Reading royalty

Reading royalty

Frances Bauer, children’s librarian at the Springfield Township Library, honors Xavier Dove and Naomi Szelong as king and queen of the library Summer Reading program, July 29. About 280 readers registered for the program, with 160 reading 600 or more pages for a total of about 198,000 pages total. The Friends of the Library financed […]

Power of science

Power of science

Madeline Caldwell and Katherine Rhodes take apart electronics to reuse the pieces for new inventions created in Camp Invention last week. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Riders at O.A.T.S.

Riders at O.A.T.S.

Justin Stevens, here with Dana Wood, volunteer event coordinator, won the Freedom Ride Motorcycle Poker Run. Photo by Phil Custodio Rain dampened participation in O.A.T.S. Annual Freedom Ride, July 24, but riders of motorcycles and/or horses still had fun. They played Motorcycle Poker, collecting cards at restaurants and bars from Lapeer down M-15 to O.A.T.S., […]

Words from the Sup’t: Bond will make district better

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, eligible residents of the Clarkston Community Schools’ District have the opportunity to cast a vote on the zero-tax-rate increase, $75 million bond proposal. Please make the time to vote. In identifying CCS’s critical needs, or those deemed necessary and required for the district to continue to function at a high state […]

Music magic in the park

Music magic in the park

Melissa Wickson belts out a song. Photos by Phil Custodio Fans of the Woodstock-era, ’60s music filled Depot Park for last Friday’s Concert in the Park featuring Magic Bus. Defying cloudy skies and occasional rain, the band rocked the park, with Mark Harrington on guitar, vocals, and percussion; Dave Mielke, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion; Steve […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer on the Go

There’s been some backlash to the Pokemon Go-ers out and about in downtown Clarkston, especially Depot Park. Some commentators on our Facebook page can’t stand them, and criticized us for promoting or otherwise not condemning the activity. When first seeing people shambling about with their faces buried in their phones, yes, that is unnerving. Are […]

Runner shares lifelong lessons

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer “The more you put in to it, the more you get out of it.” That’s good advice for life in general, but the boys on the Holly High School Cross Country team have run with it. Many of them have achieved state qualification, and if you ask, they’ll […]

Keiser’s Role: #Brexit

A couple weeks ago my Facebook feed was lighting up with the “#Brexit” and a lot of my friends were talking about the vote which took place on June 23, 2016. I’ll admit I had no idea what they were talking about and why this event was so important. For those not in the know, […]

Riding to help children of the fallen

Riding to help children of the fallen

About 60 American Legion Riders rolled into the American Legion Chief Pontiac Post 377, in Independence Township at about 10 a.m. on Friday, June 24. The riders were taking part in the Michigan Legacy Ride where they left from Garden City to Independence, to Oscoda to stay over night, then from Oscoda to Lewiston, to […]

Robotics Camp

Campers cheered as their robots successfully went through the tasks set in front of them during RUSH Robotics Camp last week. Campers had a four day taste of what they could do during the FIRST LEGO League as they learned about NXT robotics including programming and sensors during the camp. They built their robots and […]

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