United Way, family court partnership a winner

Last week, the Cass County Family Court department announced that it was again partnering with the United Way of Southwest Michigan to improve the lives ... Read more

Spending money locally important for both public and private sectors

Now that it is time to build a new road access near Dowagiac Middle School, the administration of Dowagiac Union Schools solicited bids — like ... Read more

Most Wanted designed to protect community

On Monday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department joined the list of public safety organizations contributing to what has proven to be a popular weekly feature, ... Read more

Fireworks provide a great way to bring together a community

On Saturday, members of the Sister Lakes community came out to the local Lions Park for a night of festivities that could only best be ... Read more

Leader Columnists

Tolerance: Our country’s key to success

“But we can perhaps remember — even if only for a time — that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share ... Read more

Internet puts citizens in halls of Congress, statehouse

I am sure this isn’t a news flash for anyone, but politicians don’t always honor the promises made while on the campaign trail. Too often, ... Read more

Hate, oppression should never be celebrated

Symbols are a tremendously powerful part of our world. Read more

Summer means wedding season in Michiana

It wouldn’t be summer without a calendar full of weddings, and when the season kicked off this weekend, so did a very busy week of ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

2015 White Cane Drive raises more than $1,850

The Dowagiac Lions Club wishes to thank the hundreds of individual contributors and our corporate sponsors for a successful 2015 “White Cane” campaign. The money ... Read more

Stop fracking in Cass County

Across the state of Michigan, concerned citizens are circulating petitions to put fracking on the 2016 state ballot.  For information about fracking and our concern ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

Helping others find their path

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could ... Read more

Enjoy a safe Fourth of July

This week as we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, I want to remind you of fireworks ... Read more

Keep kids active during summer break

Summer is in full swing, although we might not be able to tell it by the ... Read more

Happy birthday, USA!

There is no better time than on the Fourth of July to celebrate all that is ... Read more

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