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Letters to the Editor

Trucks were there before homeowners It never ceases to amaze me how people will move near an airport, in the direct line of a runway, and then complain about the sounds made by the airplanes....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Don's great adventure into the fashion world (no, for real)

Fashioneistas, hold onto your strapless, sequined dresses

Fillin' in. That's what I did this past weekend and unexpected, that's what it was. Why would a fashion maven, world-wide-web communicator type, ask a truly undiscriminating eye to pinch-hit on a fashion blog? I chalk it up to desperate times call for desperate measures....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Screw work, play golf but read this first

Let's get started this week with some light stuff. The only ones who remember you when you come in 2nd is your wife and your dog. The one-armed man only shopped at secondhand stores....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Rough reporting

It's not easy doing this job. It has been made apparent to me, time and time again, the Clarkson city manager feels I am the main cause of her issues over the past year. Her comments to me have been down right vindictive, and blame is placed squarely on me....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Schools not the same Dear Editor, Our family recently moved to Clarkston from a town of 10,000 on the west side of Michigan. My husband and I grew up in Clarkston and were excited to expose our children to the great place we grew up....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Summer ends, but faith continues

"Where has the summer gone?" It seems like just yesterday that we couldn't wait for warm weather after such a tough winter. Now we are starting school again and conversations have already turned to what kind of winter will we have this year....more >>
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Born October 5th
1882: Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902: Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911: Flann O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936: Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1959: Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
October 5th
in history
1762: The British fleet bombards and captures Spanish-held Manila in the Philippines.
1795: The day after he routed counterrevolutionaries in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte accepts their formal surrender. Napoleon takes charge.
1813: U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, in Ontario, broke Britain's Indian allies with the death of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and made the Detroit frontier safe. An outmatched British flotilla faced the prospect of a remarkable victory.
1821: Greek rebels capture Tripolitza, the main Turkish fort in the Peloponnese area of Greece.
1864: At the Battle of Allatoona, a small Union post is saved from Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's army. A compendium of poppycock, balderdash, and malarkey told by Civil War veterans for the amusement and amazement of future generations.