About Us

Welcome to southwest Michigan and Leader Publications. Nested in the fertile farmland area near Lake Michigan, our company publishes daily and weekly newspapers, a shoppers’ guide and a variety of other specialized print products.

The Niles Daily Star publishes Monday through Friday mornings. The Dowagiac Daily News publishes Monday through Friday mornings. The Edwardsburg Argus and Cassopolis Vigilant publish on Thursday morning.

Photographs and articles should be submitted a minimum of two days prior to the publication date for the Niles Daily Star or Dowagiac Daily News and by Monday afternoon prior to the publication date for the Edwardsburg Argus or Cassopolis Vigilant.

Leader Publications
217 N. 4th St.
Niles, MI 49120

Phone: 269-683-2101
Fax: 269-683-2175

Michael Caldwell, publisher
Rhonda Rauen, accounting manager
Mary Cooper, sales representative
Sherina Gonzalez, sales representative
Phil Langer, sales representative
Jenny Yarbrough, sales representative
Amanda Falk, administrative assistant
Donna Knight, classified advertising
Nicole Bates, classified advertising/newspaper delivery
Anne Johnson, creative services manager
Cricket Nelson, creative services
Cindy Klingerman, newspaper delivery manager
Ambrosia Neldon, layout editor
Craig Haupert, Niles community editor
Scott Novak, Sports editor, Cass and Edwardsburg community editor
Ted Yoakum, Dowagiac community editor
Jill McCaughan, Off The Water editor

Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Niles Daily Star
Phone: 269-687-7720

Michael Caldwell, publisher
Craig Haupert, community editor
Scott Novak, sports editor


Dowagiac Daily News
Phone: 269-687-7706

Michael Caldwell, publisher
Ted Yoakum, Dowagiac community editor
Scott Novak, sports editor


Cassopolis Vigilant/Edwardsburg Argus
Phone: 269-687-7702

217 N. 4th St.
Niles, MI 49120

Michael Caldwell, publisher
Scott Novak, community editor, sports editor


Off The Water
Phone: 269-687-7704

217 N. 4th St.
Niles, MI 49120

Michael Caldwell, publisher
Jill McCaughan, Off The Water editor


Advertising with Leader Publications

To place a classified ad, call 269-687-7717, or click here to send a message.
If you would like to have information on retail advertising or inserts, phone 269-687-7700, or click here to send a message.
Click here to see our marketing kit and advertising rates.


News Tips

Leader Publications welcomes news tips from readers. Click here to send a tip.


Commercial Printing

If you would like information about commercial web printing contact Michael Caldwell

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