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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 August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.