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Don't Rush Me

Sunny and 80 on Memorial Day?!

And, a recap on Flander's Fields

While spring kinda dribbled in this year, this weekend marks America's opening to summer. If we are lucky, the sun will be out and the temperatures will be above 50 for all our parades and Memorial Day ceremonies....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Remembering Memorial Day!

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is by tradition a practice to honor Americans who gave their lives for their country. With all the wars our country has been involved in, that's a whole lot of Americans to honor....more >>

Editorial

Rules must apply to everyone

Clarkston Board of Education is working hard to improve this school district. Their effort is complicated by the lawlessness of one of their members. Trustee Steve Hyer, as well as others, responded to fellow trustees' questioning of the superintendent and administration regarding spending and policy at a recent meeting by attacking the questioners' qualifications and experience....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Out with the old

I'm doing it and it feels great. I'm getting rid of (almost )everything I own, and starting over. I'm tired of the clutter (they say your environment reflects your state of mind)....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for community volunteer support Dear Editor, On Friday, April 25, was Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center's annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Clarkston United Methodist Church, where over 100 volunteers and guests attended....more >>

Spiritual Matters

My Habitat Clarkston fulfills need

What? A Habitat for Humanity build in Clarkston? Why in Clarkston? Isn't Clarkston a rich town? Well yes, in many ways Clarkston is a wealthy town and blessed with many resources....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1939: As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.
1940: Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
1942: Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.Sub-Task Force Goalpost in the crucible of Operation Torch.
1950: North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.Retreating and advancing in a single day.
1959: The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.