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Inside the mind of the school-yard bully

The bully's unconscious mind, his/her blue print says, "Unless I get caught, I'm free and I love the thrill of both the chase and the kill! It's great to be the King of the play ground....more >>


Thank you Coats Village Funeral Home

Dear Editor, Recently my family lost an outstanding man, my father. He was a terrific man that would truly take the shirt off his back for you, as it's said. However, my reason for writing is to express our gratitude to the folks at the Coats Village Funeral Home....more >>


Ortonville Cemetery in need of some help

Dear Editor, The Ortonville Cemetery has played a vital role in the community. From honoring veterans to preserving community history to perpetually caring for loved ones—the cemetery grounds, located along M-15 just outside Ortonville, is an icon that continues to remember the past while establishing a future location for generations to come....more >>


Yearbook: Freely advertise abortion?

Dear Editor, I'm not entirely sure if this is newsworthy but I would love to know what other parents' (or students' for that matter) opinions are on the subject of pregnancy centers advertising in high school yearbooks....more >>

Senior Center thanks?

Dear Editor, I wish to congratulate the Orion Township Manager, the Board of Trustees, the Planning Department and all who have contributed to creating the ugliest building in the township – the new seniors center....more >>

Thank you for the Mystery Art Tour

Dear Editor, A special and heartfelt thank you to Elements' Bonnie and Shelley for their wonderful event, Mystery Art Tour, on Friday, May 20. All proceeds will benefit the Orion Art Center for its future programs....more >>

Green's Park article seems unbalanced

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the article printed in the May 15th issue of the Lake Orion Review, concerning the fee increase for people wanting to use Green's Park. It would have been appropriate to have interviewed a village council member who was in favor of keeping the lifeguards at the park, instead of just one council member who is against it....more >>

Memorial Day is a day to . . .

Weather concerns aside, Memorial Day is the historic start of getting outside and doing stuff – the kickoff to summer fun with family and friends. And, that is all fine and dandy – we would like to remind folks, however, to take a moment and reflect about Memorial Day....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Memorial Day traditions and poppies, and more!

I first ran this column in 2003, and since then – every year around this time – some folks request I re-run it. I usually oblige. * * * "Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!"— Something the Wicked Witch of the West may have uttered in the 1939 movie classic, "The Wizard of Oz" * * * Quite simply, I know the day we remember those who died in service to this country is upon us because I replaced the dusty and faded red paper poppy that hung from my rearview mirror for the past 12 months....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Take time next Monday, give thought to May 30

• It is a veteran, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press. • It is the veteran, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech. • It is the veteran, not the campus organizer who has given us freedom to assemble....more >>

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Thrill ride weekend

This past weekend I went to Cedar Point with my girlfriend Noell and her family. It was her younger sister Hannah's birthday and a trip to Cedar Point was what she requested for her birthday present....more >>

Letter to the editor

Dr. Rock doesn't get it

Dear Editor, I think Clarkston Superintendent Rod Rock is a very smart man with a rather large blind spot ("Superintendent's call to action: part II," May 18). Long term, the danger to our children is not the governor's budget....more >>

Letter to the editor

Mac Center doesn't get it

Dear Editor, I was infuriated after reading the perspective by Tom Gantert, May 18 ("Clarkston teachers well paid"). He made inaccurate statements, used figures and statistics from his imagination, and basically attacked Clarkston teachers with a Rick Snyderian vindictiveness....more >>

Letter to the editor

Drive with care

Dear Editor, Clarkston area drivers need to be reminded about traffic rules, specifically those relating to yielding to pedestrians and cyclists when they have the walk signal. I was riding my bike and  crossing  Main at Waldon heading west, May 12....more >>

Letter to the editor

Honor our Armed Forces

Dear Editor, In celebration of Armed Forces Day, May 21, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the men and woman who have made, and are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the rights and freedoms we enjoy in this great country....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for help with...

Walk and Roll Dear Editor, Our Walk and Roll for SCAMP was a huge success! It takes a village to make this event happen and the village came out and produced a wonderful happening....more >>

Spiritual matters

Turn to God to help you diffuse anger

Several years ago my wife and I were driving down Square Lake road. We were going to visit somebody in the hospital. The two lanes were being squeezed into one, and the traffic was backed up almost a mile....more >>
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Born August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.