Ready to dance

Ready to dance

John and Alexiana Alaniz were all dressed up for the Clarkston Daddy Daughter Dance, Feb. 11, at Clarkston High School. They joined crowds of girls and their dads at the Valentine’s weekend celebration, with punch, cookies, DJ, and lots of photos and memories. Photo by Phil Custodio

Honors for helpers of kids in need

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Making school successful for kids with special needs takes special people. Those people are due to be honored with Sparkle Awards. “You can be nominated as a student, bus driver, cafeteria person, anyone can be nominated who goes above and beyond for a child who has an IEP […]

Engineering expertise earned in classroom

Engineering expertise  earned in classroom

From left are engineering students, senior Will Ephlin, senior Josh Knotts, and junior Trinity Roodbeen. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston students interested in engineering, the Engineering and Design Technology pathway in career tech offers career skills and software knowledge. Pathway teacher Laura Kalinowski has a variety of […]

Investments up slightly for township

Township Treasurer Paul Brown presented the 2016 Fourth Quarterly Investment Report at the Feb. 7 Independence Township Board meeting. During that quarter, the township had a small increase in investment opportunities. Independence Township has a portfolio value of $33,444,546. Of the portfolio holdings, 43 percent are invested in Federal Agency issues, 24 percent in checking/savings […]

Condo project would impact golf course

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Neighbors called “fore” on a new residential condomimium development on Pine Knob Golf Course, and township officials stepped in with a special meeting, Jan. 30. “There had been a lot of misunderstanding of what the owner of Pine Knob had been working on for the past couple of […]

News in Brief

Final Sashabaw work Designs for the North Sashabaw Road Project are around 40 percent complete, said Nancy Faught of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. to Independence Township Board, Feb. 7. Supervisor Pat Kittle said the project will widen and repave Sashabaw Road from Flemings Lake Road to Clarkston Road. This is the final phase of […]

Time for play

Time for play

Madison Scott and Leea Christensen, kindergarteners, play with Littlest Pet Shop toys. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer School desks were filled with toys as students learned play is an important part of learning. “This is an opportunity to recognize that we need to let kids just play,” said Springfield Plains Elementary Principal Matt […]

Community mourns loss of local youth

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A community newspaper has a responsibility to the community it serves. The Clarkston News failed in that responsibility in last week’s paper, placing the tragic accident suffered by a Sashabaw Middle School student on the Public Safety page. In that, we showed an appalling lack of sensitivity in a […]

Computer classes give kids leg up on career

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Computer Information Systems may not sound interesting to the average high school student, but Clarkston Computer Science Teacher Ron Conwell says demand for the program is growing at Clarkston High School, especially with coding classes and clubs in the younger grades. Conwell, who is also the Career Technical […]

News in Brief

Student count day Today was Student Count Day throughout Michigan, determining school funding from the state based on the number of students in each district. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student. This year Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan predicted the district to be 100 students down on count day, which is equivalent to a loss of $751,000 […]

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