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Keiser's Role: Memorial day

When speaking of war former General and President George Washington wrote in a 1785 letter to Col. David Humphrey: "My first wish is to see this plague to mankind banished from off the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements and excercising them for the destruction of mankind....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Reader finds Township decision stretchy

The assertion that Hi Hill subdivision homeowners sealed their fate back in 1988 for actions taken in 2005 seems like a stretch to me. 1988 and 2005 are in two completely different centuries....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Things are looking up in Michigan says State Rep.

A lot has changed for Michigan over the last year. We started 2010 with more than a billion dollars in state debt. Now for the first time in years, we have a surplus in state revenue....more >>

Letter to the Editor: 'Here we go again!'

From what I understand and from comments made by residents who were at last night's Board meeting, the Council, in their infinite wisdom, voted four to three to have an exercise facility in the Orion Center....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Some things that have come up

UN Agenda 21 and more!

As I pop in and around this community and the surrounding communities, lots of folks seek me out to give their opinions on stuff. (I haven't figured out why they don't ask for my opinion, though, so I am usually relegated to giving it en masse in these, the hallowed halls of Don'tRushMedom....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Wear your red, white and blue proudly

Memorial Day is our American Day. Our day to remember, pay tribute, honor and salute those who have raised us, helped us, fought and died for us. Small towns like ours seem especially earnest and willing to participate in this observance....more >>

Opinions

Libary 5K

Dear Editor, Thank you to everyone who made our Bookin' It for Your Library 5K Run and 5K Walk and Dewey Decimal Dash such a success last Saturday (May 12). With participants and spectators, we had more than 300 people....more >>

Opinions

Rocking and Raking

Dear Editor, Thanks to the teens who participated in Rocking and Raking (April 28) I was able to do some basic yard work Monday without having to clean flower beds and dodge fallen limbs on my lawn....more >>

Opinions

Raises preposterous

(In response to: 'Village employee pay hike included in 2012-13 budget,' The Citizen, May 5, page 5) Dear Editor, The lack of fiscal responsibility on the part of the village manager, Jakki Sidge, in asking for a pay raise for village employees, and the condoning of it by the village council, is just another example of our tax dollars being squandered....more >>

News

Poppy Day

Dear Editor, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 582 and Ladies Auxiliary want to thank Ortonville and the surrounding communities for their generous support during our Poppy Day distribution for a donation on May 10-12....more >>

Opinions

Thank you community

Dear Editor, Thank you for all the prayers, love, and understanding we have received during the last few months of our mother's life. We are humbled and thank everyone with all our hearts....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Vets fading fast

When I was growing up, World War II veterans were young, younger than Vietnam War veterans are nowadays. The principal of my elementary school was a veteran he'd tell us stories of combat in the Pacific....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader seeks change of vision

Dear Editor, The school millage failure is only the tip of our local educational iceberg 'Leaders' of Clarkston schools are forgetting American exceptional-ism in favor of globaloney....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for support in Race for Kids

Dear Editor, On May 5, Clarkston Junior High and the Clarkston Foundation co-sponsored the Fourth Annual Chuck Keegan Race for the Kids. This event was created to honor Chuck Keegan, a former Clarkston teacher and track coach who passed away shortly after his retirement....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A call for care in fracking decision

Dear Editor, Independence Township is considering allowing natural gas drilling in the township. I wanted to be sure you were fully aware of the process in extracting this resource....more >>

Viewpoints on township fire mill issue, candidacies

Fire millage

Dear Editor, In the last three years, Independence fire services have undergone two cost-cutting reorganizations. First, the positions of assistant fire chief and administrative specialist were eliminated with administrative duties taken up by Chief Steve Ronk and two administrative positions....more >>

Viewpoints on township fire mill issue, candidacies

Critical letter

Dear Editor, Henry Woloson's letter in the May 16 paper is a direct example of how Wallace supporters continue to bash good people and not focus on what's best for the township. Mr....more >>

Viewpoints on township fire mill issue, candidacies

Supervisor race

Dear Editor, This race between Neil Wallace and Todd Waring is like the one between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Obama can't run on his record so he gets others to beat up on Romney....more >>
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Born July 30th
1857: Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).
1863: Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
1889: Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
1898: Henry Moore, English sculptor.
1909: C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
July 30th
in history
1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
1960: Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.
1967: General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.
1975: Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.