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

‘Cheerleaders’ offer crucial support for their communities

It usually didn’t take newcomers long to figure out that Juan Ganum was the leading cheerleader for the city of Niles, despite the fact his ... Read more

Shining Star turns table

During the last week or two, I’ve gotten to speak with some pretty outstanding kids. Again this year, I asked administrators at all of the ... Read more

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

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

Just sitting around thinking

Satchel Paige is credited with the comment, “Sometimes I sits and thinks, but sometimes I just ... Read more

Experts: Michigan economy continues to improve, boosts School Aid Fund

State fiscal leaders from the Legislature and the executive branch met with economists from across the ... Read more

On being anti-social media

The Friends of the Grand Misconception, or FOG’M, as the organization is often referred, is a ... Read more

Ramping up church security

“Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place ... Read more

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