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

Always something to be thankful for

This Thanksgiving, I planned to write the obligatory “why I’m thankful” post, but given recent events I thought I’d alter my list a bit. First ... Read more

Hometown pride wins every time

On the corner of Section Street and U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, a large hand-painted sign leaning against a telephone pole tells everyone who passes that ... Read more

Nixing public notices to keep citizens in the dark

Although it remains unclear whether or not they liken themselves to French seer Nostradamus or Apple creator Steve Jobs, part of the Michigan Legislature clearly ... Read more

Finding the right battlefront in ‘war’

“We are at war, a ‘war on drugs.’” It was impossible to grow up in the 1980s and early ‘90s without hearing this dramatic battle ... Read more

Editorial Cartoon


Letters to the Editor

A blessing in disguise

My husband, Terry, and I have lived on Market Street for more than 40 years. Prior to the closing of the Main Street Bridge we ... Read more

Economy better off with Obama

In the six years that President Obama has been in office, the following changes have taken place: 1) The economy, which was losing 750,000 jobs ... Read more

Opinion Columnists

Old echoes of friendship and love

On Dec. 11 our family is making a donation to and hosting a reception at the ... Read more

Time to celebrate our most important blessings: Our family and friends

Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends and give thanks for our ... Read more

It’ll only take one

TFLAO (The First, Last, And Only) is one of my closest friends. Most people know him ... Read more

Stash some cash in case of emergency

The final Do 1 Thing tip for November concerns Emergency Supplies: Stash some cash in case ... Read more

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