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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 >>
Donald Turner
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Born January 27th
1850: Samuel Gompers, first President of American Federation of Labor.
1859: Kaiser Wilhelm II, emperor who ruled Germany during World War I but was forced to abdicate in 1918.
1900: Hyman Rickover, American admiral who is considered the Father of the Atomic Submarine.
January 27th
in history
1900: Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels.
1905: Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties.
1916: President Woodrow Wilson opens preparedness program.
1918: Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.
1924: Lenin's body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.