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LASATA: New auto insurance law saving people real money

The biggest change to auto insurance in our state in generations took effect just months ago. Reforming the formerly outdated auto no-fault law was one ... Read more

2 days ago by Kim LaSata.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army hires seasonal employment

With the new order in place for the next few weeks, we know that some individuals working in restaurants and other businesses may be short ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cass County Cancer Service gives thanks

All of us here at the Cass County Cancer Service would like to thank Imperial Furniture for doing their annual October fundraiser event, Real Men ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

GUEST COLUMN: A congressional action is needed

The Paycheck Protection Program was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to help small businesses survive during the early phases of ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MATHEWS: Do you need the court’s permission to move?

Most divorce judgments (where children are involved), support orders and paternity orders include a paragraph requiring parents to obtain the court’s permission before they can ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

NELDON: Five reasons to shop local

This week, our tummies were stuffed with turkey and all the fixings. We’ve taken advantage of Black Friday deals at larger retailers, and now it’s ... Read more

6 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A new era of honesty, integrity, competence has begun in America

A fresh breeze is blowing across our national political landscape, bringing with it a new era of honesty, integrity, and competence. Despite the persistent efforts ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

WILSON: I am worried

I am worried. Folks are starting to get just a little bit testy. Mumbled grumbles and disquieting comments are beginning to erupt from a growing ... Read more

6 days ago by Larry Wilson.

LASATA: Shopping local more important than ever

Perhaps more than ever it is important to shop local and support the small and family-owned businesses in our communities. Since March, the economic impact ... Read more

1 week ago by Kim LaSata.

APPLEGATE: Niles Community Schools thanks the community for its ongoing support

Around this time every year, we are all encouraged to reflect on what we are thankful for. While we always have an appreciation for our ... Read more

1 week ago by Dan Applegate.

CULTON: Count our blessings

This year, it has been exceedingly easy to count our hardships. With the COVID-19 pandemic having taken over our world, we have lost a lot. ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

NELDON: Do your part — if not for you, then for your community

As Gov. Whitmer made an emergency announcement Sunday evening temporarily moving the state back to Phase Two of the MI Safe Start Plan designed to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

WILSON: Truth behind the words

A few evenings back, I went to dinner with a couple of my buddies from the He-Man Group. As a matter of explanation, the He-Man ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

LASATA: We must remain vigilant in fight against COVID-19, whether we get it or don’t get it

Last week I was informed I had tested positive for COVID-19. The test was administered Wednesday during a scheduled, unrelated medical appointment. Prior to receiving ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Kim LaSata.

PUCKETT: What to do when you feel helpless

Citizens of the USA find themselves in a great cultural divide. As usual, both sides believe they are right and justify their position. There is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dan Puckett.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army needs your help

We need your help! The Salvation Army of Niles has only gotten 6.31 percent of our goal for this year. Only 7 percent of our ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

CULTON: Let’s take things seriously this time

This feels like déjà vu. Sunday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 restrictions to last three weeks. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

MILLIMAN: Transparency counts now more than ever

Once again, the Leaders of the Republican Caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives want to pull public notices from newspapers and allow governmental entities ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Campfire championships

Play-by-Play Announcer: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the 44th annual Campfire Championships. This storied competition is being held, again this year, at the completely ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

KAUFMANN: Pet support for stressful times

During this pandemic, many of us have suffered from elevated levels of anxiety. Some of us have struggled with loneliness and depression during quarantine and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Chrissie Kaufmann.

CULTON: Celebrate the veterans in your life

The last few weeks — even months and years — have shown us how divided many of us are both as a community and a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

LASATA: Honoring those who served

The freedoms we enjoy as Americans that are enshrined in our Constitution and laws are preserved, protected and defended by the men and women in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Kim LaSata.

MACGREGOR: The holidays are right around the corner

The holidays are edging closer, which is wonderful, yet a little sad, too. Some of our family we can see, others we cannot. The important ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coming together to ensure the continued success of government

I have been the deputy clerk for Milton Township since July, and was elected Tuesday to the board of Ttrustees and the clerk position. I ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

WILSON: As the world turns over

Big John Hudson burst through the front door of Sarah’s Diner, threw his ball cap down on the round oak table with the fervor of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

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