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LASATA: LaSata’s third annual Coat Drive a success

Southwest Michigan residents have again let their generosity shine through. The third annual Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids ...

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CULTON: Finding thanks in the hard times

It’s been a hard year for a lot of people. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has left so many ...

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KAUFFMAN: Prioritizing an ounce of prevention

In 1735, Benjamin Franklin published a persuasive article on fire safety in The Pennsylvania Gazette that began with ...

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LASATA: Lend a helping hand this holiday season

Owning and operating a business is the cornerstone of the American dream. For generations, people have traveled to ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another perspective

I would like to submit my personal opinions and comments to the story concerning the Niles Macinos fighting ...

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YOUR CASS COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT: Parenting time factors

The law presumes that it is in the best interest of a child to have a strong relationship ...

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LASATA: Enjoy a safe and successful hunting season!

Hunting is a Michigan tradition that has been passed on for generations and a critical part of our ...

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PUCKETT: God…remember him?

It might be a good idea to revisit the concept of God. Not gods, but the One, The ...

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SHELTON: Response to a citizen’s questions to city leaders

Editor’s Note: These answers were compiled with input from City Administrator Ric Huff. Niles Mayor Nick Shelton has ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health department resignations a blow to Berrien County

I’m devastated by the resignations or Courtney Davis, interim director of Berrien County Public Health Department and Gillian ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: A citizen’s questions for the city leaders of Niles — marijuana sales

The following questions were submitted by Niles resident Jeanne Watson. • Isn’t the City of Niles breaking Federal ...

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STAFFORD: Newspaper modernization protects Michigan citizens

Julie Stafford is the president of the Michigan Press Association and the publisher of the Greeneville Daily News. ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cass County employees worry about fate of retirement funding

Following statements made by the Cass County Administration, employees including myself are under extreme stress regarding the pending ...

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CASS COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT: What are best interest factors?

During a child custody proceeding, a court is required to determine legal and physical custody of a child ...

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NELDON: Apple Festival about more than treats and fun

Rock band Cinderella said it best: “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” This old adage ...

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LASATA: Made in Michigan!

Farming and food production are critical economic drivers in Michigan — and both industries include countless small businesses ...

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LASATA: 20 years later: Never forget September 11, 2001

On Sept. 11, 2001, we saw one of the greatest losses of life in our nation’s history. For ...

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KAUFMANN: Healthy habits for busy times

For families with school-aged children and teachers, the starting gun has fired and the slow, steady marathon of ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Should we have left Afghanistan?

Twenty years ago, the U.S. entered Afghanistan to squash Al Qaeda and topple the Taliban government for the ...

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Let’s talk about fear.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, plenty of spiteful words have been spewed toward individuals who share different beliefs. I ...

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CASS COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT: Domestic PPOs and parenting time orders

In Michigan, individuals can get a domestic relationship Personal Protection Order (Domestic PPO) to stop threats or violence ...

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Let’s talk about fear.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, plenty of spiteful words have been spewed toward individuals who share different beliefs. I ...

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APPLEGATE: Niles Community Schools district welcomes back students and families

The first day of school is only a few days away, Tuesday, August 31, and the teachers and ...

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LASATA: Share the road with school buses

Over the next few weeks, students in southwest Michigan will be returning to their classrooms, and with the ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Retired Brandywine superintendent applauds St. Joseph’s leadership

I applaud Superintendent Fee and the St. Joseph Board of Education for standing up for the health and ...

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