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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 >>


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 October 13th
1907: Yves Allégret, French film director (Dédée d'Anvers, Une si jolie petite plage).
1909: Herblock (Herbert Lawrence Block), multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist.
1910: Ernest Kellogg Gann, pilot and adventure novelist (Island in the Sky, The High and Mighty).
1910: Art Tatum, American jazz pianist.
1925: Margaret Thatcher, the first female UK prime minister (1979-1990).
October 13th
in history
1775: The Continental Congress authorizes construction of two warships, thus instituting an American naval force. The Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1776: Benedict Arnold is defeated at Lake Champlain.
1792: President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the White House.
1812: At the Battle of Queenston Heights, a Canadian and British army defeats the American who have tried to invade Canada. Commodore Perry fights on.
1849: The California state constitution, which prohibits slavery, is signed in Monterey.