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State declares open season on hunters' wallets

One of my top three sources of stress relief is hunting. I find the entire process relaxing, enjoyable and immensely rewarding. There's nothing like sitting in a blind on a crisp, clear autumn morning, waiting for sunrise and listening as nature begins to come alive for another day....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Ready to fight 'low-lifes' vandalizing parks

Regarding: C.J. Carnacchio's "Another V-word this week" column in the Sept. 18 issue: Let's try another "V" word volunteer. I would absolutely head a committee to gather as many able-bodied adults to sit in the parks during the dark hours in which these low-lifes generally (do their vandalism) for a few weeks, hidden in the shadows somehow, to catch these maggots in the act and perform "Citizen's Arrests....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

Local folks on the go (and one that went)

More than a few years ago a local gal used to set type for us here at the newspaper. A typesetter for us, at that time meant she had good hands and fast fingers because she typed a lot of stuff (and all on deadline)....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Down to the wire

With a month and a half until the Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, it's crunch time for training. I've been pretty good about it, running twice a week most of the time since May....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Sheriff's service outstanding, reader says Dear Editor, I wanted to weigh in on the matter of a reincarnation of the Clarkston Police Department ("Police for Clarkston?," Sept. 11)....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.
1959: The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.
1962: The first federal suit to end public school segregation is filed by the U.S. Justice Department.