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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 October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1529: The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan's most powerful warlord.
1790: The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory. Nelson and the Nile.
1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.