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Open the piggy bank and give us a break

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a government entity that's sitting on a mountain of extra money asks the beleaguered taxpayers to reach into their well-worn pockets and give more....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Michigan's 2014 Winter Wonderland Is Too Much

Record, schmecord. I am done with snow.

So, here we are. We're a few days away from April First (no fooling) 2014, and you know what? I still hear some freaks (and I state that lovingly) who want three more inches of snow, so we can "break the record....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Lakeville Lake and fairness Can you imagine having a great recreational area in your front yard? This area is almost 500 acres and a major source of value for your township. It's Lakeville Lake and it's a real selling point for all of Addison Township....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

A nation founded by geniuses, run by idiots?

A long time ago, in my early newspapering days, I took an interest in Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois. He was minority leader of the US Senate. His low voice and slow delivery speeches were like magnets to me....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Winter tough to beat

The days are slowly getting longer...and so is winter in Michigan. There were a few days of 40-degree weather which seemed to boost the "spring is coming, spring is coming" excited cries....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Solve water problems with cascading waterfall Dear Editor, I'd like to clarify and expand on some of the comments in the article related to the Mill Race ("Delayed repair could be costly," March 19)....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Thank God for spring, Lent

It has been a very long winter and I am so ready for the snow to melt and life to spring forth again. The signs of spring and hope are all around, even the temperature is still cold....more >>
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Born August 22nd
1880: George Herriman, cartoonist, creator of Krazy Kat.
1891: Jacque Lipchitz, sculptor.
1893: Dorothy Parker, poet, satirist and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
1904: Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
August 22nd
in history
0: John II, also known as John the Good, succeeds Philip VI as king of France.
1485: Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth. This victory establishes the Tudor dynasty in England and ends the War of the Roses.
1642: Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham.
1717: The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.
1777: With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.