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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 December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1965: Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California, She will eventually entertain in Vietnam.
1973: U.S. astronauts onboard the Skylab space station take a seven-hour walk in space and photograph the comet Kohoutek.
1976: Over 100 Muslims, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, die when their boat sinks.
1979: Egypt begins major restoration of the Sphinx.
1991: Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union's first and last executive president, resigns. The Soviet Union no longer exsists.