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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 March 31st
1914: Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and Nobel Prize-winning writer.
1915: Henry Morgan, comedian, radio performer.
1926: John Fowles, English novelist (The Collector, The French Lieutenant's Woman).
1936: Marge Piercy, poet and novelist.
1948: Al Gore, Vice President to President William J. Clinton (1993-2001).
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in history
1776: Abigail Adams writes to husband John that women are determined to foment a rebellion if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights.
1779: Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which they promise to take no military action in the Crimea.
1790: In Paris, France, Maximilien Robespierre is elected president of the Jacobin Club.
1836: The first monthly installment of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens is published in London.
1862: Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces takes place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.