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A little of this, a little of that

Oct. 1 certainly was a great day. Archery deer season opened and the federal government shut down. Yay! It's like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. If I suddenly win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Lagavulin distillery on the Scottish island of Islay, I'll know I'm dreaming or Ron Swanson....more >>
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Smile of the Week

Oxford Township resident Thomas Knauf, 12, bagged this beautiful eight-point buck on Saturday, Sept. 21 during the 2013 Youth Hunt. Thomas took the deer with a 12-gauge shotgun at about 4:30 p....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

Jury duty is just that, your duty

Now that it's over and I have time to reflect, I can say am glad I was lucky enough to sit in judgment of a fellow American. It was a very lengthy process, one that spanned a three-week period....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Some fears, complaints, praise and musings

Following hip surgery last February I was scheduled for physical therapy, to be paid for by Medicare. Though the pulling, bending and stretching did much for strengthening my right leg, my need for a walker remains....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Obamacare?

I know many people are confused about what exactly "Obamacare" or the Affordable Health Care Act is. So I figured I would explain a few facts. More citizens may have become aware of Obamacare as the government shut down occurred on Oct....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for Bucks for Buses support

Dear Editor, We had a very successful Bucks for Buses has Gone Bocce III Fundraiser on Sept. 25 at Palazzo di Bocce in Orion. This event by the Friends of the Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center raised money for our transportation program that takes seniors and disabled adults in Clarkston, Independence and Springfield Township to and from doctor's appointments, work, grocery stores and other places they need to go....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Stand strong together

Recently a colleague of mine asked me to step into his office. "Do you remember last May, when you stopped me on the sidewalk at conference and told me what a great job I was doing?" I paused for a moment to remember and he continued....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.
1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.
1944: Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.More than 6,000 trucks of the Red Ball Express kept gasoline and other vital supplies rolling in as American troops and tanks pushed the Germans back toward their homeland.