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New MEAP scoring means new baseline

Clarkston MEAP scores are down this year, but that's because the state moved the goal posts. "The drops in scores this year are totally a reflection of the state's changes in cut scores," said Dr....more >>
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Working their heart for others

First through sixth graders were armed and ready with jump ropes on Feb. 14 inside the Independence Elementary gym for the "Jump Rope for Hearts" event. Groups would jump rope as hard and as fast as they could for about 30-60 seconds before switching groups....more >>
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Bad grades, fibs led to success for children's book illustrator

As a kid, Matt Faulkner didn't get the best grades in school and he liked to tell wildly, imaginative fibs to his mother. But if it weren't for those experiences, the Lake Orion resident wouldn't be the person he is today, which is a highly-successful illustrator and author of children's books....more >>
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Wildcats beat Dragons in Special Olympics hoops

Lake Orion High School's gym rocked Feb. 14 with cheers, shouts and wild applause as both Dragon and Wildcat spectators alike rooted for their respective Special Olympics basketball teams....more >>
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'Carnegie Hall comes to Oxford'

Oxford High School Choir Director Christopher Card is calling the upcoming musical performance at the high school "Carnegie Hall comes to Oxford." On Saturday, Feb. 25, select students from the high school choir program, along with Grand Haven Choral Ensemble and Rochester College Chorus will present "Sunrise Mass," an unpublished work from Norwegian pianist-composer Ola Gjeilo....more >>
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Born July 29th
1883: Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Italy (1922-1945).
1887: Sigmund Romberg, composer.
1900: Owen Lattimore, writer.
1905: Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905: Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
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in history
1862: Confederates are routed by Union guerrillas at Moore's Mill, Missouri.
1875: Peasants in Bosnia and Herzegovina rebel against the Ottoman army.
1915: U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti.
1921: Adolf Hitler becomes the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis).
1945: After delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the U.S.S. Indianapolis is sunk by a Japanese submarine. The survivors are adrift for two days before help arrives.