Our election policy

With the general election fast approaching, Leader Publications is reminding readers of our policy regarding election coverage and reader-submitted candidate endorsement letters. Previews of local ... Read more

Festival embodies Niles’ goodwill

You don’t even need a nickel in your pocket to enjoy the Four Flags Area Apple Festival. Read more

Superintendent search needs you

Hiring a superintendent is one of the most important decisions a school board will ever have to make. Not only will that person lead the ... Read more

Let cooler heads prevail in sewer dispute

The constant bickering between the Ontwa Township Board and residents over the sewer project really needs to stop. Read more

Leader Columnists

Volunteerism cannot be built on the few; must look to the many

In sports — and in life — we misguidedly overanalyze raw data, often convinced that statistics can tell the whole story. However, sometimes the numbers ... Read more

Time to celebrate my favorite month of the year

I remember the day I got my first library card like some kids remember their first trip to Disney World. A few days after my ... Read more

Dowagiac Union Schools students on a roll

Friday morning, perhaps the most exciting news of the year thus far broke — that Dowagiac Union High School’s energetic and passionate student cheering section ... Read more

Horizons offers glimpse into why area is so special

Hopefully, by the time you read these words, you’ve already been drawn into our 34th annual Horizons edition that is a special supplement inside today’s ... Read more

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Letters to the Editor

Lack of jobs no reason for unrest

In listening to the two mouthpieces sent out by the U.S. State Department, we are supposed to believe that the reason there is unrest and ... Read more

Customers deserve convenience of purchasing alcohol in supermarkets

We are a family-owned business employing some 3,400 people, operating 18 stores in Indiana and three in Michigan. Read more

Opinion Columnists

Honoring our winter unsung heroes

We all know the past two winters have been tough. We had nine snow days last ... Read more

Part Two: The Witch and the Alchemist

When Edna was still a young girl, a miller came to their village and set up ... Read more

Weighing in on students’ questions

Students at Brandywine Middle/High School recently asked me the following questions. To ask a question, please ... Read more

New initiative encourages hiring of Michigan veterans

We owe our freedoms to the brave men and women in uniform who put their nation ... Read more

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