SPIRITUAL MATTERS: The power of community

A very religious man was once caught in rising floodwaters. He climbed onto the roof of his house and trusted God to rescue him. A neighbor came by in a canoe and said, “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll paddle to safety.” “No thanks,” replied the religious man. “I’ve […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Grads always welcome home

Last week, we sent the Clarkston Class of 2018 into the world to begin their next adventure as graduates of Clarkston Community Schools. Graduation alway stirs up bittersweet feelings…one season of life must end for another to begin, and that transition evokes a lot of emotions! We have a tradition in Clarkston of sending each […]

Clarkston Kids Writing

Gems of historic Downtown Clarkston By Emily Sherman Clarkston is a special place to me, it is an amazing place to live in! It is such a great place because of downtown Clarkston. In downtown Clarkston. there are many great places to eat! Along with cool stores and, of course, Depot Park. One of my […]

Candidate for office in business group

Marilyn Lash of Clarkston, member of the Greater Oakland Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), is an approved candidate for district vice president. Lash is a 46-year member of ABWA and has been active in Greater Oakland and Tipacon Charter Chapter as an officer and committee chairwoman. She is a member of […]

SAGA OF SERENA: Ready to launch

By Serena Stauffer The past two years, I’ve watched my older brother and many friends get internships and work at them during the summer months and now it’s finally my turn. I’ve been lucky enough to get an internship with The Clarkston News and I plan to soak in all that I can while working […]


Downtown, outdoors make town tops By Jackson Miller I love Clarkston because of all the things that you can do here! Starting with downtown it brings you four of the best restaurants you could ever ask for! I love the Union mac ‘n cheese because it’s so creamy and it melts in your mouth! Now […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: More communication to stop cyberbullying

By Bella Foster In a recent news article, “Two Florida teens were busted for cyberbullying. The two 12-year-olds in Florida were arrested for cyberbullying in connection with the death of a middle-school student, who police say hanged herself two weeks ago” (Daily News, Jan. 23, 2018). Unfortunately, teens and young adults around the U.S are […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Eighties enough

The film “Karate Kid” hit theaters on my 15th birthday, June 22, 1984. I was about the same age Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence were supposed to be, though actor Ralph Macchio in particular was quite a bit older. Like Daniel and Johnny, I was a student of the martial arts, at a karate studio […]