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

Why the opinion page is so important

My senior year of college, I was serving as news editor when President Obama ran for re-election. Looking back, I laugh remembering how shocked I ... Read more

Field trips can lead to careers

“Where do you sit at? … I bet you print 505 million newspapers. … Do people work hard here? … How long does it take ... Read more

Strong public voice makes democracy work

Want proof that America is still a government that is, as President Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, “of the people, by the people, ... Read more

Let’s get out and ‘Explore Michiana’

Last week, I took my first trip of the year to Lake Michigan and enjoyed my favorite pizza on Silver Beach. It was so great ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Time for an upgrade at Niles schools

I’m writing this letter in support of Niles Community School’s two bond proposals, which will come to a vote on May 5. As a lifelong ... Read more

Why you should vote ‘no’ to Proposal 1

In the short amount of time that I have been able to stand researching, here is the best summary of the numbers associated with that ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

Look at all we have here

Someone said we cannot see the “forest for the trees.” Read more

Sure sign of spring

Old Man Winter is losing his grip. Spring is doing her best to slip away from ... Read more

360-degree images of Michigan tourist destinations online now

The Pure Michigan promotion program has had a direct, positive effect on boosting tourism in southwest ... Read more

Way to go, Chieftains!

For this Starfish story, I would like to highlight Mr. Cornelius, Mr. McCauley, Mr. Klann, Mrs. ... Read more

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