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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 27th
1902: John Steinbeck, American novelist (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men).
1904: James T. Farrel, author (Young Lonigan).
1910: Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
February 27th
in history
1933: The burning down of the Reichstag building in Berlin gives the Nazis the opportunity to suspend personal liberty with increased power.
1939: The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
1942: British Commandos raid a German radar station at Bruneval on the French coast.
1953: F-84 Thunderjets raid North Korean base on Yalu River.
1962: South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem is unharmed as two planes bomb the presidential palace in Saigon.