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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 February 27th
1904: James T. Farrel, author (Young Lonigan).
1910: Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
1930: Joanne Woodward, actress (Rachel, Rachel, The Three Faces of Eve).
February 27th
in history
1531: German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.
1700: The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1814: Napoleon's Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor's allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827: The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
1864: The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.