Columns

LASATA: Celebrate National Blueberry Month in southwest Michigan

Blueberries are a delicious, nutritious, ubiquitous summer treat. It’s easy to take them for granted today, but it ...

Columns

KAUFMANN: Be proactive with water safety

Summertime is water time, especially in this year of record-setting heat. Whether splashing in a baby pool or ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All good things must come to an end

It has been said that “all good things must come to an end.” I have been chairman of ...

Columns

APPLEGATE: Celebrating the end of the 2020-21 school year

For schools across the country, the past nine months have been an intimidating exercise in planning, flexibility and ...

Columns

PARRISH: Enjoy the night sky during Dark Sky Awareness Month

The lucky stars thank you! That may sound discombobulated, but the intention is correct. Both the Cass County ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Voting should be accessible for all

Interfaith Action of SW Michigan and Episcopalians of SW Michigan for Social Justice oppose the three voter identification ...

Columns

POMPEY: Resources in a changing time

This past year, times have changed for everyone. Aside from not being able to see family and friends ...

Columns

Supporting local means supporting local newspapers

By Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of ...

Columns

LASATA: Celebrate southwest Michigan’s great outdoors

June is National Great Outdoors Month, and southwest Michigan is a wonderful place to get out and explore. ...

Columns

KAUFMANN: Get outside and play this June!

Two years ago, I stood in a small crowd listening intently to a stern yet kind National Park ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help protect voting rights

I served 20 years in the U.S. Army helping protect democracy.  Today, our democracy is threatened by Republican-controlled ...

Leader Columnists

NELDON: Nominations open now for Best of the Best

On my walk home for lunch earlier this week, I couldn’t help but realize how many people were ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for the support

The members of the Town & Country Garden Club would like to thank the Dowagiac community for their ...

Columns

SYTSMA: The new Friend of the Court parenting guidelines

If you have a custody and parenting time order in Cass County, you may be required to follow ...

Columns

APPLEGATE: Summer programming for Niles children

Learning is a year-round and lifetime commitment, and while the summer months are often filled with relaxation, spending ...

Columns

WILLIAMS: Pandemic has taken toll on Americans’ mental health

In the U.S., almost half of all adults will experience mental illness during their lifetime. These are rates ...

Columns

KAUFMANN: Caring for our mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Perhaps the first thing to be aware of is that we all ...

Columns

BEALOR: Talking to our co-parent: We can all do better!

Talking together when you are not a couple can be hard. We know it is frustrating to be ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Voter suppression is anti-democratic

Sparked by false claims of fraud, Michigan’s Republican Legislators have introduced multiple anti-voting rights bills. These bills would ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you from the Four Flags Garden Club

Members of the Four Flags Garden Club of Niles want to thank the community for supporting its recent ...

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do not support voter suppression

Michigan voters need to speak now and let their legislators know that we do not support the voter ...

Columns

LASATA: April is Financial Literacy Month

Financial literacy is a learned skill that can diminish without practice. Financial Literacy Month was established in 2004 ...

Columns

HAVLICEK: State small business relief trapped in gridlock

When Michigan received $5 billion in federal COVID funds last December, it represented crucial relief for our members ...

Columns

KAUFMANN: Choose to take one for the team

Major League Baseball is underway across the nation amid hype and high hopes. Twenty-six of the 30 teams ...

Leader Columnists

CULTON: The fight against COVID is not over

My great-uncle never liked having his picture taken. Whenever anyone brought out a camera, he would scowl, duck ...

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