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Village did the right thing; NOTA should, too

Normally, I'm ticked off at the Oxford Village Council. It usually has something to do with it wasting my tax dollars, denying voters their right to choose or rambling on and on for hours....more >>

Don't Rush Me

A letter about Christmas

Don Rush gets a message and a thought

This weekend whilst erecting the Rush fake Christmas tree, I started to harken back to the Christmases of yore. The boys were not at home, so I had plenty of time for thoughts. Often I fret over not gifting the correct, or good enough presents and thoughts during this past weekend's fake tree rising started to go down that old, familiar path....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 >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Outage brings simpler life

I, like many others in the area, experienced a power outage from the ice storm this weekend. On Sunday night after I got back from The Clarkston News, we started a fire in the wood burner (which I'm grateful for) and lit about eight tall candles....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support of Rotary projects

Dear Editor, On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, members and friends of the Clarkston Rotary were on Clarkston street corners selling the club's Goodfellow edition to raise funds for the children of Clarkston....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Love comes down at Christmas

While getting ready for Christmas this year at Calvary we have been reflecting each week on the figures of the familiar manger scene and what significant role they played in the Christmas story....more >>
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Born September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1929: Charles Lindbergh takes off on a 10,000 mile air tour of South America.The 'mystery man' behind Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
1934: The League of Nations admits the Soviet Union.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations.
1939: A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.Captain Johnnie Walker, R.N., and the U-boat menace.
1948: Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.
1960: Two thousand cheer Castro's arrival in New York for the United Nations session.