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Don't Rush Me

The beard is back, now it needs to go

What a difference some sunshine and a few Fahrenheit degrees can make! It was getting depressing looking outside and seeing gray and feeling cold. Sticks and branches on yellow and brown dead-looking lawns....more >>


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

Leaky tanks, politics and unnatural eggs

Leaky tanks. I've mentioned before that I'm a news junky. I read and hear lots of messages from Washington and Lansing. I sit a little straighter when one of our boys and girls say something that had crossed my mind from time to time....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Strange theories

I love strange and unusual theories. I wrote a paper in college about "The Theory of Everything". also known as the String Theory. This theory seems to tie in many (about 50) different laws of physics harmoniously....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Support for ramp Dear Editor, As I read the story in The Clarkston News about an exit ramp at Clintonville, which is long overdue, I get the sense the "not in my backyard" syndrome is rearing its head again....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Ramp not top priority, reader says

By Mark Petterson A new ramp should be furthest from the townships mind. Independence Township has sat on Tri- party funds now for years and every year the township gets a letter from the road commission telling them to use it or lose it....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Make world better with spiritual growth

Mudslides in Washington State, dozens killed plus dozens more missing and presumed dead. An Airliner disappears, hundreds are presumed dead. Friends are losing their lives to cancer, heart disease and other causes....more >>
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Born October 8th
1890: Eddie Rickenbacker, U.S. fighter pilot in World War I, aviation pioneer.
1895: Juan Peron, Argentinean dictator.
1917: Rodney Porter, British biochemist and Nobel Proze winner.
1926: Cesar Milstein, molecular biologist.
1941: Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader.
October 8th
in history
1871: The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O'Leary. Fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames raged for more than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were killed in the fire; 98,500 people were left homeless; 17,450 buildings were destroyed.
1897: Journalist Charles Henry Dow, founder of the Wall Street Journal, begins charting trends of stocks and bonds.
1900: Maximilian Harden is sentenced to six months in prison for publishing an article critical of the German Kaiser.
1906: Karl Ludwig Nessler first demonstrates a machine in London that puts permenant waves in hair. The client wears a dozen brass curlers, each wearing two pounds, for the six-hour process.
1919: The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives pass the Volstead Prohibition Enforcement Bill.