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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 October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.