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Letter to Editor: Opposed to 'ORV mud-bogger park'

My concern over the proposal for a county ORV recreational park on the Koenig property focuses primarily on property value and public safety. I am very supportive of our county parks, with their trails, lakes and families activities....more >>

Letter to Editor:Nixon had it right

Give Nixon a break. He came up with a plan where everyone took a 10 percent cut in pay. A millionaire would give up $100,000 and a person making $10,000 would cut $1,000. The work load would not change and the employer would get more value out of the worker....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

Former Clarkston woman transforms herself

Created on-line fitness course

Life happens to the best of us. Sometimes fortune smiles warmly upon our faces . . . and other times (most oft the time) it has a way of kicking us in the teeth. The trick, of course, is not only how we deal with the bloody lip, but also how we handle life when things are flush with goodness....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Summer heat

Ninety degree heat with high humidity my least favorite weather ever and there's been lots of it lately. It's Michigan though, so it won't last. I'm not one of those who wish for weather like this in the bone numbing cold of February, though....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to community for...

Help during crisis Dear Editor, The family of the late Eleanor Croom would like to express an enormous thank you to the following for all their time, patience, compassion and guidance....more >>
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Born April 23rd
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
April 23rd
in history
1950: Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1954: The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.
1966: President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.
1969: Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for killing Senator Robert Kennedy.
1971: The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10, becoming the first in Salyut 1 space station.