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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

Some locals want to feel the love.

Local business folks want to feel the love. No, they want to feel your love. Well, that's not quite true, either. Actually they don't want to feel anything of yours, what they really want is for you to show your affection for them by supporting their businesses....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

The crowds of euphoric children frolicking throughout downtown Clarkston last Friday meant only one thing. School was out for summer. I hope all those kids enjoy it. I remember summer vacation lasting a long time, with visits to relatives in Canada and Minnesota, along with days and days tramping about through the woods....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Teacher grateful to students for success

Dear Editor, I feel as though I wake up every morning and read about the doom and gloom of public education, kids, and schools. Whether it's an article about funding issues, union busting, school shootings, annoyed parents, angry teachers, standardized tests, or drop out rates, there is always something negative about schools....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader sees need to start over in FOIA discussions

Dear Editor, The letter "Fired up on FOIA" showed up in my inbox as a Google Alert. FOIA reform, particularly in Michigan, is an interest of mine. One area that concerns me is government transparency....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks to community for Angels' Place support

Dear Editor, We wanted to take the opportunity to thank the Clarkston community for their support of the Sixth Annual Angels' Place Race. We are so blessed to be a part of such a great community....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Make choice to follow God's light

When Jacob was told of Joseph's death, being shown the precious coat that he had given to him torn and covered with blood, he went into mourning. All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him; "but he refused to be comforted, and said, 'No, I shall go down to Sheol (Hell) to my son, mourning....more >>

From Tee to Green

The importance of practice

There are few sports that require the amount of practice that takes for a golfer to master the necessary fundamentals to hit a good golf shot. Yet because of time commitments, lack of desire or lack of good practice facilities in our area, most of us don't practice nearly enough to produce the results we would like....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.
1942: German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad.
1944: German SS engineers begin placing explosive charges around the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1950: Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War.