Investments in STEM were wise choices for institutions

While not the most exciting courses for many students, lessons in math and science are critical pillars of the way we understand, and eventually improve, ... Read more

Plenty of opportunities to celebrate harvest, fall season

Although much of the Michiana community seems to come to life during the summer with thousands traveling to our beaches, filling summer homes and getting ... Read more

Local students, parents benefit from free breakfast programs

While it may be a cliché that kids wanting to sleep in those extra 10 minutes may roll their eyes at, the foundation for a ... Read more

Project to restore county courthouse needs to involve more than just commissioners

The rooftop of one of Cassopolis’ oldest structures came alive with activity this week. Construction began on the project to replace the ailing roofing of ... Read more

Leader Columnists

Horizons is, well, on the Horizon

Considering we just marked the official start of fall a few days ago, February may seem like a long ways off — except that isn’t ... Read more

Happy National Newspaper Week!

Next week, when companies all across the United States celebrate the 75th annual National Newspaper Week, they will follow a simple but popular theme: The ... Read more

‘Do-it-all’ volunteer leaves legacy of service

John Willis was an optimist who stood out among Optimists, and the Niles native is most assuredly still looking at the sunny side of life ... Read more

List of learning techniques just keeps growing

For quite some time now, research has shown that different students learn in different ways. When training to become educators in college, teachers are taught ... Read more

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Letters to the Editor

No such thing as free breakfast

An article in last week’s Daily News, “Free Breakfast Offered,” stated that “the meals would be offered (to Dowagiac school students) for no charge to ... Read more

Beckwith players succeed again

The current play “The Last Five Years” is much more than a conversation between two people. This is a musical, accompanied by a talented string ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

School year off to a great start

The new school year began several weeks ago, but I can still sense the excitement as ... Read more

Parents’ words key in preventing underage drinking

“Talk, They Hear You” is a new underage drinking prevention national media campaign. Read more

Decision 2016: Wake me when it’s over!

Those of you who read this column “Speaking from Experience” on a somewhat regular basis know ... Read more

Initiative to help increase organ donations

More than 120,000 men, women and children nationwide currently need life-saving organ transplants, and every 10 ... Read more

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