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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 October 30th
1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885: Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
October 30th
in history
1838: Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
1899: Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Joubert's Boers at Nicholson's Nek.
1905: The czar of Russia issues the October Manisfesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeonng supprot for revolution.
1918: The Italians capture Vittorio Veneto and rout the Austro-Hungarian army.
1918: Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31.