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Some thoughts on stuff before Memorial Day

Can-do spirit, gas prices and the War on Journalism

Like most Americans (save soldiers, police, emergency personal, hospital folks and some reporter types) I did not work this past Monday, Memorial Day 2013. When writing this column I walk/walked a fine line of writing it in the present, but in the past tense....more >>

From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Cutting red tape for MI residents

Our state has come a long way over the past few years, and part of our success has been from eliminating red tape that stands in the way of progress. Since 2011, the state has cut 1,200 unneeded regulations and rules as part of an ongoing mission to make Michigan a more job-friendly place to live....more >>

Letter to Editor: People help make Oxford a great place to live

Several years ago, my wife and I moved to the sleepy Village of Oxford. At that time there were very few dining places and a shortage of places to grocery shop or to purchase a variety of goods....more >>

Letter to Editor: Praise for fmr. basketball coach

I have been a resident of Oxford for the last 23 years. I coached baseball in town for 15 of those years and have had two sons graduate from Oxford High School after participating in both baseball and basketball at the JV and varsity levels....more >>

Opinions

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

The weather phenomenon that is Donenomenon

He's a Force of nature!

Weather has always (kinda) fascinated me. Well, I reckon that's not quite true (which kinda makes it a lie). Ok. I follow the weather so that I'm better prepared; know what to wear in the morning or whether or not I should leave my home earlier in the morning or when to take cover from incoming, severe weather such as tornados....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Day for remembrance

Memorial Day hits close to home for Clarkston this year. Memories of local soldier Joseph A. Miracle are still way too fresh. He died in 2007 after being wounded in Afghanistan. Students at Clarkston Junior High School are honoring the memory of fellow Clarkstonite Jenna Beno, who died recently from injuries suffered while serving in Iraq....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Food drive successful, no thanks to News

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Clarkston community for the generousity shown during this years annual letter carrier food drive. While we are still addiing up the totals, I can say for certain it was a huge success....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader concerned with goose relocation

Dear Editor, Driving home late April from a trip south, I was delighted to see a traditional and much anticipated sign of spring. I was elated to see,the "Cranberry Goose" had once again come with her mate to make her nest and lay her eggs on the muskrat mound on Cranberry Lake as she and her mate had attempted to do for over 10 years or so....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
1929: Black Thursday--the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
1931: Al (Alphonse) Capone, the prohibition-era Chicago gangster, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
1934: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or Great Soul, resigns from Congress in India.
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.