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Time for part-time!

You know why nothing gets done in Lansing? You know why nothing ever really changes in that nest of vipers? It's because of us. Yes, 'We the People' are to blame. We're suckers and the Lansing politicians know we're suckers....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Donny Morning Glory Seed spreads the love

They're like, far out, man.

Don't know what it is about this time of the year, but every year oh, for the last 15 years or so, the end of August, through the rest of fall, I pick to sew later, seeds. I like collecting and drying peas and beans and tomato seeds for next year's garden....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Adrenaline Rush, yeah, that's the ticket!

You know how it is sometimes. You have time to think and your mind will take you on a wonderful odyssey -- ones full of excitement, danger and sometimes even love (which is fraught with so much peril that it is the Number One subject of nearly all books ever published!) Since the end of winter, or maybe the beginning of spring, the thought of siring another child has danced in my imagination....more >>

Letters to Editor

Disappointed candidate suggested considering Mackinac Center's ideas While I was interested to read about a local citizen's candidacy to replace Representative Brad Jacobsen, my interest was replaced with disappointment when I read that the individual suggested that legislators consider the ideas of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in regards to road funding....more >>

Jim's Jottings

On a beautiful Saturday morning . . .

For me, Saturday mornings have often been the time to turn on a PBS station and watch an Animal Kingdom show. This past Saturday, fawns and geese were featured. That was perfect for me as I stayed inside and watched fawns wander across the creek to my lot with their mamma, followed by a half dozen geese....more >>

Jim's Jottings

On a recent Tiger

I've been a Detroit Tigers fan a long time. It was long ago when I wrote to team owner Walter Briggs, Sr. and asked if I could try out for a pitcher's post. I was probably 15-years-old....more >>

Julie's Journey A column by Julie Goldberg

Journey's end

My internship with The Clarkston News is complete and I could not be any happier with how it went this summer. I remember walking in the office back at the beginning of May nervous and afraid of what the next three months were going to bring....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation for man who found purse Dear Editor, On Wednesday, Aug. 19, my husband answered our doorbell and saw a man there saying he had found my purse on a road. I had been working at the Community Garden on Pine Knob Road near Stickney that morning....more >>

Spiritual Matters

God's identity always constant

It was a case of mistaken identity. I was sure it was him, a friend from of old. I called out his name and there was no response. When I realized my mistake I was rather embarrassed....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1870: Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.
1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.