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Joe from the Block

Joe St. Henry Review Editor My parents retired and moved to Gaylord several years ago. They sold their home in Lake Orion at just the right time before the market took a dive. The allure of their family and friends back home, however, has been too strong for too long and they now want to move back....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Parent upset by school phone call

Dear Editor, I sat silently at dinner last evening trying to revive my shocked senses after receiving a blast phone call from Clarkston's Superintendent of Propaganda, Rod Rock, thanking me for giving Clarkston teachers the freedom to pursue professional development....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Ah, truth, and just what is the truth?

Andy Rooney signed off on the "60 Minutes" program recently for the last time. I was a fan of the curmudgeon for a long time. Had I known the shortcomings he announced on his final appearance, I would have quit listening to him long ago....more >>
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Opinions

Sports: Do you 'get it'?

The day after the Detroit Tigers triumphed over the New York Yankees in a nail biter, I walked into the gas station and picked up copies of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, both of which had front page coverage of the Tigers....more >>

Letter to the editor

Seniors, use it or lose it

After reading last week's Orion Review, we certainly know what Mr. Kalmar's agenda is - "not a senior center".  To remind everyone, what a majority of voters said was NO to an increase in taxes to pay for a new, tri-community, jointly-owned senior center....more >>

Don't Rush Me

I love pie and dog collars

(It's not what you think)

A while back I was fortunate enough to be asked to help raise money for disabled veterans. The gals from Bonnie & Cylde Boutique/Clarkston Flowers advertised folks could dunk your's truly for a price....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Rodents is too nice a word for mice

Before I started writing this column about mice, I looked "mice" up in the dictionary. It said "see mouse." I almost said, "Eek!" Years past I'd have come up with something else, but I'm trying to give up swearing before I die....more >>

Opinions

You make Ortonville a great place to live!

Dear Editor: The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund, O.C.E.F. would like to thank the community for their generous support and response to our 8th annual fundraising sale last month....more >>

Opinions

Birds of a feather again

Interesting that we are to congratulate Atlas Township on creating a 2.9 Million Dollar fund balance for all of our taxpayers. The collection of taxes is to be used for the good of the community and it looks to me that a fund balance of this size is not considered good planning....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Brandon Township

Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing October 26, 2011, 2011

zoning board of appeals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing October 26, 2011, 2011 at 7:30 P....more >>

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Sports talk

This is a good time to be a Detroit sports fan. Though they're currently down two games to Texas it's still exciting to see the Tigers in the post season. I would love to see the Tigers beat the Rangers and face off against the St....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Parent upset by school phone call

Dear Editor, I sat silently at dinner last evening trying to revive my shocked senses after receiving a blast phone call from Clarkston's Superintendent of Propaganda, Rod Rock, thanking me for giving Clarkston teachers the freedom to pursue professional development....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Questions about FOIA questions

Dear Editor, I am very disturbed by facts presented by Ssuperintendent Dr. Rod Rock at the Sept. 26 Clarkston School Board meeting. Clarkston resident Dawn Schaller submitted nine Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to Clarkston Community Schools since 2010....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Wint Funeral home says 'thanks'

Dear Editor, We would like to thank the following for their help in making the recent veterans' benefits seminar a success: American Legion Post #63, Clarkston for hosting the event; Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly and Oakland County Veterans Administration for providing speakers; Congressman Mike Rogers' office for presenting two American flags that were flown over the capital; and local businesses and media for assistance with announcing the event....more >>

Words from the Sup't:Dr. Rod Rock

Delayed start for teaching teachers

As you know, Clarkston Community Schools adopted a new teacher professional learning plan for the 2011-12 school year, including delayed start Wednesdays. I want to take this opportunity to communicate to you some additional details of this plan and notify you as to what you can expect as a result....more >>

Spiritual matters

Troubled world calls for new spiritual revival

Every time I watch the news, I am always amazed to hear the business news. The stock market, for example, will make wild moves up or down based on information from the statistics the government sends out or by news from around the world....more >>
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Born October 26th
1879: Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
1901: Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer.
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
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in history
1825: The first boat on the Erie Canal leaves Buffalo, N.Y.
1881: Three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday have a shootout with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Revisiting 'Doc' Holliday.
1905: Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were stabbed in the back by politicians.
1942: Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers. Marine Sergeant Al Schmid's heroics during the bloody fighting on Guadalcanal.