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

Liquid of life gets unjustly overlooked

It may be the biggest understatement of all time, but here’s a newsflash for you: Water is important. Really, really important. This may sound like ... Read more

What matters to you, matters to us

A college reporter friend of mine recently asked me what I like about working for a newspaper company that specializes in small-town community journalism. To be ... Read more

March Madness is about far more than just final scores

Today marks the true beginning of a special time of the year, those weeks when we cheer for David to pickup his sling to face ... Read more

My favorite sounds of spring

All the traditional signs of spring are here — the melting snow, the warmer days, the birds chirping — but the surest sound of spring ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Republican budget is dishonest, destructive

In addition to being dishonest, the Republican budget is an assault on the health and economic well-being of the American people. Read more

Sales tax proposal symptomatic of poor government

Study the content and structure of this proposal and you will find that earmarks abound for budget items other than roads. Read more

Opinion Columnists

The meaning of things

Big John strolled through the front door of the diner and tossed his ball cap onto ... Read more

Congress should build safe storage for nuclear fuel

Safe and reliable nuclear energy provides roughly 20 percent of the nation’s electricity and nearly a ... Read more

God has been falsely accused … again

Almighty God gets blamed for a lot of things. Blaming God is so entrenched in our ... Read more

All about community service

“On my way to a meeting at Whirlpool in St. Joseph yesterday, I had a tire ... Read more

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