Kids learn love for their hearts

Kids learn love for their hearts

American Heart Association Youth Market Director Nichole Piche with, from left, Desman Stephens, Francesca Catella, Grace Aguilar-Fernandez, Graham Fugate, and Katrina Fisheer. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary kicked off their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser last week with a school assembly. Though Pine Knob has been […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: What is genuine discipleship?

Discipleship is not often a word in today’s vernacular, especially outside a Christian setting. A disciple is simply someone who follows Jesus, embracing him as Lord and Savior. In Mark’s gospel we find Jesus’ form of discipleship greatly contrasted the Pharisees.’ Jesus’ version of discipleship broke through the social barriers of his day. He compassionately […]

Student citizen honored

Student citizen honored

Ethan Malkovskii, with his teacher Beth Rogers and Principal Matthew Gifford, was honored by Clarkston Area Optimist Club as Outstanding Student Citizen for Springfield Plains Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Ethan Malkovskii is the Clarkston Area Optimist Club’s Outstanding Student Citizen for Springfield Plains Elementary School. Each of Clarkston […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Not cool to exclude

I was not impressed with former Clarkston City Council member Michael Sabol’s efforts to bully Cory Johnston off city committees last Monday night, and most of City Council’s apparent agreement with him. Cory’s “I hate Clarkston” was about his oft-delayed requests for information at the time from the city manager and other officials, and other […]

Warm shivers by the river

Warm shivers by the river

Relatively warm temperatures meant mud instead of snow at Shiver by the River, Jan. 21 in Depot Park, but kids still had fun. The ice rink, maintained by Clarkston Area Optimists, still had ice in it for ice skating despite temperatures reaching the 50s. “It’s about as good ice as you could expect,” said Optimist […]

Fond memories of Coach Pops

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Former students and players of Roy “Pops” Warner can still hear his whistle and shared their fondest memories when they found out he passed away last Thursday, Jan. 12, at the age of 72. Warner had been fighting cancer for five years when he fell ill with […]

Students learn by making a difference in community

Students learn by making a difference in community

Stephanie Enright, at left, and  Alexis Denny  work on a stepping stone project to fight hunger. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Students throughout the district are serving the community at record levels this year. “For public education, for a public school district, it’s phenomenal to have 50 percent of […]

SoleMates collect shoes to walk in others’ footsteps

SoleMates collect shoes to walk in others’ footsteps

From left are Clarkston SoleMates Tiffany Mersino, Kelsey Schaldenbrand, Sydney Scarpelli, Melissa Rodriguez, Samantha  Kilbourne, Samantha Chambers; front row, Jessie Greatorex and Zoe Nygaard. Photo provided BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston SoleMates are bringing the community together by sharing stories from other people’s perspectives. The group is made up of seven Clarkston […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Onward 2017

People have talked, posted and tweeted about what an awful year 2016 was. With the loss of so many great legends such as David Bowie, Prince, Muhammed Ali, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, and the list goes on. There was also the presidential election, regardless of who you voted for, I think most agree […]

Preserving history for kids

Third in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Six generations of Sally Hadden’s family has lived in the Clarkston area. “The foundation of my family has been laid here and is still here. We are […]

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