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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 July 31st
1867: S.S. Kresge, American businessman.
1901: Jean Dubuffet, French sculptor and painter.
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
July 31st
in history
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.
1917: The third Battle of Ypres commences as the British attack the German lines.
1932: Adolf Hitler's Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) doubles its strength in legislative elections.
1944: The Soviet army takes Kovno, the capital of Lithuania.
1971: Apollo 15 astronauts take a drive on the moon in their land rover.