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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 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
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945: The United Nations comes into existence with the ratification of its charter by the first 29 nations.
1945: Vidkun Quisling, Norway's wartime minister president, is executed by firing squad for collaboration with the Nazis.
1952: Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower announces that if elected, he will go to Korea. In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century. The men who struggled there suffered accordingly.