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

Dowagiac Union Schools students on a roll

Friday morning, perhaps the most exciting news of the year thus far broke — that Dowagiac Union High School’s energetic and passionate student cheering section ... Read more

Horizons offers glimpse into why area is so special

Hopefully, by the time you read these words, you’ve already been drawn into our 34th annual Horizons edition that is a special supplement inside today’s ... Read more

Something of which to be proud

This week, a Brandywine student made school history. The seventh-grader out-spelled 65 other students in a countywide spelling contest, and he was the first Brandywine ... Read more

Why free Internet matters

“Newspapers are dead, and the Internet killed them.” For years now, this has been the refrain spouted by many media pundits, who have foreseen nothing ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Lack of jobs no reason for unrest

In listening to the two mouthpieces sent out by the U.S. State Department, we are supposed to believe that the reason there is unrest and ... Read more

Customers deserve convenience of purchasing alcohol in supermarkets

We are a family-owned business employing some 3,400 people, operating 18 stores in Indiana and three in Michigan. Read more

Opinion Columnists

Not a No. 2 Ticonderoga to be found

Now that I have found so many pencils at my house, my favorite pencil, a  ... Read more

Part one: The Witch and the Alchemist

Edna could not claim mystical royal lineage. She was not an enchanted princess that had been ... Read more

Offering women the tool of self-defense

“Women must not depend on the protection of a man but must be taught to defend ... Read more

Bills protect fair hunting practices, hunters’ rights

With an abundance of game animals and birds, Michigan attracts more hunters than any other state ... Read more

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