SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Truth clearer amidst nature

In this modern age it can be very hard to detach from our daily lives. With cell phones, iPads, and laptops; everywhere we go we stay connected to the work, school, and groups that form the busyness of our lives. We are reluctant to be out of touch, and feel naked if we ever leave […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Seek solid foundation with Christ

For those of us who are over 50, we are living in unusual times. In the 80’s, who would have anticipated the direction social debate would have taken in these days? Graduating from Clarkston High School in 1972, I spent the majority of my time attending school in the 1960’s. Since that time, the pendulum […]

Thanks for inspiringly written columns

Dear Don Rush, I, for one, think this is what makes me like you, as a writer and a person. You don’t take yourself, or anything you write, too seriously. Hopefully your honesty, humanity and compassion will rub off on those who need it. Especially those who are so easily offended by something as silly […]

STUDENT VIEWS: Work to save our oceans

Eighth grade students in teacher Allie Browe’s English Language Arts classes at Clarkston Junior High School are writing activism articles in their argument writing unit, and we’re publishing some of their top articles. This week, Meghan Allen discusses cleaning up the oceans. More than 4.8 million metric tons of plastic get dumped into the oceans […]

Letters to the Editor

Reasons for raises don’t ring true for reader  Dear Editor, The Independence Township Board’s recent decision to give themselves pay raises clearly shows taxpayers where their priorities are, with themselves. The treasurer and the clerk admitted that much when voting for their own salary increases at the April 5 board meeting. Unfortunately no one is […]

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