100 days

100 days

Kindergarteners Mikayla Battle and Ella Park lift 10 pound weights. Photos by Jessica Steeley Kindergartners and first graders at Pine Knob Elementary celebrated 100 days in school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, counting and lining up 100 objects, and doing activities 100 times or for 100 seconds. All different objects were used to make lines, […]

Winter break

Winter break

Noah Vogt enjoys the early springlike weather Monday, swinging on the handlebars in Depot Park with his friends. Kids enjoyed the early warm weather this week as temperatures hit 66 degrees in the Detroit area on Sunday, Feb. 19, beating the old record of 64 degrees in 1884, according to the National Weather Service. Photo […]

School news

$7.9M fund balance Clarkston schools’ budget will maintain a fund balance of $7.9 million through the 2019 school year, Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers reported to the Board of Education, Feb. 13. Budget parameters for the 2017/2018 school year include maintaining fund equity, loss of 100 students, benefit increase of two percent, […]

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 […]