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Joe From The Block

Joe St. Henry Review Editor When I was in third grade, I was most worried about getting my knuckles smacked by a ruler from my teacher Mr. Lynn, a truly bitter man with Napoleon's syndrome....more >>

My Way

My Way

Still no stairs

Telling people what they want to hear with absolutely no intention of actually doing it in order to get what you want is the essence of politics. Politicians call them promises....more >>

Letter to the editor

School bus stops

Dear Editor, In regard to your article entitled, "School services under review" we would like to know if bus services will be improved if/when they are privatized. We have used the Lake Orion Transportation Bus Service for our children for the past 10 years....more >>

Letter to the editor

Not a senior center

Dear Editor, Each time I read an article about the proposed Orion Center I become agitated, incensed and frustrated! There are some in the Township who insist on referring to the building on Joslyn Road as the Senior Center....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A couple spur of the moment trips

A Jottings reprints from October 15, 1986 For the most part I live a planned life. I mow the lawn on a certain day, get up and come to work at specific times, write this column at a designated time, etc....more >>

Opinions

Birds of a feather

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER" Dear Editor, First and foremost I would like to take the time and congratulate Atlas Twp. on the tremendous job of creating $2.9 million in fund equity....more >>

Opinions

Water needed at BMS

I am writing to the community as a concerned parent of a middle school child, and as an advocate for the other children in our middle school. I think that the rule about not being able to bring a water bottle to and from classes is not just ridiculous but harmful to our children's health....more >>

Opinions

Letter vindictive, fraudulent

Dear Editor, (In response to: 'Conflict of Interest?, The Citizen, Sept. 24, page 25.) I am currently the Village Manager for the Village of Ortonville. I began on Aug. 1, 2011 and have had the responsibility myself since Sept....more >>

Opinions

The right people

(In response to Fire millage passes—barely, The Citizen, Sept. 24, page 1) My recent readings of the The Citizen have brought to light for me something that is quite possibly well known by others in this community, however, I make no presumptions....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Taste of things to come

It rained last Friday, Saturday, and Monday, but Sunday was nice and sunny. The food gods smiled down on this year's Taste of Clarkston. The crowd was big and so were the flavors. The event is designed so folks get one sample, eat it, get another sample, eat that one, repeat as necessary....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader OK with later public comment

Dear Editor, As someone who has on occasion spoken at Independence Township meetings, I find nothing wrong with moving the public comment portion of the Township Board meetings to the back of the agenda ("Comentary moved to end," Sept....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A call to cover city-caused vandalism

Dear Editor, Perhaps if there were places for kids to go and do something there would be less vandalism ("Vandals cause problems in downtown Depot Park," Sept. 14). It seems we have nothing but rules for what you can't do....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with Bucks for Buses

Dear Editor, Thanks to our community, Bucks for Buses has Gone Bocce was a huge success on Sept. 22 at Palazzo di Bocce in Orion. This event was held by the Friends of the Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center to raise money for our transportation program for seniors and disabled adults....more >>

Raymond James

Do you need a financial planner?

No matter how much money you make, it pays to keep on top of money coming in and going out. Even if you do a good job of that, there are important times in your life when talking with a professional adviser makes sense....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.
August 23rd
in history
1775: King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace and declares them in open rebellion.
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.