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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 >>

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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 16th
1844: Anatole France, French writer.
1850: Thomas Sidney Gilchrist, British metallurgist and inventor.
1864: Flora Batson, African-American soprano-baritone singer.
1867: Wilbur Wright, designer, builder and flyer of the first airplane.
1871: John Millington Synge, dramatist and poet (Playboy of the Western World).
April 16th
in history
1818: The U.S. Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.
1854: San Salvador is destroyed by an earthquake.
1862: Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35.
1862: Slavery is abolished in the District of Columbia.
1917: Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution.