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Dangblabit Jim!

Someone swiped my stuff (and other things)

You know your karma needs cleansing when your "friends" kick you whilst your feeling down. Can someone pass me a soul-sponge or something, cuz I must of upset the gods some where along the way....more >>

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My Way

What is wrong with parents?

As I stood on the west side of N. Oxford Road Friday waiting to photograph the Homecoming Parade, I witnessed something that really upset me. I saw about 10 or 12 children playing atop a massive pile of rock and dirt....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Many thought Henry Ford crazy as a loon

In a September edition of Jottings, I wrote about finding articles about Henry Ford that first appeared in the Detroit Free Press in 1938. Iffy The Dopester (Free Press editor Malcolm Bingay) headed the six-part series, Who does Henry Ford Think He Is? I may cover all six parts in time, but I don't want to overkill right yet....more >>

Goodrich teacher insurance bad deal

Dear Editor, Goodrich teachers bring years of proven dedication and experience to the classroom every day. We have great educators here that need our support. The school district wants its teachers to switch health insurance providers....more >>


'Hunting' not good news

Dear Editor, (In response to, A South Africa family affair, The Citizen, Sept. 25, page 3) This not my idea of good news reporting. I was a appalled by the picture and the glamorization of making this little girl feel like a hero in killing this beautiful animal on a "trophy hunt....more >>


Slow down for school buses

Dear Editor, My husband and I just bought our first home on Oak Hill Road in Brandon Township. We love the area and love the schools. However, for the past two weeks several drivers have run the red lights of both buses that our young children ride (including a special needs bus)....more >>

OCEF sale nets $7,500

Dear Editor, Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, shoppers, and donors who helped make the seventh annual OCEF Sale a huge success. At this time we have raised over $7,500 thanks to the generosity and support of our local community....more >>


Village of Goodrich audit report

Dear Editor, This is an invitation to all Village of Goodrich residents to attend the 7 p.m., Oct. 11, 2010 council meeting. Representatives from Lewis & Knopf, CPAS, P.C. will present the 2009/2010 village audit report....more >>

Medical marijuana law, for the sick not for profits of others

(In response to, "Medical marijuana," The Citizen, Sept. 11, page 1) Dear Editor, A very interesting article. Now would someone please tell the planning commission in Atlas Township that Michigan medical marijuana laws do not allow dispensaries....more >>

To: Everyone who wants to know how important bingo is at the senior center

Dear editor, Do you know how many people come just to have companionship and fun for a short time at the senior center? These people really enjoy playing Bingo. Maybe you should come to the center on Wednesday and see for yourself....more >>


Ortonville V.F.W. 50/50 raffle

Dear Editor, The V.F.W. Post 582 and active members thank Ortonville and surrounding communities for their support during our recent 50/50 raffle. First place winner for $660 was Betty Mattana of Ortonville....more >>


Brandon Schools: "Honestly, I don't know what they were thinking?"

(In response to, Audit finds extra $500K in district books, staff added, The Citizen, Sept. 25, page 1): Dear editor, My great-nephew plays football for a high school in mid-Michigan....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Getting involved hard, but needed

My first news panel discussion is sealed and delivered, uploaded to the Internet. Thanks to Cory Johnston and Michael Sabol for coming in last Thursday and providing thoughtful commentary on an important issue for Clarkston residents whether your city should stay a city or not....more >>

Letter to the editor

Citizen involvement key, Sabol says

Dear Editor: I want to thank Clarkston News and Cory Johnston for the opportunity to discuss the cityhood issue last Thursday. It was a good discussion, but it is time to move on....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for help with Art in the Village

Dear Editor: Clarkston Community Historical Society Board of Directors would like to thank everyone in the community for their support of the society's main fundraiser, Art in the Village, always held the third weekend in September....more >>

Letter to the editor

Volunteers made fund raiser a success

Dear Editor: Saturday, Sept. 11, was a busy day at the Independence Township Senior Center in Clintonwood Park. "Scraps for Seniors," a fund raiser sponsored by volunteer deputies and reserves with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Independence Township sub-station, Dixon Metal Processing volunteers and senior center volunteers was a huge success....more >>

Home grown:Mary Pellerito

Tender loving care for soil

If your spring and summer in the garden have been anything like mine, you are probably a little worn out by now. This has been a great gardening season. The vegetable harvest has been phenomenal and the summer flowers are not quite faded....more >>

Letter to the editor: Residents should learn about smoke alarm recommendations

Orion Township Fire Department promotes 'Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!' during Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9

Dear editor: Newer smoke alarm recommendations and technologies now provide greater levels of home fire protection than ever before. Unfortunately, many people still do not know about these updated recommendations, nor do they have this level of fire protection in their homes....more >>


Leader Editorial

1099s will bury businesses

Among the numerous weapons in government's vast arsenal to kill businesses, the two deadliest are taxes and unnecessary bureaucratic paperwork. If something isn't done soon, these two grim reapers of free enterprise will begin claiming victims in 15 months....more >>
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Born February 6th
1913: Mary Douglas Leakey, archaeologist and paleoanthropologist.
1932: Francois Truffaut, French film director (The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player).
1933: Walter E. Fountroy, politician and civil rights leader.
1940: Tom Brokaw, NBC News anchorman.
1945: Bob Marley, reggae musician.
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in history
1964: Cuba blocks the water supply to Guantanamo Naval Base in rebuke of the United State's seizure of four Cuban fishing boats.
1964: Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel.
1965: Seven U.S. GIs are killed in a Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku.
1968: Charles de Gaulle opens the 19th Winter Olympics in France.
1975: President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million in aid to Cambodia.