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Letter to Editor Resident praises well run meeting

Last night (Aug. 14) at a Township Board meeting the proposal for an Off-Road Vehicle Park in the Koenig Gravel Pits went down in flames. Supervisor Dunn held a tight but fair meeting, and made sure that everyone who wanted to say something about it had the chance....more >>

Kids Town successful through community help

First off thank you to all my Volunteers, Sponsors and those that came out to Kids Town during Celebrate. Without The Goddard School of Oxford, Montana Rib and Chop House and Genesis Credit Union Kids Town would not have existed this year....more >>

Letter to Editor: Councilman responds to Carnacchio's column

So much of CJ Carnacchio's August 19 editorial relates to me personally, that I must respond to his assertions about me. First, in spite of CJ's advance prediction, I am not the president of the Village Council, or of the Village of Oxford, nor will I be until appointed by the Council....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

From the butt of critteres I give you . . .

The "finest" of black gold . . . coffee

I remember back when I had my first cup of coffee. BLACH! I was in college and forgotten a research paper was due the following morning that I had not yet researched. Oops. Caffeine entered my life that day and that night and following the early morning....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jim returns with tales of today and yesteryear!

Editor's Note: This week we celebrate the return of Jim's Jottings after much too long of an absence from our pages. However, we should note Mr. Sherman's column will not be a weekly page 7 feature as before....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes

Animals are special

Animals are special Animals are far more sensitive, intelligent and intuitive than we know. I live deep in the woods in a pretty hidden area, but I keep getting random animals visitors....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Rush success

Working as a team can win a game. But in Clarkston it can do more. So much more - it can also feed a community. The gridiron heroes drove through neighborhoods and knocked on doors last Friday to collect donations for Lighthouse Emergency Services for their 16th Annual Rush for Food....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1929: Black Thursday--the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
1931: Al (Alphonse) Capone, the prohibition-era Chicago gangster, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
1934: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or Great Soul, resigns from Congress in India.
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.