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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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 October 5th
1882: Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902: Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911: Flann O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936: Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1959: Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
October 5th
in history
1882: Outlaw Frank James surrenders in Missouri six months after brother Jesse's assassination.
1915: Germany issues an apology and promises for payment for the 128 American passengers killed in the sinking of the British ship Lusitania. The fateful voyage of the Lusitania.
1931: Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon complete the first heavier than air nonstop flight over the Pacific. Their flight, begun October 3, lasted 41 hours, 31 minutes and covered 5,000 miles. They piloted their Bellanca CH-200 monoplane from Samushiro, 300 miles north of Tokyo, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington.
1965: U.S. forces in Saigon receive permission to use tear gas. More than two decades after it ended, the Vietnam War still stirs controversy in the media and on Capitol Hill.
1966: A sodium cooling system malfunction causes a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor near Detroit. Radiation is contained.