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Search starts for Clarkston superintendent

Discussions haven't started on how to replace Clarkston schools Superintendent Al Roberts and dozens of other early retirees, but should soon. "We will be losing many experienced and highly regarded staff and they will be sorely missed," said board Vice President Sue Boatman....more >>
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Sitting down with Avi

Jack Kuczmanski sat down in front of the webcam and looked at the face on the computer screen, live from Denver. He introduced himself to Avi, the author sixth grade Advanced Language Arts classes at Sashabaw Middle School studied and were interviewing via Skype....more >>
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Middle schoolers fight cancer

Sashabaw Middle School students raised more than $2,000 for the fight against Cancer, May 15-16. "We raised $1,780.07 at Relay for Life," said Missy Ludd, seventh grade Leadership and Science teacher at Sashabaw Middle School....more >>
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Picketers seek a three-year contract, too

"Biggest cuts from the top." "Why three? Why now?" "Honesty and ethics." "A true eight percent?" Those were the messages scrawled across picketing signs held by several dozen Lake Orion school union members, May 26....more >>
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A financial rollercoaster

Schools may get $3.1 mil reprieve

The schools' financial puzzle pieces have changed again. Five weeks ago, Lake Orion Board of Education members sought to lower the amount in the district's fund balance from 15 percent of yearly expenses to 12 percent, to free up some cash....more >>
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Imagination took St. Joe students to Tennessee

Three teams from St. Joseph School headed to Tennessee to compete for national titles. Destination ImagiNation, formerly called Odyssey of the Mind, has students work in teams to solve mind-bending challenges....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1908: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to a warm welcome.
1913: 700 feet above Buc, France, parachutist Adolphe Pegond becomes the first person to jump from an airplane and land safely.
1914: Russia wins an early victory over Germany at Gumbinnen.
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.