Helping hands

Rain left the back parking area behind the Clarkston High School stadium a muddy mess after last Friday’s football game. After the game, a couple’s SUV got stuck in the mud trying to go home, said Dave Murphy, band parent volunteer. “They got lucky that three guys from the Clarkston Marching Band Pit Crew happened […]

50th high school reunion

The Clarkston High School Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th Reunion beginning on Oct. 3 with a gathering at the Woodshop. The actual reunion was on Oct. 4 at the Fountains, which was attended by 107 alumni. “We were shocked and pleasantly surprised by how Clarkston had grown, which led us to agree to buy […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: School alumni always welcome

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to return to St. Vincent’s College outside of Pittsburgh for my 25th class reunion. It was the first time I’d been back in 13 years, and while the campus and surrounding areas have expanded significantly, I was left with the overwhelming sense that even though things looked a […]

Trunk or treat, concert

Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road, hosts their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. Dress in your favorite costume and trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk. Allergy-free treats available. Clarkston United Methodist also hosts a free concert on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. Enjoy ice […]

Principal Gualtieri earns national recognition

Bailey Lake Elementary Principal Glenn Gualtieri recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent Clarkston Community Schools and the state of Michigan at the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program. Gualtieri, who was named Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) 2018 Outstanding Practicing Principal, is being recognized for his […]

Community garden effort

Community garden effort

Beth Kerr, left, with granddaughters Whitney and Hannah, Diane Putvin, and Dana Campbell A collaborative, cooperative, community project was unveiled last week when Clarkston Farm and Garden Club members decorated the downtown Clarkston planters with a seasonal touch. It started in May when the club donated funds to the Clarkston Family Farm to buy plants […]

Elwin L. HALE

HALE, Elwin L. “Al” of Waterville, Ohio formerly of Clarkston, MI.  Passed away October 13, 2019. Age 92.  Preceded in death by his parents Harry L. and Alma W. Hale, first wife Delores and daughter Karen (Ray) Neubeck.  Loving husband of Willa Hale. Father of Jackie (Ron) Stout and Richard (Pam) Hale. Step Father of […]


STANDRING, Sydney L.; of Clarkston; Oct. 13, 2019; age 90; preceded in death by wife Kathleen & sons: Sydney, Tom & Jim; father of Philip (Leta) Standring, Eileen (Larry) Larson & Eric Standring; grandpa of Nick, Allison & Bob; great grandpa of Kaylee & Jesse. Sydney retired from General Motors and was a talented pattern […]

Kathleen (Centilli) Cook

Kathleen (Centilli) Cook, formerly of Clarkston, passed away October 6 at age 66 after a courageous two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Kathleen was the loving wife of Dr. Douglas Cook, Sr., of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; dear mother of Dr. Elizabeth Cook-Stunz (Seattle, Washington), Catherine Cook (Boston, Massachusetts), Douglas Cook, Jr. (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), and Grace Cook (Boston, […]

Crowns for king and queen

Crowns for king and queen

Clarkston High School seniors Kaya Chamberlain and Ethan Wise smile as cameras capture this year’s Homecoming Queen and King.  Photo by Wendi Reardon Price