Luke Trevor BURGESS

BURGESS, Luke Trevor; of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord July 12, 2016; age 21.  Loving son of Rick and Lesa; beloved brother of Alissa (Will) Aittama, Jordien and Lauren; grandson of Jerry and Sharon Burgess and Sam and Becky Sasser; uncle of Victoria and Alexander.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, extended family […]

Gates at Mills

Gates at Mills

Gates went up at the Mills mall parking lot on Depot Road, July 8, ending unrestricted public parking in the lot. The property owners have a lease with the city, offering use of the lot for five public events and Concerts in the Park, in exchange for city-owned space at the lot’s edge. Clarkston City […]

Runner shares lifelong lessons

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer “The more you put in to it, the more you get out of it.” That’s good advice for life in general, but the boys on the Holly High School Cross Country team have run with it. Many of them have achieved state qualification, and if you ask, they’ll […]

Partnership, collaboration key to school district future

As the class of 2016 graduated, we had the opportunity to celebrate their amazing achievements and to reflect on their contributions to our community and beyond. Congratulations again, and our very best wishes to each of you. Beyond academics, athletics, the arts, and community service, our district, under the direction of our Board of Education, […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Needs will change’ Dear Editor, I have been asked by several people what my thoughts are regarding the proposed school bond. I would not recommend providing $76 million of other people’s money all in one shot, to any local organization in a commitment that lasts 30 years. Priorities will change, needs will change, but the […]

News in Brief

DSO finalist Clarkston High School is one of seven finalists to host the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September. Online voting is now open at dso.org/DTEPowersDSO. “The DSO has been here twice,” said Joette Kunse, who nominated CHS. “It is well attended and good for the youngsters of the community, who many times don’t have the opportunity […]

Wheelchair Daze at Independence Oaks

The 36th Annual Wheelchair Daze Picnic is on course for Aug. 6 at Independence Oaks County Park, but more volunteers are needed. “We need compassionate, kind people to help people with disabilities,” said Lori Gruenberg, organizer. “The picnic has served people with disabilities for over 30 years,” she said. “It’s something they look forward to all year, […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Make choice for better payday

In recent times, there has been a revolutionary change in attitude towards morality. Modern thinking is based upon the premise of evolution. Evolutionists believe that the human brain, being the most advanced, makes us “sophisticated” animals, but animals nevertheless. They propose that we (as animals with highly developed brains) must accept our position of power […]

Clarkston Rotary officers ready for new year

The Clarkston Rotary Club celebrated the year ending on June 30 and the new Rotary year beginning July 1 at their annual President’s Night, June 27. Initiatives by new President Dave Boersma include weekly updates on the club website and social media, two speakers a month, monthly service projects, and monthly club recognition. “One Rotarian […]