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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 >>


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 >>


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 October 4th
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928: Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
1941: Anne Rice, novelist.
1946: Susan Sarandon, American film actress.
October 4th
in history
1777: At Germantown, Pa., British General Sir William Howe repels George Washington's last attempt to retake Philadelphia, compelling Washington to spend the winter at Valley Forge. Posing as a gunsmith, British Sergeant John Howe served as General Gage's eyes in a restive Massachusetts colony.
1795: General Napoleon Bonaparte leads the rout of counterrevolutionaries in the streets of Paris, beginning his rise to power. Napoleon takes charge.
1861: The Union ship USS South Carolina captures two Confederate blockade runners outside of New Orleans, La. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.