It’s Back To School Time! (So, help us support your kids)

It’s Back To School Time! (So, help us support your kids)

Holy Readin’, Writin’, and ‘Rithmeticin’, Batman! How did school days creep up on us so quickly? Must have been some sort of time/space displacement phenomenon due to the total eclipse of the sun or something. Truly, I hope you all had fun-filled, productive summers. I, on the other hand, personally achieved nothing positive this summer. […]

Icky-poo! Yuckies on grocery carts

Icky-poo! Yuckies on grocery carts

I want to take this time to personally thank reader Karen S. for ruining my entire day. Before reading her e-mail, I was happy as a clam knee deep in muck; happy as a duck in water; happy as a pig in — well, you get the picture. Then I read her e-mail. As I […]

It is really time to support local businesses

It is really time to support local businesses

For years now we have all read of the demise of newspapers. And, while daily newspapers are floundering, there is actually growth in the newspaper industry. Like Samuel Clemens said upon news of his passing to the great writer’s desk in the sky, “The report of my death was an exaggeration,” so too, are the […]

Closed Clarkston Cinema for sale.

Closed Clarkston Cinema for sale.

So the other week a real estate dude called our Clarkston News office and talked to one of our reporters (Jessica, I believe). The breaking news tip was, “Ye olde’ Clarkston Cinema building is for sale!” For those in Goodrich, Ortonville, Oxford and Lake Orion, the cinema selling really, sorta’, is big news. The building […]

Holy crap, I guess I am competitive!

Holy crap, I guess I am competitive!

Not to toot my own horn, but, the other week I did my part for humanity and donated a pint of blood (thank you, thank you, hugs and kisses), and in the act of squirting out the red stuff, I kinda’ came to the conclusion, gee, I am competitive. I, Donald P. (for Pugnacious) Rush, […]

The Facts Are Black and White, an editorial from The Michigan Press Association

The Facts Are Black and White, an editorial from The Michigan Press Association

By Jim Tarrant, Executive Director Michigan Press Association Traditional media has been getting a bad rap lately. Icons in the newspaper industry like the New York Times and Washington Post are accused of providing “fake news” to their readers all too often. Sadly, this moniker is perpetuated most often by those who are unwilling to […]

Young athletes need for fuel for performance

Young athletes need for fuel for performance

By Adrian Schirr Nuview Nutrition There’s nothing better than watching my son hit the ball that earned the winning run, sac the quarterback, or sink that game-winning basket. It’s exhilarating. It’s every kind of thrill you can imagine, but when he’s losing, when he’s exhausted and struggling, being the mother of an athlete can be […]

Don’s irrational fear of monkeys renewed

Don’s irrational fear of monkeys renewed

For the past year or so I have been catching glimpses of the movie opening this week, War For The Planet of The Apes. (I think most folks call those glimpses “Previews,” but then again, I ain’t most folks.) The reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise has really kinda bummed me out. By […]

Wind to blame for Clarkston Power Outage

Wind to blame for Clarkston Power Outage

Well, it is  mid morning, Friday, July 7, 2017 and if you are one of the lucky locals without power, you are not feeling so lucky. According the DTE Power Outage maps, wind from last night’s storm is to blame. Take a peek at the maps for the number of homes/businesses affected. Drop us a […]