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Letter to Editor: A thank you to the community

I would just like to say a few thank-yous to the little town that has worked to raise me and mold me into the young woman I am today. On May 29, I will be leaving for Great Lakes, IL where I will begin basic training to become a sailor in the United States Navy....more >>


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: Article motivated stranger to send birthday wishes to 100-year-old lady

In the April 24 edition of The Oxford Leader and The Lake Orion Review, there was a very nice article by C.J. Carnacchio about Mrs. Johanna Matthews celebrating her 100th birthday....more >>

Letter to Editor: Misdemeanor not enough, mom says

It makes me sick to find out what Kimberly Trackwell was charged with. I am the mother of a 4-year-old and the owner of the mobile home in which the bullet she allegedly fired entered....more >>

'Wrong' to print letter about baseball coach

In regards to the letter published on April 17, 2013 ("Parent critical of baseball coach's behavior."), I am very disappointed that the Oxford Leader would publish such a letter in which names were used....more >>

Letter to Editor: No competitive bids are reason for project's length, cost

Once again, Oakland County and the State of Michigan is behind the times. The reason for the lengthy time to complete and the high cost to resurface Rochester Road is a direct result of no competitive bids....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Of Hair And Men

The great American story from the past and into the future!

While thumbing through the book of 1971 Oxford Leader newspapers, a feature article caught my eye. Headlined, Clip Dip: Long hair no boon for Oxford Barber. The two barbers in town, Stub Robinson and Jack Magee (both sadly, now clipping hair in Heaven) lamented on the loss of business due to the long-hairs....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes

Hello Clarkston!

Hello readers. I'm the new reporter at The Clarkston News. I spent much of this week introducing myself to members of the community, and getting to know issues important to residents....more >>

Letter to the Editor

'Raises' story raises questions for reader

Dear Editor, In regards to The Clarkston News story, "Raises for city workers" on May 1, there was no special committee and the charter requires committees to be approved by the council, which there is no record of happening....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help at volunteer recognition

Dear Editor, Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center's annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Clarkston United Methodist Church was attended by over 100 volunteers and guests, April 26....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Kroger rewards who gets your free money?

By Karen Head If you do have a child in Clarkston Schools, you have been inundated with requests for you to sign-up your Kroger Community Rewards for your local school. But why Kroger Community Rewards? Kroger is giving up to $2,000,000 to non-profit organizations this year....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Peace of mind in Divine Mind

2012 was the warmest year on record. Ice caps and glaciers are shrinking. Sea levels are rising. Carbon Dioxide levels are at record highs and growing rapidly. Global climate change is being demonstrated through record droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, weather pattern changes of all sorts....more >>
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Born August 3rd
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924: Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
August 3rd
in history
1864: Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1882: Congress passes the Immigration Act, banning Chinese immigration for ten years.
1908: Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.
1911: Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1914: Germany declares war on France.