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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 ...

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Columns

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 ...

Columns

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 ...

Columns

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 ...

Columns

APPLEGATE: One month until the first day of school for Niles students

The first day of school brings an unmatched level of excitement and anticipation every year. I always look ...

Columns

OPINION: Supporting local journalism supports this community

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the ...

Columns

LASATA: July is Ice Cream Month

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats about 23 gallons of ice cream per ...

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 ...

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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. ...

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