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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 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
1788: Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.
1841: The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Stousbourg and Basle, in Europe.
1863: In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga begins as Union troops under George Thomas clash with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1893: New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
1900: President Loubet of France pardons Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.