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The Glutenator strikes and Dinner Divas

Healthy eatin' starts here?

Every so often a book gets mailed to me at the office. Writers, publishers, agents all seeking the same thing . . . publicity for some literary work. Usually I read the first few pages, close the book, put it on a shelf and forget about it....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Think short, write short, hold on to your readers

Think short, write short, hold on to your readers During my decades of owning a half dozen weekly newspapers, I urged writing "short." I'd tell new reporters, "get in, get out and go to the obituaries....more >>

Opinions

Pay cuts may contribute more to problem

Dear Editor, We've heard so much in the past months about businesses, some failing, that have been given tax dollars with no strings attached, who then turn around and pay big bonuses to their departing CEOs....more >>

Opinions

Bad government: What a crock! Now it's my turn

Dear Editor, Read Don Rush's angry column about Clarkston in The Citizen. Good column about bad local governments Good column about bad local governments. Now it's my turn. Brandon Township is sending scare tactic $250,000 budget shortfalls over the next three years....more >>

Opinions

Hurd Road litterbug bagged,fined

(In response to, Litterbug, The Citzen, Aug. 21, page 10): Dear Editor, Our family is one of many that becomes very frustrated and angry when we see litter on the side of the road....more >>

Opinions

It is time to be public servants

Dear Editor, It is time to face and deal with the matters at hand, reality. Across the country our elected officials have been lining their pockets with pay and benefits. Our (Brandon) township officials are not an exemption to this....more >>

Opinions

Letters important for community

(In response to 'And the survey says...' The Citizen, Aug. 21, page 6 and 'It is time to be public servants,' Aug. 28, page 6) Dear Editor, How refreshing it is to read Michael Hamlett's recent letters to The Citizen....more >>

Opinions

Good money after bad. Why?

(In response to "And the survey says..." The Citizen, Aug. 21 page 6) Dear Editor, First, thank you Michael Hamlett for your service to our country. Thank you very much! Secondly, I am in complete agreement with the point made in his letter....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Change I can believe in

I sat through the Board of Education interviews last week with their six candidates, listening to the answers, watching how the candidates interacted with the board and the public....more >>

Letter to the editor

Put opinions in their place, reader says

Dear Editor, "Cory calls for dissolving city" (Aug. 25) is this news or opinion? The article was little more than Cory Johnston sharing his opinion on whether Clarkston should remain a city....more >>

Letter to the editor

Reader supports Johnston's call to dissolve

Dear Editor, I read the article about dissolving Clarkston cityhood ("Cory calls for dissolving city," Aug. 25), and have to agree with Mr. Johnston, he's spot on with his opinions....more >>

Letter to the editor

Tradition continues at First Congregational

Dear Editor, Tradition is what keeps a community together. Clarkston has many great traditions. One is the Labor Day fair at First Congregational Church of Clarkston. It brings all sorts of people from all over the Clarkston area....more >>

Spiritual matters

What's the point of thinking about heaven?

Do you think about heaven much? You might say, "You've got to be kidding! My life is crammed right now. I just lost my job. The kids are sick. I don't have time to think about heaven....more >>

Letter to the editor: Thanks for back-to-school help

Dear editor, Just how can we say thank you enough to the Lake Orion community for the incredible support during the recent FISH Backpack and School Supplies drive. Along with countless individual donations, we received large contributions from The Bank of America, Lake Orion Walgreens, Costco, Joy Ellen Stimac, Gene VonSteeg, Mary Beth Buckbee, Pamela Jessee, Tina & Owen Bailey, Patricia & Steven Hartz, Robert Marshall, Dr....more >>

Letter to the editor: 'Fear...fans distrust of Islam'

Dear editor, I am a Catholic Christian, and I say "Amen" to Kyle Goodall's letter in last week's Review regarding the controversy over Muslims' right to build a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center....more >>

Letters to the editor: Accolades for Dragon on the Lake

I would like to compliment the Orion Art Center and all of their hard working volunteers for the outstanding weekend they provided to the citizens of Lake Orion. Dragon on the Lake was better than we could have imaged....more >>
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Born October 2nd
1871: Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
October 2nd
in history
1862: An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.
1879: A dual alliance is formed between Austria and Germany, in which the two countries agree to come to the other's aid in the event of aggression.
1909: Orville Wright sets an altitude record, flying at 1,600 feet. This exceeded Hubert Latham's previous record of 508 feet. Aviation Pioneer Glenn Curtiss