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

Leader Publications welcomes news tips from readers. Click here to send a tip.


Administrative

Ambrosia Neldon : General Manager

Ambrosia Neldon

General Manager

ambrosia.neldon@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7700
Rhonda Rauen : Accounting Manager

Rhonda Rauen

Accounting Manager

rhonda.rauen@leaderpub.com

 


Advertising

Phil Langer : Marketing Consultant

Phil Langer

Marketing Consultant

phil.langer@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7725
Jen Bounds : Customer Service

Jen Bounds

Customer Service

jennifer.bounds@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7717

 


Distribution

Lisa Fritz : Customer Service

Lisa Fritz

Customer Service

lisa.fritz@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7717

 


Editorial

Sarah Culton : Managing Editor

Sarah Culton

Managing Editor

sarah.culton@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7712
Scott Novak : Sports Editor

Scott Novak

Sports Editor

scott.novak@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7702
Emily Sobecki : Page designer/Photojournalist

Emily Sobecki

Page designer/Photojournalist

emily.sobecki@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7704
Christina Clark : News Reporter

Christina Clark

News Reporter

christina.clark@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7720
Max Harden : News Reporter

Max Harden

News Reporter

max.harden@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7706

 


Production

Berrien County

Brandywine Middle/High School to go remote Oct. 23 to 30

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 152,862 cases, 7,129 deaths

Cass County

Cass District Library to host annual book sale

Cass County

Missing dog found shot, family grieving after five day search

Dowagiac

Honor Credit Union donates to annual Tree of Love campaign

Berrien County

Spectrum Health reinforces commitment to equity

News

Candidates for 78th district seat participate in community forum

Berrien County

Berrien County Trial Court receives continued funding

Business

Niles businesses collaborate to sweeten their offerings

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report one new COVID-19 death each

Cass County

Overdose fatality linked to ‘purple heroin’ in Van Buren County

Buchanan

Three new projects on the horizon for Buchanan

Business

New yoga studio opens in downtown Niles

Dowagiac

Dowagiac clerk shares answers to voter FAQs

Buchanan

Expansion underway at Niles-Buchanan YMCA location

Berrien County

Third annual writers conference goes virtual Saturday

News

Fire contained at former National Standard building

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports three new COVID-19 deaths

Dowagiac

Patrick Hamilton Elementary School closes for three days due to COVID-19

Dowagiac

Don, Joan Lyons donate $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools

Buchanan

Registration open for YMCA’s 39th annual Thanksgiving Day Run

Dowagiac

Dowagiac schools receive positive audit

News

Niles Township passes sewage increase

Business

Four Flags Antique Mall acquires new owners