Show leadership through love

Not long ago, after service on Sunday, I came across two women who were engaged in a verbal battle and a physical tug of war over a coat. One woman was insisting that the other had her coat while the other woman was accusing her of trying to steal hers. The exchange became very heated […]


Growing up in Michigan, I am very familiar with the phrase, “Don’t veer for deer” as they tend to jump out anytime and anywhere. I grew up knowing hitting deer is pretty common in Michigan especially in the early morning or at night. I never really thought I would have to experience hitting a deer, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: History lessons

I cover a lot of cool stories here at the Clarkston News, but the most interesting are about those who have been around a while, who remember the history of Clarkston. Hilda Lowrie, featured on page 18, certainly qualifies. She will soon celebrate her 100th birthday with her family. She shared with me many memories […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Schools strive to be safe, healthy

Our district is already in our third week of school and I am happy to report that things are rolling along nicely this year! (I can say that both figuratively AND literally, now that the construction at Waldon and Sashabaw Road has cleared and our buses are back to their usual routes!) When we began […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Goodbye to summer

“Where has summer gone?” It seems like just yesterday that we couldn’t wait for warm weather after another long winter. Now school has started again and conversations have already turned to what kind of winter will we have this year. Life turns very quickly and summer seems so very fleeting. I have found that we […]

Dickens of a lecture to launch speaker series

Oakland Town Hall 2018-2019 Lecture Series kicks off, Oct. 10, with a discussion of Charles Dickens. Author and lecturer Dr. Elliot Engel presents “The Dickens Nobody Knows” about the 19th century author’s life and the roots of his unique imagination. The four-lecture series is presented at the St. George Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Avenue in […]

Local artist featured at ArtPrize

Local artist featured at ArtPrize

Artist Michael Hendrix, with his work, “Lady Liberty.” Photo provided Michael Hendrix, 40-year resident of Independence Township, entered his three-dimensional artwork “Lady Liberty” in ArtPrize 2018, his third time in the largest art competition in the world. “Lady Liberty” will be in the Acton Institute, 98 E. Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. “This is especially […]

Music in Depot Park through Girl Scout Gold project

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Emily Herrmann enjoys music and wants to bring it to everyone through her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Herrmann, a Clarkston High School senior, wants to install a Outdoor Musical Playground in Depot Park, which she chose because she wanted to make an impact in her community […]

Lifelong Clarkston artist picked for national art show

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer For local artist Margret McDermott, reaching the national art stage has been a long road. Both her mother and grandmother were artists, so art was something she was surrounded by her entire life. “Art is an antidote for all of the crazy things going on in the world,” […]