Memories of Mr. Ford and a Model A

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Nearly 90 years ago Henry Ford changed one local family’s lives. The year was 1930. Robert Beattie was working his 640-acre farm with his brother, John, one summer’s day when a Model A pulled up to the fence. “Which one of you is Robert Beattie?” asked the man […]

Writer honored for sci-fi short story

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Aspiring artists and writers from the Midwest were honored at the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including one of Clarkston’s own students, senior Emma Lohmeier. Lohmeier received a medal and honorable mention for her short story “Waiting for Inevitability” in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category during the awards […]

Book shares memories of son’s life

Book shares memories of son’s life

Dr. Nedra Downing’s new book is a memoir of her son, Tom Hollar. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dr. Nedra J. Downing’s new book “When Tom Went West” is personal for the author, sharing the story of her son, Tom Hollar. “Its purpose is to remember Tom and go through […]

Success at regionals for Destination Imagination

The North Sashabaw Elementary fifth grade team is heading to the Destination Imagination State Tournament after success at the regional tournament, March 11. The fifth graders competed at the middle school level because they have one team member in sixth grade at Sashabaw Middle School. “Despite it being their first year doing improv and being […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Consider kids in decisions

In the last couple weeks, there’s been some discussion about the Clarkston Community School district possibly starting the week before Labor Day, which is earlier than usual. The Board of Education and the school district have yet to decide whether they will start before Labor Day or not, though many community members have already voiced […]

Mountaineers sing story of Godspell

Mountaineers sing story of Godspell

Andrew Stafford as John the Baptist sings a call to the crowd. Photos by Jessica Steeley   BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Godspell 2012 creates a new-age twist on the story of Jesus Christ, helping modern audiences understand the message better. Everest Collegiate High School and Academy students have been rehearsing the musical […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: God wins in the end

Since the beginning of the Church Age in Acts chapter two, Christianity has been under attack by the forces of evil. American Christians can be thankful that we have been blessed to have freedom to worship and evangelize non-Christians for several centuries. However one of the greatest threats to Christianity has come when so-called believers […]

Work crew

Work crew

Haley Campbell, Gigi Montgomery, Andy Murphy, Natalie Frederiksen and their classmates on the student council hosted an Independence Elementary Night at Culver’s on Sashabaw Road, March 7, to help out their school. The students greeted patrons at the door and helped out behind the counter, serving butter burgers and frozen custards. Photo provided

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Back to the theater

The Clarkston Village Players’ winter production of “House on the Cliff” continues this weekend, with evening shows Friday and Saturday and a matinee on Sunday. I caught the show on members’ night last Wednesday. Excellent work by the cast on this comic murder mystery. Elizabeth Rager does excellent work as Nurse Pepper, whose interest in […]

Career info from pros

Clarkston High School PTSA hosted almost two dozen local professionals at their third annual Career Seminars for 11th grade students, Feb. 24. “This program is timed perfectly for our 11th graders as they are starting to look at colleges, trade schools, or job opportunities available after high school,” said Kim Hardtke, CHS PTSA Career Seminar […]

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