Teacher of the year

Nominations are now open for the Clarkston Foundation Teacher of the Year. Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators, or members of the general public may nominate teachers. This year’s nomination category is Secondary (6-12). An impartial selection committee comprised of local citizens selects the “Teacher of the Year” from those nominated through a screening process […]

Angels Place dinner

Mr. B’s Roadhouse, 6761 S. Dixie Highway, hosts a fundraiser for Angels’ Place Race from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22. A portion of the customer’s total bill will go towards the May 12 Angels’ Place Race at St. Daniel Church. This race event includes a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, 5K Bruce Clifton Run and […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Clean Water Corps needs volunteers

Oakland County is home to hundreds of beautiful lakes. Ensuring that our lakes are clean and healthy is critical for local wildlife and property values, and supports the wellbeing of our residents and economy. The harsh reality is that Michigan lakes face many serious environmental challenges, including algae blooms and invasive species that crowd out […]

Reader impressed with candidate

Dear Editor, Thank you for your excellent recent article introducing congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin who was campaigning door to door in Clarkston (“Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston,” Feb. 7). As an independent voter, I am very impressed with Ms. Slotkin’s national security background in the CIA and in the Executive Branch. We need more people […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Partnerships for student success

Editor’s Note: On Jan.15, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education announced the resignation of Dr. Rod Rock, and the approval of Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan as the district’s interim superintendent. In his more than 20 year career with Clarkston Community Schools, Ryan has proven himself to be an extraordinary educator and leader. By Shawn […]

Author turns to childhood for inspiration

Author turns to childhood for inspiration

Terra Kern’s new book shares stories from her childhood. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Terra Kern’s first book features a main character close to her heart. “Jenna is me. Everything she goes through is an incident from my childhood,” said Kern of Clarkston. Her book “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty” […]

Gwendolyn L. WILTON

WILTON, Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” (nee Anderson) of Clarkston; February 8, 2018; age 86.  Beloved wife of Richard “Dick” for 62 years. Cherished mother of Jan (Corey) Lawson and Matthew R. (Betty) Wilton Sr.  Special mother of Shelly (Dale) Chapman.  Grandma of Matthew Wilton Jr., Sean Wilton, Richard Wilton, Katy Lawson and Kara Lawson.  Great grandma of Evan and William.  Dear sister […]

Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston

Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston

Tom Lamm of Clarkston shares stories of the Clarkston of his youth with congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin. The office seeker was going door to door with her husband, Dave Moore, at right, and volunteers to introduce herself to residents. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin’s knocks were […]

Murder suspect arraigned

Vernest James Griffin of Sterling Heights, 45, was charged with premeditated murder after two men were shot in Waterford last week. Deputies assigned to the Independence Township substation were dispatched towards Waterford during the pursuit of Griffin, Feb. 1, who is accused of shooting and killing Keith Kitchen, 60, in Taylor, then shooting and wounding […]

Mission for sight

Mission for sight

Jeff Lichty and Mary Sloan, Clarkston Rotary Club members, provide a student with new glasses. Photo provided Clarkston Rotarians Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty, and Gerry Jackson, a Rotarian from Davisburg, joined a group of volunteer optometrists from the organization VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity) on an eye care mission to Kenya, Jan. 12-26 “The […]