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Believe or not, there are more athletes in town

There's no denying it, so let's just admit it: Lake Orion is a football town. Go to a Dragon home game on Friday night in the fall and the stands are packed with crazed fans. For that matter, the Lake Orion faithful travel as well as any school in the area, with our fans often outnumbering the home team crowds....more >>


Be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Dear Editor, (In response to Buyer beware and Fiscally Sound, The Citizen Aug. 20, page 6 and 21.) Mr. Haiser (CPA), members of the council or myself do not advocate or support any tax increase! People with an agenda hear what they want to hear and spin it to their advantage....more >>

Don't Rush Me

A kinder, gentler Don? Whadup wit' dat?

Moles, cicadas, pet peeves and more!

As the days get shorter, the mornings cooler (I actually saw my breath at about six Monday morn) and as fall approaches, I ask my self: "Self, are you a kinder, gentler Don?" I asked myself that question because over the weekend I found myself taking the time to notice things in the back yard and garden....more >>

Jim's Jottings

The first liar doesn't have a chance and more

Had lunch recently with longtime friend and fellow senior. As often happens with we generationalists, the topic quickly went to the economy. Pete started it with, "These people today don't know what a recession is....more >>

Letter to the editor

Let elected officials know we care, are watching

Dear Editor, I am thrilled that we have two incredible gems taking shape for all to enjoy. The newly opened Wildwood Pavilion and soon to be opened Orion Center will no doubt provide many opportunities for enjoyment within our great community....more >>


Dear Editor, We would like to thank our friends and neighbors for their cards, prayers and kind words of condolence in the death of our nephew, Tyler Bonner. Your prayers, thoughts and presence has meant so much to our families during this difficult time....more >>


Dear Editor, With all due respect to the H. Wartella and D. Emch opinions let me say a few balanced words concerning my report of facts to the tax payer. I was engaged by the Village of Goodrich, as a CPA May, 2011, I report financial facts and findings to the council and tax payers....more >>


I vote no millage raises!

Dear Editor As a voter and taxpayer I am angry that the Brandon township board consistently keeps asking for more money. Seniors and the disabled living in Brandon township have not had a COLA raise in two years and will not be getting one this year....more >>


Fiscally sound?

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Village taxes lowest in county,' The Citizen, Aug. 13, page 1): The data and comments as presented are misleading. The comment by Councilman Saroli that "Haiser's report reflects villages about the same size as Goodrich" is inaccurate and incorrect....more >>


A crisis of perception

Dear Editor, (In response to: 'Brandon Township police fund in trouble,' The Citizen, Aug. 13, page 4): After reading The Citizen and attending the Brandon Township Board of Trustees meeting, a few things are missing from the true picture....more >>


Buyer beware

Dear Editor, (In response to: 'Village taxes lowest in county,' The Citizen, Aug. 13, page 1): This is exactly what we needed isn't it? The Village of Goodrich has gone through a recall on Patricia Wartella and elected a new councilmember....more >>


Cut parks and rec, not police protection

Dear Editor, (In response to: 'More taxes or less police?' The Citizen, Aug. 6, page 1) "More taxes or less police?" As if those are the only two choices! "They're at it again," I scowled in disgust....more >>

Elise's Entries A column by Elise Shire

All good things come to an end

When I first started my internship at The Clarkston News, I had no idea what to expect. I had heard the phrase "carrying coffee" so many times when internships were mentioned that I assumed it to be a truthful description of them....more >>

Letter to the editor

Tractor column missed the mark

Dear Editor, Everyone who is paying attention knows that the tractor gifted to Independence Township disappeared at the hand of the supervisor. This cannot and must not be overlooked....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thank you to community for...

3-Day support Dear Editor, Team "Finish or Bust" would like to thank everyone who participated in the Susan G. Komen Golf for the Cure golf outing on June 25th, 2011 at Oxford Hills Golf Club benefiting the Susan G....more >>

Spiritual matters

Life is good with awareness of God

Life is good! I actually took a full week off for vacation this summer. Yeah God! With all the activities, teams, committees, work, etc. that I am involved with it wasn't an easy job to schedule the time....more >>
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1890: Conrad Richter, novelist and short story writer.
1907: Yves Allégret, French film director (Dédée d'Anvers, Une si jolie petite plage).
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in history
1903: Boston defeats Pittsburgh in baseball's first World Series.
1904: Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published.
1942: In the first of four attacks, two Japanese battleships sail down the slot and shell Henderson field on Guadalcanal, in an unsuccessful effort to destroy the American Cactus Air Force.
1943: Italy declares war on Germany. Allied Agony Anzio.
1983: The Space Shuttle Challenger, carrying seven, the largest crew to date, lands safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Shuttles are the highest, fastest airplanes.