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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Plan of action for continuing Michigan's recovery

Making our economy healthier won't happen overnight, but we've made great progress towards that goal within the last two years. When I took office in January of 2011, I joined with my House Republican colleagues in laying out an ambitious foundation for our state's revival....more >>

My Way

You read it here first because I wrote it over two years ago

If you've every wondered about the value of community newspapers such as The Oxford Leader, there's a prime example of why we're necessary on Page 1. I'm referring to the story about James Amato, owner of Midwest Auction Galleries in Oxford Township, being arrested Feb....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Climate change?

Maybe the robins know something.

Mere mortals, one and all. That's us in the Great Lakes State. And as such, we can only wait and let nature complete its cycle. We are powerless against Jack Frost, Old Man Winter, et al....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Winter highlights

Time seems to go by quicker now-a-days, have you noticed? Just a few months ago we were prepping and getting the Winter Sports Section ready to hit the printer and now we are in playoffs....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Wauldron thanks community as he heads up north

Dear Editor, There was a rumor going around Clarkston I was leaving the area. Well, that rumor has come true. My wife and I have decided to move up north to our lakefront home in St....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Neiman's shopper puts in good word for market

Dear Editor, How fortunate you are to be having a Neiman's Family Market coming to your city. After retiring from Clarkston Community Schools, my husband and I returned to our hometown....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Christians and the government

This Feb. 22 we mark a date of embarrassment in American government. On this date in 1902 two esteemed members of the United States senate got into a fistfight in the floor of the senate over bias expressed on the Philippine tariff bill....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.