Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Military leaders criticize Trump for politicizing and wrongful use of the Armed Forces

Attorney General Barr and President Trump have shown disdain for the rights of protesters by advocating forcefully using the military to quell even peaceful demonstrations. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

WILSON: A disease I wish was contagious: Wanderlust

I have a disease that has afflicted me for a half century. I wish it was contagious because I would do my best to infect ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

RIDINGS: Assaults on journalists are assaults on rights of all Americans

In the past, journalists in the USA have been able to safely perform their work, as domestic acts of violence against them were a rare ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Introducing the helicopter

Introducing the helicopter! I’m not talking about the aeronautical, mechanical kind. I’m writing about the winged seeds that fall off the silver maple trees this ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

WILSON: The value of free advice

While traveling to the village of Garylarson, at the far side of a seemingly endless forest, a wizard (known as Rick) and a demigod (known ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Wilson.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama did not have a successful administration

For two years, we heard about President Trump working with the Russians. When that did not work out, we heard about obstruction, then it turned ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Enough is enough

I see you. I see your ethnic attacks, your fear against people, and the miscarriages of justice you grant to minorities. The media has portrayed ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gary Peters should be re-elected

Gary Peters gets results for Michigan and should be re-elected to the Senate. We are in a time of crisis and need proven leadership representing ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

BEALOR: Parenting like a dandelion during COVID-19

I love dandelions. While dandelions can be irritating to those working on a “perfect” lawn, they are a powerful representation of resiliency and survival. Think ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Chatting by the fireside

My circle of friends regularly assembles with the intentions of bending an elbow (or four — or seven) and discussing the world’s problems. In our ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Wilson.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for making our son’s birthday special

We don’t think our son Rob, as well as ourselves, will ever forget his 36th birthday for two reasons. The first being the fact that ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

NELDON: Don’t take human interaction for granted

During happy hour at just about any pub in America, an observant person could look around at tables and stools packed full of people, and, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

CULTON: The light at the end of the tunnel is coming

The year 2020 has been a dark time for many. Since COVID-19 hit the country earlier this year and March resulted in the closure of ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

APPLEGATE: Schools continue to plan for the 2020-21 school year

Despite ever-changing information, schools around the country are hard at work planning for the 2020-21 school year even with the uncertain impact of COVID-19 in ... Read more

1 month ago by Dan Applegate.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump is putting everyone at risk

Donald Trump has moved on from the “war against COVID-19” to focus on opening the economy — certainly not because it is safe to do ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

WILSON: A story about the one that got away

If a person were to head southeast out of Luther, along Old M-63 (not the Old M-63 that travels east, past Howel Lake, but the ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Wilson.

NELDON: Class of 2020 has gone the distance

In boxing, when a boxer finishes a fight without being knocked out, it’s called “going the distance.” To earn this recognition, these athletes have overcome ... Read more

2 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

FRANKLIN: A whole new outlook

Editor’s Note: This essay was an honorable mention submission written by Rebecca Franklin, a Dowagiac Union High School senior, in Leader Publications’ High School Yearbook ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protect the Post Office from political influence

The letter “the future of the USPS” published in your Tuesday-Wednesday edition was very informative about the true fiscal plight of the U.S. Post Office.  ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jon Hoadley is the right person to represent us in Congress

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D – Kalamazoo) is the leading Democratic candidate to replace Fred Upton as our U.S. Congressman. Jon has been an outstanding ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

PUCKETT: Return to the basics

“When you feel life is out of focus, return to the basics.” This is a statement from that classic movie, “Karate Kid.” He went on ... Read more

2 months ago by Dan Puckett.

CULTON: Who let the dogs out?

Last week, I explored a topic every modern-day philosopher has contemplated: Who let the dogs out? From the comfort of my couch, I watched “Who ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

GREEN: Don’t forget about Memorial Day during this pandemic

We seem to be getting accustomed to missing life’s events during this pandemic. Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, sporting events — the list seems endless. Another ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Go ahead, laugh today

I live close to one of our city parks. The peals of laughter coming from the children on the playground, on a summer afternoon, are ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Wilson.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians should not privatize the U.S. Post Office

The letter “the future of the USPS” published in your Tuesday-Wednesday edition was very informative about the true fiscal plight of the U.S. Post Office.  ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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