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Letter to Editor: Public notices about revenue, not readers

The editorial from the Lapeer County Press you posted is quite passionate and I am sure it resonates well with you and all other news publication throughout the State but it is missing the real reason why your readers should be concerned about this bill that will eliminate official public notices from local governments to be posted in newspapers....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Oh (sigh, Donald) Tannenbaum, oh Tannebaum

Tales from the ghettos of Clarkston

I've written before about growing up in one of Clarkston's ghettos and, back then it meant anywhere that wasn't located in the square mile of Clarkston proper (basically anywhere in Independence Township)....more >>

Letter to Editor: Big thanks to the Addison Fire Dept.

A couple of weeks ago I had the misfortune of having to go the hospital in the middle of the night, but I was fortunate that the Addison Township Fire Dept. answered the 9-1-1 call....more >>
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Jim's Jottings

Merry Christmas, From The Grandkids

(and, the Jotter)

When we first started this Jim's Jottings holiday tradition, the two grandchildren Dan and Karen Offer (inset picture) were small enough to fit on my knees. It was 1988. Dan was 3-years-old and Karen was four-months-old....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Spirit of Christmas

It's amazing how this time last year we were bombarded with snow and this year there hasn't been as much or even half as much in December. But lots of fog. It kind of messes me up when I hear Bing Crosby crooning, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Help for snow shoveling Dear Editor, I just received notice from the City of the Village of Clarkston they've voted down taking care of the sidewalks and want to charge $130 if they shovel your sidewalk and can fine a homeowner up to $500 if they do not shovel two inches of snow within 24 hours ("Snow ordinance to be enforced," Nov....more >>

Thank you letters

Thanks for Shoes help The Clarkston Area Lions were again privileged this year to participate in our local Rotary Shoes for Kids distribution program. We wish to commend the Rotary for this wonderful event where 300-400 local children received new boots and shoes as well as hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and toothbrushes! I don't know of any other charitable event as effective as this one where donations are collected one weekend and the benefits disbursed the next....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Get to know gift of Christ

I wonder what Jesus wants for Christmas for his birthday this year? I have been pondering this question while preparing for my Advent and Christmas sermons at Calvary Lutheran....more >>
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Born December 20th
1868: Harvey Firestone, industrialist and tire maker.
1881: Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
December 20th
in history
1943: Soviet forces halt a German army trying to relieve the besieged city of Stalingrad.
1946: Viet Minh and French forces fight fiercely in Annamite section of Hanoi.
1948: U.S. Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.
1960: National Liberation Front is formed by guerrillas fighting the Diem regime in South Vietnam.
1962: In its first free election in 38 years, the Dominican Republic chooses leftist Juan Bosch Gavino as president.