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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 5th
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
1950: Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, creator of Cathy.
September 5th
in history
1867: The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
1870: Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.
1877: The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Crazy Horse is coming.
1878: Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West's most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.
1905: The Russian-Japanese War ends as representatives of the combating empires, meeting in New Hampshire, sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. Japan achieves virtually all of its original war aims.