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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 April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1521: Martin Luther confronts the emperor Charles V, refusing to retract the views which led to his excommunication.
1676: Sudbury, Massachusetts is attacked by Indians.
1775: American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts warning that the British are coming.
1791: National Guardsmen prevent Louis XVI and his family from leaving Paris.
1818: A regiment of Indians and blacks is defeated at the Battle of Suwanna, in Florida, ending the first Seminole War.