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Locals 'building bridges' here, across state

Not just complaining about education, they are learning and getting involved

Some folks just like to sit back, read the newspaper, listen the radio, watch TV or post snarky comments on social netwoking internet sites when it comes to how "things" are run in government....more >>

Four LO sports getting a fresh coach

July is over half way done and the thought of school is looming in many a students mind. Yet alongside scholastic endeavors comes the return of school sports and Lake Orion High School is beginning their seasons even fresher with the introduction of four new coaches....more >>

Opinions

Haiser's audit report should be clear

Dear Editor, (In response to 'Despite battles, recalls, lawyers Goodrich operating efficiently,' The Citizen, July, 16, page 1): Thanks to the findings of Karl Haiser, the certified public accountant hired by the village of Goodrich, the real facts on village finances are now clear....more >>

Opinions

9-1-1 tower location poor choice

Dear Editor, (In response to 'Commission OKs 9-1-1 tower on historic cemetery, church to vote Sunday,' The Citizen, July 9, page 1): Recent events in Hadley Township have brought into question the motivation of the zoning board of appeals....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

Dunk Don?

You have your chance to exact your revenge and help a worther cause, Homes for Our Troops

A while back either Shari or Stephani from Bonnie & Clyde Boutique (aka, Clarkston Flower Shoppe) e-mailed me. One of them wanted to know if I knew of anybody who would be a good draw for a charity dunk tank event....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Going from hogs to hogwash

I was raised on a farm. Well, that's not exactly correct. What my dad did was not exactly "farming." He liked farming, but we never rented more than 40 acres. Dad would till with his Terraplane, or whatever kind of car he owned at the time....more >>

Letter to the editor

Bridge over Detroit River gets her goat

Dear Editor A proposed new bridge over the Detroit River, known as the New International Trade Crossing, is supported by Gov. Snyder; former governors Granholm, Engler, Blanchard, and Milliken; Oakland County executive L....more >>

Letter to the editor

Calls for probation for elected officials

Dear Editor, We should have senators in the state of Michigan put on a 10-month probation period and if the voters don't like them, we should fire them! Why wait four years. Think of the time and money that the state could save and the voters wouldn't have to listen to all their lies! Jerome P....more >>

Letter to the editor

Looking Back was insenstive

Dear Editor, I wonder if you are ever given any thought to the people you hurt by naming names in news of many years ago -- this is still a small town and everyone in any way connected to the stories have to live through it all over again! I can see no good coming from hurting people -- they very likely have never forgotten the incident and it seems heartless to bring it up again....more >>

Guest column

Garden meditation for July

It's been light for an hour or two. Before the day heats up, I take a meditative walk through the garden. As I walk out the front door, I take a deep breath and exhale. I walk slowly and notice the newly built spider web on the front porch....more >>

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

45 days until 'I do'

As many of you faithful readers know, I wrote a column in June 2010 about heading to Georgia to get married and move on to the next phase of life. As some of you found out, the engagement didn't go as planned and I found myself once again praying and trusting God that He knew the right woman for me....more >>

Letter to the editor

Councilman weighs in on budget

Dear Editor, Regarding the article "Councilman questions city budget increases" (July 13 edition) about city council votes on June 27, the vote on the 2011-2012 budget was 5-2, with Councilman Inabnit joining me in voting against the general fund and major and local roads budgets....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thoughts on pedestrian safety

Dear Editor, The issue of public safety has prompted me to comment ("Safety meeting on intersection after walker hit," July 13). I walk my dogs all over the place. For the most part, I find being a pedestrian in our township in most locations relatively safe, sans my own street, and I avoid the places that prove dicey....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks from CAYA for golf help

Dear Editor, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance would like to thank all those who participated in the 18th Annual Golf Outing at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center on June 17, 2011. The following Sponsors, Prize Contributors, and Volunteers helped to make this fundraiser a huge success....more >>

Spiritual matters

Faith doesn't mean heaven here on Earth

A song was released a few years ago by a popular recording artist that simply proclaimed that there was "no such thing as the real world," but that it was simply a lie you had to get over....more >>
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1866: Ernest Henry Starling, British physiologist.
1885: Isak Dinesen (Karen Dinesen), Danish writer (Out of Africa).
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in history
1758: Frances Williams, the first African-American to graduate for a college in the western hemisphere, publishes a collection of Latin poems.
1808: Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of U.S. ships.
1824: Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54' 40'.
1861: Virginia become eighth state to secede from the Union.
1864: General Grant bans the trading of prisoners.