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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

10 hours ago by Submitted.

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

11 hours ago by Dan Applegate.

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

14 hours ago by Staff Report.

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

14 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

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

5 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

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

5 days ago by Submitted.

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

1 week ago by Submitted.

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

1 week ago by Dan Puckett.

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

2 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

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

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

2 weeks ago by Chrissie Kaufmann.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

3 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

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

3 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

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

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

SYTSMA: Be flexible with parenting time during pandemic

Nearly six months has passed since life as we know it drastically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us were impacted. Our lives ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consider the history of Lewis Cass

I am addressing this to the superintendent as well as the Lewis Cass Board of Education as “food for thought.” I have a keen interest ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Return to the diner

The detainment orders had been lifted (albeit, without B1G football). The world was slowly recuperating from being turned completely upside-down, and the Circular Congregation Breakfast ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Wilson.

RIDINGS: In a divided time, saving local journalism is a bipartisan cause

In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions among Americans ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

CULTON: Back to school is around the corner

When I was a kid, the week or so leading up to back to school time was the best time. There was nothing better than ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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