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Letter to Editor: Not a fan of township's new sign design

The proposed design for the signs to be erected at the north and south ends of the Village of Oxford leaves something to be desired. It's a real stretch of the imagination to think it reflects, as the article put it, "…the historic stone railroad bridge, built in 1891, that runs over Indian Lake Road; …a monolith ....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

What do men want? I found the answers.

It is and it isn't what you think.

Are you a skeptic? A realist? Are you a believer or are you in the wait-and-see holding pattern. Me, I am in the "I Want To Believe" group. At times, I am a top-notch skeptic, and other times I am shown things that get me shouting Hallelujah! (on the inside)....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

May to-do list

So it's May already. That means it's time for the second graders in Clarkston to start getting ready for their annual visit through downtown Clarkston to learn about some local history....more >>

Letter to the editor

Charges against city undeserved, reader says

Dear Editor, The letter "City manager search," April 24, is an example of uninformed criticism of Clarkston's city government, apparently motivated by hostility and dislike of anyone who holds political office and a cynical assumption these folks do whatever they want regardless of the law....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for community support of Friends of Ryan

Dear Editor, Thank you to Leo's Coney Island for hosting a fundraiser for us Wednesday night and the Clarkston community for coming out to support us! We were able to raise over $1,000, putting us one step closer to our goal for Ryan's Memorial Playground....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Future bright for Clarkston graduating seniors

"School's out for summer, school's out forever..." Seniors all over the country are looking forward to the end of bells, bus rides, marginal cafeteria food, getting up early, and freedom....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'
1901: Anna Edson Taylor, 43, is the first woman to go safely over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.
1917: The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.
1929: Black Thursday--the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.