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Don't Rush Me

Social media is a seductive mistress

And, I succumbed

You know, it wasn't that long ago (actually it was exactly one year and four months ago -- I know, cuz I just looked it up) that I railed against the ominous intrusion in our lives that was then and is now Facebook....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Community staple

I found myself in limbo a few weeks ago. I was done with where I had been and had a few hours until my next appointment. Because I was already close to where I needed to be I didn't want to go home....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Offerings from Helen, Mickey, Joe K., then me

In Helen's offerings this week, are items from church bulletins, like . . . The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Voters already spoke on library issue Dear Editor, Let's see if I understand. We had a good Independence Township library governed by an obsolete state law. The millage was low and the general fund was used to fill gaps....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Readers support Aliaga for state rep

Dear Editor, Our Statewide Primary Election is coming soon on Aug. 5. We are supporting a great candidate for the 43rd District State Representative, Jose Aliaga. Jose has local experience serving as an Independence Township Trustee....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Options to fund library

Libraries should no longer be funded by millage. If they are managed effectively and are truly a viable entity, they can exist as a non-profit with a Enterprise Fund. The Clarkston Independence District Library is going to eventually lose its millage funding....more >>
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Born July 22nd
1893: Karl Menninger, American physiscian, founder of the Menninger Foundation.
1898: Stephen Vincent Benet, poet and short-story writer (John Brown's Body).
1898: Alexander Calder, sculptor.
1908: Amy Vanderbilt, American journalist, etiquette authority.
1923: Robert Dole, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate.
July 22nd
in history
0: King Edward I defeats Scots under William Wallace at Falkirk.
1515: Emperor Maximillian and Vladislav of Bohemia forge an alliance between the Hapsburg and Jagiello dynasties in Vienna.
1652: Prince Conde's rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin's loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris.
1789: Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.
1812: A British army under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain.