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March 19, 2014 - Watch out for coyotes

Clarkston Schools warned of coyotes in the Hubbard Road and Allen Road areas of Independence Township.

"We received two reports this afternoon," said Heidi McClain, schools administrative assistant, Monday. "One parent reported the sheriff's department was contacted to put down a deer that had been attacked but was still alive."

A sheriff's deputy on duty, Monday, said coyotes generally don't bother people, but be careful anyway.

"Please be aware and make sure you and your children are cautious," McClain said.

Library millage

Library supporters are going back to voters for a 1.25 millage proposal, Aug. 5.

The proposal, to fund the Clarkston Independence District Library, would be a 0.551 mill increase, said Julie Meredith, library director.

"It would cost an average homeowner $125, a $56 per year increase," Meredith said. "It's replacement funding we still need to secure funding."

The district library agreement allows two opportunities to ask the public. A millage proposal in 2012 lost by 28 votes.

"It was a very close election," the library director said. "From the feedback we received, many people said they didn't realize it was on the ballot. We'll ask again, see if the public really feels that way."

Highest honors

for Team RUSH

Clarkston High School CSMTech Team RUSH won the Industrial Design award, the highest judged award for a robot, at the recent regional tournament in Duluth, Minn.

This award is based on the design of the robot, manufacturing, ability for students to present to the judges, and overall performance.

Team RUSH also won the Chairman's Award, the highest award in FIRST, which secures their spot for the World Championships in April.

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