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Kudos: Township gives choices, village lowers price

Boy, the bi-weekly Local Leadership Love Fest isn't going to like my column this week. I'm actually praising two governments, which is going to leave them with nothing to complain and snipe about behind my back....more >>

Jim's Jottings

There were prejudices, there will always be such

Because I've always rooted for the American League in All-Star and league championship baseball games I'm prejudiced. And I see nothing to be gained by having the leagues play each other during the summer....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Hoping for best in school search

Right at the beginning of Clarkston's search for a new superintendent, and some signs are less than encouraging. Reporter Wendi Reardon sent an e-mail to school board members asking about the timeline for the search, and what they want in a superintendent....more >>

Letter to the editor

Keep police to avoid merger

Dear Editor, When citizens approve a millage for the police department, it is generally for the purpose of maintaining or increasing police protection. I must add that Clarkston is Main Street and the police have done a good job of regulating traffic on Main Street....more >>

Heavenly father shows the way

When I was younger my children gave me a T-shirt that I grew very fond of. It said: "Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy." Many people might wonder about the difference between the two....more >>

Medical marijuana unwelcome

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, I am disappointed in the township trustee board for their vote rejecting the ordinance language that would have kept medical marijuana out of Orion , or at least for a time as to see what results it has on other communities around us that already allow its use....more >>

'Everyone makes mistakes'

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, In response to Michele Palermo's letter to the editor about undermining a parent's authority by the officers extending a grace to the teenagers (Decision 'undermines' parents' authority, June 16) Michele, you are completely off base....more >>

What's with high level of pollution reported in Orion?

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, This letter is also directed to Orion Township and state officials, and WPHA board. Upon reading the June 20 Detroit Free Press cover story "Life in Our Most Polluted Zip Code," I was shocked to find Lake Orion among the top 15 polluted zip codes in Michigan....more >>

Google Docs: Free and efficient

A column by Mike Toth

You may have heard about a company called Google, you know the one that allows you to find anything about anything on the internet. Well, they also offer many services for free. One that I would like to bring to your attention is called Google Docs....more >>

MC -- The Hammer

Having fun with big kid stuff

Anyone in Lake Orion selling a three bedroom, two bathroom house on acreage for under $200,000? I want it. *** It's peculiar how doing "adult" things makes you feel very much like an adult....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'