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Steward strong

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Seven innings and five strikeouts later, David Steward had helped the Clarkston Varsity Baseball team win the MHSAA Division 1 Quarterfinals against Brighton, 4-1, on June 10. "When David competes on the mound he is awfully tough to beat," said Phil Price, head coach....more >>

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Missing Mayor Where has the Mayor of the City of the Village of Clarkston gone? Mayor Joe Luginski has been absent over the past few months and his term is over in Nov. Despite questions asked, The Clarkston News received no response from Luginski....more >>
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Born August 4th
1805: William Rowan Hamilton, Irish scientist.
1901: Louis Armstrong, legendary jazz trumpeter.
1912: Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Budapest Jews during World War II.
1958: Mary Decker Slaney, American athlete, winner of seven track and field records.
August 4th
in history
1875: The first Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1879: A law is passed in Germany making Alsace Lorraine a territory of the empire.
1914: Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
1942: The British government charges that Mohandas Gandhi and his All-Indian Congress Party favor appeasement with Japan.
1944: RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless craft's wing, sending it off course.