KENNEDY, James E. “Jim”; of Ortonville formerly of Southfield; May 8, 2018; age 65; husband of Cheryl; father of Julie (Adam) Gremli, James “Jimmy” (Tiffany) Kennedy II, Elizabeth Kennedy & Rebecca (Corey) Ronk; grandpa of Carter, Hunter, Carson & Nora; son in law of Barb & Gerald Mahar; brother of Thomas (Marie) Kennedy & Nancy […]

Uplifting music with choirs

This year’s Pops Concert by Clarkston High School choirs will feature uplifting songs to raise support and awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention. Solos, duets, and other groups have picked songs that are supportive and uplifting. In addition, the Concert Choir and The Madrigals will sing group numbers destigmatizing mental illness and raising support […]

Help needed for Kids’ Kloset

Makenna Walk, a senior at Clarkston High School, chose Kids’ Kloset as the recipient of her Passion Project, which is a part of her Independent Study class at CHS, instructed by Lisa Donley. She has been collecting disposal diapers since March for the outreach mission of First Congregational Church of Clarkston. “Kids’ Kloset is always […]

Oratorical contest winners

Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored winners of their Oratorical Contest, April 25. The Oratorical contest winners were Nathan Dimmer, first place, son of Linda and Ron Dimmer; Grace Nolan, second place, daughter of Wendy and Jason Nolan; and and Heather Burrum, third place, daughter of Laura and James Burrum.

Veterans for parade

Clarkston’s Fourth of July Parade is looking for veterans, especially from World War II and the Korean War, to be part of this year’s parade. Email clarkstonparade@gmail.com or call 248-514-1729. This year’s parade theme is “Main Street USA” and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, in the St. Daniel Catholic […]

Celebration for champs

Clarkston fans wearing blue and gold will fill Depot Park on Thursday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. for a State and World Champs Community Celebration, honoring Clarkston High School’s 2018 State Champion Basketball team, 2018 State Champion Winter Guard team, and 2018 World Robotics Champion FIRST Team RUSH 27. All are invited.

‘No’ to driver pic

Dear Editor, I would have preferred not to see a picture of that truck driver, who rammed the building, in the paper…anywhere (“Seconds to space,” April 25). I don’t know what caused him to do that, but he could easily have killed a number of people. I think he should’ve been held in custody until […]

Lessons about dangers of text-and-driving

Everest students learned how texting and driving don’t mix, with the help of a driving simulation. They had to direct a virtual car while answering texts sent by educators. “I was going all over – I just crashed,” said student Lucas Denigris. “I thought I could do it, but once I tried to message, it […]

Clarkston grad wins gold medal with Team USA

John Wyatt, 1997 graduate of Clarkston High School, earned a gold medal with Team USA at the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup in Barcelona, Spain, April 5-8. Twenty four teams participated, including England, France, Belgium, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Canada. The USA Amateur All Star Men’s Roller Derby team defeated England in the […]

Honors for math and science

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education presented Recognition Awards for Mathematics and Science to Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High School, Clarkston High School, and Renaissance High School students, April 26. “They all share a love for learning and an outstanding work ethic,” said high school Principal Gary Kaul. “A confluence of natural gifts and hard […]