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Praise for Lone Ranger Day Dear Kemosabes, Does lightning strike twice? It did this past Saturday, Aug. 2 when the community of Oxford hosted our Second Annual Lone Ranger Day with wonderful events, displays and a fantastic parade....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The politics of politicking.

Or why Americans hate their politicians

Well, I reckon we Americans will get a few moments respite from the most shallow of all advertising. No, it's not the end of sweeps week on television, so the self-promoting TV spots about all the "awesome" shows have not ended....more >>

Jim's Jottings

I got some Ramblin' JJ's for you

And, sometimes a sharp needle in the eye is a good thing!

Here's a question my middle child wants answered: "Why do deer and ground hogs in my yard eat my plantings (flowers, small bushes), but don't eat the new growths each year in the perennial growing areas?" I don't get texts nor emails, so try the mail with your answers (PO Box 108, Oxford, MI 48371)....more >>

Letters by Laura A column by Laura DuCharme

Farewell to Clarkston

Deciding to intern at The Clarkston News for the summer was something I was hesitant about. My dream is to work for a magazine, so I wanted to intern for one. Knowing those internships are hard to get, I applied to a few newspapers, as well....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader agrees with sign opinion Dear Editor, In the Letter to the Editor "Free speech trumps sign rules, reader says" (July 30 edition), Mike Fetzer is right! My sign is my speech, if you don't like it, don't look....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Change on hand in heaven and earth

The Greeks and the Romans referred to the Dog Days of Summer as an evil time "when the sea boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad and man became hysterical." They were generally talking about the sultry days of summer most commonly experienced in the months of July and August....more >>
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Born September 5th
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
1950: Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, creator of Cathy.
September 5th
in history
1867: The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
1870: Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.
1877: The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Crazy Horse is coming.
1878: Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West's most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.
1905: The Russian-Japanese War ends as representatives of the combating empires, meeting in New Hampshire, sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. Japan achieves virtually all of its original war aims.