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Vote No on the recall May 3

Dear Editor, Vote No on the recall May 3. Send another message that you have had enough of petty small town politics, frivolous lawsuits, wild accusations such as never plowing snow again, camping outside private residences and filming innocent people coming and going, taking a village computer, and removing information from the hard drive....more >>

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Goodrich residents lack confidence in council leadership

Dear Editor, The citizens of Goodrich have been fed a continuous stream of misguided information regarding the state of village finances. Council President Patricia Wartella, along with council members Doug McAbee and Phil Jackson, have not represented the facts....more >>

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Public: 'Stop schools of choice'

Dear Editor, Apathy: lack of feeling or emotion. I am wondering if the Brandon school district is taking advantage of the community's apathy. We have 12,000 registered voters in the Brandon school district....more >>

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Prejudice, bigotry have no place here

Dear Editor, (In response to: 'Bigotry driving SOC issue?' The Citizen, April 9, page 6, Your Thoughts): I don't know Carol Mannino Kachmar, but I want to thank her for her letter to the editor in the April 9 issue of The Citizen....more >>

Letter to the editor

McQuiston & Miller for 'Gritz'

Dear Editor, I want to thank the Lake Orion community for all the support during my 12-year tenure as a member of the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you....more >>

Letter to the editor

Wolverton and Weaver get vote

Dear Editor Times are tough today.  Many of us don't have the resources we had years ago. This is true of our schools, as well.  It is easy to blame the present state of school finances on the school board, and think incumbents shouldn't be re-elected....more >>

Letter to the editor

A vote for Weaver

Dear Editor, I have analyzed what type of leadership is best for the District and its students.  I 've read and heard all of the political rhetoric.  Some people focus on the bond as the sole issue they will use to determine how they will cast their vote....more >>

Letter to the editor

More for M & M

Dear Editor, NOW is the time to put the past behind us and start with a clean slate. Decisions in the past need to remain there and whether someone voted for or against the bond doesn't matter....more >>

Letter to the editor

McQuiston, Miller are the best possible candidates

Dear Editor, In the 18 years I have lived in Lake Orion, I have never seen a school board election that has been so well represented by candidates. I believe it shows this community is ready for a change....more >>

Letter to the editor

Brackon will be a hands-on school board member

Dear Editor, We all know the Lake Orion Community Schools face very serious challenges in the years ahead, dominated by financial concerns.  Whoever is elected to the School Board next month will be charged with working together and with the community to chart a course marked by tough decisions, intelligent spending and the goal of positioning our school district to weather the storm and position itself for continuing to provide all of our children with a quality, competitive education today and in the future....more >>

Letter to the editor

McQuiston, Miller are the best possible candidates

Dear Editor, During these difficult economic and uncertain times, we need a school board in the Lake Orion Community Schools that will make informed and responsible decisions.  They will have to make many tough decisions regarding all contracts, budget issues, expenses, repairs, purchases, curriculum, personnel and so much more....more >>

Letter to the editor

Connecting with the community

A community with a newspaper is a more informed community. Likewise, a newspaper with a community is a more informed newspaper. with that in mind, The Lake Orion Review, in an effort to reach out and connect more with the community, is accepting ideas for Guest Columnists....more >>

Open letter to former Eliz. Street School students

The year was 1981. Gas prices were skyrocketing, teacher layoff slips were being passed out, and Lee Iacocca was trying to save Chrysler from going under. For the Staley family, the future looked quite uncertain....more >>

My Way

My Way

Mea culpa

Never let it be said I can't admit a mistake or correct an error. Last week, I wrote that Oxford Schools ranked 28th out of Oakland County's 28 school districts in terms of college-preparedness based on the ACT....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jottings has many ideas, some even believable

* Ever notice in American Airlines commercials about how easy they say it is to get seating? And the camera shows two guys on a practically empty plane? * Question: What/who buys the most time on tv these days: lawyers or sellers of gold? * Three bits of wisdom for golfers: Take extra time when lining up your fourth putt; Now, before your "first round this spring, get your retriever re-gripped; Inhale and exhale deeply before hitting five off the tee....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Responding readers write . . .

Newspapers and me: some like, others not

Over the past few weeks, I have tried to challenge readers about their roles in the community and this newspapers role in their lives. So, now it's time to start letting you know what your neighbors are saying....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Responding readers write . . .

Newspapers and me: some like, others not

Over the past few weeks, I have tried to challenge readers about their roles in the community and this newspapers role in their lives. So, now it's time to start letting you know what your neighbors are saying....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Preserve this

I wanted a quick picture to go with the story on 90 N. Main Street, so I stopped by to get one. The place's sole tenant, Dave Savage, was doing a photo shoot. The building owner let me in to see the insides, and all the restoration work that has gone on in there....more >>

Letter to the editor

Reader calls for history protection

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to recent news articles characterizing the City of the Village of Clarkston Historical Commission. I do not reside in the city. However I am a resident of Clarkston who enjoys the quality of life that our historic downtown area brings to the community....more >>

Letter to the editor

An invitation for a first-hand look

Dear Editor, Shame on Mr. Bob Klemmer for using the word "segregate" in a child's education. You have no idea what pressures are put on children in today's world. I would love for you to sit in my son's class for one day and see what the children are expected to learn....more >>

Letter to the editor

Federal support inspires no confidence

Dear Editor, Shocking and appalling that the City of the Village of Clarkston, with all its supposed affluence and taxes cannot support herself without the largesses of the Federal Government....more >>

Spiritual matters

How we speak of hell reflects others' view of us

I want to talk about hell for a few minutes, but I'm not really going to talk about hell. And since this isn't about hell, it isn't about writing an intellectual dissertation or providing a Scriptural defense of it....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.
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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.