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Surviving the heat

Samantha Wycoff gets hosed down by Shauna Siwicki during Adventures in Softball last Thursday as temperatures reached into the 100s. For more photos, please pick up our print edition....more >>

Young entrepreneur gives back

For Michael Wayne of Independence Township, a homily at St. Dan's about helping others got him thinking. "I thought about what I could do to help people," said Wayne, 16. "I decided I could use my business, and help others that way....more >>

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Celebration of freedom

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, a celebration of everything that is the United States of America. Today is a day to slow down and think about something most of us take for granted everyday: What a wonderful place we live in....more >>

Briefly

Keep an eye out for Election Guide We're keeping busy here at The Clarkston News this holiday week, gathering candidates' information and pictures for a primary election special section, Aug....more >>
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Lots of variety in Clarkston Garden Walk

The seventh annual Clarkston Garden Walk, July 11 from 12-7 p.m., promises to impress. With six gardens on the walk, all featuring artists and musicians as well as the gardens, the walk will be a great day out for people with a variety of interests....more >>

Spots available at Fife Camps

Spots are still open for fun summer camps. Fife Camp is July 16-20 and is open to boys entering grades 7-9 in the fall. From 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., you will stretch, build skills and participate in contests and games....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862: The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.
1914: Germany invades Luxembourg.