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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 March 31st
1809: Edward Fitzgerald, American writer.
1809: Nikolai V. Gogol, Russian writer (The Inspector General, Dead Souls).
1811: Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, chemist, inventor of the Bunsen burner.
1854: Sir Dugald Clerk, inventor of the two-stroke motorcycle engine.
1878: Jack Johnson, first Africa-American boxer to become the world heavyweight champion.
March 31st
in history
1966: An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City.
1967: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
1970: U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, the first since September 1968.
1980: President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.
1991: Albania offers a multi-party election for the first time in 50 years.