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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 March 1st
1904: Glenn Miller, big band leader during the 1930s and '40s.
1914: Ralph Waldo Ellison, African-American author (Invisible Man).
1917: Robert Lowell, Jr., poet, won Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for Lord Weary's Castle.
1921: Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator.
1921: Howard Nemerov, writer, another Pulitzer Prize recipient.
March 1st
in history
1776: French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.
1780: Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.
1803: Ohio becomes the 17th state to join the Union.
1808: In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.
1815: Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.