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Congrats to Liu Xiaobo

Almost every week, I write columns criticizing government, pointing out the errors of its ways and generally expressing my disdain for those in power. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to silence me....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Here to inform and be a little offensive

Here to inform and be a little offensive Was learning cursive really necessary? It's become a habit for me to tune in Channel 7 (ABC) at 5 p.m. to see and hear the local area news....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The run for Michigan's governorship

Virg Bernero or Rick Snyder . . . who will it be?

So, like probably 18 percent of the voting population in the Great Lake State, I watched Sunday's "debate." Though, debate is stretching what I saw candidates for Michigan governor, actually do....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 >>

News Briefs

The truth about the Goodrich turf

Dear Editor, (In response to,"School bond projects to include artificial turf," The Citizen, Oct. 9, page 4): I just wanted to submit a few details and facts regarding the artificial turf idea being proposed for Goodrich in the school bond....more >>


More to hunting than killing

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Hunting' not good news,' The Citizen, Oct. 9, page 6) Every year we read letters (in The Citizen) about how some people are digusted with the successful hunters' pictures....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 >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Book girl

It's the smell. It's intoxicating. When I first opened the birthday present, I was surprised and estactic - two brand new books, as a side note always love a friend who buys books or notebooks because from another I received a purse-sized notebook....more >>

Letter to the editor

Hat's off to residents for restoration

Dear Editor: I applaud Jim and Debbie Cousens for challenging the Clarkston Historic Commission as related to the restoration of their home on N. Main St. ("Homeowners fight Historic Commission in restoration project," Oct....more >>

Letter to the editor

Reader impressed with home project

Dear Editor: After I read the article "Homeowners fight Historic Commission in restoration project," I couldn't help but wonder how much money is being wasted fighting this restoration....more >>

Letter to the editor

Time is now for school board change

Dear Editor: I hope the voters in our upcoming school board election take advantage of this opportunity to move forward past the era of former Superintendent Roberts, and give our new incoming Superintendent Dr....more >>

Letter to the Editor

City questions

Dear Editor: Eighteen years ago, we decided to be a city based on the vote of only 228 people. It was a noble experiment. I have closely followed the city political activity for only the last eight years....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Keep feds out

Dear Editor: The president's recent summit on community colleges was of great interest to me. As if Mr. Obama did not have enough to do, with running GM and the banking system, he now wants to "support" and "help" our local community colleges....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Leave dogs home

Dear Editor: I enjoyed the Taste of Clarkston, seeing so many people having a great time. However, I wish people who have dogs could leave them at home for the time there are amongst a crowd....more >>

Spiritual matters

Don't let story-telling detract from truth of Bible

Mark 10:13-16 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God....more >>

Letter to the editor: 'Not a surprise'

Dear editor, Perplexed, Janet? (Gutman makes final three in Walled Lake super search: 'It's perplexing,' Oct. 6) Gutman was the hero of the board not so long ago. Funny how at the time he was the best (superintendent) candidate available "by far," not to mention the "only" candidate....more >>

Letter to the editor: Students 'Have to Choose'

Dear editor, Judge Julie A. Nicholson of the 52-3 District Court presented the "Have to Choose" program at Lake Orion High School Sept. 23 and will present the same program at Rochester, Rochester Adams, Stoney Creek, and Oxford high schools later this year....more >>

Letter to the editor: Bond needed for 'i' generation

Dear editor, Lake Orion Community Schools will be seeking voter approval for a bond on February 22, 2011. Over the next few months, you will no doubt hear many comments both for and against this proposal....more >>

Letter to the editor: Reader glad about K2 legislation

Dear editor, When I heard K2 had been banned, I was cheering (Local efforts help push drug-banning legislation, Oct. 6). I am so proud to be a part of Lake Orion and the North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) after reading what effect Lake Orion, (Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh) and NOCC had on this dangerous drug being banned....more >>

Letter to the editor: Pavilion is an 'appalling distraction'

Dear editor, I am continually disappointed as Keatington Homeowners' Association (KHA) board members disregard the Michigan Business Corporation Act and bylaws that govern the association....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.
February 6th
in history
1862: The Battle of Fort Henry, Tenn., begins the Mississippi Valley campaign.
1891: The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, Calif.
1899: The Spanish-American War ends.
1900: President McKinley appoints W.H. Taft commissioner to report on the Philippines.
1904: Japan's foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria.