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Don't Rush Me

Sage advice for 2014:

Don says, 'This year don't be stupid.'

Yep, it's official we've watched another ball drop, and I am not talking about the disappointing receiving efforts of your Detroit football Lions. I'm talking about that symbolic gizmo that mechanically, ever-so-slowly moves its way down a pole in New York every Dec....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 >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Hello 2014!

The past year has had it's ups and downs but as we welcome 2014 I am excited for a new year. I did enjoy 2013 - it had a lot of adventures. I spent my vacation in California and visited a lot of my relatives and did the complete tourist experience - Disneyland, Hollywood, Warner Brothers Studio Tour and San Diego....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thank for providing Christmas to kids

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Area Youth Assistance would like to give the staff and members of the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union a huge thank you as they continue their tradition of providing Christmas for CAYA children....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Time for a fresh start

You may have seen these billboards while driving around the country. The billboards are a simple black background with white text. They are supposedly messages from Godů Tell the kids I love them....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.