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

What food comforts you?

Everyone has a favorite comfort food — a go-to meal or recipe for rainy days that is a surefire remedy for any funk or bad ... Read more

Everything looks easy from life’s sidelines

The formal job description would probably look something like this: Qualified taster needed. Experienced taste buds required. Must be willing to put mysterious substances in ... Read more

Here’s to another 50

This weekend, I was one of the many guests in attendance at Southwestern Michigan College’s 50th anniversary party. Unfortunately, I was too busy taking photos ... Read more

Seeking your opinion instead of your money

At its core, it is really a simple question — albeit with lots of complex answers — that I have asked a few times before: ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Re-elect Tomasini

As current president of the Lake Michigan College Foundation, I want to go on record as endorsing Mary Jo Tomasini for the Lake Michigan College ... Read more

Tomasini a good fit for re-election

Mary Jo Tomasini is finishing her first six-year term on the Lake Michigan College board. She is currently secretary of the board. I am supporting ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

Be prepared for power outages

October brings a new theme for Do 1 Thing. This month we will be focusing on ... Read more

A hidden treasure on the move

What treasure, you ask? Many of us go by it each day and overlook it completely. ... Read more

Emphasize the positives of school

Just liked scuffed shoes and broken pencils, the shininess and promise of a new school year ... Read more

An autumn walk in southwest Michigan

The last few days of Indian summer warmth were still fresh in Sarah’s mind, but now ... Read more

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