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Letter to the Editor: Women's Club says 'Thank you'

The members of the Oxford Women's Club would like to thank everyone who attended the annual Fashion Show held at Boulder Pointe on Tuesday, October 9. Fashions were provided by Trends in Fashion and Glorious Collections....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

When you write, 'spect to git read

or How the Return of the Michigander made my day

One of the cool things about working in the community news business folk seek you out. Most of the time it is for some of the neat things they or their loved ones have accomplished....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Time to delete stuff from my cluttered head

Back in the 1960s, F. Ray Forman owned the Oxford Theater. I guess that gave him the right to censor films. My source is Dick Buechler, who I don't question on his Oxford Village history....more >>

Editorial

Nice job keeping downtown colorful

Kudos to Clarkston Farm and Garden Club for their diligent work keeping downtown Clarkston beautiful this past summer and fall with its lively and colorful stone planter boxes. Summer was long, hot, and dry, but we could always count on fresh flowers and decorations along Main Street....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

One more to go

A Wolves football game is always eventful - either it is a big play or the nail biting last few minutes, hoping another penalty does not push them back...again. Even before kickoff there was a feeling it was going to be close - holding-on-to-the-edge-of-your-seat close....more >>

Letters To The Editor . . .

School board issues Dear Editor, Attention voters in the Clarkston School District. Please take the opportunity in the November election to relieve Cheryl McGinnis of her place on the school board....more >>

More letters to the editor...

Library support Dear Editor, As concerned Independence Township citizens we are writing to urge our neighbors to vote in favor of the upcoming millage to support continuing operations of our library When we were considering settling in Clarkston, we looked at several things as being very important to our family....more >>

More letters to the editor...

Mitchell's biggest fan Dear Editor, I am likely the biggest supporter of Jeremy Mitchell's candidacy for Independence Township Trustee, because as his wife, I have seen first- hand Jeremy's commitment to serving people and communities for several years....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Ideas welcome for next year's market

This year marks the 8th season of market Saturdays in Clarkston. Our new location on Waldon Road at the Renaissance High School parking lot provided an opportunity for the market to gather once more and celebrate the abundance of the Michigan Harvest of local fruits, flowers, vegetables and so much more....more >>
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
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).
August 28th
in history
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.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.