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School board meets Jan. 6

School officials have to hit the books after holiday break. The subject: securing a share of $4.35 billion in federal Race to the Top education funds before deadline. Clarkston Board of Education meets Jan....more >>
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North Sashabaw celebrates holidays

Teachers, parents and volunteers brought bags of food and decorations, hosting a Christmas party for North Sashabaw Elementary students, Dec. 17. Kids exchanges gifts, played games, and enjoyed lots of food at their final class gettogethers of 2009....more >>

'Final candidate' selected for LOHS principal

The high school has been without permanent leadership since July, but the search for a new principal appears to be over. According to an email sent by Margaret Hazlett, executive director of human resources, a 14-member committee selected Sophia LaFayette as the final candidate for the position....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.