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All I heard was, 'Blah, blah, blah...'

Blah, blah, blah . . . That's what most of the March 26 meeting between the Oxford and Lake Orion village councils sounded like to me. Glad to be here tonight. . . . blah, blah, blah ....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 >>

Letter to Editor: Lone Ranger name change finds supporters

Wow I think changing the Celebrate Oxford Days to the Lone Ranger Days would be cool. It is unique an appeal that the current name just doesn't have. When I first moved here it was the Gravel Festival exciting because I was a city girl gone rural....more >>

Letter to Editor: Reader questions Jacobsen about proposed expansion of EAA

I read State Rep. Brad Jacobsen's column in last week's Oxford Leader about the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) and his desire to expand the program from Detroit Public Schools to statewide....more >>

Letter to Editor: Sequestration obfuscation

Don Rush's column "Smackin' Frackin' Sequestration" on March 20, 2013 perked my interest since I've been following this sequestration issue very carefully. First, the president says the problem with sequestration lies within the Republican House of Representatives, but this rather hypocritical statement when it was Obama's suggestion to promote the sequestration in the first place....more >>

Don't Rush Me

So, it's the firt week in Arpil and . . .

. . . Whine, grouse, complain

Spring has technically been here for a couple of weeks and while I get it, I ain't buying it. It's too cold. (Whine, grouse, complain.) Heck, according to the National Weather Service, we might hit 50 degrees by the end of the week....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Where's spring?

Here is one thing I remember from my grade school days - if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. And vice versa. April showers bring May flowers. Or, just forget about it....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help in rescuing stranded cat

Dear Editor, We live in the Clarkston/Orion area and yesterday (March 25) at 7 a.m., a cat was spotted in a tree across the street from our sub. The tree was about 50-60 feet high....more >>

Spiritual Matters

The church has left the building

I like to see the expression on their faces. They ask me, "How many ministers do you have at Clarkston Community Church?" I say, "About 700." Their jaw drops. Then I clarify, "We consider every believer a minister....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Spring means new life, activities at schools

Happy spring! As our students, their families, and our staff enjoy spring break, the Clarkston Community Schools celebrates the accomplishments achieved throughout the year. Here are just a few examples....more >>
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Born September 4th
1846: Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect and city planner.
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
September 4th
in history
1862: Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. Bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.
1893: Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess' son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.