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Keiser's Role

Right to what?

There is much that could be said from both sides about Michigan being the 24th state to join the ranks of "Right to Work." Some argue it's another method to "union busting," while others say it's simply giving workers "a choice whether they want to join a union or not....more >>

Gabe's Gripes

The feeling of getting old

Remember when you were a kid and all of the new technology coming out was so easy and clearly superior but none of the old people liked it? I think I just had my first old person moment....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Unexpected act of kindness was appreciated

In response and supplement to C.J. Carnacchio's Dec. 12 column about "Local charity is real charity," I would like to share an uplifting experience I had this past week within our own Oxford community....more >>

Letter to the Editor - Firefighters help underprivileged kids

As the Christmas season approaches many traditions and repeat practices are rekindled.  People hang lights, illuminating their homes in red and green. Cars can be seen driving with a tightly bound spruce to its roof....more >>

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to State Rep. Jacobsen

To State Rep. Brad Jacobsen (R-Oxford): Now that you and your fellow Republicans have done everything you can to raise taxes on the taxpayers, cut and cheapen education and local governments and attack the unions, middle class and poor in our state, maybe it's time to take a look at our state Legislature....more >>

Letter to the Editor - Apologies for a memorial day mistake

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2012, a ceremony was conducted at the Orion Veterans' Memorial in Lake Orion. In the programs that were passed out at the ceremony, a mistake was made....more >>

Letter to the Editor - A story for the season

My 8 year old daughter, Renee, had to write a legend for school She dictated this story to me off the top of her head. It was so good I thought it should be in the paper! Merry Christmas!!:) Lisa Capouellez One day, thousands of years ago when there only was a million people on Earth, nobody paid attention to Jesus' birthday....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Merry Christmas from the grandkids

When we first started this Jim's Jottings holiday tradition, the two grandchildren Dan and Karen Offer (inset picture) were small enough to fit on my knees. It was 1988. Dan was 3-years-old and Karen was four-months-old....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Hopefully I'll hear the bells on Christmas Day

Peace on earth and good will to men. This holiday season was kinda mucked up last week because of a whack job in Connecticut. Before the whack job went on his rampage, I already had a column written for this week....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Holiday heroes

I remember when I was in elementary school and was asked who my hero was. I felt like it was an odd question mostly because it was singular. I have never been one to come to a decision on one solely option....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Turn to God to keep world's darkness at bay

A parent's worst nightmare. They were just children. An utterly senseless evil act of violence. If it could happen there, it could happen anywhere... So many feelings and emotions....more >>
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Born February 9th
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
1944: Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).
February 9th
in history
1799: The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
1825: The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
1861: Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1864: Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
1904: Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.