New hope for foster kids

Hi, I’m Rebecca Peart. You may remember me as the girl who was adopted from Guangzhou, China. The girl who was abandoned when she was only a few days old. That’s because I had written an column for The Clarkston News before. It was in April and about my story, my adoption from China to […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for help with holiday service Dear Editor, Wint Funeral Home would like to thank the many people who helped with our Annual Holiday Memorial Candle Lighting Service. The heartwarming service took place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Special thanks to Clarkston Community Church for their beautiful church and many gracious members who assisted […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Campaign for wellbeing

It is my hope every member of our community had a blessed, restful holiday season filled with extensive time spent with loved ones. Each New Year, many of us as individuals set resolutions. Likely among these are exercise, healthy eating, and more time spent on the activities we most enjoy. Recently, I heard an interview […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for supporting Shoes for Kids Dear Editor, The success of the “Shoes for Kids” program is predicated on so many factors including the weather, but more importantly the support by the Clarkston community. “Shoes for Kids” has been the Clarkston Rotary’s signature community project for the past 38 years. It takes the collaborative efforts […]

Poverty’s effect on Clarkston

During the last couple of months for my Language Arts class, I have worked on a project to answer the question “What attributes lead to poverty in Clarkston?” This question came to mind after reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. In this classic, Lee illustrated the characteristics in different people based on how […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Christmas is messy and real

A pastor sees a beautiful Nativity set on the table of a family she is visiting. It is an absolutely exquisite porcelain manger scene. Pointing to it she asks the 5 year old in the family, “Do you know what this is?” The little boy replies, “Yes, it’s breakable.” This fun little story makes me […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A call to talk to settlers’ descendents

Dear Editor, This is a call to all descendants who live in Clarkston, Independence Township, and Springfield Township, who can trace their family’s residence in this area back at least 100 years, whether directly or indirectly! The Clarkston News is writing an article about a “descendant” family in each of their monthly issues which go […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Importance of Gospel at Christmas

As we celebrate the Christmas season, we are reminded of the wonderful truths of the gospel. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost” (1 Timothy 1:15). Christmas is about Christ’s miraculous birth to provide salvation for the world (John 3:16). The Bible makes […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hirings cause for concern for reader

Dear Editor, Reading last week’s news the Clarkston Community Schools was hiring more techno staff and a publicity flak was dismaying (“New admin hires for schools,” Nov. 23). Progenitors of techno oriented instruction, British firm Pearson PLC, is losing money as their profit dog “Common Core” fails to hunt. Some of their apps more than […]