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Focus on the solution, not the source

On my desk, I have a tiny piece of paper with a quote that I ripped out of a piece of mail. The words, a ... Read more  | Add your comment

Two ‘yes’ votes about paying it forward

Niles citizens cannot allow a handful of individuals with bitterness toward the past — and maybe apathy with government-funded entities in general — to mortgage ... Read more  | Add your comment

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes

I had the pleasure of attending the Four Flags Chamber’s annual awards banquet last week, and I was very impressed. The Morris Supper Club was ... Read more  | Add your comment

Why the opinion page is so important

My senior year of college, I was serving as news editor when President Obama ran for re-election. Looking back, I laugh remembering how shocked I ... Read more  | Add your comment

Field trips can lead to careers

“Where do you sit at? … I bet you print 505 million newspapers. … Do people work hard here? … How long does it take ... Read more  | Add your comment

Strong public voice makes democracy work

Want proof that America is still a government that is, as President Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, “of the people, by the people, ... Read more  | Add your comment

Let’s get out and ‘Explore Michiana’

Last week, I took my first trip of the year to Lake Michigan and enjoyed my favorite pizza on Silver Beach. It was so great ... Read more  | Add your comment

Lets get out and ‘Explore Michiana’

Last week, I took my first trip of the year to Lake Michigan and enjoyed my favorite pizza on Silver Beach. It was so great ... Read more  | Add your comment

Strong public voice makes democracy work

Want proof that America is still a government that is, as President Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, “of the people, by the people, ... Read more  | Add your comment

Mother knows best, and other lessons learned

Leaned forward awkwardly in the physician’s chair, my chin propped on a plastic ledge and my face pressed against a large, intimidating contraption that would ... Read more  | Add your comment

Leadership about more than mission statements

A local community-building initiative had me sold right from the start, as its name consists of two words — lead and Michiana — that mean a ... Read more  | Add your comment

Liquid of life gets unjustly overlooked

It may be the biggest understatement of all time, but here’s a newsflash for you: Water is important. Really, really important. This may sound like ... Read more  | Add your comment

What matters to you, matters to us

A college reporter friend of mine recently asked me what I like about working for a newspaper company that specializes in small-town community journalism. To be ... Read more  | Add your comment

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  3. You can’t hide that Bobcat pride  | Add your comment
  4. Volunteerism cannot be built on the few; must look to the many  | Add your comment
  5. Time to celebrate my favorite month of the year  | Add your comment
  6. Dowagiac Union Schools students on a roll  | Add your comment
  7. Horizons offers glimpse into why area is so special  | Add your comment
  8. Something of which to be proud  | Add your comment
  9. Why free Internet matters  | Add your comment
  10. Relay for Life making difference one dollar, one person at a time  | Add your comment
  11. Heroes and heritage in our backyards  | Add your comment
  12. Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone  | Add your comment

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