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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 May 4th
1884: Agnes Fay Morgan, American nutritionist and biochemist.
1928: Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet.
1929: Audrey Hepburn (Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Rusten), actress, later U.N. special ambassador.
1939: Amos Oz, Israeli novelist (The Black Box, TheThird State).
1949: Graham Swift, British novelist (The Sweet Shop Owner, Out of this World).
May 4th
in history
1927: A balloon soars over 40,000 feet for the first time.
1930: Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.
1942: The Battle of the Coral Sea commences.
1942: The United States begins food rationing.
1961: 13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.