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Keiser's Role First baby picture

A couple weeks ago my wife and I went to the doctor and we got to see our first baby picture and hear its little heartbeat via ultrasound. It was amazing, I cried. I looked at my wife Noell with tear filled eyes and said "we created this....more >>

Guest opinion: Lake Orion Fireworks Association thanks the community for support

By Carl A Cyrowski LOFA President The breakfast/brunch fundraiser at the Lake Orion Boat Club this past Sunday was a tremendous success - we served almost 500 meals. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped, it went like clock work and the weather was very cooperative....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Do you need a new home? We can help!

Did you know that a coalition of businesses, government officials, houses of worship, nonprofits, and schools is forming to build a Habitat for Humanity home here in Clarkston this fall? Just a few weeks ago several area community leaders met in my office to continue the momentum....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Before it happens, think of life without a car

Many of us know people, who because of age or health, have had their driving privileges removed. I have never given this a thought, until a brain-dead decision I made recently. I left the hatch-back door of my mini-van up while it was parked in my garage....more >>

Opinions

Forensic audit is expensive, but it's the right thing to do

Doing the right thing is never easy and in this case, it's not cheap so we have to applaud the Oxford Village Council for employing the services of a forensic auditor to find out what happened to the $21,177 in missing property tax payments and police funds....more >>

My Way

Temper rights with courtesy, responsibility

"There ought to be a system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely." Edmund Burke As a red-blooded American male, I love explosions and the smell of gunpowder....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1860: The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.