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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 >>


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 4th
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.