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CULTON: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Most of us know at least one person who has been affected by breast cancer. Maybe it’s a family member or friend. Maybe it’s that ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Voters need to do their research

Upon receiving a campaign flyer Saturday from the John James for senator campaign committee, I noted it gave minimal, very basic information about Mr. James, ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shelton for another term as mayor

As a local Niles resident and business owner, I fully support Nick Shelton for another term as our mayor. He has facilitated tremendous growth in ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Re-elect Shelton for mayor

Mayor Shelton was one of the first people to welcome us to the community of Niles. He helped connect us with business owners and leaders ... Read more

NELDON: Thankful for a safe version of my favorite tradition

This Saturday, Niles’ city streets will seem especially quiet, absent of the hundreds of floats and thousands of community members celebrating nonprofits, businesses, school teams ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When we know better, we do better

I believe it was in Mrs. Marie Gillette’s fourth-grade class at Justus Gage I first heard of Lewis Cass. Until just recently, I mistakenly recalled ... Read more

APPLEGATE: Niles schools return for the 2020-21 school year

With the 2020-21 school year underway, we are seeing the plans that the Niles Community Schools teachers, staff and administrators worked so hard on come ... Read more

EDITORIAL: Michigan voters — know your rights

With election day right around the corner, many are confused about where and when they can vote. Whether you intend to vote in person Nov. ... Read more

CULTON: Fall is officially here

I don’t know when it happened, but it seems fall weather has appeared suddenly in southwest Michigan. Last week, it was hot enough for me ... Read more

NELDON: Still time to support farmers, artisans

Did you know there are more than 700 types of garlic? Have you ever seen what happens when you sand and polish the inside of ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What’s your editorial?

I don’t have anything new to say. It has all been said before. So why bother to write an editorial? Because every single one of ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I endorse Julie Dye for Cass County Commission

I have been fortunate to have served on a number of community projects and social justice issues with Julie Dye. Julie is dependable, articulate, impacting, ... Read more

PUCKETT: Let values lead the way

“Wisdom is shouting in the streets!” This declaration is from the Old Testament book of Proverbs, chapter 2. Wisdom is shouting, but is anybody listening? ... Read more

WILSON: A history lesson: A decade of ‘what just happened?’

The decade of the 2000s had a rough start. To begin with, at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 1999, the entire world was expected to ... Read more

NELDON: Fair coverage will be key to competitive election

As the November election approaches, there is no shortage of political banter on either side of the party line. News stations, commercial breaks, billboards and ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to all who contributed to tractor pull Saturday

Maxine Ownby, president of the Cass County Cancer Service, wants to personally thank all the people who helped with the ride on Saturday Sept. 5, ... Read more

KAUFMANN: From meltdown to calm down

One projected meltdown per week was penciled into my calendar. I knew that either I, one of my children, or both would potentially be overwhelmed ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote early this election day

Vote early for the Nov. 3 election. In Michigan, if you applied for an absentee ballot you should have it by Oct. 1. Vote both ... Read more

CULTON: The power of community is unstoppable

This Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending my afternoon observing the power our community has when it bands together for a good cause. In ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bridget McCormack deserves our votes

Bridget McCormack is running for re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court, and she deserves our votes. Chief Justice McCormack has been a champion for reform ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote Hoadley for the 6th District Congressional seat

Jon Hoadley’s strong record on healthcare and the environment make him the best choice for the 6th District Congressional seat. Healthcare is personal for Hoadley. ... Read more

WILSON: Arnold fills a slow news day

The 2020 election season has proven to be a little boring. Without the whoop-ti-do and fanfare of balloon and confetti filled political conventions, with the ... Read more

NELDON: Church fire reminds us of the power of faith

Last week, storms sweeping Cass County led to the heartbreaking destruction of a Cassopolis landmark — but, like the walls of their beloved building, the ... Read more

CULTON: Don’t forget to complete your census

Time is winding down to complete your 2020 census. At the end of this month, time will run out for area residents to fill out ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump is responsible for many thousands of preventable deaths

As of Aug. 28, more than 180,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. That is the largest number of deaths of any country in the world. ... Read more

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