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I won't forget Merle

Somewhere Merle Smith was smiling this weekend. That's because much to his delight and my dismay his Ohio State Buckeyes beat my Michigan Wolverines Saturday in a very close game in Ann Arbor....more >>

Don't Rush Me

It's December? Already? Yikes. Time for negativity, then.

By the time this column hits the streets, the first week in December, 2013 will be in full swing. That means it's only a few short weeks to Christmas. And, that means I am still on track for gift purchasing to take place in about 21 days....more >>

Keiser's Role

Thankful thoughts of my own

"Let us, on the day set aside for this purpose, give thanks ot the Ruler of the universe for the strength which He has vouchsafed us to carry on our daily labors and for the hope that lives within us of the coming day when peace and the productive activities of peace shall reign on every continent....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Sherman's no sexist; that announcer's 'terrible' This is a reply to Erin Morehouse's letter regarding women football announcers that was published in the Nov. 27 Leader. I love football, especially the Oxford Wildcats....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 >>

Editorial

Kudos to Wolves' for winning season

Congratulations to the Clarkston Wolves for a record-breaking season and state championship victory! The achievement is made more impressive considering the season's stormy start, with thunder and lightning delaying the Sept....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Ode to the Wolves!

Congratulations to the Clarkston Wolves! I am sorry I should be more descriptive on those two words - Congratulations to the 2013 MHSAA Division 1 Football State Champions! All of you deserve it! To all the players, we know you put in a lot of hard work not only during the season but into off season training and conditioning....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Community would benefit from McLaren project

I would like to respond to the concerns expressed about McLaren Hospital's proposed project on Sashabaw Road . I moved to this community over 30 years ago for probably many of the same reasons that attract many others....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Will you influence or be influenced?

This past week, we celebrated the holiday we call Thanksgiving Day. For many, this is the day to get well-nourished in order to have the strength for Black Friday. The deals on Black Friday are so enticing that people will stay up all night and camp outside their favorite store to catch the early specials....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1879: After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.
1904: Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.
1917: The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommervillier under French command. World War I propagandist George Creel.
1939: As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.
1940: Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.