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Cancer hits close to home

When the Wright family became involved with Clarkston's Football for a Cure in 2009, they never thought one day a football player would be wearing a jersey for one of them. "I was diagnosed last October," said Renee Weaver-Wright, who is a member of the chain-gang during the Wolves' home games....more >>
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Scholarship honorees

Dylan Peck and Shauna Siwicki received the 2012 Steve Howe Scholarship Fund Award. "It was really exciting," said Siwicki. "I wasn't expecting to get the scholarship so it was cool to get it....more >>
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Gridiron beckons return

The countdown to the beginning of the football season is almost over. Practice sessions start this upcoming Monday and the gridiron heroes head to Saginaw Valley State University on Sunday night....more >>
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Born July 1st
1915: Willie Dixon, blues musician.
1915: Sydney Pollack, film director (Tootsie, Out of Africa).
1915: Jean Stafford, American writer (The Mountain Lion).
1916: Roland Robert Tuck, British fighter ace during World War II.
1961: Diana Frances Spencer, princess of Wales.
July 1st
in history
1798: Napoleon Bonaparte takes Alexandria, Egypt.
1838: Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.
1862: Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
1863: In the first day's fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.
1867: Canada, by the terms of the British North America Act, becomes an independent dominion.