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Letter to the editor

'Time for school employees to contribute more'

Dear editor, Our state representatives over the past 10 years, both Republicans and Democrats, have been shamefully negligent in their duties, and now Michigan is facing the reality of empty coffers and no free lunch....more >>

Letter to the editor

How is your vote decided?

Dear editor, I continue to find it amazing that people in our community would vote for a school board candidate just based on whether they supported the bond or not! (Yes, this is an issue)....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Will return

Be still your beating hearts....more >>

Don't Rush Me

'All adults = role model' and more (I think?)

My memory ain't so swell these days

In the left pocket of all my dress shirts, I carry an Amazing Spider-Man spiral note-pad. Ever the student of Stan Lee and just like Peter Parker, I try to always be prepared for when my "Spidey" senses start to tingle....more >>

Opinions

Questions to ask village council

Dear Editor, Why did the board in 2005, Horton, Morey, York, Lucik and Pierson, cut taxes by 30 percent, but not cut spending? Why did we pay 30 percent too much for decades is a better question....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich Village Council support

Dear Editor, I support the new Goodrich Village Council with downsizing to adapt to the failing economy and lower revenue so the debts incurred can be paid. People have lost their jobs and homes and new homes are not being built— we have to economize, the money isn't there anymore....more >>

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Wing Nut

Growing up in the cold state of Michigan it's not uncommon to put on a pair of ice skates in the winter time and maybe grab a stick, a puck, and a couple of friends and find yourself enjoying some "good old hockey....more >>
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Letter to the Editor

Big classes way back when

Dear Editor, In response to the complaint about cutting teachers and having 34 students in a fourth grade class, I have attached a picture of my 1951 fourth grade class at St. David School in Detroit....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Resident finds city irresponsible

Dear Editor, Since Trevor Keiser and I both recorded the meeting, I was wondering if The Clarkston News was going to report on the tone, if not the details, of what happened. While it was obvious that Mr....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for cracking the case

Dear Editor, The Friends of the Springfield Township Library had a free raffle to celebrate "Love Your Library Week" in February. Unfortunately someone stole the adult prize package from the library before it could be awarded....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Some 'cheese and whine' about school budget

Cheese: My youngest daughter's name is Chelsey. She's 13 years old, has medium length, brownish hair, which she wears in a pony tail (often off to the right side, opposite of her bangs)....more >>

Spiritual matters

Today's choices have lasting consequences

Over one hundred years ago, a church raised funds to have stain glass windows installed in the sanctuary. Families could dedicate the windows they paid for in honor or memory of a loved one....more >>

My Way

My Way

Tax abatements for the few? No! Tax cuts for all? Yes!

Some folks out there favor the idea of government giving tax abatements to businesses in order to spur economic growth. The logic is a business that spends less on taxes is more willing to reinvest in equipment and facilities, expand its operations and hire more employees....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
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.
1926: American film star Rudolph Valentino dies, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.