Schools bring assistance to Clarkston families

Schools bring assistance to Clarkston families

Second in a series about families in need in Clarkston and how groups and individuals come to their aid BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston is an affluent town, but when it comes to economics, Clarkston Community Schools reflects the district’s financial spectrum. “Many people aren’t aware of the economic diversity we have […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Dog days of winter

Anyone else feel just plain blah? The holidays are long over, winter is here, and the temperatures are frigid. All this wouldn’t be so bad if, say, the Red Wings were worth watching, you know? Or the Pistons even. At least Tigers spring training is approaching. When did the Lions’ season end? Alas, these are […]

20 years of Japanese exchange celebrated

20 years of Japanese exchange celebrated

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Next month, students and staff from Japan will once again be in Clarkston as part of the sister school exchange program. It will also be a celebration as the program is now in its 20th year. Faye Valtadoros, the Japanese teacher at Clarkston High School, Clarkston Junior High, […]

New top cop for Clarkston area

New top cop for Clarkston area

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Lt. Todd Hill, new commander of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Independence Township substation, arrives with former commander Larry Perry’s highest endorsement. “He will keep things headed in the right direction to keep the community and schools safe,” said Perry, Independence’s commander for the past four years who […]

Performing arts workshop coming to Clarkston

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Interested in dancing, singing, or acting? Then three days next month may be just for you. The Young Americans will be hosting a three-day performing arts workshop at Clarkston High School, March 22-24. “In those three days, we teach a one-hour show,” said Young Americans member Trent Degroot. […]

Teacher lives, works in Clarkston

Teacher lives, works in Clarkston

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It all started with a suggestion from a second grader. And now, Becky Koslowski is the new Spanish teacher at Pine Knob Elementary. Her first day was Jan. 17. “My son Jacob came home with his Spanish folder one day and I said, ‘Why do you have your […]

Millage renewal

Clarkston Community Schools seek renewal of their 8 mill Headlee restoration millage in the March 10 election. If approved, it will allow the district to continue to levy 18 mills of non-homestead millage on all commercial, business, rental properties, vacant land, and second-home properties. The millage renewal does not affect property taxes for primary home […]

Long loves

For Valentine’s Day 2020, The Clarkston News asked for photos of Clarkston couples celebrating more than 50 years together. Seven Clarkston couples contributed their wedding and more current pictures. Joe and Shirley Stoecklin were married on Nov. 19, 1949, and will toast their 71st anniversary this year. Marquis and Norma Harris were wed on July […]

Help for community

Help for community

First in a series about families in need in Clarkston and how groups and individuals come to their aid BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Yes, people in Clarkston need help. According to the U.S. Census’ 2013-2017 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimate, the percentage of individuals below the poverty level as determined by the […]

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