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Digging Clarkston

When you come out to see the Independence Day Parade, you may notice some new colors along Main Street. During their June 25 meeting, the City approved a $1,000 expenditure on roses, hostas, and catmint the Department of Public Works planted on June 27....more >>

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Celebration of freedom

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, a celebration of everything that is the United States of America. Today is a day to slow down and think about something most of us take for granted everyday: What a wonderful place we live in....more >>

CSB receives award for community support

Clarkston State Bank was honored with this year's Community Enhancement Award on May 17 at the 27th Annual Clarkston Community Awards Breakfast. The award recognizes year long efforts that have enhanced the quality of the community....more >>

Spots available at Fife Camps

Spots are still open for fun summer camps. Fife Camp is July 16-20 and is open to boys entering grades 7-9 in the fall. From 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., you will stretch, build skills and participate in contests and games....more >>
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Born August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
August 31st
in history
0: The War of Vespers in Sicily ends with an agreement between Charles of Valois, who invaded the country, and Frederick, the ruler of Sicily.
1521: Cortes captures the city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico, and sets it on fire.
1756: The British at Fort William Henry, New York, surrender to Louis Montcalm of France.
1802: Captain Merriwether Lewis leaves Pittsburgh to meet up with Captain William Clark and begin their trek to the Pacific Ocean.
1864: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.