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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 >>

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

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 July 26th
1856: George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, Major Barbara).
1875: Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist.
1893: George Grosz, German satiric artist.
1895: Gracie Allen, actress, wife and foil of George Burns.
1895: Robert Graves, poet and novelist ( I Claudius).
July 26th
in history
1794: The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus, France.
1830: King Charles X of France issues five ordinances limiting the political and civil rights of citizens.
1847: Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state.
1848: The French army suppresses the Paris uprising.
1886: William Gladstone is replaced by Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister of England.