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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 ...

Columns

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 ...

Columns

Column: Modern cannabis

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

Letters to the Editor

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. ...

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Leader Columnists

Fame or meeting fame?

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

Letters to the Editor

OPINION: In Defense of Reproductive Rights

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Letters to the Editor

OPINION: Vote Democrat this November

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

Letters to the Editor

OPINION: Michigan 5th Congressional District Election

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Letters to the Editor

OPINION: Vote ‘no’ on Proposal 3

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

Letters to the Editor

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. ...

Letters to the Editor

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.  ...

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Leader Columnists

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 ...

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Columns

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 ...

Columns

Cains: The good old days

As a child I was extremely lucky.  I had two loving parents, four siblings and about fifty relatives  ...

Editorials

Many thanks to Fort St. Joseph Open House volunteers, organizers

Touring the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House last weekend was like taking a trip back in time. ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Monkeypox Awareness in Van Buren and Cass Counties

CASS COUNTY — Throughout the summer a new topic of conversation has emerged bringing about many questions and ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Officer Lewis a great example of good police

I want to give Officer Thorn Lewis of the Dowagiac Police Department a heartfelt thank you!

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