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Tax Freedom Day this week!

I know, "whoopie."

Okay everybody, take a long, deep breath. Take your eyes away from the page, close 'em and let that breath leave your body. Relax. Come this Thursday, April 17, every upstanding, taxpaying Michiganian will have theoretically worked enough this year to pay off the government....more >>

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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

Things that matter and thoughts to ponder

Charles Krauthammer discussed

I was roasted April 12 to the extent the meat thermometer stuck into me, burst its bulb, and my skin turned a dark shade of crust. I felt a deep concern for the people who orally expressed cruelty toward me that would make a water-boarder envious....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jottings on 'roos, reporters and peaches

It lightens my day just seeing a bunch of kangaroos bouncing across a desert in some commercial. To the geniuses behind the 'roo marketing: Trouble is, I don't remember what they are advertising....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Two keys

Motivation and inspiration. Two powerful words standing side by side together and keys for success in the next few months. Right now, I am getting my body ready for upcoming events....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Find endless hope this Easter

"The Barna Group, found that 69 percent of U.S. adults celebrate Easter as a religious holiday." This is indeed great news because what that means is there is a great opportunity for the churches in and around Clarkston to live out the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ....more >>
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Born October 26th
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
1947: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
October 26th
in history
1905: Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were stabbed in the back by politicians.
1942: Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers. Marine Sergeant Al Schmid's heroics during the bloody fighting on Guadalcanal.
1942: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific. Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.
1950: A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.