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Letter to the editor

Schools launch Project 21-- year-long learning

Last Wednesday, over 65 enthusiastic parents, community members, and a few students attended the first meeting of what is now dubbed Project 21 -- year-long learning. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit participation in developing a plan to provide learning opportunities for our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century that are not restricted by time and location....more >>


Thanks to all for Hempton fundraiser

Dear Editor, A huge thank you goes out to everyone who supported the Sherry Hempton fundraiser in any way, big or small!! The following businesses were immensely helpful: Lions Club- donated use of the hall; Johns Steakhouse- supplied breadsticks; Little G's- for cooking all the pasta; the Goodrich businesses for donating silent auction items: Shear Madness, Cameo Salon, Merry Maids, Wren in the Willow Country Store, Lickity Splitz, NU-View Auto Glass, Lucy's Pet Supplies and Feed, Fantasyland Ceramics, Porter's Orchard, Four Season's Karate, Bull Ring Sports Grille, Moo Cow Ice Cream, Little G's Pizza and Deli, Goodrich Country Club, Cranberries Café, B-Hive Legacy Estate and Auction, Atlas Real Estate, Ken's Redi-Mix, Direct Properties, A Bean To Go Coffee, Gage Family Chiropractic and Country Home Creations....more >>


To you Joe - Good luck!

Dear Editor, In response to: 'Iditarod race is dog torture, cruelty,' The Citizen, June 18, page 6: Congratulations to Joe Gutowski for first, qualifying for the Iditarod and second, an excellent response to the person who claims that the Iditarod is 'torture' and 'cruel....more >>


Lawsuit will further divide village

Dear Editor, On June 27, 2011 a lawsuit was initiated by a Goodrich resident in the Seventh District Court naming the Village of Goodrich, the Goodrich Council and the village clerk as defendants....more >>


Great job BMS girls track team

Dear Editor, The Gordie Richardson Oakland County Track Meet was on May 31, 2011 at Clarkston High School which featured more than 40 schools and 1,000 students. The Brandon Middle School girls track team took first place....more >>


U.S. no longer Christian nation?

Dear Editor, (In response to 'Freedom of speech or offensive,' The Citizen, July 2, page 1): Thank you for this article. I, for one, am happy to have missed the display by PAC volunteers....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What to do when the road commision comes a-callin'

Cutting down trees for safety and/or firewood

A couple of weeks ago, I received an e-mail from a certain Sherrie V, of Groveland Township in regards to trees lining the road, safety concerns and the Road Commission of Oakland County....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Observations and realizations of little note

The rising cost of a gallon of gasoline has wrought opposite reactions to drivers. There are those who drive slower and coast to stops at signs and lights. Then there is the majority of drivers who don't consider the cost, don't fear the hereafter and insist on being ahead of whatever and whoever is ahead of them....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Toxins tossed

I watched with interest and distaste as I eyed the water in the Aqua Chi Ionic foot bath change color. As part of my 12-week program at Nuview Nutrition I signed up for the detox....more >>

Letter to the editor

Questions about pay-to-play fee

Dear Editor, I am commenting on Clarkston Schools' decision to raise the pay to play amount for grades 9-12 (to $325 per student for high schoolers). Although they say it is a one time fee, it does not seem fair to the students that only participate in one sport....more >>

Letter to the editor

What have you to say now?

Dear Editor, Dan Travis who ran for Independence Township Supervisor during the last election is today healthy. But imagine for a moment that he had been elected instead of the current supervisor....more >>

Words from the Sup't:Dr. Rod Rock

Schools, community succeed in evolving world

I am blessed to have completed my first year as the superintendent of the Clarkston Community Schools. I believe that, in this time, we've done Good Work (Ethical, Excellent, and Engaging—www....more >>

Spiritual matters

Community response resulted in awesome fireworks

I am writing this article before the July 4th Fireworks, but I trust it didn't rain, and the fireworks were awesome in their new location from Everest Academy! Over the last few months many people have asked us, "Why did Clarkston Community Church offer the $10,000 matching challenge?" I want to explain why....more >>

My Way

My Way

Finally, some courage

"There never was, for any long time, a corrupt representative of a virtuous people; or a mean, sluggish, careless people that ever had a good government of any form." Edmund Burke I must applaud Oxford Village Councilman Tony Albensi for finally speaking up last week regarding fellow Council Member Maureen Helmuth's role in covering up the alleged embezzlement of property tax payments (see Page 1)....more >>
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