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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 >>


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 September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1759: Quebec surrenders to the British after a battle which sees the deaths of both James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm, the British and French commanders.
1793: George Washington lays the foundation stone for the U.S. Capitol.1796: The First Real Election.
1830: Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the United States, loses a nine-mile race in Maryland to a horse.
1850: Congress passes the second Fugitive Slave Bill into law (the first was enacted in 1793), requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule.
1862: After waiting all day for a Union attack which never came at Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins a retreat out of Maryland and back to Virginia.George McClellan and 'Fatal Thursday.'