Staff Report, Author at Leader Publications

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools superintendent offers update on reopening plans

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ plan to reopen schools is taking shape. In a Friday press release, Superintendent Jonathan Whan said the district is gathering ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 10, 2020 2:06 pm

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer signs mandatory mask order

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 10, 2020 11:36 am

Cass County

State AG office to handle Diamond Lake Party case

CASS COUNTY — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has agreed to review the case of a Fourth of July party hosted at Diamond Lake in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:01 am

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive requiring implicit bias training for health professionals

LANSING — On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer singed an executive directive requiring health care professionals in Michigan to undergo implicit bias training to obtain and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:26 pm

Berrien County

Leader Publications welcomes new reporter

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed a new addition to its news team. Max Harden, of Niles, has joined Leader Publications as a news reporter. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:40 am

Cass County

One injured in Penn Township crash

PENN TOWNSHIP—A New York resident was injured and taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning. According to Sheriff Richard J. Behnke of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:20 pm

News

Apple Festival canceled, will return in 2021

NILES — A Niles summer tradition has been postponed until 2021. After months of research and discussion, the Four Flags Apple Festival Board of Directors ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:33 pm

Cass County

One injured in Sunday motorcycle accident

CALVIN TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist is reportedly injured after a single-vehicle crash on Sunday, according to Sheriff Richard Behnke of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 6, 2020 9:55 am

College football

Staten reportedly hired by Toledo

According to WTOL in Toledo, former Michigan State assistant coach and Dowagiac standout Mark Staten has been hired to coach tight ends and offensive tackles ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:04 pm

travel softball

Niles Nitro 16U wins Battle of the Bend

The Niles Nitro 16U travel softball team went 6-0 to win the Battle of the Bend Tournament in South Bend last weekend. Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:00 am

Youth sports

Guernsey wins LJGA tour stop

PAW PAW — Dowagiac’s Becca Guernsey won a playoff against Isabella Peterson of Granger, Indiana, to win the Lakeshore Junior Golf Association Tour stop at ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:00 pm

Business

Demolition begins at future Popeye’s location

NILES — Demolition started this week of the former Chinese restaurant at the site of 306 S. 11th St. The site is the future home ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:50 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Preliminary investigation rules Niles man’s death a suicide following Mishawaka shooting

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — Preliminary autopsy findings from a Thursday shooting near Mishawaka have ruled a Niles man’s death a suicide. On Thursday, police ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 29, 2020 2:20 pm

travel softball

Niles Nitro 16U pick up win in Lakeville tourney

The Niles Nitro 16U travel softball team went 5-2 to win the 18U Division of the Father’s Day Classic Tournament in Lakeville, Indiana over the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:12 pm

Breaking News

Niles man dead following possible murder-suicide in St. Joseph County

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — A Niles man is reportedly dead following a possible murder-suicide near Mishawaka Thursday morning, according to the St. Joseph County ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:27 pm

Cass County

One injured in motorcycle accident

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — An Indiana resident is in the hospital following a motorcycle accident in La Grange Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Berrien County

75th annual Berrien County Youth Fair postponed to 2021

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair will have to wait one more year to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as the fair board officially ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:33 pm

Berrien County

Movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys could reopen by July 4

LANSING — July 4 may prove to be the day theaters, bowling alleys and gyms reopen across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. With ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:39 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis woman injured in crash

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A Cassopolis woman sustained injuries in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reported ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:17 pm

News

Four injured in collision near Speedway

NILES — A Dowagiac woman was seriously injured in a collision on S. 11th Street in Niles Tuesday, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:44 pm

Edwardsburg

Indiana resident killed in Edwardsburg crash

EDWARDSBURG — An Indiana resident died in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning, according to the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department. Chief Douglas Westrick of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 15, 2020 5:58 pm

Cass County

Cass County crash results in minor injuries

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reported that 9:45 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a personal injury ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 15, 2020 11:19 am

Cass County

One injured in Milton Township crash

MILTON TOWNSHIP — Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that his deputies responded to a personal injury traffic crash on at 2:17 p.m. Saturday on Bertrand Street and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 15, 2020 11:17 am

Dowagiac

Police investigating two drive-by shootings in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Police Department is investigating two separate drive-by shootings that occurred within the city over the weekend. The first shooting took place ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:56 pm

Cass County

One injured in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP—A Thursday afternoon crash sent one person to the hospital. According to Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke, officers were called to the intersection of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:52 pm

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