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

Hometown pride wins every time

On the corner of Section Street and U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, a large hand-painted sign leaning against a telephone pole tells everyone who passes that ... Read more

Nixing public notices to keep citizens in the dark

Although it remains unclear whether or not they liken themselves to French seer Nostradamus or Apple creator Steve Jobs, part of the Michigan Legislature clearly ... Read more

Finding the right battlefront in ‘war’

“We are at war, a ‘war on drugs.’” It was impossible to grow up in the 1980s and early ‘90s without hearing this dramatic battle ... Read more

Let’s return to the season of giving

It seems like everywhere I turn someone is complaining about Christmas. Some grumble that the season has become more about getting the best presents than ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Economy better off with Obama

In the six years that President Obama has been in office, the following changes have taken place: 1) The economy, which was losing 750,000 jobs ... Read more

There are consequences whether your vote or not

Voting has consequences, same with not voting. Read more

Opinion Columnists

Has Thanksgiving celebration gone away?

There are many occasions in the Bible where God exhorts His people to remember. God directed ... Read more

Be prepared on the go

This week’s Do 1 thing tip continues with Emergency Supplies: Create an emergency supply kit for ... Read more

How to give back this holiday season

When I returned to Niles four years ago after a 20 year absence I was shocked ... Read more

Boycott Walmart on Black Friday

Once again this year the employees of over 2,000 Walmart stores will hold a wage protest ... Read more

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