Opinion

Editorials

Encouragement of outdoor activities good for youth

Last Saturday, hundreds of people with a passion for the great outdoors — and for helping local children — assembled within the confines of the ... Read more

Berrien County joins effort to help Flint

In the midst of the truly tragic water crisis in Flint, it is encouraging to see so many people in southwest Michigan who are willing ... Read more

Michiana resident welcomed to leadership role at SMEGA

For a number of years, Joe Sobieralski, a Brandywine graduate and lifelong Niles resident, worked hard to grow the economy of Berrien and Cass counties ... Read more

Carbon monoxide safety can help save a life

Carbon monoxide, often called “CO” is sometimes referred to as the “invisible killer” because it is an odorless, colorless gas that can be difficult to ... Read more

Leader Columnists

Painful (or expensive) reminders can be important

“No way was I speeding,” I thought to myself as the blue and red lights pulsated behind me as I proceeded down 11th Street in ... Read more

Exciting news in the world of news

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend two days immersed in the world of newspaper at the Michigan Press Association annual convention. It was ... Read more

Don’t just wait for customers to appear

Far too many local businesses try to take the “Field of Dreams” marketing approach. Read more

Bobcats rally to help their own

Several years ago, a new administrator approached my sister and me about a volunteer opportunity. Read more

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Letters to the Editor

‘Thank you’ for removing tattered flag

A big “thank-you” is in order to the responsible party for taking down the torn and tattered American Flag that had been flying atop the ... Read more

All must step up in order for Niles to prosper in 2016

In 2015, I look back and see a lot of changes going on in Niles, Michigan. Our city councils and street departments, MDOT and code ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

My all-time fav drink is Ovaltine

On cold snowy gloomy days we couldn’t wait to get inside and warm up with a ... Read more

Experiencing life to the fullest

Hannibal King has yet to see it all. Hannibal volunteers as the head hash slinger at ... Read more

Pagel offers notes from Lansing

The Flint water crisis has drawn national attention to Michigan. It has been a failure at ... Read more

The right to speak, the right to know and the right to learn

A week before Christmas, late in the night of Dec. 16, 2015, the Michigan Legislature passed ... Read more


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