Downtown flowers vandalized

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Vandalism of downtown Clarkston’s flower planters is still shocking to their caretakers. “It felt very violating, it felt like somebody went into my house and trashed my office,” said Diane Putvin, co-chair of Clarkston Village Planters. The plants were attacked during the night of June 15 or early […]

Bear-y good picnic

Bear-y good picnic

Bella Bear says goodbye to the kids. Photos by Jessica Steeley Kids enjoyed games, crafts and dancing at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Bay Court Park last Friday. They brought an array of stuffed animals, from dolphins to dogs to rabbits and, of course, teddy bears. Bella Bear took pictures with the kids, led […]

Ninth graders awarded for academics, service

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders were recognized for their academic achievements and perfect attendance during the ninth grade awards last month. Clarkston Junior High (CJHS) Principal Adam Kern commended the students for being the first class to do some different things around the school, such as completing two musicals, starting […]

Eagles help campers

Eagles help campers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary donated a total of $1,440 to SCAMP at their last school-wide meeting of the 2016-2017 school year last week. Students Madeline Lewis and Aubrey Conner presented the $1,000 check to Aimee Baker, a representative form Clarkston SCAMP. The money was raised through different school-wide fundraisers and […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Embrace your life!

The atmosphere in Clarkston is thick with endings and new beginnings. Seniors just graduated from Clarkston and Renaissance high schools, students throughout the district are out of school for the summer and some students have said goodbye to their old schools and are preparing to venture into a new building next school year. While many […]

Foreign exchange students heading back home

Foreign exchange students heading back home

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Three students are leaving Clarkston to return to their home countries as the school year comes to an end. Eva Meisl, Maria Ubilia and Aylin Cetin are going back to Austria, Chile and Turkey after their school year abroad in America through the Clarkston Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. […]

Field fun

Field fun

Students at Springfield Plains Elementary enjoyed a day in the sun during their field day on June 7. From water balloon tosses to sack races to tug of war, the kids experienced a few hours of pure play outside the school walls. They raced through an inflatable course, passed a hula hoop while linked at […]

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Missing out on Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe’s pizza specials or just missing their food? Don’t worry, they are coming back! Owner Jeff Ryeson said the ball is rolling and a plan of action is in the works after smoke damage from the business next door closed their doors last […]

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer One of the more popular Clarkston Facebook questions of late is, “What is going in at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway?” It is such a frequent question many make jokes. “A massage parlor,” is a favorite. To dispel rumors and some of the jokes, we asked […]

History shared through class project

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders connected generations through an academic service learning project in Laura Murray’s history class. “I decided to do it because when I was in high school, I was given the assignment to interview someone about the Great Depression. I interviewed my grandfather,” Murray said. “It was […]