About Us

Welcome to southwest Michigan and Leader Publications. Nested in the fertile farmland area near Lake Michigan, our company publishes daily and weekly newspapers, a shoppers’ guide and a variety of other specialized print products.

The Niles Daily Star publishes Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The Dowagiac Daily News publishes Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The Edwardsburg Argus and Cassopolis Vigilant publish on Saturday mornings, inside the Niles Daily Star and Dowagiac Daily News respectively.

Photographs and articles should be submitted a minimum of two days prior to the publication date for the Niles Daily Star or Dowagiac Daily News and by Monday afternoon prior to the publication date for the Edwardsburg Argus or Cassopolis Vigilant.

Leader Publications
217 N. 4th St.
Niles, MI 49120

Phone: 269-683-2100
Fax: 269-683-2175

Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Niles Daily Star
Phone: 269-687-7720

Dowagiac Daily News
Phone: 269-687-7706

Cassopolis Vigilant/Edwardsburg Argus
Phone: 269-687-7702

217 N. 4th St.
Niles, MI 49120

Advertising with Leader Publications

To place a classified ad, call 269-591-6105, or click here to send a message.
If you would like to have information on retail advertising or inserts, phone 269-687-7700, or click here to send a message.
Click here to see our marketing kit and advertising rates.

News Tips

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Ambrosia Neldon : General Manager

Ambrosia Neldon

General Manager

(269) 687-7700
Rhonda Rauen : Accounting Manager

Rhonda Rauen

Accounting Manager




Jen Bounds : Marketing Consultant

Jen Bounds

Marketing Consultant

Serving southern Berrien County

(269) 687-7717
Bill Mathews : Marketing Consultant

Bill Mathews

Marketing Consultant

Serving Cass County

(269) 687-7725
Alex Reuter : Marketing Consultant

Alex Reuter

Marketing Consultant

Serving northern Berrien County

(269) 687-7722



Sarah Culton : Managing Editor

Sarah Culton

Managing Editor

(269) 687-7712
Scott Novak : Sports Editor

Scott Novak

Sports Editor

(269) 687-7702
Christina Clark : News Reporter

Christina Clark

News Reporter

(269) 687-7720
Maxwell Harden : News Reporter

Maxwell Harden

News Reporter

(269) 687-7706



Niles restaurant week to showcase 18 restaurants

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 583,964 cases, 15,405 deaths

Cass County

Cass County GOP censures Congressman Fred Upton for vote against Marjorie Taylor Greene

Cass County

Cass County Veterans Affairs provides update to community


Market Van Buren, MEDC announce formal partnership


Cassopolis woman arrested for Dowagiac car theft


Niles Restaurant Week to host photo contest


SMC plans to host in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies


Niles PD to get body-worn cameras for each officer

Cass County

Cass County COA to reopen fitness center, select programs March 1

Berrien County

MSP Niles troopers arrest man who set own residence on fire

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties reports new COVID-19 deaths


YMCA of Greater Michiana to host second annual Day of Giving


Buchanan selects new city treasurer


Niles City Council approves expansion of local provisioning center to include grow, processing


Dowagiac awarded $75,000 in NEP grants


SMC Guarantee aims to provide financial support to students of all ages

Berrien County

BCF awarded $60,000 grant to combat drug overdose epidemic

Berrien County

During virtual learning, students experiencing homelessness can fall through the cracks

Cass County

Children injured in Howard Township crash

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department postpones COVID-19 vaccine appointments Tuesday due to nationwide shipment delays

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 581,403 cases, 15,362 deaths


Dowagiac Area FCU provides remote financial literacy learning resources to local schools


Newly-minted DUS board trustee Brent Brewer ready to serve district