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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 July 29th
1900: Owen Lattimore, writer.
1905: Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905: Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
1909: Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).
1918: Edwin Greene O'Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).
July 29th
in history
1693: The Army of the Grand Alliance is destroyed by the French at the Battle of Neerwinden.
1830: Liberals led by the Marquis of Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king's restrictions on citizens' rights.
1848: A rebellion against British rule is put down in Tipperary, Ireland.
1858: Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States.
1862: Confederates are routed by Union guerrillas at Moore's Mill, Missouri.