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Oxford girls help hockey team skate to championship

Oxford residents Bryn Phillips and Kylie Rancilio helped their hockey team, the USA Wildflowers U10, win the Michigan Girls Hockey League U10 Tier 3 Playoff Championship held over the weekend in Brighton....more >>
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Springing into new season

Wolves are preparing for their first competition after practicing in their spring sports for the past week. The Lady Wolves soccer teams are up first as they host Waterford Mott on Thursday at Clarkston High School....more >>
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Athlete of The Week

Champion on track

Bo Anderson proudly held up his most recent additions of medals to his athletic accomplishments. Anderson, a fourth grader at Springfield Plains Elementary, finished as state champion in the 1,600-meter run in the Michigan AAU Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 10 with the Waza Track Club....more >>
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Petersen finds niche at Mars Hill

BY TERESA BUCKNER Special to The Clarkston News Like most college athletes, Clarkston graduate Bobby Petersen grew up loving and playing all kinds of team sports. Eventually, he settled on lacrosse as his favorite and he began to throw his time and energy behind those skills particular to the sport....more >>
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Born October 7th
1849: James Whitcomb Riley, poet.
1885: Nils Bohr, physicist whose model of atomic structure helped establish quantum theory.
1900: Heinrich Himmler, Nazi leader.
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
October 7th
in history
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.