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Tax Freedom Day this week!

I know, "whoopie."

Okay everybody, take a long, deep breath. Take your eyes away from the page, close 'em and let that breath leave your body. Relax. Come this Thursday, April 17, every upstanding, taxpaying Michiganian will have theoretically worked enough this year to pay off the government....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jottings on 'roos, reporters and peaches

It lightens my day just seeing a bunch of kangaroos bouncing across a desert in some commercial. To the geniuses behind the 'roo marketing: Trouble is, I don't remember what they are advertising....more >>
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Guest viewpoint

Holiday's time to spend with family

In the 50's and 60's life was not harder than today, but it was different. Work on a farm included everyone in the family. "Skipping school" had a very different meaning and you "skipped" to plow fields, plant crops, or stay by Bessie's side as she was about to birth so you could help if needed....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Two keys

Motivation and inspiration. Two powerful words standing side by side together and keys for success in the next few months. Right now, I am getting my body ready for upcoming events....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Find endless hope this Easter

"The Barna Group, found that 69 percent of U.S. adults celebrate Easter as a religious holiday." This is indeed great news because what that means is there is a great opportunity for the churches in and around Clarkston to live out the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ....more >>
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Born April 17th
1820: Alexander Cartwright, sportsman, developed baseball.
1866: Ernest Henry Starling, British physiologist.
1885: Isak Dinesen (Karen Dinesen), Danish writer (Out of Africa).
1894: Nikita S. Khrushchev, Soviet premier (1958-64).
1897: Thornton Wilder, novelist and playwright (Our Town).
April 17th
in history
1964: Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world.
1969: Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1970: Apollo 13--originaly scheduled to land on the moon--lands back safely on Earth after an accident.
1975: Khmer Rouge forces capture the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
1983: In Warsaw, police rout 1,000 Solidarity supporters.