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I can't find my 'bah-humbug'

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don't ask of it. But, work it did....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy ...more >>

Keiser's Role

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Thanksgiving thoughts

Merriam Webster gives three definitions for "Thanksgiving." One: "The act of giving thanks." Two: "A prayer expressing gratitude" and three: "A public acknowledgement or celebration divine goodness....more >>

Letter to the editor

Times up for township perk

Dear editor, The township board will inevitably start laying off employees next year. It's the sign of the times. Tighten our belts and cut back to the minimum and try to ride this recession out....more >>

Letter to the editor

Kudos for road-fixing efforts

Dear editor, Pedestrian comfort and safety is what the Village of Clarkston should be known for as we are the quintessential walkable "small town" with restaurants, shops, a park, lakes, rivers, and great historical homes that can only be fully enjoyed while walking....more >>

Letter to the editor

Congratulations Wolves

Dear editor, I want to congratulate the coaches and players on the 2009 Clarkston High School football team for their tremendous season. Clarkston is grateful and privileged to have you represent our community....more >>

Guest column

Time to ponder and plenty to celebrate

Millions of families will be sitting down this week around a table laden with scrumptious delicacies including, in some households, the centerpiece - a turkey with all the trimmings....more >>

Letter to the editor

'It's time for shared sacrifice'

Dear editor, The main points I drew from the recent budget meeting at Scripps Middle School: Michigan must find a way to provide a stable, reliable, sustainable source of funding for our schools....more >>

Letter to the editor

Farmers' Market: thanks again

Dear editor, A great big thanks from the Lake Orion Farmers Market as we close the market for 2009. Thank you to our Lake Orion Downtown Authority for awarding us the recognition plaque at the 2nd annual volunteer recognition gathering at Valentino's last Thursday, Nov....more >>

My Way

Conquering us with debt

Prior to leaving for deer camp, I wrote an article in the Nov. 18 edition about Republican Congressman Mike Rogers' visit to the Bear Paw Cafe in Lakeville. The majority of the spirited discussion was focused on the socialist health care bill recently approved by the Democratic-controlled House....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1908: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to a warm welcome.
1913: 700 feet above Buc, France, parachutist Adolphe Pegond becomes the first person to jump from an airplane and land safely.
1914: Russia wins an early victory over Germany at Gumbinnen.
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.