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From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Protecting residents from scams and fraud

In a perfect world, Michigan residents wouldn't have to worry about scammers, phony charities, fake investment advisors, and other individuals and companies who attempt to mislead and rip off Michigan residents....more >>

Guest editorial - Oh say can you see?

Attending school in the innocence of the 50's meant we were not troubled with all the regulations that are now running rampant in our society. It meant that every morning we would take time to recite the pledge of allegiance and every classroom was decorated with an American flag....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Book sale succeeds! Thanks!

Thank you, community, for another successful book sale. In these trying times it is rewarding to see so many used books recycled and reread. We had thousands of books and after the book sale Grace Center of Hope picked up our leftovers....more >>

Letter to the editor

A vote for Angela Nasso

I support Angela Nasso for Lake Orion School Board because she is nonpartisan, open-minded, and understands the delicate balance between fiscal responsibility and educating our children for the challenges of tomorrow....more >>

Don't Rush Me

From the Archives

Block the border! Inspect all vehicles! Too late, they're here.

While Don ponders the Life's great mysteries he didn't write a column this week. So, while he gets in-touch with his inner grouch, here one from the archives, October 2010. And, hey whatever happened to the bedbug problem? * * * For a while now I've been reading about the increase of "undesirables" in the states south of us....more >>

Jim's Jottings

2 Topics:

Ballot props and Phyllis Diller

2 Topics: Ballot props and Phyllis Diller Now that I have my absentee voters ballot in hand I can assume a whole bunch of others do, too. Of course I have an opinion on the six constitutional proposals....more >>

Editorial

No more blowing off board duty

As the new Independence Township Board is elected and seated next month, we deserve a promise four years of dedicated service. This is something we once took for granted. Not anymore....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Reopen a case of O.J.

Maybe O.J. Simpson didn't do it. I know the standard narrative from 20 years ago. Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend Ron Goldman were murdered by someone armed with a knife. O....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Support for Brooks's campaign for Congress

Dear Editor, A few years ago there was a popular experiment in which they put a frog into a pot of boiling water and the frog immediately jumped out. Next, they placed a frog in a pot of cool water and the frog just swam around....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Call for new blood on Clarkston Board of Education

Dear Editor, I am very concerned about the direction of the Clarkston Schools. The board president seems to be very focused on doing a board self-evaluation. I'm not sure any more time needs to be spent on that....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Taste of Clarkston all-around huge success

Dear Editor, A huge thank you to all involved in Taste of Clarkston this year! We estimate about 17,000 visited Taste of Clarkston enjoying a gorgeous fall day, great food, music and entertainment in the Historic Village....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Fundraiser raises over $4,000 for veteran projects

Dear Editor, Our Fall Fundraiser was a huge success! Besides having a great time, we raised a total of $4,498. We will split these funds equally with the Auxiliary and the SAL and they will be used to support our Veteran related projects....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Real change starts with individuals

During the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most memorable speeches in American History. His speech, known as the Gettysburg Address, was to recognize the awesome sacrifices made during the Civil War in order to preserve the Union and to liberate the slaves in the confederacy....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.