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Jim's Jottings

Time for a session of 'What's bothering me'

Throughout most of my adult life, and that's over 50 years, I've had good thoughts about Michigan's utility companies. They've been good at what they do - supply communications, fuel and electricity....more >>

Don't Rush Me

It's all the rage: Cumalitive voting

Mayor Daley was 50 years ahead of the curve!

I didn't believe it when I watched a local FOX News video. It had to be a joke. And, I guess it still could be -- but the more I looked into it, the more information I found to back up that "one-man, one-vote" could be a thing of the past....more >>

Opinions

And the survey says...

Dear Editor, I am former USMC Sergeant Michael A. Hamlett and citizen of Brandon for 13 years. I can no longer sit here silently. Having honestly filled out the survey of potential options, I eyed the "Police, fire millages unchanged in 2011; budget cuts eyed" and "Township community park projects move forward" articles with disbelief....more >>

Opinions

Blindly reelect the same kind of board?

Dear Editor, We have a timely opportunity to prepare for the 2012 election. As Brandon Township voters, we have ample time to go to the polls informed, alert and clear eyed in the knowledge that we are casting our vote for the best candidate....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich School Board, 6 p.m. Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Dear Editor, Who planted the flowers on the corners of the downtown area? Molly Malone and her Ortonville Downtown Development Authority crew. They look fantastic. Thank you Molly and the DDA....more >>

Wendi's Word

Back in play

The football season has officially kicked off. The Clarkston High School gridiron heroes attacked the practice field on Aug. 9 and haven't slowed down since taking in drill after drill, play after play....more >>

Letter to the editor

Rogers needs viable challenger

Dear Editor, The Aug. 3 primary election has come and gone, and this November only one candidate for representative of Michigan's Eighth U.S. Congressional District will appear on the ballot....more >>

Spiritual matters

There is still hope for our country in Jesus

Well, I purposely held off writing this column so that we could see the results of the elections held earlier this month. For some there were a lot of surprises, for others they saw just what they expected to see....more >>
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Out Loud: A column by Laura Colvin

A blessing counted

The pictures rolled across the screen one after another. Over and over, the memorial movie my sister made for Grandma's funeral transported us back to a different time, triggered a memory, tugged on an already-taut heartstring or, once again, pushed open the floodgates....more >>

Letter to the editor: Car show's coming

The Orion Senior Center and Golling Buick GMC is again proud to partner together in our 4th Annual Classic Car Show/ Community Event, held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday Sept. 18 with a rain makeup date of Saturday, Sept....more >>
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Born September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
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in history
0: Themistocles and his Greek fleet win one of history's first decisive naval victories over Xerxes' Persian force off Salamis.
1378: The election of Robert of Geneva as anti-pope by discontented cardinals creates a great schism in the Catholic church.
1519: Ferdinand Magellan embarks from Spain on a voyage to circumnavigate the world. Tales of the adventures that befell three conquistadores and their Moorish slave during the sixteenth century led to Spain's Francisco Výsquez de Coronado's exploration the American Southwest.
1561: Queen Elizabeth of England signs a treaty at Hamptan Court with French Huguenot leader Louis de Bourbon, the Prince of Conde. The English will occupy Le Harve in return for aiding Bourbon against the Catholics of France. Buckingham Palace is a symbol of strength and tradition.
1565: Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.