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It's All About the Kids: a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

The influence of celebrities on today's youth

Some of the world's top young celebrities have been making headlines recently, but unfortunately it has been for all of the wrong reasons. The once ultra-popular Justin Bieber was booed at the Billboard Music Awards for a rash of bad behavior....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 >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Road needs attention

Summer has arrived, bringing hot weather and later sunsets. It also means more people are taking advantage of the sunshine while they can especially by walking and bicycling. You know what it means - time for a reminder about driving....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support at Quatro

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Cooperative Preschool held a silent auction on May 4 at the Clarkston Flower Shoppe & Birdfeeder during the Quatro de Mayo event. We were overwhelmed with the support from 49 local businesses and artisans, who donated more than $6,500 worth of products and services to our event....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A call to preserve current public access

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Cable Public Access channel is about to be given to the high school by the township board at the contrivance of the new supervisor. After much hard work, the cable committee has succeeded in hiring a capable new coordinator/program director, replacing equipment with state of the art, and connecting to AT&T U-verse where you can watch board meetings But just as public access TV is ready to take off again, producing community service and quirky local programming, where anyone can have their own TV show, the board wants the children to have the equipment, to move everything out of the studio building on Maybee Road into the high school against the unanimous opinion of all five cable committee members....more >>

Letter to the Editor

'Pedaling' error no piddling matter to reader

Dear Editor, Upon reading the headline "Peddling deputy" in the June 19 Clarkston News, I was shocked. So I got my dictionary out and checked the definition of the word "peddling....more >>

Spiritual Matters

How to live with less anxiety

What do you worry about? What preoccupies your mind and causes you to lose sleep at night? Do you find yourself thinking, "How am I going to pay the bills this month? What if I lose my job? What if the car breaks down? What if that doctor's exam comes up positive? What if my kids don't turn out? What if my marriage doesn't make it?" Anxiety can overtake us simply because of our "to do" lists! "I'm so busy! I'm so overwhelmed! I have these goals....more >>

Supervisor's viewpoint

Lessons learned, opportunities sought in township

Part two of two parts: If you can't measure it you can't manage it. Staying on task is critical in today's business world. Even more so when you are responsible for managing taxpayer's money....more >>
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Born October 9th
1873: Charles Rudolph Walgreen, the father of the modern drugstore.
1879: Max von Laue, German physicist.
1899: Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War.
1909: Jacques Tati, French actor and director.
1940: John Lennon, English musician, one of the Beatles.
October 9th
in history
1888: The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, opens to the public.
1914: Germans take Antwerp, Belgium, after 12-day siege. Nurse Edith Cavell harbored Allied soldiers.
1934: In Marseilles, a Macedonian revolutionary associated with Croat terrorists in Hungary assassinates King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. The two had been on a tour of European capitals in quest of an alliance against Nazi Germany. The assassinations bring the threat of war between Yugoslavia and Hungary, but confrontation is prevented by the League of Nations.
1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships. As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.
1946: Eugene O'Neill's play The Iceman Cometh opens at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.