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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 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
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.