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 : Publisher

Ambrosia Neldon

Publisher

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

Rhonda Rauen

Accounting Manager

rhonda.rauen@leaderpub.com

 


Advertising

Dennis Hinsey : Marketing Consultant

Dennis Hinsey

Marketing Consultant

Berrien County

dennis.hinsey@leaderpub.com
Jen Bounds : Marketing Consultant

Jen Bounds

Marketing Consultant

jennifer.bounds@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
Maxwell Harden : News Reporter

Maxwell Harden

News Reporter

max.harden@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7706
Allison Dale : Designer

Allison Dale

Designer

allison.dale@leaderpub.com
Brooke Johnson : Designer

Brooke Johnson

Designer

brooke.johnson@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7727
Justin Akey : Designer

Justin Akey

Designer

justin.akey@leaderpub.com
Caleb Steensma : Intern Reporter

Caleb Steensma

Intern Reporter

caleb.steensma@leaderpub.com

 


Customer Service

Donna Knight : Customer Service

Donna Knight

Customer Service

donna.knight@leaderpub.com
(269) 687-7717

 


Cass County

Former SMC instructor accepts plea deal in sexual misconduct case

Cass County

Vandalia resident sentenced to 10 months in jail for drug offense

Berrien County

Students experiencing homelessness remain hard to identify after year with remote education

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to prison on weapons charges

Dowagiac

Earl’s BBQ a hit at Summer in The City

Dowagiac

Local firefighter celebrates 30 years of service

Dowagiac

Emily Schrock returns to SMC in alumni position

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club breaks ground on centennial sign

Buchanan

Podcast tells Buchanan’s story through eyes of its residents

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Fifth annual Open Header Cruise sets participation record

Cass County

Following name change, Heritage Southwest unveils new signs, website

News

Man found hiding in tree fort after deliberately sideswiping another vehicle in Barron Lake Thursday

Dowagiac

Detectives seek charges against two residents following Wayne Township drug investigation

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg museum offering spaces for US-12 garage sale

Dowagiac

Gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller promotes importance of women’s health in new Ascension campaign

Brandywine Education

PAW Inc. to present ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ this weekend

News

Niles District Library lecture series explores the life of 18th Century British soldier

Business

PHOTO STORY: Young Professionals see good turnout at third annual Paddlin’ Poker Run

Berrien County

Portage Road construction scheduled to begin Monday

Business

New Dowagiac vacation rental hosts Chamber After Hours event

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg mural takes shape

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: July 14-20

Education

Edwardsburg schools will not require masks, quarantining come fall

Buchanan

New pet grooming spa opens in Buchanan