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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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1915: Willie Dixon, blues musician.
1915: Sydney Pollack, film director (Tootsie, Out of Africa).
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1942: German troops capture Sevestapol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.
1945: The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established--the first such agency in the United States.
1950: American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.
1961: British troops land in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1963: The U.S. postmaster introduces the zip code.