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It's All About the Kids:a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

Preparing teens for working world

The New Year is here and many families are focusing on what they can do to make 2014 a prosperous year. Your teenager may be thinking about how he or she can earn money this year for clothing, leisure activities, electronics, spring break, or college tuition....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Camo Out supports 'Hoops for the Troops'

We are a fickle lot, we humans of American descent. I think we forget sometimes how hard the world can be. We live in an area that is fare to middlin' to high rent and bad things can't happen here, to us, the privileged....more >>

Letters to Editor

Readers sound off on open-carry On Thursday, December 12, a man lawfully carried a Glock 9mm handgun into Oxford Middle School to attend a concert a family member was in. He didn't shoot anyone, he didn't violate the law, and no one got hurt....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

The pessimist, the optimist and a Kalohn

I think it was the mid-70's when I first learned there was a Pete Kalohn. He cooked and talked in his father's restaurant in Lake Orion, Gus' Steak House until he opened his own Restaurant, Pete's Roadhaus in Lake Orion....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Polar vortex

With all the talk of "polar vortexes" and almost record breaking snow and ice, I felt the need to check out Roland Emmerich's movie "The Day After Tomorrow." The disaster movie, in which global warming launches an ice age attack on the United States, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support of Goodfellows

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Rotary Club would like to extend special recognition to following groups, organizations and businesses for their exemplary support and dedication during this year's Goodfellow newspaper sales and the subsequent "Shoes for Kids....more >>
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Born September 19th
1904: Bergen Evans, educator and author who wrote Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage.
1911: William Golding, novelist best known for Lord of the Flies.
1915: Elizabeth Stern, Canadian pathologist who first published a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer.
September 19th
in history
0: In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.
1544: Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.
1692: Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
1777: American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
1783: The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.