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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A thanks for kindness

I want to give a big thank you to the people who are delivering fruits and vegetables to ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac thank community

With careful planning by the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac and through local business and community member sponsorships, ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Working to hold the UIA accountable

Last week, the Michigan House Oversight Committee began an investigation into the continued failures of the Unemployment Agency ...

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KAUFMANN: Let’s look beyond the mask

In the black-and-white world of early television, a fearless horseman roamed the Wild West, guarding his identity behind ...

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LASATA: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you

Michigan has a rich history in the shipping industry and is home to some of the most-navigated waters ...

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Readers answer the call in support of hometown newspaper

Back in March 2020 when COVID-19 began battering the economy, including small businesses like Leader Publications, many of ...

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Your Cass County Friend of the Court: The Importance of Communication

Navigating the court system can be a stressful and daunting experience. This past year, that may have even ...

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LASATA: Modernizing Michigan’s infrastructure, bridges

The condition of roads and bridges has long been a discussion throughout the state and is something that ...

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