STUDENT VIEWS: Letter grade system gets an F

Eighth grade students in teacher Allie Browe’s English Language Arts classes at Clarkston Junior High School are writing activism articles in their argument writing unit, and we’re publishing some of their top articles. This week, Brooke Butler discusses school grades. About a few months ago, I had my first anxiety attack. I have never gone […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Truth clearer amidst nature

In this modern age it can be very hard to detach from our daily lives. With cell phones, iPads, and laptops; everywhere we go we stay connected to the work, school, and groups that form the busyness of our lives. We are reluctant to be out of touch, and feel naked if we ever leave […]

News in Brief

New treasurer Caitlain Bentoski is the new treasurer of the City of Village of Clarkston. Clarkston City Council approved the hire unanimously, April 11. She replaces Sandra Barlass, whose last day with the city was April 21. Bentoski lives in the Clarkston area and has an accounting background. She was interviewed by Mayor Joe Luginski […]

Eileen ROBERTS DONLEY

ROBERTS DONLEY, Eileen; of Clarkston; formerly of Reed City and Fraser; April 25, 2016; age 72; preceded in death by her first husband Edward Roberts and second husband Jim Donley; mother of Shawn (Kris) Roberts; step mother of Jim (Rosalee) Donley, Deb (late Jerry) Fulmerhouser, Monique (Dan) Zelinski and Guy Donley; grandma of Josilyn (Matt) […]

Skateboarder struck on M-15

A 14-year-old Independence Township boy was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle on M-15, 5:25 p.m., April 20. Investigation showed the boy skateboarded out onto Main Street west of Middle Lake Road without looking. The vehicle, driven by a 32-year-old Waterford Township woman, was unable to stop and struck the skateboarder. The speed limit […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Hamlet-ing it up

This month went fast. I’ve been busy with the Clarkston Village Players, preparing for opening night of Hamlet II next Friday. We’ve had our share of challenges, including springtime maladies having their way with the cast over the past few weeks. We have a new Ophelia. The original actress fell ill and unfortunately had to […]

David A. LYNCH

LYNCH, David A., of Clarkston; April 20, 2016; age 73; father of Kelly Ann (Marshall Husted) Bolton and Michael (Jessica) Lynch; grandpa of Lucian, Ryder and Eleanor; preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Nellie, his brother Thomas Lynch and sister Helen Funck.  David was a long time member of A.A.  Funeral Service Tuesday […]

News in Brief

Rummage sale The Clarkston American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary and Legionnaires are hosting their annual Rummage Sale during the M-15 Heritage Route Garage Sales, Friday, May 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. All proceeds are used to support veterans’ programs. Donation receipts are available upon request. Donations can be […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Seek solid foundation with Christ

For those of us who are over 50, we are living in unusual times. In the 80’s, who would have anticipated the direction social debate would have taken in these days? Graduating from Clarkston High School in 1972, I spent the majority of my time attending school in the 1960’s. Since that time, the pendulum […]

STUDENT VIEWS: The problem with dress codes

Eighth grade students in teacher Allie Browe’s English Language Arts classes at Clarkston Junior High School are writing activism articles in their argument writing unit, and we’re publishing some of their top articles. This week, Abbe Campbell writes about school dress codes. Girls across America are being made to feel like their bodies are inappropriate, […]