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Letter to Editor: Thanks for helping clean up twp.

Oxford Township's 2013 Annual Clean-up Day was a very successful event. This was due to the overwhelming support and participation of local businesses, organizations and residents....more >>

Don't Rush Me

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 >>


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 >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

America in pieces

In towns across America live sets of characters. Authority figures who make the rules (managers and boards), sisters and brothers who like to party (DDA and Chamber of Commerce events), cranky uncle's (the nitpickers and complainers), random family members always there to help (Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Lighthouse thanks for community support

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Lighthouse food pantry has been very lean the last several weeks with food donations barely getting to the shelves before being packed for a hungry family....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader concerned about local education

Dear Editor, I remember my high school geometry teacher. He was a friendly little man who'd walk through problem after problem after problem on a blackboard. His instruction was so intense on most days that he'd have to pat the chalk out of his cloths at the end of class....more >>

Fitness Matters

Fight food cravings by going to the source

Question: I have some pretty serious cravings from time to time. Is this because my body is deficient in certain nutrients that these foods provide? Answer: Generally speaking, no! And this is true whether you're craving brownies, spinach, or Taco Bell tacos....more >>
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Born October 4th
1862: Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
October 4th
in history
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.