golf

Senior bios: Niles’ Skylar Brawley

Skylar Brawley is a senior on the Niles golf team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Wednesday, June 24

GOLF Lakeshore Junior Golf Association Tour At Pine View Golf Club, Three Rivers (Limited field) Junior Division Conner Geigley, Centreville 85 Alan Wegner, Cassopolis 92 ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:45 am

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