A Note from the Publisher – Issue 29

by Jen Garry, Publisher What a wonderful Memorial Day we had in Buchanan! The Parade and all the ceremony brought a wonderful sense of community and history to town throughout Buchanan. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or turnout! It was oh so much fun to see the whole town either in the paradeContinue reading “A Note from the Publisher – Issue 29”

The Clark Barker – Issue 29

Summer Pet Safety Recently I saw a post shared by the Berrien County, MI Facebook Page with some Summer Pet Safety tips I thought I’d pass along to you. Read all about it below: A quick summer reminder with some tips to help protect your four-legged family members from heat exhaustion: DO’s: Provide fresh waterContinue reading “The Clark Barker – Issue 29”

Upcoming Events – Common Concert Series

ANNOUNCING: The Common Concert Series – Summer 2022 by Jen Garry, Publisher Brought to you by Michigan Gateway Community Foundation and the City of Buchanan. Below are this years dates and info for the Summer 2022 Common Concert Series. Join Buchanan for some outdoor musical enjoyment at Buchanan Common Stage, Thursdays/Saturdays/Special Dates, 7-9pm. Thursday JuneContinue reading “Upcoming Events – Common Concert Series”

Health Huddle – Spectrum Youth Mental Health Event

Youth Mental Health First Aid – May 26 Berrien County, MI – May 17, 2022 Spectrum Health Lakeland understands youth today are struggling with high levels of emotional distress from the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe our communities need First Aiders (like you) who are equipped to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms ofContinue reading “Health Huddle – Spectrum Youth Mental Health Event”

Past Event – BCS Plow Day 2022

25th Annual Plow Day at Buchanan School Farm Follow-Up by Thomas Hoyt On Saturday, April 23, 2022, was the 25th annual Buchanan Community School Farm Plow Day & Pancake Breakfast. What made this year’s Plow Day extra special was that it was the 50th anniversary of the Buchanan School Farm. There was much to doContinue reading “Past Event – BCS Plow Day 2022”

Past Event – Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Buchanan Community Easter Egg Hunt Hosted by Buchanan-Galien Leo Club Written by Brian Tumbleson, Photos submitted by Jerry Flenar and Alice Kring The Buchanan-Galien Leo’s planned, prepared for and hosted the Community Easter Egg hunt on Saturday April 16th. Over 9,000 eggs were stuffed with candy and prizes by the Leo’s and other community helpersContinue reading “Past Event – Easter Egg Hunt 2022”

Local Faith – LifePlan Response to Recent Events

LifePlan Response to Recent Events Submitted by Cheri Gamble, LifePlan Outreach Director On Monday night, May 2, 2022 a document was leaked showing that the Supreme Court is planning on overturning the decisions that legalized abortion 50 years ago. This has resulted in strong feelings and renewed debate from both sides of the political aisle.Continue reading “Local Faith – LifePlan Response to Recent Events”

Past Event – Arbor Day 2022 at Ottawa School

Arbor Day 2022 Buchanan Tree Friends Planting at Ottawa Elementary School by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Buchanan Tree Friends started their Friday morning April 29, 2022 early at Ottawa Elementary School to plant 20 trees on Arbor Day. Distinguished speakers: Buchanan Tree Friends volunteers, Rich Martin and Beth Murphy; Buchanan City Mayor Sean Denison,Continue reading “Past Event – Arbor Day 2022 at Ottawa School”

Community Press Release – Buchanan Bands Spring Collage Concert

Buchanan Bands Spring Collage Concert Who: Buchanan Bands What: Spring Collage Concert Where: Buchanan High School Competition Gym 401 W Chicago St When: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7pm How Much: Tickets are $5 at the door, or pre-order from any band student Details: Featuring Themes from Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, & MORE! GuestContinue reading “Community Press Release – Buchanan Bands Spring Collage Concert”

BCS Spotlight – BMS

BMS Bucks for a Buck Submitted by BMS Principal Shelby Beasley Kindness is not in short supply at Buchanan Middle School.  The daily motto on the student-led live newscast is, “Be bold, be your best, be a Buck, and most importantly be kind!” When it came time for the BMS Student Council to decide onContinue reading “BCS Spotlight – BMS”