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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 September 17th
1879: Andrew Rube Foster, father of the Negro baseball leagues.Until 1947 talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro Leagues.
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
September 17th
in history
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.