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Letter to Editor

Ex-editor recalls the old days under Big Jim My name is Linda Weld, and I'm writing from a log cabin in Alaska to roast my dear friend and wonderful mentor, Jim Sherman. A long time ago, when I was only around 25-years-old, I decided to follow through on a lifelong dream....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 >>

Don't Rush Me

Young Master Shamus has grown into his brain

Foreknees, longcuts and cloe

This weekend, eldest son Shamus, now 16, is getting fit for his tux. He's making a high school prom appearance. He's a good, young man; caring and smart. And, thinking of how young master Shamus has grown, on what he's achieved and overcome these too few years, I had a flash back....more >>

Editorial

Kudos to school board for long-term plan

The Clarkston News is nearing completion of a series on Clarkston Schools' recently approved long-term strategic plan (overview, March 5; student achievement, March 12; technology, March 19; operations, March 26; finance, April 2)....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Truth and hope this Easter season

We heard it many times in our worship yesterday as we celebrated in our Easter worship: He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! But what do those words really mean when we take time to think about them? First, it means that the One we worship as God's Son, the Christ, fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies, is not laying in some tomb....more >>
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Born August 29th
1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
August 29th
in history
0: The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
1526: Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.