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Discussion delayed on budget cuts

A year ago this week, a $13 million school budget deficit stunned school board members and residents. Not this year Clarkston School Board's Jan. 24 meeting was canceled by board President Steve Hyer....more >>
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Marching to remember

Independence Elementary students honored the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their annual Peace Walk, Jan. 14. Students were led by Principal Chris Turner through the hallways to the music of "We Shall Overcome....more >>
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Awards honor 12 teachers

Clarkston Community Schools honored 12 employees for the First Quarter Employee Recognition Awards at the Board of Education meeting, Jan 10. First-quarter awardees include, in back from left to right, Jody Sebring, art teacher, Pine Knob Elementary; Melissa Skyarce, Instructional Aide, Clarkston Elementary; Kim Chadwell, media tech, Clarkston Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary; Michelle Laing, 3rd/4th grade teacher, Springfield Plains; Tim Berkquist, head custodian, Andersonville Elementary; Thomas Evans, day custodian, Clarkston High School; in front, April Killewald, first grade teacher, Bailey Lake Elementary; Kaki Gove, physical education teacher, Sashabaw Middle School; Jeanne Webster, Math Instructional Aide, SMS; Pat Kent, physical education teacher, SMS....more >>
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Yo-yo tricks teach

Laughter ensued in Springfield Plains Elementary's gym as the students followed the adventure of Ned. During the assembly, Jan. 14, the students learned Never give up, Encourage other and Do your best, also known as NED - the character's name....more >>
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Born September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.
1863: Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname the Rock of Chickamauga. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.B.F. Mahoney was the 'mystery man' behind the Ryan company that built Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
1952: Scientists confirm that DNA holds hereditary data.
1965: Seven U.S. planes are downed in one day over Vietnam.Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.