Goodfellow

Goodfellow

Fred Pellerito of O.A.T.S., now in Groveland Township, volunteered for the first time, Dec. 1, to sell Goodfellow newspapers for Clarkston Rotary’s Shoes for Kids program. “The Rotary helps out a lot – they’re a great group of guys and this is a great cause,” Pellerito said. The service organization has 311 children signed up […]

War history from those who served

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Ninth graders in Laura Murray’s history class started their World War II unit by hearing a first-hand account of the war. Don Steiner, a WWII Navy veteran, visited the classes on Nov. 27 and 28 to share his experiences during the war. He served from June 1942 to […]

Chamber honors dedication

Kevin Smith of Independence Television was honored with the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, based on his dedication to filming community ribbon cuttings, chamber events, and the CACOC television show, “Chamber Chatter.” The award, given to a member who has made significant contributions to the chamber throughout the year, was the most prestigious […]

Defense leads way to statewide victory

Defense leads way to statewide victory

Senior Maxx Brennan and junior Brendan Barker take down West Bloomfield’s James Faulkner after the Lakers gain 14 yards in the second quarter of the MHSAA Division 1 Football Finals at Ford Field last Saturday. Photo by Larry Wright/Wright Action Pix BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Fans had cause for Thanksgiving after […]

Veterans honored

Veterans honored

Alan Scott with students Oli and Sylvia Fonseca. Photo by Jessica Steeley Veteran’s Day was celebrated across the district with different events and assignments. Clarkston Elementary held their annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Nov. 10. Students invited the veterans in their families to come in and introduce themselves, say what branch they served in, as […]

Girls strong together in Girls Stand Strong

Girls strong together in Girls Stand Strong

The participants of Girls Stand Strong. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Middle school girls learned tactics to stand up to bullying and ways to build self-esteem during the 4-week Girls Stand Strong program at Sashabaw Middle School. “The idea for the group is just to give girls a space […]

BACKING THE BLUE: Mayor calls for blue lights, support for fallen deputy

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When Deputy Eric Overall lost his life stopping a fugitive from Lapeer, he likely saved lives in Clarkston, said Mayor Steven Percival. “It could have been very tragic for the city, had that vehicle come through downtown Clarkston,” Percival said at the Nov. 27 City Council meeting. “Eric was […]

Audit clean, library millage talk returns

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor While presenting this year’s budget audit report, Rana Emmons of PSLZ LLC Certified Public Accountants said the city’s library millage resolution of 2014 is holding it back. “It’s going to catch up with you at some point,” Emmons said at the Nov. 27 City Council meeting. “If you continue […]

Tickets for underage drinking

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Kids caught drinking alcohol will get one more chance to avoid a criminal record come New Year’s Day in Michigan. Clarkston City Council is looking to revise its local ordinances to reflect the new state law. “The city’s minor in possession ordinance will become outdated on Jan. 1 – […]

Ford Field bound

Ford Field bound

Senior Michael Fluegel keeps his focus on gaining ground for Clarkston as Detroit Catholic Central defenders close in during the MHSAA Division 1 Football Semifinals at Walled Lake Western last Saturday. Photo by Larry Wright BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer “Guess where we are going,” Kurt Richardson, long-time head coach of Clarkston […]