Cowboy conundrum at mystery dinner

Cowboy conundrum at mystery dinner

Janelle Best, Katie Doyen, Brandon Gentile and Aaron Bedor announce the murderer. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Rain slashed through the night on a fateful evening in 1857, when a mystery murder took place at the Cherry Creek Saloon. In the aftermath of a bar brawl broken up by […]

Hunt history with coin collecting

Hunt history with coin collecting

Chuck Sharp and fellow coin collectors share info and recent finds at their Clarkston Area Coin Club meetings. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As a Kindergartener on the way to school in the 1940s, Chuck Sharp stopped by a gas station and asked the manager for some change for the […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’D: Leave the mask behind, just be yourself

As is the case each year, Halloween hoopla took over our school buildings last week. While my personal costume selection is limited to “Superintendent,” “Business Casual Superintendent,” “Wolves Fan,” and “Cyclist,” I enjoyed seeing the many clever and artfully-crafted costumes of our students and staff, who fully embodied their roles as superheroes, professional athletes, fairy […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Happy Halloween

Did everyone enjoy this past weekend full of spooky fun? Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year did not disappoint with the treats, the costumes and the scares. The days leading up to Halloween started out strong with a haunted house on Thursday, the 26th. I spent the evening with friends up at Full […]

Clarkston TOPS award in Warren

TOPS 1093 of Clarkston took second place in the superhero poster contest at the TOPS annual rally in Warren. The Clarkston TOPS group meets at First Missionary Church, 4832 Clintonville Road, Thurdays from 6-7 p.m. They have about 30 in the group, with 15-20 at each meeting, said club member Marsha Lee. “It’s a good […]

Honors for Sigma Beta Sorority

Louise Bisogni of Clarkston, a 60-year member of Psi Chapter of Sigma Beta philanthropic sorority, was honored recently at the Sigma Beta National Convention in Clearwater Beach, Fla., with the 2016 Sigma Beta Honorary Member Award. Bisogni was the 14th recipient to receive this award in the organization’s 93 year history. Sorority chapter officers for […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Legal eagles

I’m learning some legal jargon while covering the City of the Village of Clarkston’s lawsuits. Like city attorney Thomas Ryan’s “Lone Rangering,” “lone wolfing,” and “shotgunning” references, when he’s talking about how it’s not just him saying the 18 documents at issue in the case should not be released. Also, the “Chinese wall,” mentioned by […]

Local park pics take top awards

Local park pics take top awards

The Best of Show, taken at Independence Oaks by Wai Nguyen of Troy. The photo “Sunset on the Lake,” taken at Independence Oaks County Park by Wai Nguyen of Troy, won Best of Show in Oakland County Parks’ Pic of the Parks Photo Contest. “This photo perfectly captures the serene lake, a beautiful sunset and […]

50 years with Farm and Garden Club

Kay Robertson has reached a milestone as a member of the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club. Robertson joined the club in 1967 and is celebrating 50 years with the organization. Robertson has always been passionate about her adopted community and the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club.. She moved to Clarkston in 1958, after graduating from […]

Teen writers at home at library

The upcoming month of November is National Writing Month, perfect for the Clarkston Teen Writers Group, meeting on Wednesdays twice a month at Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. “It’s a really great group. It’s nice to have a place to write with everybody,” said Alexa Lalejini, youth and teen librarian. The group, formed […]