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Rock in D.C.

Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock spent three days in the nation's capitol, returning with national insights into education. "They were saying in Washington, even as employment rates decrease it still take time for the housing market and different revenue sources to come back," Rock said....more >>
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Dancing Wildcats

The limbo bar kept getting lower and the line of North Sashabaw Elementary students dwindled down to five. Many continued to try to hold their balance during the school's Valentine Dinner Dance....more >>
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Dodge, duck and dive for a cause

Clarkston High School student Angela Harris held onto the purple foam dodgeball and faced off with Clarkston Junior High School Language Arts teacher Sarah Wasilk. They watched for the other to make a move as the last minute counted down in the championship round at the First Annual Dodgeball Tournament, held by LEAD students on Feb....more >>
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DA students learn they are what they eat

You are what you eat. Mom tells us that when we're kids. Our doctor tells us this when we're adults. A group of second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary were told this by Meijer Produce Clerk Alice Marsh as she gave them a fun tour of the Oxford store Tuesday....more >>
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Students fill placemats with memories for V-day

Valentine's Day is usually celebrated by giving tons of flowers, candy, teddy bears and mushy heart-shaped greeting cards to the people we love. But the second-graders in teacher Colleen Kazor's class at Daniel Axford Elementary did something different this year by giving the gift of themselves....more >>
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Born October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
October 20th
in history
1818: The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States. Invasion of the Fourteenth Colony.
1870: The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.
1924: Baseball's first 'colored World Series' is held in Kansas City, Mo. The talented athletes of the negro leagues.