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Don't Rush Me

The closer we get to Dec. 25, the more Fruit Cakes I see!

(say it ain't so)

I walked into one of the financial institutions I bank with last Friday and saw an old friend. A fruitcake for sale. And, I remembered a column I wrote about these fruit cakes and said so....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Thus began my mistrusts . . . and other thoughts

I surely wonder about where we're headed under Obama's leadership. Russia's Putin told the world, "Obama's a liar." Obama used the words "crossed the red line" in a speech to us a year ago....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Goodwill, generosity

I can see why the Clarkston Wendy's was voted best fast food restaurant during the Clarkston News Best of the Best in 2013. I can also see why Cherry Hill Lanes North has been around forever in Clarkston....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Savor your championship now, because governor wants to take control of our local schools Dear Editor, As I watched community members pour into the high school to get their football playoff tickets for our team and then fill Ford Field to watch our football team win our first football state championship, I know we are blessed with a community that not only supports our sports teams, but the whole school district in general....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.
1959: The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.
1962: The first federal suit to end public school segregation is filed by the U.S. Justice Department.
1976: The Space Shuttle is unveiled to the public. Shuttles are the highest, fastest airplanes, but they can't break the image barrier back on the ground.