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Wishing you an un-PC Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving ranks as one of my favorite holidays because it's one of the most politically incorrect, particularly in my household. The magic begins with the traditional parade of Bloody Marys made from scratch....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Be thankful, fight recurring questions

I've been writing Jottings for over 50 years. That means 50 Thanksgivings I could have written about. But as I looked back to see if there was one I could repeat for this Thanksgiving, I found none....more >>

Don't Rush Me

'And now . . . the rest of the story'

Some epilogues from previous columns some readers have asked about

Lickity-split and just like that we are knee-deep into the holiday season. Hot damn and pass the eggnog! I love this time of year . . . it is not even Thanksgiving yet, and I have Christmas music playing (softly, as not to bum out the rest of the staff here at the paper) on my computer....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich citizens want change

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'New look village council shuffles, shakes amidst resignation,' The Citizen, Nov. 13, page 1): Thanks for the Nov. 13 article on the "new look" Goodrich Village Council; it was fair and well-written save for the omission of the profanity and heckling by several people....more >>

Opinions

Village looks better than it ever has

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Village of Goodrich deserves the best,' The Citizen, Nov.13, page 6): Answering back to the Village of Goodrich deserves the best! Yes, I do live in the township, but I help fight each time for the village to stay the village! I also have lived in the village three doors down from my ex-brother-in-law....more >>

Opinions

Decision, not the best for Goodrich

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Village of Goodrich deserves the best,' The Citizen, Nov. 20, page 6): I have been in and around this area some 56 years now. I have lived in the Village of Goodrich and in Atlas Township, where I reside now....more >>

Opinions

Ease up on cat exterminator

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Reward offered for info on twp. cat shooter,' The Citizen, Nov. 20, page 1): I remember exterminating cats in my younger days, in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, to increase our wildlife habitat....more >>

Opinions

Bond issue addresses needs within district

Dear Editor, Approximately three years ago (2007) the Goodrich Board of Education and a facility planning committee, consisting of 80 community members, staff and administrators, developed and prioritized a scope of needs for a bond issue....more >>

Opinions

Elected Goodrich change in our best interest?

Dear Editor, Voters of Goodrich need to be concerned about our new council after the first meeting held on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. It is important for the citizens of Goodrich to note the results of the new changes in our council membership resulting in their control....more >>

Opinions

Village of Goodrich deserves the best

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Recall Wartella—vote her off Goodrich Village Council,' The Citizen, Nov. 13, page 11) I am not surprised by the letter from my ex-sister-in-law. Becky Cummings is the ex-wife of my younger brother, Reid....more >>

Opinions

Calf confined—sad, tearful indeed

Dear Editor, When I saw the picture of the young calf on the front of the Nov. 13 edition of The Citizen, it did not bring a smile to my face, only a tear. If one drives pass Cook's Farm Dairy you will see several young calves confined in areas no larger than a small closet....more >>

Opinions

Village DPW better in winter

Dear Editor, I live in Atlas Township, not far from the village limits of Goodrich. I do have to compliment the village DPW on the job they do. I live on East Hegel Road and there is a night and day difference in the road from county maintained to village....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

50,000 Words

Congratulations to the Clarkston High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team for bringing home the MHSAA Regional trophy. I knew you, Lady Wolves were going to beat Davison and Flushing for it....more >>

Letter to the editor

Bisio calls for less Cory criticism

Dear Editor, The Clarkston News has published yet another letter from Cory Johnston lambasting the Clarkston city council and making conclusory, unspecific claims of improper, secret decisions "in violation of our own Ordinances, Charter and State Law....more >>

Letter to the editor

Pastor differs on miracle of multitude

Dear Editor, I regularly read your Spiritual Matters column, often with intrigue and interest. I must react against the Nov. 3, article written by the pastor of Peace Unity church and Holistic Center in reference to the feeding of the 5,000....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for News article help

Dear Editor, I just wanted to send a quick note about the article Trevor did on the store my wife and I own, Top Shelf Clothing. He did such a great job that we had customers come in the same day the newspaper was delivered....more >>

Letter to the editor

New arts center needed, reader says

Dear Editor, In response to "Time marches on" column by editor Phil Custodio, Nov. 17, about the proposed Clarkston Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) in downtown Clarkston. I write this having just come from the funeral for a wonderful 94-year-old aunt....more >>

Raymond James A column by James Kruzan

How to avoid being an investment scam victim

It has become common to see headlines in local newspapers about investors being the subject of investment scams. These crimes are not isolated to the senior citizen population or to a specific geographical location....more >>

Spiritual matters

Appreciate what you have, not what you lack

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday started by early pioneers who came to the United States, then known as the New World, in search of a better life. This "better life" would come with a great price....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.
1942: German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad.
1944: German SS engineers begin placing explosive charges around the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1950: Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War.