Opinion

NELDON: Five reasons to shop local

This week, our tummies were stuffed with turkey and all the fixings. We’ve taken advantage of Black Friday deals at larger retailers, and now it’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A new era of honesty, integrity, competence has begun in America

A fresh breeze is blowing across our national political landscape, bringing with it a new era of honesty, integrity, and competence. Despite the persistent efforts ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

WILSON: I am worried

I am worried. Folks are starting to get just a little bit testy. Mumbled grumbles and disquieting comments are beginning to erupt from a growing ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Wilson.

LASATA: Shopping local more important than ever

Perhaps more than ever it is important to shop local and support the small and family-owned businesses in our communities. Since March, the economic impact ... Read more

2 months ago by Kim LaSata.

APPLEGATE: Niles Community Schools thanks the community for its ongoing support

Around this time every year, we are all encouraged to reflect on what we are thankful for. While we always have an appreciation for our ... Read more

2 months ago by Dan Applegate.

CULTON: Count our blessings

This year, it has been exceedingly easy to count our hardships. With the COVID-19 pandemic having taken over our world, we have lost a lot. ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

NELDON: Do your part — if not for you, then for your community

As Gov. Whitmer made an emergency announcement Sunday evening temporarily moving the state back to Phase Two of the MI Safe Start Plan designed to ... Read more

2 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

WILSON: Truth behind the words

A few evenings back, I went to dinner with a couple of my buddies from the He-Man Group. As a matter of explanation, the He-Man ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Wilson.

LASATA: We must remain vigilant in fight against COVID-19, whether we get it or don’t get it

Last week I was informed I had tested positive for COVID-19. The test was administered Wednesday during a scheduled, unrelated medical appointment. Prior to receiving ... Read more

2 months ago by Kim LaSata.

PUCKETT: What to do when you feel helpless

Citizens of the USA find themselves in a great cultural divide. As usual, both sides believe they are right and justify their position. There is ... Read more

2 months ago by Dan Puckett.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army needs your help

We need your help! The Salvation Army of Niles has only gotten 6.31 percent of our goal for this year. Only 7 percent of our ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

CULTON: Let’s take things seriously this time

This feels like déjà vu. Sunday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 restrictions to last three weeks. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

MILLIMAN: Transparency counts now more than ever

Once again, the Leaders of the Republican Caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives want to pull public notices from newspapers and allow governmental entities ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Campfire championships

Play-by-Play Announcer: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the 44th annual Campfire Championships. This storied competition is being held, again this year, at the completely ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Wilson.

KAUFMANN: Pet support for stressful times

During this pandemic, many of us have suffered from elevated levels of anxiety. Some of us have struggled with loneliness and depression during quarantine and ... Read more

2 months ago by Chrissie Kaufmann.

CULTON: Celebrate the veterans in your life

The last few weeks — even months and years — have shown us how divided many of us are both as a community and a ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

LASATA: Honoring those who served

The freedoms we enjoy as Americans that are enshrined in our Constitution and laws are preserved, protected and defended by the men and women in ... Read more

2 months ago by Kim LaSata.

MACGREGOR: The holidays are right around the corner

The holidays are edging closer, which is wonderful, yet a little sad, too. Some of our family we can see, others we cannot. The important ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coming together to ensure the continued success of government

I have been the deputy clerk for Milton Township since July, and was elected Tuesday to the board of Ttrustees and the clerk position. I ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

WILSON: As the world turns over

Big John Hudson burst through the front door of Sarah’s Diner, threw his ball cap down on the round oak table with the fervor of ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Wilson.

One less barrier

It is no secret that the Friend of the Court can be intimidating to deal with, especially for fathers. More often than not, fathers feel ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

CULTON: No election results? Here’s why

Many of you likely spent Tuesday in line at the polls, voting for everything from the U.S. President to your local school board trustees. So, ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

ODENWALD: SMC is making progress

A year ago, the trustees of Southwestern Michigan College entrusted me with serving as the college’s eighth president. I immediately began working with President David ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is this how you want to live?

I am very disheartened that so many have hate in their hearts. Signs that purport to be inclusive are actually derisive. I was taught to ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

WILSON: Malcolm and the election survivalist

Malcolm James Thornwhistle (of the Downhampton Thornwhistles) was a world-renowned adventurer and internet influencer. His weekend passion was to launch his tiny Jon boat (powered ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Wilson.

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