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Dissolution fever's in the air hope we catch it

I never thought I'd write this, but encouraging things are happening in the highfalutin City of the Village of Clarkston. Encouraging that is for people like myself true conservatives and libertarians who rejoice at the prospect of seeing the size of government reduced and its redundant layers eliminated....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Your hero (me) and his health

So, a few weeks ago I went to my family doctor -- Maria -- who I actually went to high school with, and sometime between turning my head and coughing and getting probed, it was suggested I need to rethink what it is to live a healthy life....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Taking you back to bring you ahead

Who Does Henry Ford Think He Is?

Please bare with me as I go back to those thrilling days of yesteryear to set up this modern day Jottings. Okay, here we go . . . The Detroit Tigers won the American League pennant in 1935....more >>


Community support for OCEF

Dear Editor, At the first Brandon football game on Aug. 27, OCEF received a real gift in the form of a fly-over thanks to Kirt Kostich of Clarkston, who was our wonderful pilot. There are many people we want to thank for this event, including Roger Duval who worked closely with Kirt and who was our on-ground pilot guide....more >>


Stop spending money on non-essential

Dear Editor, In response to "Three-year township budget plan takes shape," page 1, The Citizen, Sept. 4: I agree with the treasurer's statement, "that there is a group of four people that are going one direction and one direction only—spend whatever they can on the park, and forget the township....more >>


Twp. park money well spent

Dear Editor, Recent arguments over the Brandon Township Park beg rejoinder. Living across the street, I observe its regular use on a daily basis. Not to mention, my family and I use it often due to its locale....more >>


Kathy Thurman: Survey responses were appreciated

Dear Editor, Thank you residents who took the time to complete and return the Brandon Township Fiscal Priorities Survey. The constructive comments and suggestions that were included on many of the surveys were very much appreciated....more >>


Ken Quisenberry: I am always proud to say, 'I live in Ortonville.'

Dear Editor This November I will conclude my term as Village of Ortonville Council President. I would like to thank our entire community for the privilege to serve in that capacity....more >>


Remember who dug the hole come election time 2012

Dear Editor, I would like to start by thanking Kevin Wille, Robert Therrien, Tyrone Beltramo, Cheryl Gault, and Dave King for the contributions they have made to our community. Some spoke out in The Citizen while others had their vote of a dissenting opinion silenced....more >>


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 >>


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 >>

Keiser's Role

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Too much gov't

On May 23, 1990 there was record turnout of 385 voters. A 71-vote difference transformed Clarkston Village into a city (228 voted "yes" and 157 voted "no"). For the past few weeks, I have read Clarkston News archives from the 1990's....more >>

Letter to the editor

Dissolving city discussions needed

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to see only two letters in the Sept. 1 Clarkston News about dissolving the City of the Village of Clarkston. I hope there are many more people willing to speak up on this very important issue....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for help with Rush for Food

Dear Editor, The Clarkston High School Football Rush for Food committee thanks all who helped make our 13th annual community service project a huge success. On Friday, Aug. 20 , 165 members of the Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams came together to collect non-perishable food items to help stock the pantry at Lighthouse Emergency Services in Clarkston....more >>

Letter to the editor

Sponsors appreciated in Scoop for Hearts

Dear Editor, Thank you for your commitment to covering the charitable events in our community. On behalf of Culver's of Clarkston, we recently had the opportunity to "give back" by hosting our first annual Scoop for Hearts fundraiser on Aug....more >>


My two-tone Jordache jeans

For better or worse, the start of each school year reminds me of the two-tone Jordache jeans I wore on my first day of 8th grade at Parcells Middle School. If these jeans sound horribly out of fashion by today's standards, I assure you that they were hardly the "in thing" back in the 8th grade either....more >>

Letter to the editor: Just say 'no' to medical marijuana in community

Dear editor, Federal regulations supersede state and local regulations. Marijuana is not changed into "medical" marijuana in any physical form, but that is what is being called. It is still just marijuana that gets people stoned....more >>

Letter to the editor: Optimists preparing to charter new Lake Orion club

Dear editor, We're about to charter the Lake Orion Optimist Club. I'm really excited about the good things we can do in the future for the young people of Lake Orion. We have 18 strong members and need only seven more to become an official club, giving us all the support of Optimist International (www....more >>

Letter to the editor: Dragon event fantastic, festive, fun

Dear editor, When I think of Dragon on the Lake Festival and what a great weekend it was, I feel overwhelmed with pride and gratitude. Something really special happened in Lake Orion last weekend and it is because of many people pouring their belief and support into it....more >>

Letter to the editor: Senior center inherently 'not green'

Dear editor, In response to last weeks article on the proposed Senior Center (Senior center stalled: Township changes gear, agrees to look at Joslyn Road location, Sept. 1), it makes me nervous when I see the green flag of LEED wrapped around a project in order to somehow sanctify the building of a project....more >>

MC -- The Hammer

We walked up hill, both ways

The countdown is officially over. Summer is gone. Now is an appropriate time for beach bums to breath a heavy sigh of remorse and parents to breath a heavy sigh of relief. The school year is here....more >>
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Born February 7th
1812: Charles Dickens, prolific English novelist whose stories reflected life in Victorian England. Some of his more famous works include Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities.
1837: Sir James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and editor.
1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder, author whose works were the basis for television's Little House on the Prairie.
1885: Sinclair Lewis, novelist of satire and realism. (Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry).
1905: Ulf Svante von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist.
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in history
1964: The British band The Beatles are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.
1965: U.S. jets hit Don Hoi guerrilla base in reprisal for the Viet Cong raids.
1968: North Vietnamese use 11 Soviet-built light tanks to overrun the U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei at the end of an 18-hour long siege.
1978: Ethiopia mounts a counter attack against Somalia.
1983: Iran opens an invasion in the southeast of Iraq.