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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 September 23rd
1889: Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
1889: Louise Nevelson, sculptor.
1915: Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.
1926: John Coltrane, influential jazz saxaphonist.
1930: Ray Charles, rhythm 'n' blues piano player and singer.
September 23rd
in history
1788: Louis XVI of France declares the Parliament restored.
1795: A national plebiscite approves the new French constitution, but so many voters sustain that the results are suspect. Napoleon takes charge.
1803: British Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley defeats the Marathas at Assaye, India.
1805: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.
1806: The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrives back in St. Louis just over three years after its departure.Ken Burns' unique vision of the American West.