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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
1907: Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (The Conformist, Conjugal Love).
1908: Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist.
1916: Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author.
1929: Berry Gordy, Jr., recording executive.
November 28th in history
1935: The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.
1937: Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.
1939: The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.
1941: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departs from Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saves the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attack.The Grumman F4F Wildcat.
1943: Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt meet at Tehran, Iran, to hammer out war aims.