Conservation cooperation makes perfect sense

A who’s who of organizations and citizens devoted to protecting our region’s most important resources will assemble Friday at the Cass County COA building in ... Read more

High school student serves as positive example to all

As cliché as it may sound, one person really can make a big difference, as shown by the example set by one Dowagiac Union High ... Read more

Come check out the new sights at the museum

From the fruits and vegetables harvested from our state’s fertile soils to the fish caught in the waters of the Great Lakes that surround us, ... Read more

Students should take advantage of FAFSA program

Hundreds of volunteers will assist at more than 30 host sites statewide this month to help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application ... Read more

Leader Columnists

Is another Flint waiting to happen?

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has captured the attention of the nation and world, as the embattled community tries to overcome a tragic situation ... Read more

Niles Young Leaders making a difference

One of the biggest adjustments I had to make when moving back to Niles was becoming acquainted with a place where I wasn’t completely surrounded ... Read more

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

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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

Dowagiac Eats: The agricultural side

You have probably read about Michigan Eats: Regional Culture Through Food at the museum in the ... Read more

Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini

My last column severely criticized Hillary Clinton for her e-mail malfeasance. It’s only fair that I ... Read more

Fish for free this weekend in Michigan

With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 36,000 miles of rivers and 11,000 inland ... Read more

Beware of seasonal tax scams

Well, the scams are going full strength now that it’s tax season. So far this morning, ... Read more

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