Tech students win at state competition

Students from Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest in Clarkston recently took the Culinary first place award at the 2018 Michigan ProStart competition. The winning Culinary team prepared a three-course meal – first course, beet tortellini stuffed with a blue cheese filling; second course, pork tenderloin with a fried garlic and celery leaf crust; and third […]

Cross walk

Cross walk

Groups of teens and volunteers from St. Daniel Catholic Community convened in downtown Clarkston bearing crosses on Good Friday to collect prayer intentions for their Easter services that weekend. Photo by Phil Custodio

Slow start to fully-operational pay-to-park lot

Driver Wendy Burns had several spots to choose from as she parked in the city-owned lot at Main and Washington streets downtown, Monday morning. After a check of her license plate number, she used coins to pay a parking fee at the kiosk at the southeast corner of the lot, which was operational for the […]

Parent/youth program

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance hosts a Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth 10-14 years old on Mondays, April 9-May 21, 5:30-8 p.m., Sashabaw Middle School, 5565 Pine Knob Lane. Register for the free, seven-session program at https://novicc-strengtheningfamilies.eventbrite.com. The program includes dinner, prizes, and sibling child care upon request. It includes a skills-building curriculum to […]

Donations needed

Ninth-graders at Clarkston Junior High School are collecting pencils, folders, paper, erasers, stickers and squishy toys for a project-based-learning class. The donations will be used to help third graders with their Michigan economics lessons. Drop off donations at the CJH front office, 6595 Waldon Road, for teacher Michael Greve.

Students honored for citizenship

Students honored for citizenship

From left are Optimist Student Citizens Savannah Powers of Independence Elementary; Katie Jakubiak of Springfield Plains Elementary; and Isabelle Henry of Bailey Lake Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored Outstanding Student Citizens Isabelle Henry of Bailey Lake Elementary, Katie Jakubiak of Springfield Plains Elementary, […]

Reading awards

Reading awards

The Golden Read-Trievers from Springfield Plains won first place, and Mr. Pig and the Pugs from North Sashabaw placed second after a three-way tiebreaker in the elementary-level Clarkston Community Schools Battle of the Books, March 27. The Hazardous Readers and The Book Broncos tied for third place. The Big Green Bookers won Best Costume, and […]

False alarm

False alarm

Independence Township Fire Department Captain Tom McDonald checks on a report of a possible fire on the roof of the Fed, Friday afternoon. It was just heavy smoke from the restaurant firing up their wood grill, firefighters said. Photo by Phil Custodio

RUSH to States

Clarkston High School’s Team RUSH 27 heads to the Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University, April 11-14. They are seeded #1 after winning the district meet in Livonia, March 29-31. “I was very proud of our team,” said Kyle Hughes, coach. “We had a rough start, but never gave up. […]

Technology team earns spot at Worlds

Technology team earns spot at Worlds

The Technados of Clarkston are heading to the world championships. Photo provided The Clarkston FIRST Tech Challenge Technados robotics team and coach Patrick Zelinski earned a ticket to the upcoming FTC World Championship during the North Super Regional Championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 15-17. The Technados are Clarkston’s first FTC team to make it […]