Opinion

Editorials

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

Niles finds colorful solution to problem

When it comes to wayfinding, having the right signage can make all the difference. Read more

Contest gives people chance to show their love for the city

Home to hundreds of acres of lush forests, clear streams and bountiful recreational opportunities, there’s a lot to love about Dowagiac’s public parks. With its ... Read more

Save your skin this summer

With county fairs in Berrien and Cass counties fast approaching, many of us will be heading outdoors to take advantage of (hopefully) great summer weather ... Read more

Leader Columnists

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

‘Don’t ever give up’ fight against cancer

It is only fitting that, during this third week of July, former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano takes center stage. Read more

You know you’re from southwest Michigan if…

Nothing draws a group of people together like a trip down memory lane. Read more

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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

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

PART THREE: WE HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE — THE BEGINNINGS OF WAR   Each tribe had ... Read more

The rise and fall of Bill Cosby

I was once a big fan of Bill Cosby. One scene in particular from The Bill ... Read more

End of film credits means more money for roads

Last week, a long-running program came to an end. The Michigan Legislature, with my support, voted ... Read more


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