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Holy Gouging At The Pump, Batman!

Calling all internet computer geeks: I need you to start verifying all oil company claims

It was late last week when I hurt my neck as drove past the first gas station with prices for the cheap gas well over $4 a gallon. I hurt myself because when I whipped my head back to double check....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 >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Advice for grads

It is a Clarkston High School tradition I never knew about until I arrived here - the senior walk. If you haven't participated in it or even heard of it the seniors take their final walk throughout the school....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for News for supporting Relay

Dear Editor, I would like to thank The Clarkston News for their continued support of the Relay for Life of Clarkston. As a result of the support (advertising and event coverage), this year we have raised $80,141....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader calls out sourceless attacks

Dear Editor, I am very disappointed that you printed the "Reader Concerned About Local Education" letter to the editor in your paper. What I am disappointed in is that you would print a letter that has a lot of assumptions based entirely on unchecked opinions without doing any fact checking yourself....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Praise for hard work by local diggers

Dear Editor, Often letters are complaints. This is one of praise. Having waited for four months for another very good excavating company to commit to replacing my septic field, I called several local builders for recommendations....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Move city forward with positivity

A certain level of controversy swirled around the City Council while they worked through the process of selecting a new city manager, after Dennis Ritter announced his retirement. It was interesting to read the number of letters to the editor of this publication criticizing the process....more >>
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Born October 2nd
1869: Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, political leader of India and pioneer of nonviolent activism.
1871: Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
October 2nd
in history
1263: At Largs, King Alexander III of Scotland repels an amphibious invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway.
1535: Having landed in Quebec a month ago, Jacques Cartier reaches a town, which he names Montreal.
1862: An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.