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Don't Rush Me

Woo-hoo! Gov. Synder oks July as Community Paper Month in Michigan!

Your chance to make $50 the easy way

With little fanfare or excitement or coverage by any electronic media platform known to man or woman, July waltzed into our lives as Community Newspaper Month. Across these fruited plains community papers, free and paid, with and without news are 'sposed to stop, and take a bow....more >>

My Way

Fireworks lawbreakers have more money than brains or manners

Give people an inch, they will take a mile. That old expression is very true, especially when it comes to the legalization of fireworks in Michigan, which I'm beginning to believe is one of the worst decisions ever made by the state Legislature and Gov....more >>

Letters to Editor

Another 'yes' vote for community center The opportunity to approve construction for the Oxford Recreation Center will be put to a vote August 5 and I am crossing my fingers that it will pass....more >>

Guest Viewpoint, By Cory Johnston

Johnston turns to county, state

Everyone should have the right to bring issues they believe important to the attention of their government. This should be even more obvious when the issues are about public safety and responsibilities....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to all artists at fair Dear Editor: The Teen Art Fair that has been operating at the lovely Clarkston Independence District Library has continued on for its sixth year....more >>

Letters by Laura A column by Laura DuCharme

Summer camp

Working at a summer camp teaches you more life lessons than you would think. Most people would consider their favorite presents from someone to be a clothing item, a piece of jewelry or maybe even a car....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Let's do this -- together

Maybe you've heard the news. My Habitat Clarkston, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (HFHOC), has secured vacant land on Hogback Lake Road, near Andersonville Road....more >>
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Born July 31st
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
1928: Horace Silver, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader.
1951: Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
July 31st
in history
1790: The U.S. Patent Office opens.
1875: Former president Andrew Johnson dies at the age of 66.
1882: Belle and Sam Starr are charged with horse stealing in the Indian territory.
1891: Great Britain declares territories in Southern Africa up to the Congo to be within their sphere of influence.
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.