Summer of invention

From creating planets, inventing with duct tape and launching rockets, children in grades Kindergartan through sixth had fun during Camp Invention last week. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Camp Director Mitch Rogowski, adding the camp focuses on principles in science, math, engineering and imagination. “The big one for me is imagination because that’s what […]

Composer creates sci-fi musical of the imagination

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Local composer Jim Territo’s newest creation “The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera” premieres at The Crofoot in Pontiac on Aug. 10. “It came together just out of some conversations with my nephew, Joe Territo,” shared Jim, a 1997 Clarkston High School graduate. “We are both science […]

Athletes of the Week: Hitters knock season out of park

The Lady Wolves gave it their all during the spring season finishing in the Final Four during the MHSAA Softball State Championship playoffs. “It was a great ride,” said Don Peters, head coach for the Clarkston Varsity Softball team. “It was very enjoyable to see them grow as individuals and as a team to see […]

Cagers pass legacy on

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer State champions took to the court to help young players working on their skills during Fife Basketball Camp and Fife Fundamentals Basketball Camp the last two weeks. Dan Fife, longtime head coach Clarkston Boys Basketball, shared what it means to the campers to learn from varsity players […]

Wendi’s Word: Literary hopes

Every parent has hopes and wishes for their children. My hope was for my 19-month-old son to enjoy books and we didn’t have to wait long to find out he does enjoy books. He has piles of books in a storage bin in his bedroom, more in his closet and in his play area. He […]

Teams race to the RUSH Cup on the lake

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students are finishing the final touches on their cardboard and duct tape boats as they prepare to race in the 10th Annual RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach this Saturday. For students in eight teams with Team RUSH 27 Robotics team it’s an opportunity to get to […]

Summer fun with robots

seconds counted down. They watched robots they built go through actions they programmed them to do, like spin a fidget spinner, shoot a ball into a goal, or rotate a gate, June 29. Kids ages 8 to 14-years-old had a four day taste of what they could do during the FIRST LEGO League as they […]

Athletes of the Week: Finish in the top eight

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves finished the season with many accolades including the MHSAA Boys Lacrosse Division 1 Region 5 title with wins over OAA Red League foes Bloomfield Hills and Lake Orion. The journey to the state championship was stopped by Hartland with a 20-11 loss for Clarkston in […]

Netting the future at camp

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Spikers smiled as they continued working on their skills during the last day of Clarkston Volleyball Camp, held June 26-30. “I say this year every year but the talent level is just getting better and better,” said Clarkston Varsity Volleyball Kelly Pinner about the campers in the […]

A Look Back for July 12, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Inspired by many, and many inspired by her” Teachers and students touched by Linda Denstaedt, a 34-year teacher and K-12 writing director in Clarkston Community Schools, shared their stories as Denstaedt headed into retirement. “Churches form partnership to build Habitat home” St. Daniel Catholic Church […]

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