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Don't Rush Me

Sunny and 80 on Memorial Day?!

And, a recap on Flander's Fields

While spring kinda dribbled in this year, this weekend marks America's opening to summer. If we are lucky, the sun will be out and the temperatures will be above 50 for all our parades and Memorial Day ceremonies....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Remembering Memorial Day!

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is by tradition a practice to honor Americans who gave their lives for their country. With all the wars our country has been involved in, that's a whole lot of Americans to honor....more >>

Editorial

Rules must apply to everyone

Clarkston Board of Education is working hard to improve this school district. Their effort is complicated by the lawlessness of one of their members. Trustee Steve Hyer, as well as others, responded to fellow trustees' questioning of the superintendent and administration regarding spending and policy at a recent meeting by attacking the questioners' qualifications and experience....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Out with the old

I'm doing it and it feels great. I'm getting rid of (almost )everything I own, and starting over. I'm tired of the clutter (they say your environment reflects your state of mind)....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for community volunteer support Dear Editor, On Friday, April 25, was Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center's annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Clarkston United Methodist Church, where over 100 volunteers and guests attended....more >>

Spiritual Matters

My Habitat Clarkston fulfills need

What? A Habitat for Humanity build in Clarkston? Why in Clarkston? Isn't Clarkston a rich town? Well yes, in many ways Clarkston is a wealthy town and blessed with many resources....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.