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Backpack food program at Andersonville

Many children don't get enough nutritious food, even in Clarkston. For students at Andersonville Elementary this fall, Blessings in a Backpack is there to help. The national program is for students receiving free or reduced lunches during the week at school....more >>

School board meetings now posted on website

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meetings are now available to watch online. The link to the board's last meeting, on July 11, is found on the bottom of the district's home page at www....more >>
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OHS grad headed to China to teach history, maybe football

One of Oxford's sons left for China this week to teach students in the Far East about this nation's past and, if there's enough interest, how to wage the 100-yard war. Gerald Wichman III, a 2004 graduate of Oxford High School, landed a job teaching U....more >>
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Born April 23rd
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
April 23rd
in history
1789: President George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York.
1826: Missolonghi falls to Egyptian forces.
1856: Free Stater J.N. Mace in Westport, Kansas shoots pro-slavery sheriff Samuel Jones in the back.
1865: Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munsford Station, Alalbama.
1895: Russia, France, and Germany force Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.