Past Event – Niles YMCA Ribbon-Cutting

Niles-Buchanan YMCA Expansion Ribbon-Cutting by Jen Garry, Publisher, with photos by Miranda Barger In case you missed it, Niles-Buchanan YMCA has expanded! June 2020 they broke ground, and after 5 years of planning and $2.6 million, this exciting 14,000 square-foot addition was unveiled to the public last Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and by 5:15pm theContinue reading “Past Event – Niles YMCA Ribbon-Cutting”

Local Recognition – 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Moody on the Market’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2021! by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Congratulations are in order for a few members of the Buchanan and Niles, MI communities. Elaine and Michael Rowland of Buchanan, and Sarah Brittin of Niles (Buchanan alumni). These three individuals are on the 40 under 40Continue reading “Local Recognition – 40 Under 40”

Upcoming Event – The Nicest Place in America Concert

Van Dyke Entertainment Presents – The Nicest Place in America Concert at The Tin Shop Theatre by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Dave Van Dyke, a songwriter from Southwest Michigan, announces the live premiere of his album “Small Town Come On Home To Me and Other Seasonal Songs.” In the summer of 2020, Van DykeContinue reading “Upcoming Event – The Nicest Place in America Concert”

Buchanan Sports – Homecoming with Olympian Hannah Roberts

Hannah Roberts Brings Home Silver Medal by Garrick Stubblefield On October 8th, 2021 I had the pleasure to interview Hannah Roberts, our hometown hero Olympian. Wow! Did I just say our hometown Olympian? Well, yes, I did. So first off it was so thrilling to interview Hannah because it was my first official interview withContinue reading “Buchanan Sports – Homecoming with Olympian Hannah Roberts”

Upcoming Event – Trek-or-Treat 2021

Trek-or-Treat at McCoy’s Creek Trail (2021 Welcome to Candyland) Submitted by Jerry Flenar In Buchanan, ghosts, witches and assorted characters are making preparations for the 16th Annual Trek-or-Treat event. Kids and parents should mark their calendars for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 FROM 12:30-2:00 PM for great family fun. Once again, 25 to 30 Halloween characters willContinue reading “Upcoming Event – Trek-or-Treat 2021”

Police Points – New Officer Introduction

Officer Nick Pensari Joins Buchanan City Police Department by Officer Nick Pensari, Write-Up and Photo Submitted by Diana Selir My name is Nick Pensari.  I was raised in Union City, Michigan as the youngest of five children. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. Both of my parents worked in the education field for theirContinue reading “Police Points – New Officer Introduction”

The Clark Barker

Some Halloween Trick-or-Treating Tips Since Halloween is before our next issue in November, I thought I would do another short one on Halloween Trick-or-Treating tips for you humans. Trick-or-Treating is from 6:00 – 7:30pm Sunday, October 31. Use glow sticks, clothing reflectors and flashlights while walking on sidewalks/crossing streets/and going into driveways/yards.  Only cross atContinue reading “The Clark Barker”

Local Clubs – Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive Thank You Submitted by Mike Zenk Big News and HUGE THANK YOU regarding the Contributions to the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive on Oct 9-10. It was our largest collection ever. The proceeds will be divided, 80% to the Therapeutic Equestrian Center that is currently moving/relocating to aContinue reading “Local Clubs – Knights of Columbus”

The Clark Barker

Kids Being Kids The other day, my Editor and Publisher were driving down one of Buchanan’s main roads as the hydrants were in the process of being flushed. As they came up to an intersection, they noticed a few kids and thought the kids were going to cross the road, but they didn’t, they stoppedContinue reading “The Clark Barker”

Mayor’s Memo

We Need Your Input! by Mayor Sean Denison The Buchanan Area Recreation Board (BARB) is working to develop a joint parks and recreation plan for Buchanan City and Township. The plan will lay out a 5-year action plan for improving park and recreation facilities and opportunities for the Buchanan community. The BARB needs public inputContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo”