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. […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Memories of time gone by

Wonder Woman holds a special place in my heart, as it probably does for lots of guys my age on whom Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the super-powered Amazonian princess in the 1970s, when we were 6-7 years old, made quite the impression. So I was looking forward to the new version starring Gal Gadot in […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Bring dogs in from the cold

By Caleb Woodbury Imagine spending all winter outside, standing and sleeping on the freezing ground with nowhere to go to get warm. It’s almost impossible to imagine but this is the fate of dogs whose owners force them to live outside. If dogs remain outside all year round, they can develop things like aggressive behavior, […]

Real-life learning with chicks

Calls of “the chickens are hatching, the chickens are hatching” filled the halls at Pine Knob Elementary when the weeks-long Fresh Start project funded by the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club cracked open with the birth of baby chicks in the Special Ed classroom lab. One of the 67 participating students assembled a live action […]

Butterfly fans plant garden

Butterfly fans plant garden

George White of Clarkston explains how to plant the butterfly-friendly plants. Photo by Phil Custodio Butterflies on their migratory journey south have a new place to stop, thanks to Bailey Lake Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 70876. The fourth grade Girl Scouts, Hannah Berndt, Lauren Butcher, Abby Finnerty, Isabelle Henry, Ella Kurmaniak, Caitlin McGivern, Heidi […]

Seven saluted for service to Clarkston community

Seven saluted for service to Clarkston community

From left, Michele Robinson, Addison Gale, Denyse Semann Couture, Rich Little, Dennis Hughes, AJ Anderson representing Boy Scout Troop 189, and Jim Brueck were honored for turning their love into servicing the community, May 23. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Honorees at the 32nd Clarkston Community Awards […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: History alive

These last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of learning about some of Clarkston’s history and the history of The Clarkston News. I attended a history presentation put on by the Clarkston Area Historical Society at Clarkston Elementary and I presented some history about The Clarkston News to second graders visiting the newsroom. This recent […]

Kiwanis to build local club

Kiwanis to build local club

Kiwanis Club representatives Linda Ann Heldt and Larry Memmer check out the local area, including The Clarkston News, during their three-day tour last week. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Kiwanis are coming to Clarkston, hoping to set up shop this summer. Representatives of the community service club visited the […]

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