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First good idea of the year cutdown before it was born

Can't be a 'Hater'

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. -- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg * * * So there I was, leaning up at the counter, all suave and debonair reading the daily newspaper with my finely honed sense of delivery and wisecrackery for the front office chicks....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Let's get rid of 2010, and welcome twenty eleven

Let's get rid of 2010, and welcome twenty eleven Perhaps the most disturbing thing I read last year was the message retired Air Force Major Rick Briggs delivered at the Veterans Memorial in Lake Orion on Memorial Day....more >>

My Way

My Way

OMG! I can't believe he wanted me to erase history :(

I received a call a few weeks ago that really disturbed me for a myriad of reasons. The young man, who did not identify himself, wanted a story about him removed from our website because his criminal record had now been "expunged....more >>

Opinions

Henry Ford, the Nazi Party and evil—traitor to the US

Dear Editor, For some time, The Citizen published an opinion about the life of Henry Ford, in a series of columns by Jim Sherman, Sr, who reran a series from the 1930's By Iffy The Dopester....more >>

Opinions

Community support system reaches out to family in need

Dear Editor, My friends, my family: On Dec. 6, I lost my best friend and soulmate, John Jasso. The father of my three children and my husband of 14 years was taken from me with a rapid and unforeseen illness I still don't understand, just hours before his 35th birthday....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich politics can be such a dirty game

Dear Editor, The recent (Goodrich) election saw a shift in the balance of leadership. Goodrich residents have voted in a council whose platform was less spending and less taxes. The new council hopes to hire a professional outside firm to take a good look at village operations and expenditures....more >>

Opinions

Board needs to listen to all

Dear Editor, I attended a Brandon School Board meeting on Dec.13 and a community member in the crowd stood up when the "speaker of the house" announced-public comment time. To my surprise, he was shot down when she said that he never signed in....more >>

Opinions

Christmas luminaries light up village

Dear Editor, The Village of Ortonville thanks everyone who helped with assembling and distributing the Christmas Eve luminaries throughout the village: Boy Scout Pack 135: Gage Difalco, Nicholas Difalco, Marvin Aranowski, Matthew Edin, Mary Lou Knight, Tonya Cavanaugh, Shane Cavanaugh, Holly Cavanaugh, Rick Heines and Ryan Heines....more >>

Opinions

Rush needs to get out of town

Dear Editor, (In response to 'Don't Rush Me: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (somewhere else)', The Citizen, Dec. 18, page 7): For the life of me, I can't understand why you published this piece of dribble in your Dec 18th edition (Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, somewhere else)....more >>

Editorial

A win for government secrecy; loss for liberty

Those in government who seek to hide what they say and do from the public won a significant victory last week. Those who seek to expose wrongdoing, corruption and waste in government suffered a momentous defeat....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

New Year's predictions

Here it is another year. Complete with renewed hope for the future, a new outlook on goals, and continous growth of ideas. With the beginning of something new, some predicitions....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for kindness to family in need

Dear Editor, On Dec. 6, 2010, I lost my best friend and soul mate, John Jasso. The father of my three children and my husband of 14 years was taken from me with a rapid and unforeseen illness I still don't understand, just hours before his 35th birthday....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A call to make voices heard in township

Dear Editor, Residents of Independence Township, I encourage you to take one hour of your valuable time to attend an Independence Township Board Meeting in 2011. I know meetings last longer than one hour but each meeting has time for public comments near the beginning....more >>

Home grown: Mary Pellerito

Gardening goals for 2011

Every year I write down my goals for the coming year. In 2011 I have two gardening goals: grow a prairie and grow and preserve more of my own food. Here is my starting point. Our property is approximately 2....more >>

Spiritual matters

God offers ultimate social network site

In my Christmas Eve sermon last month, I referenced a conversation with a friend on Facebook. While I am not a Facebook fanatic, I recognize the value of connecting with people with the immediacy social networks like Facebook provides....more >>
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Born April 16th
1864: Flora Batson, African-American soprano-baritone singer.
1867: Wilbur Wright, designer, builder and flyer of the first airplane.
1871: John Millington Synge, dramatist and poet (Playboy of the Western World).
1889: Charlie Chaplin, film actor and director.
1919: Merce Cuningham, American dancer and choreographer.
April 16th
in history
1922: Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman's record.
1942: The Island of Malta is awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.
1944: The destroyer USS Laffey survives horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa.
1945: American troops enter Nuremberg, Germany.
1947: A lens which provides zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City.