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Remembering 2014

It has often been said that journalists write the rough drafts of history books. Living in the small town that we do, it may seem ... Read more  | Add your comment

Bell ringing about what was seen not heard

Even on the way out the door most shopping carts aren’t piled as high as the one being pushed slowly across the Walmart parking lot ... Read more  | Add your comment

Smallest of moments can have biggest impact

Although I am sure I am far from the first person to come to this conclusion, I was recently reminded that the true joys of ... Read more  | Add your comment

Why dating in 2014 is so difficult

Dating in 2014 is hard. I know what you’re thinking. Dating has always been hard, and always will be hard. I’m not looking for suitors ... Read more  | Add your comment

Partnerships will be key to community growth

History was made Monday night — certainly a milestone worth celebrating because it builds on a rich past — but the most exciting prospect of ... Read more  | Add your comment

Find out why life in Michiana is so great

Nearly half a million people make up the communities in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. Awhile back, the staff at Leader Publications set out to ... Read more  | Add your comment

Always something to be thankful for

This Thanksgiving, I planned to write the obligatory “why I’m thankful” post, but given recent events I thought I’d alter my list a bit. First ... Read more  | Add your comment

Hometown pride wins every time

On the corner of Section Street and U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, a large hand-painted sign leaning against a telephone pole tells everyone who passes that ... Read more  | Add your comment

Nixing public notices to keep citizens in the dark

Although it remains unclear whether or not they liken themselves to French seer Nostradamus or Apple creator Steve Jobs, part of the Michigan Legislature clearly ... Read more  | Add your comment

Finding the right battlefront in ‘war’

“We are at war, a ‘war on drugs.’” It was impossible to grow up in the 1980s and early ‘90s without hearing this dramatic battle ... Read more  | Add your comment

Let’s return to the season of giving

It seems like everywhere I turn someone is complaining about Christmas. Some grumble that the season has become more about getting the best presents than ... Read more  | Add your comment

Now the real work begins

For the second time in the past four months, the ballots have been punched, the votes have been counted and the results are in. Now ... Read more  | Add your comment

Democracy in action

This week, thousands of voters from southwest Michigan cast their votes in dozens of different races, including a recall election in Ontwa Township in Cass ... Read more  | Add your comment

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  5. Countless ‘Unsung Heroes’ still deserve honors  | Add your comment
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  8. Definition of ‘scary’ changes with age  | Add your comment
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  10. What food comforts you?  | Add your comment
  11. Everything looks easy from life’s sidelines  | Add your comment
  12. Here’s to another 50  | Add your comment

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