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The quest for community

One of the reasons I've stayed here for nearly 14 years is the real sense of community. To me, the essence of community is people helping people whether it's through a kind word, a caring act or a hand extended in friendship....more >>

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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 >>

Road commission warns of rough roads ahead

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) warns motorists that some gravel roads in the county have already become rough and others are likely to become more difficult to navigate in the coming days, as temperatures continue to rise during the day, but dip below freezing on some nights....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Smackin' frackin' sequestration

"Actually, these sequestration cuts are merely cuts in increased government spending, not real budget cuts ... "

I know there's nary a soul in the good ol' U S of A who's clicking their heels and dancing a jig over our Federal government's inability to be open, honest, frugal or any other trait Americans profess to process....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Welcome spring!

Ignore whatever white stuff may linger outside. The sun is finished with its trip south and is finally heading back this way. Today is the first day of spring. I keep my house cold in an effort to save a bit on utilities, so I'm looking forward to some warmth in the place....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader disagrees with drilling warnings

Dear Editor, In response to "Commissioner sees water risk in oil, gas drills," March 6, I find it incredible Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, a public servant, would say these things in the newspaper without having proof to back any of the items up....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Holy Week chance to realize truth

They came back with the ass, the colt that he had asked for. They placed their coats on the animal's back for him to sit on. Not only did this make his ride more comfortable, they were tokens of honor toward a man who was a great teacher, a rabbi, their leader, a prophet, the Messiah or Christos: the anointed one who would lead them into the new kingdom, the King of the Jews....more >>
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Born March 2nd
1900: Kurt Weill, German-born composer (The Threepenny Opera).
1904: Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.
1904: Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children's books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
1923: Doc Watson, singer and guitarist.
1931: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union. Responsible for restructuring the Soviet economy (perestroika) and openness and information (glasnost).
March 2nd
in history
1968: The siege of Khe Sanh ends in Vietnam, the U.S. Marines stationed there are still in control of the mountain top.
1973: Federal forces surround Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which is occupied by members of the militant American Indian Movement who are holding at least 10 hostages.
1974: A grand jury in Washington, D.C. concludes that President Nixon was indeed involved in the Watergate cover-up.
1978: Czech pilot Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian, non-American in space.
1981: The United States plans to send 20 more advisors and $25 million in military aid to El Salvador.