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

On being a twin

When my family and friends gather next Saturday, they’ll be celebrating not one, but two birthdays — mine, and my identical twin’s. For 24 years, ... Read more

Definition of ‘scary’ changes with age

Jack-o-lanterns are showcasing their toothy grins. Ghouls, ghosts and goblins have begun popping up everywhere. Frightful fiends are starting to take over our televisions, department ... Read more

Dress codes are important

Everyone knows commenting on a woman’s attire is dangerous. Leaders at local school districts have found out just how temperamental ladies are in regards to ... Read more

What food comforts you?

Everyone has a favorite comfort food — a go-to meal or recipe for rainy days that is a surefire remedy for any funk or bad ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

Moroz knows value of hard work

I am writing to support Mike Moroz, who is running for the Michigan State House District 59 seat, which is being vacated by Matt Lori. I ... Read more

Re-elect trustees at SMC

I was pleased to see so many people turn out for Southwestern Michigan College’s 50th anniversary celebration. What a great institution. It is easy to see why ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

Do you remember Pyrex?

I imagine that everyone over the of age of 60 has one of these dishware pieces ... Read more

Interview with the candidate

Arnold Tobin announced his candidacy for office — any office — in May of this year. ... Read more

Prepare for power outages

Are you prepared? I know my power flickered recently and made me think about this week’s ... Read more

Yankees in Georgia!

In Margaret Mitchell’s book, “Gone with the Wind,” the Union Army begins to bombard Atlanta in ... Read more

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