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Organizers of special needs prom thank donors, supporters We would like to take the time to thank everyone and their businesses that provided us with help for the Special Needs Prom that took place on April 26 at Merge Studio and Gallery in Oxford....more >>

Don't Rush Me

" . . a communication of thoughts and ideas by words, as may serve for the upholding common conversation . . ." John Locke on civil discourse

Is civil discourse a thing of the past?

It seems the more opportunities we have to connect with each other, the more we separate ourselves. I'm not just talking about interpersonal relationships, either. I'm talking about communal relationships, relationships which help communities navigate societal changes in a productive manner....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Humor, greenies and disappearing things

You've gotta love some business owners' sense of humor. Especially when they display it very publicly on signs, bumper stickers and the like. At tire shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us in for your next blowout....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Chamber valuable to community

No group of ladies work harder than the gals at the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce. They are spotted everywhere around town. You see them at every event, an event they most likely planned or helped plan....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with Hoops for Troops

Dear Don Rush, Last week, I sent out the final donation check from the Hoops for the Troops game –after having one check ready to send we received more donations. Clarkston Community Schools and the Girls Basketball sent almost $5,000 to Luke's Wings in honor of Jenna Beno....more >>
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Born August 21st
1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938: Kenny Rogers, country singer.
August 21st
in history
1942: U.S. Marines turn back the first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal in the Battle of Tenaru.
1944: The Dumbarton Oaks conference, which lays the foundation for the establishment of the United Nations, is held in Washington, D.C.
1945: President Harry S. Truman cancels all contracts under the Lend-Lease Act.
1959: Hawaii is admitted into the Union.
1963: The South Vietnamese Army arrests over 100 Buddhist monks in Saigon.