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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 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.
1943: British troops in Italy enter Naples and occupy Foggia airfield. The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought bravely in eight major campaigns.
1944: The U.S. First Army begins the siege Aachen, Germany.
1946: Twelve Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials---Karl Donitz, Hermann Goring, Alfred Jodl, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachin von Ribbentrop, Fritz Saukel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, and Alfred Rosenberg.
1974: Five Nixon aides--Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon's Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell--go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation.