Learning from living books

Learning from living books

Independence Township Trustee Jose Aliaga talks with students Ricky Rottach, Isabella Foster, Payton McCracken, and Kathleene Mull. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Humans became books last week at Sashabaw Middle School as Allie Dennis’ seventh grade classes listened to the stories and experiences of different guest speakers during their […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Troubleshooter

The Clarkston community was shaken last week by the actions of a resident who shot two people in Ortonville. Luckily the two victims are in stable condition and no one else was injured during the ensuing manhunt, but area schools, including Clarkston, were shut down as a precaution. I think the schools made the right […]

Alumni Marine honored for service

Alumni Marine honored for service

Adam Dickie with Erin Shaw’s ninth grade class, which organized the Veterans Day event. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For ninth grader Sierra Bonser, honoring Veterans Day is personal – her father served in the U.S. Air Force when she was growing up. “It gave me a personal connection […]

Finalists work to make world better

Finalists work to make world better

Max Anderson and Andrew Dimmer are working to earn National Merit Scholarships. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The life of a National Merit Scholar Finalist differs from student to student, but their academics and extracurriculars ensure one commonality: an involved lifestyle. Clarkston High School has two finalists this year, […]

Season starts for Coats drive

Season starts for Coats drive

Sheriff Michael Bouchard with Genisys staff and 98.7 AMP radio staff at the Coats for the Cold kickoff. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer “Coats for the Cold” Coat Drive celebrated their 30th year last week with a kick-off event at Clarkston’s Genisys Credit Union. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard […]

New playground provides new fun

New playground provides new fun

Third and fourth graders thank the Clarkston community and Springfield Plains Elementary PTA for the new playground. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A popular feature at Springfield Plains Elementary’s new playground, over five years in the making, is the large twin slides on top of the two-story play structure. […]

Cowboy conundrum at mystery dinner

Cowboy conundrum at mystery dinner

Janelle Best, Katie Doyen, Brandon Gentile and Aaron Bedor announce the murderer. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Rain slashed through the night on a fateful evening in 1857, when a mystery murder took place at the Cherry Creek Saloon. In the aftermath of a bar brawl broken up by […]

In the holiday spirit

In the holiday spirit

Second graders Andrew Wills and Brooklyn Nowik play Halloween twister. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary students got in the Halloween spirit last Tuesday, starting their school festivities with a costume parade. In their classrooms, students enjoyed candy, cupcakes and cookies while they made crafts and played […]

Harvest party

Harvest party

First grader Carah Regan cleans a paint brush to paint a pumpkin. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer North Sashabaw Elementary kicked off the weekend by celebrating Halloween with classroom Harvest parties, Oct. 27. Students started the afternoon performing the Monster Mash in the cafeteria in front of parents and […]

Firefighters answer call for aid

Firefighters answer call for aid

Independence Township firefighters Mitch Petterson, Greg Brandt, and Tom Doyon on station in Novi. Photo Provided. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Fire Department recently helped out other Oakland County communities when they lost water pressure. “There was a water main break in the West Bloomfield/Farmington Hills area (Oct. 23) that resulted […]

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