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

Finding the right Niles superintendent

Relationships matter. A lot. Read more

Another year of ice fest fun

In the words of the popular Disney character, “Some things are worth melting for.” Despite warmer temperatures than usual in Niles this weekend, ice carvers ... Read more

Best gifts cannot be found in a store

My wife and I recently asked our oldest daughter how she wanted to celebrate her looming seventh birthday, offering up a few suggestions and expecting ... Read more

Still time to recognize ‘Unsung Heroes’

At weddings the minister often urges guests to “speak now or forever hold your peace.” This is Michiana residents’ last chance to “speak” about who ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Questions need to be answered

I have not made up my mind on how I will vote on the upcoming sales tax hike.  I have some questions that need to be ... Read more

Republicans revive assault on Social Security

Congressional Republicans have been opposed to Social Security from the time it was first enacted in 1935.  They have tried repeatedly to undermine this important ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

Strokes of genius require brushes

Having a vision is a form of art and there are those blessed with the ability ... Read more

Difference between tax planning and tax preparation

I would argue that we change our definition of success in filing our tax returns and ... Read more

A guide to America’s progressive foreign policy

Here is a quick current events quiz: Who are Susan Rice, Lisa Monaco, and Samantha Power? ... Read more

Why not build the Keystone XL Pipeline

On Nov. 18, 2014, Senator Debbie Stabenow voted no to approve closure on Senate Bill 2280, ... Read more

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