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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 March 31st
1914: Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and Nobel Prize-winning writer.
1915: Henry Morgan, comedian, radio performer.
1926: John Fowles, English novelist (The Collector, The French Lieutenant's Woman).
1936: Marge Piercy, poet and novelist.
1948: Al Gore, Vice President to President William J. Clinton (1993-2001).
March 31st
in history
1889: The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens on the Left Bank as part of the Exhibition of 1889.
1916: General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villa's army in Mexico.
1917: The United States purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
1918: Daylight Savings Time goes into effect throughout the United States for the first time.
1921: Great Britain declares a state of emergency because of the thousands of coal miners on strike.