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Keiser's Role: Era Ends

After winning four Stanley Cups, being a seven time Norris Trophy Winner, a 12 time All Star and after being arguably one of the best defensman of all time, not only in Detroit Red Wing history, but in the entire National Hockey League, Nicholas Lidstrom officially stepped down after 20 years on Detroit Ice....more >>

Orion Township librarian reminds readers to read

By Alice Cruz Adult Services Librarian The movie has been in theaters since late March, but the books in the Hunger Games trilogy are still circulating like crazy at the Orion Township Public Library....more >>

Flower fair thanks

We would like to send out a big Thank You to everyone that visited the Downtown Lake Orion Flower Fair last weekend. Even though the weather looked a bit daunting early Saturday, we had a lot of fun....more >>

My Way

You gotta have art but I don't have to pay for it

After all these years, I still remember the popular 1980s television commercial for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), which contained the catchy song, "You've Gotta Have Art!" As a little kid, I found it extremely entertaining and even looked forward to it whenever it aired in between reruns of MASH and Happy Days....more >>

Don't Rush Me

'Don't try to save me, Dad.'

Editor's Choice This Week While Don Does Nuttin' honey

When I hear a sentence starting or ending with, "back in the good ol' days," I automatically roll my eyes. I can't help it, it's instinctive. And I can honestly say the muscles that control my rolling eyes are ripped....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Holidays prompt Navy memories of WWII

Dad was a soldier in WWI. My brothers went into WWII ahead of me, one in the Marines, the other Navy. So, before I became of draft age Mother let me join the Navy. Things I was asked to do by mom, dad, coaches and teachers, never seemed as demanding, even as threatening as orders given by some cocky, uniformed guy with a stripe on his sleeve "Fall out!" "Head back, sailor!" Eyes, right!" Each said with the threat of something bad, like work or push-ups....more >>

Cooper's Comments A column by Krysten Cooper

Summer escapade

This summer I have the privilege of being an intern here at The Clarkston News. Being an intern here is very exciting to me for a number of different reasons. The first is the location....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Support for Wallace's stance on fire mill

Dear Editor, Neil Wallace's letter "Fire millage," May 23, provided an insightful synopsis of Independence Fire and the professional approach the department has made to providing fire and emergency services to area residents....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader critical of school leadership

Dear Editor, The school millage failure is only the tip of our local educational iceberg. "Leaders" of Clarkston schools are forgetting American exceptionalism in favor of globaloney....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A 'no' for School of Choice decision

Dear Editor, I am frustrated and sad Dr. Rod Rock, with the help of the School Board President Cheryl McGinnis, has instituted "unlimited" Schools of Choice in four programs in the district, including Project Lead the Way, which allows for the acceptance of anyone of the appropriate age who applies from outside of the district....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Lifetime learners on school Earth

"School's Out" (for summer), by Alice Cooper, was the sound track for my first summer after graduating from high school. Released the summer before, it was still very popular and played constantly on the AM radio....more >>

Parent's Perspective

Parent volunteers provide opportunities for kids

Imagine your favorite ice cream sundae. Personally, I like my sundae simple just vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. My sons, on the other hand, pile on whipped cream, sprinkles, gummy bears, crumbled cookies and maraschino cherries....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.