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 Saturday mornings. The Dowagiac Daily News publishes 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
25 N. 2nd St.
Niles, MI 49120
Phone: 269-683-2100
Fax: 269-683-2175

Our office is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Niles Daily Star
Phone: 269-683-2100

Dowagiac Daily News
Phone: 269-683-2100

Cassopolis Vigilant/Edwardsburg Argus
Phone: 269-683-2100

25 N. 2nd St.
Niles, MI 49120

Advertising with Leader Publications

To place a classified ad, call 26-591-6105, 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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Rich Cains : Publisher

Rich Cains


Rhonda Rauen : Accounting Manager

Rhonda Rauen

Accounting Manager

Donna Knight : Customer Service

Donna Knight

Customer Service

(269) 687-7717



Dennis Hinsey : Marketing Consultant

Dennis Hinsey

Marketing Consultant

Berrien County




Scott Novak : Sports Editor

Scott Novak

Sports Editor

(269) 687-7702
Maxwell Harden : News Reporter

Maxwell Harden

News Reporter

(269) 687-7706
Allison Dale : Design Center Director

Allison Dale

Design Center Director



Customer Service