Tuesday elections important for all our communities

Special elections often fly under the radar for many voters; Tuesday’s elections in Buchanan, Cassopolis and Niles Township are no different. Read more

Raising utility rates a necessary evil

Nobody likes paying more for the same thing, especially when it comes to utilities services like electricity, water and sewer. Read more

Dowagiac’s expanding network of partnerships serves community well

On Monday, the Dowagiac City Council announced its support for The Lake Michigan Trails Network, a plan for the creation of a continuous system of ... Read more

Best of the Best shows great community involvement

Late last week, a list of readers’ favorite businesses was released as part of our annual Best of the Best contest. Read more

Leader Columnists

Presentation gives new perspective

How many times a day do you find yourself thinking a negative thought? How many times a week do you contemplate big life changes, like ... Read more

Younger generation not being judged fairly

Don’t believe the doomsayers. Our nation’s future is bright — because today’s amazing youth will become tomorrow’s leaders and will surely create a better world ... Read more

Witnessing history in the making

As the old saying goes, journalists write the rough drafts of history books. Last Friday, I had the opportunity to experience history in the making ... Read more

All Best of the Best ‘medalists’ are winners

In the Olympics, anyone who makes it to the podium is a winner. With that in mind, the special section inside today’s newspaper will serve ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Same-sex marriage not a one-sided issue

These scriptures make it clear that the gay/lesbian lifestyle is against God’s will. Read more

On seeking assurances

On Monday evening, July 20, in the city council chambers I experienced something that made me truly thankful to be a citizen of this fair ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

The, as yet, unfinished history of war

This is a history lesson, told in three parts, contrived in the truest sense of fabricated ... Read more

Michigan helping veterans get benefits they deserve

We owe our liberty to the courageous veterans who put their country before themselves. The enormous ... Read more

Niles Education Foundation commences new giving year

The Niles Education Foundation is kicking off its 2015-2016 fundraising campaign with its second annual “Legendary ... Read more

Part Three: The, as yet, unfinished history of war


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