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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 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.
1917: The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.
1929: Black Thursday--the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
1931: Al (Alphonse) Capone, the prohibition-era Chicago gangster, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
1934: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or Great Soul, resigns from Congress in India.