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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 September 22nd
1791: Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
1909: David Reisman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.
1927: Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.
September 22nd
in history
1789: Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drive the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.
1862: President Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for all slaves within the rebel states to be freed on January 1, a political move that helps keep the British from intervening on the side of the South.
1864: Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Early's troops at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, in Virginia.Winchester, Virginia, saw more of the war than any other place North or South.
1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrive in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1893: Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.