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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 September 19th
1904: Bergen Evans, educator and author who wrote Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage.
1911: William Golding, novelist best known for Lord of the Flies.
1915: Elizabeth Stern, Canadian pathologist who first published a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer.
September 19th
in history
0: In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.
1544: Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.
1692: Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
1777: American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
1783: The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.