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Some thoughts on the V-word

A newspaper is a business. It's not a nonprofit group or a charitable foundation or a government-sponsored program. A newspaper is a product for which ads are sold to earn a profit....more >>

Judge Warren asks you to celebrate Patriot Week

In 2001, the terrorists slaughtered nearly 3,000 innocents simply because they were Americans holders of the sacred flame of liberty. Osama Bin Ladin specifically stated that America is "the worst civilization witnessed by the history of mankind," it was the duty of his followers to murder Americans and that his disciples "do not have to differentiate between military or civilian....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 >>
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Don't Rush Me

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Time to get involved?

The other week and maybe it was just this past weekend -- I don't remember much past today these days -- I was toolin' round the 90 degree curve to the west on Perry Road in Goodrich ....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

No war in Syria

War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Elected leaders seem to forget who they work for. It seems Americans have been doing their job writing their representatives and telling them no to a strike on Syria....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support for Labor Day picnic

Dear Editor, We would like to thank all who made the Labor Day Picnic in Depot Park a great success. Friends of the Library and the library staff gave away free popcorn, Rudy's Market free hot dogs, etc....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Football players' food donations much needed

Dear Editor, On Aug. 16th, Clarkston High School Football sponsored the 16th annual Rush for Food to benefit the Lighthouse Clarkston food pantry. The football players collected 6,397 pounds of food that was sorted, boxed and stacked ready to be distributed to low income families in the upcoming months....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Do you trust the Bible?

Maybe the question should be, "How well do you know the Bible?" Here are some statements actually made by students regarding the Bible: Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night....more >>
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Born October 30th
1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885: Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
October 30th
in history
1905: The czar of Russia issues the October Manisfesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeonng supprot for revolution.
1918: The Italians capture Vittorio Veneto and rout the Austro-Hungarian army.
1918: Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31.
1922: Mussolini sends his black shirts into Rome. The Fascist takeover is almost without bloodshed. The next day, Mussolini is made prime minister. Mussolini centralized all power in himself as leader of the Fascist party and attempted to create an Italian empire, ultimately in alliance with Hitler's Germany.
1925: Scotsman John L. Baird performs first TV broadcast of moving objects.