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International Day of Education: Investing in the Future of Students

By Dr. Dan Applegate, NCS Superintendent Ten years from now, our students will be in a completely different ...

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Lynch: Musings from a pothead – Waking up

Shocked, bewildered, disappointed….this is insane.  I had all the feelings plus the notion that our country is beyond ...

Education

The End of 2022: Looking Ahead to the New Year

With the calendar year coming to a close, we look back at Niles Community Schools’ 2022 accomplishments with ...

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Column: A Chill and a Cheer

As Old Man Winter beckons his fight,

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A post-Thanksgiving day margin of error

DOWAGIAC — At the time of this writing, my family Thanksgiving Day celebration will not have yet begun.  ...

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Thank you to poll workers, election officials

I wish to express my deep appreciation for the poll workers and election officials who spent untold hours ...

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COLUMN: Musings from a 70’s freak, not a hippy

By George Lynch, Green Stem Provisioning Boy oh boy, how things have changed in the world of cannabis ...

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Column: Modern cannabis

For 10,000 years, humans have had a relationship with the cannabis plant. While still hunter gatherers, the nomadic ...

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OPINION: Vote Daniels, Weber for Niles school board

Over the past decade, my three children have attended elementary, middle and high school at Niles Community Schools. ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote “Yes” on Michigan Proposal 3

Editor, A “yes” vote on Proposal 3 would introduce a right to women’s reproductive freedom into the Michigan ...

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Fame or meeting fame?

In 1966, a crowd gathered around Andy Warhol as his photographer was trying to take photos for a ...

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OPINION: In Defense of Reproductive Rights

Voters in our state are faced with the freedom of choice when they vote in November. But the ...

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OPINION: Vote Brewer, Turner-Badgero for Dowagiac school board

This is the season of political ads, most of them negative, and most focusing on national and regional ...

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OPINION: Vote Democrat this November

Republicans want to privatize everything, just google it. If you want to keep Social Security, disability, Medicare, Medicaid, ...

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OPINION: Michigan 5th Congressional District Election

Dear Editor: First, I am a lifelong Republican and former Chair of the Cass County Republican Party.  However, ...

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OPINION: Vote Jamie Turay for Niles school board

Editor, Jamie, the youngest of three children, is from a family that takes great pride in our nation ...

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OPINION: Vote ‘no’ on Proposal 3

Dear Editor, Important things to know about Proposal 3: The Proposal language is very confusing and extreme. Passage ...

Opinion

OPINION: Vote Jean Rowe for Cass County Commissioner District 1

I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Ms. Jean Rowe,  the Democratic candidate for the office of ...

Education

APPLEGATE: Supporting students’ academic abilities in Niles and beyond

At Niles Community Schools, our students embark on an academic, social and emotional journey of growth and exploration. ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Proposal 2

Editor,  Voters have an opportunity in this election to put key voting rights  directly in the Michigan Constitution.  ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support our schools

Editor, I have recently been seeing information about the group “We the Parents” and its issues with the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Education

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 ...

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