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Next stop, college

With a signature and a smile senior Katie Brozovich became a Lady Falcon on Nov. 9 after signing her letter of intent to play tennis at Bowling Green State University. "This is an exciting day for our family," said mom, Missy....more >>
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Defense fights for win

The Lady Wolves found themselves among the final eight after their finish at the MHSAA Regional playoffs last week in Lapeer. After beating Midland 3-0 last Thursday and winning their second consecutive regional crown, Clarkston is continuing their path to Battle Creek for the MHSAA Division 1 State Championship....more >>

A thank you to veterans

J Leigh Saunders excitedly hugged her uncle, Corporal Richard Tarrant. Saunders was one of many Clarkston Elementary students honoring veterans last Friday. The school also received a flag from the 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1773: Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.