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Don't Rush Me

Social media is a seductive mistress

And, I succumbed

You know, it wasn't that long ago (actually it was exactly one year and four months ago -- I know, cuz I just looked it up) that I railed against the ominous intrusion in our lives that was then and is now Facebook....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Community staple

I found myself in limbo a few weeks ago. I was done with where I had been and had a few hours until my next appointment. Because I was already close to where I needed to be I didn't want to go home....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Offerings from Helen, Mickey, Joe K., then me

In Helen's offerings this week, are items from church bulletins, like . . . The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Voters already spoke on library issue Dear Editor, Let's see if I understand. We had a good Independence Township library governed by an obsolete state law. The millage was low and the general fund was used to fill gaps....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Readers support Aliaga for state rep

Dear Editor, Our Statewide Primary Election is coming soon on Aug. 5. We are supporting a great candidate for the 43rd District State Representative, Jose Aliaga. Jose has local experience serving as an Independence Township Trustee....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Options to fund library

Libraries should no longer be funded by millage. If they are managed effectively and are truly a viable entity, they can exist as a non-profit with a Enterprise Fund. The Clarkston Independence District Library is going to eventually lose its millage funding....more >>
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Born September 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1747: The French capture Bergen-op-Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.
1789: Jean-Paul Marat sets up a new newspaper in France, L'Ami du Peuple.
1810: A revolution for independence breaks out in Mexico.
1864: Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee. Armed with their new, lethal seven-shot Spencer rifles, Wilder's Lightning Brigade was all that stood between the Union Army and the looming disaster at Chickamauga Creek.
1889: Robert Younger, in Minnesota's Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.