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Gault for Brandon Trustee Dear Editor: Please join me in supporting Cheryl Gault for Trustee of Brandon Township. Cheryl Gault comes to the Board meetings well prepared, is attentive to the issues....more >>

My Way

Village should take the deal

Enough is enough. Let's stop wasting tax money. Let's stop wasting time. The Oxford Village Council should definitely accept the township's final settlement offer concerning the fire department lawsuit....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Texting ban is the 'fuzzy dice' of modern law

Making laws for law's sake

So, by the time this column "hits" the streets, 21 days will have come and gone since the brainiacs in Lansing passed a law banning the practice of texting, "while operating a motor vehicle that is moving on a highway or street in this state....more >>

Jim's Jottings

The Navy took me to China, so did State alums

Part One

There's so much being written and said about China these days I just had to get into the act. Another prompt was playing golf recently with a couple who were there with GM in 1998-99....more >>

News Briefs


The Goodrich School Board re-elected —Michael Tripp president, Tim Zirnhelt vice president, Doug Tetmeyer secretary and Linda Jackson was named treasurer at the Monday School Board meeting....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Liver wins

I fell off the wagon a long time ago. The food wagon that is. At first it was just a break from Weight Watchers, testing my limitations. Then, it turned into being rebellious and declaring my freedom from tracking points....more >>

Letter to the editor

Local police unneeded, reader says

Dear Editor, The vote on the city millage increase is important. After reading "City Police millage important, chief says," June 30, I had to write. He talks of the great job they did in catching the man on Robertson Court, but the story doesn't say they were assisted by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office with a tracking dog....more >>

Letter to the editor

Support for 44th District state rep. candidates...

...Eileen Kowall Dear Editor, I am proud to say our current 44th District State Rep. Eileen Kowall has been endorsed by the Michigan Township Association. Mrs. Kowall has taken her selfless hard work and vast experience as an Oakland County commissioner and put those qualities to work for us, the residents....more >>

Letter to the editor

Commissioner calls for park millage support

Dear Editor, As voters consider our millage request Aug. 3, I'd like to remind them of some the benefits and responsibilities of Springfield Township Parks and Recreation. These include partnering with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and DNR for prescribed burns to keep our park lands healthy; mowing, maintaining and striping sports fields; and repairing and maintaining facilities and equipment....more >>

Letter to the editor

More letters: Pappas family appreciation

Dear Editor, To Clarkston City Council, planning committee, countless number of people who worked to make the Artemus M. Pappas Village Hall dedication ceremony memorable and to those who attended on that Sunday, we say thank you....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Letter writers support township millages due to...

...quality of life Dear Editor, Funding for two of the services the township provides its citizens are up for renewal on Aug. 3. These include the library and police. Because of dropping revenues due to drop in property values, the police also request a millage increase to maintain current staffing levels....more >>

Spiritual matters

Love your neighbor, even if he's weird

Someone asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was and Jesus said that it was to love God with everything you have and to love your neighbor as yourself. Thank goodness it wasn't something hard, right? But it is hard, isn't it? While we cannot love our neighbor as our selves without loving God, I want to talk about loving our neighbor here today....more >>

Guest column: State needs to regulate medical marijuana better

From a practical standpoint, the North Oakland Community Coalition supports a drug-free America. The illegal use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances is a concern in every community and we strive to educate all individuals, community groups and families about the harmful and tragic effects of misuse....more >>

Letter to the editor: Writer: Give Brad your thanks Aug. 3

Dear editor, Thank you, Brad. Ever notice the beautiful daylilies at M-24 near Indianwood Road? Wonder who planted and cares for them? Next time you see Brad Jacobsen, thank him for serving our community....more >>

Letter to the editor: Farmers' market says 'thanks' for help

Dear editor, We couldn't have done it without you. The Farmers' Market at Canterbury Village on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. would like to thank the following citizens for their help with support of the market....more >>
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0: Nathaniel Bacon leads an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon's Rebellion came in response to the governor's repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians.
1773: Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.