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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 September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
0: Nathaniel Bacon leads an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon's Rebellion came in response to the governor's repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians.
1773: Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.