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CAINS: ‘Tis the season of transition

Here we are in mid-September with 80-degree weather on one day and a brisk 49-degree temperature to kick ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Labor Day musings

The great Michigan tradition of closing out the Summer with a Labor Day drive to the lake or ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, President Biden

The Biden administration, working in collaboration with all of the Congressional Democrats and  a small number of Republicans ...

Columns

APPLEGATE: Extracurriculars can help students build new skills and gain experiences

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the start of the school year. While we have ...

Columns

Cains: The good old days

As a child I was extremely lucky.  I had two loving parents, four siblings and about fifty relatives  ...

Editorials

Many thanks to Fort St. Joseph Open House volunteers, organizers

Touring the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House last weekend was like taking a trip back in time. ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Monkeypox Awareness in Van Buren and Cass Counties

CASS COUNTY — Throughout the summer a new topic of conversation has emerged bringing about many questions and ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Officer Lewis a great example of good police

I want to give Officer Thorn Lewis of the Dowagiac Police Department a heartfelt thank you!

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Insurrectionists are running for office

If we’ve learned anything from the January 6th hearings so far, it’s that Trump and his allies will ...

Columns

Column: First light

I was not a very good grade school student, per se. My baseball skills, airplane and rocket building ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governor Whitmer is a champion for Michiganders

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been an inspiring and effective leader during a very challenging time. In her first ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Maintaining high-quality EMS service requires investment

Nearly every person in this community will need to rely on emergency medical services (EMS) to help someone ...

Columns

Embracing the ‘heartbeat’ of our community

People often talk about the “pulse” of the nation or the “heartbeat” of a community, and it’s an ...

Columns

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Little H.O.P.E. for the Future

There are many things currently happening that can leave one’s head spinning. So, when it seems things are ...

Columns

Column: Celebrating the achievements of our school community

With the end of the 2021-22 school year nearly upon us, I would like to encourage our entire ...

obituary

James R. Craig Jr.

Jan. 30, 1971-April 20, 2022   James Robert Craig Jr., age 51, of Cassopolis, died Wednesday, April 20, ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: We need competent leadership in the White House

Under Joe Biden’s presidency: 1) Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring over our southern border each ...

Columns

COLUMN: Promoting acceptance, understanding during Autism Awareness Month

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions that affect an individual’s ability to interact ...

Columns

COLUMN: Coming back to life

There is a fresh feeling in the air. At my feet, the bulbs that had lain sleeping in ...

Columns

COLUMN: Reducing road repair costs for local communities

Repairing Michigan’s roads has been a focal point of efforts to upgrade the state’s infrastructure and local roads ...

Columns

COLUMN: Extracurriculars promote student achievement, growth and pride

At Niles Community Schools, we focus on the well-being and growth of the whole child. While academics remain ...

Leader Columnists

COLUMN: Enrollment figures have teams on the move

In my three-plus decades of covering high school sports in southwest Michigan, I do not believe I have ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Berrien County’s share of cannabis tax revenue is disproportionate to level of support

I’m writing as a Berrien County taxpayer, and more specifically, as a City of Buchanan resident. In November ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Student production shines light on issue students face

When I received the copy of the March 19th Dowagiac Daily News, the first article I read was ...

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LETTER: Commissioners need to work harder to create reasonable contract

“Back the Blue,” but talk is cheap at the Cass County Commission. It isn’t Nancy Pelosi or A.O.C. ...

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