Valentine’s party

Valentine’s party

First graders Alexandra Walker and Kristen Leaver make cupid arrows. Photos by Jessica Steeley Valentine’s Day meant sweet treats, exchanging cards, crafts, and games for students at Andersonville Elementary , Feb. 14.

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Fight bias with facts

During my short career in the newspaper industry, I’ve realized people don’t usually like, or trust, the media. Though The Clarkston News doesn’t face criticism the likes of CNN or the New York Post, we still have our share. This feeling the public has about news media stems from a lack of knowledge and understanding […]

Practical experience in town

Practical experience in town

From left are ISE students Sai  Jagadish Bodapati, Dustin Shurlow, and Isabel Hammen, with Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. Photo provided BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Oakland University Engineering Professor Larry Osentoski wanted his students to experience a municipal project, so he brought them to his hometown of Clarkston. “I sat down with Pat […]

Honors for helpers of kids in need

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Making school successful for kids with special needs takes special people. Those people are due to be honored with Sparkle Awards. “You can be nominated as a student, bus driver, cafeteria person, anyone can be nominated who goes above and beyond for a child who has an IEP […]

Engineering expertise earned in classroom

Engineering expertise  earned in classroom

From left are engineering students, senior Will Ephlin, senior Josh Knotts, and junior Trinity Roodbeen. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston students interested in engineering, the Engineering and Design Technology pathway in career tech offers career skills and software knowledge. Pathway teacher Laura Kalinowski has a variety of […]

Investments up slightly for township

Township Treasurer Paul Brown presented the 2016 Fourth Quarterly Investment Report at the Feb. 7 Independence Township Board meeting. During that quarter, the township had a small increase in investment opportunities. Independence Township has a portfolio value of $33,444,546. Of the portfolio holdings, 43 percent are invested in Federal Agency issues, 24 percent in checking/savings […]

Condo project would impact golf course

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Neighbors called “fore” on a new residential condomimium development on Pine Knob Golf Course, and township officials stepped in with a special meeting, Jan. 30. “There had been a lot of misunderstanding of what the owner of Pine Knob had been working on for the past couple of […]

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Roary asks Coach Chris for another chance to run and catch the football. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Bailey Lake Elementary students learned about living a healthy lifestyle during their second annual Health and Wellness Day. The day began with a variety of health experts from around the Clarkston community […]

Time for play

Time for play

Madison Scott and Leea Christensen, kindergarteners, play with Littlest Pet Shop toys. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer School desks were filled with toys as students learned play is an important part of learning. “This is an opportunity to recognize that we need to let kids just play,” said Springfield Plains Elementary Principal Matt […]

Computer classes give kids leg up on career

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Computer Information Systems may not sound interesting to the average high school student, but Clarkston Computer Science Teacher Ron Conwell says demand for the program is growing at Clarkston High School, especially with coding classes and clubs in the younger grades. Conwell, who is also the Career Technical […]