Congratulations to Team RUSH students, coaches, mentors, and volunteers on their hard work this season, earning the world championship title in Detroit! I met with some of them last October, when they were coaching robotics for the elementary kids – the Junior FIRST Lego League. Coach Kyle Hughes told me they had their sights set […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Embrace the seasons of marriage

Marriage experts tell us there are three basic stages or cycles in a marriage. Honestly I think it’s a bit of an oversimplification. They can blend together and go back and forth. But it’s helpful to realize most marriages go through three basic seasons. The first stage is the romantic season. Remember how your heart […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Coming soon, TEDx in Clarkston

If you’ve ever enjoyed watching a TED Talk, you’re in luck; a group of 15 Clarkston High School juniors and seniors are hosting a TEDxEd event! TEDx events are independently organized TED events that showcase short and insightful talks delivered by speakers looking to spread their knowledge and ideas. This year, Clarkston is hosting our […]

Depot work

Depot  work

From left, Caleb Withrow of Clarkston DPW, Clarkston Optimists Tom Middleton, Dennis Ritter, Jim Evans, Tom Lowrie, and Ken Ermer, Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith, DPW Director Mike Speagle, and Eric Haven of Friends of Depot Park installed new playground equipment in Depot Park. Photo provided Clarkston Area Optmist Club members spent the whole day, […]

Two-time state champs

Two-time state champs

Clarkston siblings and robotics champions Austin Helm and Ashlyn Helm. Photo provided Clarkston residents Austin Helm and Ashlyn Helm recently won the Vex Robotics Michigan State Championship. The Helm children are part of a four-member team, VEX Team 98725B – Team Falcon, which won the Michigan State VEX Robotics Championship for the second year in […]

Clarkston’s Gotta Have Art!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was tough call at The 10th Annual Imagine That! Teen Art Show on Wednesday night, March 22, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of vibrant, dramatic, and elaborate artwork filled the hallway of the Clarkston Independence District Library, created by teens from across the district. […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Tale of two Clarkstons

Writing about Clarkston grad Shaun Manning’s classic tale of Macbeth in his new graphic novel, (“Writer sees red for new work,” page 25), another classic comes to mind when considering the parking situation in Clarkston – “A Tale of Two Cities.” Clarkston has a village east side, as referred to by City Council member Scott […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Big Wins for Clarkston kids

If you read The Clarkston News (which clearly, you do!) or scan social media, you’ve probably noticed that many Clarkston Community Schools students are making names for themselves at the state and national level through their extraordinary accomplishments. We love seeing our students chase their dreams and we’re proud of their success! We also realize […]

Writer sees ‘red’ for new work

Writer sees ‘red’ for new work

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When contemplating his next graphic novel, Clarkston comic writer Shaun Manning turned to the classics. “The first time I remember reading Shakespeare was during my study period in seventh or eighth grade at Clarkston Middle School,” said Manning, a 1998 Clarkston High School grad. “I don’t even think it […]