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Lone Ranger Days sounds good to me

I fully support the idea of temporarily changing the name of Celebrate Oxford to Lone Ranger Days this year. We've got a golden opportunity to hitch this town's wagon to a $250 million blockbuster summer movie because the real Lone Ranger also known as Brace Beemer lived here for many years....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 >>

Don't Rush Me

No Facebook posting on April Fools Day

Viva la revolucion!

So, I kinda struck a nerve when I opined (openly and on the internet) that maybe it was my God-given calling to save America from itself and Facebook. Okay, I whined about all the insignificant stuff folks post on-line for the world to see and I called for the great American Facebook off slated for April Fools Day....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for Optimist fund-raiser support

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Clarkston Area Optimists, we would like to thank everyone involved in our Murder Takes a Cruise Fundraiser event on Saturday, March 9. With the generous contributions from numerous local businesses we were able to raise over $5,000! These funds will help support the youth programs we operate in the Clarkston area throughout the year....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

I think these threats against Punxsutawney Phil are a symptom of winter mania. I have to admit, my patience for the slush stuck on my car and the windy bad hair days is also running out, but groundhogs aren't the only sources of nature's news....more >>
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Born April 28th
1758: James Monroe, fifth President of the United States (1817-1825).
1878: Lionel Barrymore, American stage, screen and radio actor.
1892: John Jacob Niles, American folk singer and folklorist.
1898: William Soutar, Scottish poet.
1902: Johan Borgen, Norwegian novelist.
April 28th
in history
1282: Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.
1635: Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
1760: French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second battle on the Plains of Abraham.
1788: Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
1789: The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.