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COLUMN: We should approach the use of cannabis with caution

By Dr. James L. Wierman, D.O. With the legalization of marijuana in Michigan, in Cass County – along ...

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Lynch: 2024 and the cannabis industry

Season’s greetings and Happy New Year! As I write this, Niles recently finished one of its coldest winter ...

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Tobias: Let’s hope Michigan does better to reduce alcohol problems in 2024

By Mike Tobias, Michigan Council on Alcohol Problems Michigan is the best state in the country and we ...

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Shelton: Looking back, facing forward

Dear friends, neighbors, and citizens of the City of Niles, As we bid farewell to 2023, I am ...

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Guest column: An interview with an American rabbi

By Brenda Beadenkopf Guest Columnist, Niles resident I recently sought to find the background and history of the ...

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Boeskool: Unleashing Potential – EmergeSkilled and the future of work

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and business, the demand for skilled workers is at an all-time high. ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Niles road conditions

If you read the 52-page MDOT US12/M51 study – December 2019 done on this project, a few things ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Historic Cassopolis courthouse construction coming along

The dream of using our 1899 historic courthouse is finally coming true – hooray!!  This iconic, beautiful  building ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buchanan politics, deficits, and mutiny

Buchanan is broke. The last State of Michigan F65 Municipal Finance report covers fiscal year 2021-2022 with a ...

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Buchanan mayor issues letter to community

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Mayor Sean Denison has issued an open letter to the community addressing issues following his ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In support of City Manager Benjamin Eldridge

The people of Buchanan will be fighting to keep our new City Manager at the City Commission meeting ...

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Charles L. Sampson II, 51, of Cassopolis

Charles L. Sampson II, 51, of Cassopolis, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2023. Arrangements are being made by Wagner ...

Education

Applegate: The academic value of a positive parent-school connection

For the majority of the year, students spend each weekday dividing their daytime between home with their loving ...

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Cains: A Boeing in a garage

My father was a typical Indiana boy who loved baseball, dogs, and airplanes.  All three of these loves ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I am a parent in the Brandywine school district, and I am appalled 

I am a parent in the Brandywine school district, and I am appalled.  I have learned that recently ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brandywine Board Meets Sept. 25 and Oct. 16, Freedom is up for votes

Brandywine’s explicit content policy has a vote on Sept 25th: My opinion on why it is misguided, follows. ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In support of Brandywine school board

I have been attending, and speaking at, the meetings of the Brandywine Board of Education. The recent letter ...

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Cannabis generating revenue for community

Well another Michiana summer is in the books! For the most part a truly beautiful one with a ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In support of Brandywine teachers, superintendent

I am writing to show my support to the Brandywine Community Schools teachers and the superintendent. After watching ...

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APPLEGATE: The power of regular attendance

The 2023-24 school year has officially begun, and with it comes the excitement of having students back in ...

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Fair no place for exotic animal attractions

Dear Editor, My Cass and Berrien County friends have always talked about how wonderful the Berrien County Youth ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bigotry is bad for business, and dishonesty is bad for politics

Dear editor, Rep. Brad Paquette’s letter to the Leader in support of his recent introduction of bills which ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Difference between sex and gender

Sex is determined at birth, it’s in your DNA, you can’t change that.  You are male or female. ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What’s in a name?

Hello Fellow Dowagiac Chieftains, What’s in a name? A rose by any other name is still a rose ...

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OPINION: Bigotry is bad for business

Bigotry is bad for business. Us politicians sometimes employ catchy slogans that persuasively depict our own virtue, while ...

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