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 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for appreciation of veterans

Dear Editor, In reading our local paper we came across the article “A time to remember” (by Kate Konczal, Independence Township Building Department, Page 26, Nov. 9). The picture in the article looked familiar and I suddenly realized it was a picture of the rear bumper of our car. She was writing about Mom and […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Be grateful to God even now

It can be hard to be grateful when things don’t go your way, when you are fearful of the changes that are coming. It may be difficult to be grateful when your body is sick or diseased, or when you are in the middle of a financial challenge. Gratitude may be the last thing you […]

Letters to the Editor

Loss of Bart Clark still reverberates Dear Editor, That he came “home” would have been enough; a kind of symmetry for our community to have a tie back to the core root of its history. There was so much more he gave and meant to us individually and to our community. We are better off […]

Letters to the Editor

A stand against secret city files Dear Editor, The Clarkston News reported on the city’s victory in Susan Bisio’s Freedom of Information Act case (“Judge rules for city in FOIA case,” Oct. 26). As counsel for Mrs. Bisio, I want to clarify a few things. The News report has some inaccuracies, apparently prompted by inaccuracies […]

Election letters

Dear Editor, I love Clarkston. It is a beautiful, unique place to call home. With great pride I look around and consider what I have always enjoyed about the village council: It isn’t big government. We are neighbors working together to make life in Clarkston the best it can be for all of us. It […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: The virtue of being last

The idea of being last seems almost un-American. Who wants to be last? No one! Not in sports competition. Not in election results. Not on the world scene. But Jesus Christ told his disciples, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9: 35). Jesus said that […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader offers positive suggestions Dear Editor, A while ago, I noted all the signs supporting the incumbent council candidates paid for by “Friends of CVC” and asked on Facebook for anyone to explain the reasons for this support. No response. I was glad to see Frank Schoebel’s letter in The Clarkston News (“Support for incumbents […]