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Taking Control of Your Retirement

Date: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Americans are living longer and how will this increased life expectancy affect your retirement. Kevin

Lost and Found: Legendary Lake Michigan Shipwrecks

Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Valerie Van Heest will bring a multi-media presentation of "chilly" tales of the deep. She is an award

Stroke Awareness

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Some very simple and extremely lifesaving information will be presented during this 45 minute program

Ideal Lavender for Your Garden

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Using illustrated books and handouts, Iris explains lavender growing requirements, nomenclature and

Salsa Dance

Date: Monday, September 08, 2014
Join us in learning salsa dance and a brief history of it's origins. Presented by Jose Aliaga

Recent Letters

The Clarkston Independence District Library Board would like to thank the City and Township residents ...more»
Marilyn Pomeroy, Board President, Clarkston Independence District Library | Aug 15

Letter to the Editor

On this one, Fetzer is right! My sign is my speech, if you don't like it, don't look. If you agree, ...more»
Rob Namowicz | Jul 30

Eight candidates vying for state representative seat

Dear Editor, Rarely do we have the opportunity to truly know the values, beliefs and character behind ...more»
Elizabeth Egan | Jul 27

Recent Deaths

Allen Charles Barnes

2014-07-18
Barnes, Allen Charles: age 83: of Lake Orion, Michigan lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 18, 2014. Al was born in ...more»

William E. WARD

2014-07-20
WARD, William E. "Bill" of West Bloomfield; loving husband of Margaret "Bev" for 70 years; beloved father of Margaret (Jeff) ...more»

Ken Sinkler

2014-07-17
Sinkler, Ken; age 83; went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 17, 2014. Ken was a member of the First ...more»

‘Kids that are successful, have parents involved in their education’

Brandon Twp.- The first lesson of the 2014-2015 school year is here and it’s not for those who will be sitting in classrooms come Sept. 2. District teachers Chris Welling and Kim Coffey shared tips ...more»
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
1941: Adolf Hitler authorizes the development of the V-2 missile.
1944: United States and British forces close the pincers on German units in the Falaise-Argentan pocket in France.
1971: The Cambodian military launches a series of operations against the Khmer Rouge.

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