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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 >>

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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

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 July 5th
1801: David Farragut, U.S. admiral during the American Civil War.
1810: P.T. Barnum, American showman.
1867: Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist.
1889: Jean Cocteau, French artist, writer and actor.
1911: George Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968).
July 5th
in history
1814: U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeat a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.
1832: The German government begins curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.
1839: British naval forces bombard Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and occupy it.
1863: Federal troops occupy Vicksburg, Mississippi and distribute supplies to the citizens.
1892: Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine.