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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 August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
47: Caesar defeats Pharnaces at Zela in Syria and declares, veni, vidi, vici, (I came, I saw, I conquered).
1552: The treaty of Passau gives religious freedom to Protestants living in Germany.
1553: An invading French army is destroyed at the Battle of Marciano in Italy by an imperial army.
1589: During France's religious war, a fanatical monk stabs King Henry II to death.
1776: The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.