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From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Protecting Michigan's greatest asset: Our children

We all want our children to be successful. Their educational journeys begin at home, but continue in the classroom. A bipartisan bill package from state Reps Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage and Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, works to improve teacher and administrator evaluations....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Readers respond to Rush writing

Washington DC brings out the opinions!

I love alliteration almost as I love it when people, of their own volition, take time out of their lives and read what I've written. And, I love that almost as much as I do when those some individuals then take more time out of their lives (time they will never get back) and write me because of what they've read....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Sounds of spring bring back memories

I was awakened at 12:35 a.m. on a Sunday morning recently by the sound of hot-rodders spinning wheels and racing engines with modified mufflers. I said to myself, "It must be spring!" I live on mile-long stretch of blacktopped road with few houses....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Just the facts

Some say stories in The Clarkston News about all the issues happening in the City of the Village of Clarkston are nothing but negative. But we have just reported the facts, and the things going on are negative....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Reader finds lots of value in library Dear Editor, On Aug. 5 voters in Independence township and the Village of Clarkston will decide the fate of our library. The average homeowner in both the township and the village has been paying $69....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Library millage requests too much, reader says

In response to those who support the second chance, stealth, library tax increase vote on Aug. 5, 2014, Independence Township district library supporters fail to mention that long before the library tax increase proposal was voted down on Nov....more >>
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Born February 9th
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
1944: Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).
February 9th
in history
1951: Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
1953: The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
1964: The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.
1978: Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.
1994: Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.