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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Carrie is a candidate we support

The challenges facing our Dowagiac Board of Education are, to many people, overwhelming. The numerous complications brought on by this ongoing pandemic — school closures, ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consider Carrie Franz-Freeman to join the Dowagiac School Board

When you cast your vote for the Dowagiac School Board, I would encourage you to consider Carrie Franz-Freeman. Carrie was raised here by a family ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

CULTON: Make your vote count

The year 2020 is almost over — some would say thankfully — but for many southwest Michigan residents, the most important thing they will do ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

PUCKETT: Who is on the Lord’s side?

The question is not whose side is God on. God, Almighty God is the creator and sovereign Lord of the universe. He does not take ... Read more

2 days ago by Dan Puckett.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Join in supporting Pauline Wendzel

As a health care professional right here in Berrien County, I’m asking my community to support my friend and Michigan State Representative 79th District, Pauline ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Citizens, legislators deserve safety, respect

I was deeply concerned to read in a non-partisan magazine that the Michigan State Capitol does not have any type of metal detectors or package ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: VandenHeede is the best candidate for state representative

It seems like the only reliable trend in politics is how often we’re forced to vote for “the least worst” candidate. Fortunately, that’s not the ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Arnold’s take on the debate

After the recent political debate, this reporter sought out the opinions of perpetual candidate, Arnold Tobin. Mr. Tobin has always been willing to over-share his ... Read more

6 days ago by Larry Wilson.

NELDON: Your actions impact the health of others

Seven months into the pandemic, we are all tired of hearing phrases used so often they are practically cliches. “Keep your social distance.” “We’re all ... Read more

6 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Meet the current members of the DUS school board

I have served as a member of the Dowagiac Union School board for the past eight years, and it has been an honor to do ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: East is the person to represent us

Amy East is the best candidate for State Representative from the 59th District.  East has the experience, personal qualities and love for this area that ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gary Peters is right for Michigan

Sen. Gary Peters has worked hard and been very effective over the last six years in supporting Michiganders and all Americans. “Bridge Michigan,” a nonpartisan ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consider voting for Priscilla Gatties for trustee

I’ve seen my name on a ballot 12 times over the years but seeing my wife’s name on the general election ballot for the first ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Re-elect Nick Shelton for Niles City Mayor

I am proud to lend my name to the broad coalition of community leaders supporting Nick Shelton for Niles city mayor. Niles has seen tremendous ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

New England culinary cruise: Part two

As you may recall from last week’s discussion, I recently had the pleasure of spending some treasured time with two of my closest friends, and ... Read more

1 week ago by Larry Wilson.

MOHN: Stand against gun violence

COVID-19 continues to dominate most aspects of our lives. Many of us are exhausted by it. We are tired of thinking about how to balance ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Dan VandenHeed for State Representative

I graduated from Dowagiac Union High School in 2016. While in high school, I had Dan VandenHeede as a teacher and a coach. Now, I ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support Ron McAdam for Cass County commissioner

During the upcoming year, the commissioners will face unparalleled challenges resulting from the pandemic. While some challenges are yet to emerge, a dramatic budget shortfall ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

KAUFMANN: The power to make a rainbow

In the early days of the pandemic in Italy, quarantined children hung pictures of rainbows from apartment balconies. These bright banners bore the words “Andrà ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Fred Upton for congress

For nearly a decade I had a front row seat to watch how Congressman Fred Upton works to represent the families of southwest Michigan. As ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tim Rogers for the second ward write-in candidate

While there are no declared candidates for the open second ward city council position, I know one of the people running as a write-in candidate ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

HAVLICEK: Michigan is in a state of confusion

Recent news out of the state capitol has once again changed the balance of power in our state. Last Friday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Jon Hoadley to represent us

The decision of who to vote for in the U.S. Congressional election in Southwest Michigan (District MI-6) is simple. If you approve of Donald Trump, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

BEALOR: The importance of legal parenthood

Numerous studies recognize the importance of two involved parents in children’s lives. Sometimes, “legal” parenthood can be difficult to understand. Establishing a “legal” mom is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support, endorse VandenHeede on Nov. 3

When my family moved here from out of state 18 years ago, Dan VandenHeede was one of the first educators and coaches that I met ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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