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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choir program, along with Grand Haven Choral Ensemble and Rochester College Chorus will present "Sunrise Mass," an unpublished work from Norwegian pianist-composer Ola Gjeilo....more 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 March 29th
1888: James E. Casey, founder of the United Parcel Service
1910: Helen Wells, author of the Cherry Ames series.
1916: Eugene McCarthy, U.S. senator and presidential candidate.
1918: Pearl Bailey, singer and actress.
1936: Judith Guest, novelist (Ordinary People).
March 29th
in history
1827: Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is buried in Vienna amidst a crowd of over 10,000 mourners.
1847: U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott take possession of the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.
1867: The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1879: British troops of the 90th Light Infantry Regiment repulse a major attack by Zulu tribesmen in northwest Zululand.
1886: Coca-Cola goes on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.