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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 April 17th
1885: Isak Dinesen (Karen Dinesen), Danish writer (Out of Africa).
1894: Nikita S. Khrushchev, Soviet premier (1958-64).
1897: Thornton Wilder, novelist and playwright (Our Town).
1923: Harry Reasoner, American broadcast journalist.
1928: Cynthia Ozick, writer (The Cannibal Galaxy, The Messiah of Stockholm).
April 17th
in history
858: Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
1492: Christopher Columbus signs a contract with Spain to find a western route to the Indies.
1521: Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
1524: Present-day New York Harbor is discovered by Giovanni Verrazano.
1535: Antonio Mendoza is appointed first viceroy of New Spain.