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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 October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1862: Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge. Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited bravery and leadership while fighting for two lost causes.
1907: Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
1914: U.S. places economic support behind Allies. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.