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From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Protecting Michigan's greatest asset: Our children

We all want our children to be successful. Their educational journeys begin at home, but continue in the classroom. A bipartisan bill package from state Reps Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage and Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, works to improve teacher and administrator evaluations....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Readers respond to Rush writing

Washington DC brings out the opinions!

I love alliteration almost as I love it when people, of their own volition, take time out of their lives and read what I've written. And, I love that almost as much as I do when those some individuals then take more time out of their lives (time they will never get back) and write me because of what they've read....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Sounds of spring bring back memories

I was awakened at 12:35 a.m. on a Sunday morning recently by the sound of hot-rodders spinning wheels and racing engines with modified mufflers. I said to myself, "It must be spring!" I live on mile-long stretch of blacktopped road with few houses....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Just the facts

Some say stories in The Clarkston News about all the issues happening in the City of the Village of Clarkston are nothing but negative. But we have just reported the facts, and the things going on are negative....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Reader finds lots of value in library Dear Editor, On Aug. 5 voters in Independence township and the Village of Clarkston will decide the fate of our library. The average homeowner in both the township and the village has been paying $69....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Library millage requests too much, reader says

In response to those who support the second chance, stealth, library tax increase vote on Aug. 5, 2014, Independence Township district library supporters fail to mention that long before the library tax increase proposal was voted down on Nov....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
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.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.