Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

By Pat Kittle, Supervisor You’ve all seen it at the corner of White Lake and Dixie Highway, but did you know it’s been there for over 170 years.  After being inspired by a site visit coordinated by Joette Kunse, the Township will be partnering with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to develop a […]

All of yous, shut up shuttin’ up!

All of yous, shut up shuttin’ up!

By a show of hands, how many of you out there in the readersphere are hoping for the next 45 days or so to be over more quickerer than slowerer? Politics these days suck! And, I find this kinda’ depressing because I enjoy a good, thought-provoking exercise in civil discourse. Remember those things? Let me […]

Time to ditch the Bald Don look

Time to ditch the Bald Don look

  The other day I posted online, it was time to get rid of the Bald Don look. I have let the chromedome column mugshot go here in the hallowed halls of Don’tRushMedom because, in our angst-ridden times, I thought it might make some of you guys smile. Only my barber knows, but — since […]

Wait, what? Some positive news to share?

Wait, what? Some positive news to share?

In this tipsy, turvy world of turmoil, anger, angst and untrust (thank you politicians and COVID-19), you may not think there are good things going on. Au contraire, mon ami! I know we all have been fed more and more negative news to keep us agitated against one another — fear seems to be the […]

The cost to all citizens in a community when a newspaper closes

The cost to all citizens in a community when a newspaper closes

Published with permission. This article was published in the August, 2020 Publisher’s Auxiliary newspaper. By Andrew Johnson There are many aspects to the value of a community having a local newspaper serving its community. The financial health of these newspapers has been challenged in recent years with the loss of local retail advertising, transition to […]

If you don’t know how to vote, you probably shouldn’t

If you don’t know how to vote, you  probably shouldn’t

Last Friday, yours truly,  like every other media outlet reporter, broadcaster in the state received a press release from our very own Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson. The release was headlined: Rejected absentee ballot numbers highlight need for legislative changes. Followed by this subhead: Majority of rejections could be easily fixed with changes to law. […]

The Latest with Greg Ott (and more)

The Latest with Greg Ott (and more)

Ah, memories. I love ‘em. Sometimes we cling to them. Sometimes we are overcome by them. In the end, they’re good to have. I remember on my father’s death bed, gosh, 24 years ago now, he confided in me, through the purple haze of morphine induced calm, “The worst thing about this is, I forgot […]

Well Dangerous Don, you did it again!

Well Dangerous Don, you did it again!

Oh gosh, what was it? Two weeks ago I penned a column, opening my heart to the public and admitting, yup, I your hero, wears a mask when going to the store, in the restaurant, etc. Wrote I, “Personally, cause I am the only person I can control, I wear a mask when I go […]

Clarkston News Editorial: Freedom of Information

Clarkston News Editorial:  Freedom of Information

More transparency, not less needed, and it starts right here in Clarkston Just this past Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court, with a 6-1 decision, ruled on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case brought to the high court on a road which started in the City of the Village of Clarkston. (To read that story, […]

Praise be and pass the mustard, please!

Praise be and pass the mustard, please!

Okay. It’s true. I admit it. I know I am a history-reading, emotionally shallow, U.S. Constitution thumping Neanderthal. Warts and all, I stand with the United States of America. When I was still 17, I even went to Detroit and with a bunch of others swore an oath of allegiance. I reckon you can call […]

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