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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 >>


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 5th
1882: Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902: Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911: Flann O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936: Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1959: Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
October 5th
in history
1795: The day after he routed counterrevolutionaries in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte accepts their formal surrender. Napoleon takes charge.
1813: U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, in Ontario, broke Britain's Indian allies with the death of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and made the Detroit frontier safe. An outmatched British flotilla faced the prospect of a remarkable victory.
1821: Greek rebels capture Tripolitza, the main Turkish fort in the Peloponnese area of Greece.
1864: At the Battle of Allatoona, a small Union post is saved from Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's army. A compendium of poppycock, balderdash, and malarkey told by Civil War veterans for the amusement and amazement of future generations.
1877: Nez Perce Chief Joseph surrenders to Colonel Nelson Miles in Montana Territory, after a 1,700-mile trek to reach Canada falls 40 miles short.