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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

Of socks and men and boys

Life lessons in the laundry room

While sitting on my the green sofa in my living room I thought of a few things. One. I have actually used this sofa since about 1970, when Grandma Rush moved from her home in Detroit to an apartment in Westland....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A brief chronological look at Detroit

Before Detroit was Detroit, it was what the Anishinabeg tribes called, Bending River. Prior to the 1600s there were no native settlements along this stretch of river. Instead it was a meeting ground -- a place where the Council of Indian Chiefs met to settle tribal difficulties....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Energy never dies

As a kid I would lie in bed at night and think what if there was nothing. No people, no earth, no stars, no sun nor moon in the sky. Strolling through town on assignment one day, I asked passerby's of their strange theories....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Facts show fluoride concern warranted Dear Editor, Kudos to Don Rush on his column regarding toothpaste ("The Super Secret Codeword is (ssh) toothpaste," Oct. 16). The question is IF fluoride in toothpaste is necessary, how much is enough? According to the EPA, "exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Pursue peace with all people

The Bible says, in Hebrews 12:14, that we should "pursue peace with all men." This is an interesting scripture and one we could find very difficult to keep. Surely there are people who God does not want us to pursue peace with! We are living in a time when opinions of people are rampant....more >>
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Born April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1521: Martin Luther confronts the emperor Charles V, refusing to retract the views which led to his excommunication.
1676: Sudbury, Massachusetts is attacked by Indians.
1775: American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts warning that the British are coming.
1791: National Guardsmen prevent Louis XVI and his family from leaving Paris.
1818: A regiment of Indians and blacks is defeated at the Battle of Suwanna, in Florida, ending the first Seminole War.