Clarkston schools to start ’20-21 school year online

Clarkston schools to start ’20-21 school year online

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After hours of deliberation and hearing conversations on both sides, Clarkston Community Schools will start the 2020-21 school year the way the 2019-20 year ended – online. The Clarkston Board of Education approved a return to school plan last week which included Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan’s recommendation to begin […]

Bucks for Buses event running all September

Bucks for Buses event running all September

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Are you looking for a fun outdoor activity or a way to give back to the community? Now you can do both. The Independence Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Seniors is hosting its annual Bucks for Buses fundraiser event as a virtual Walk, Run or Roll 5K during […]

COVID-19 Update – August 19, 2020

As of August 19, 2020, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 154 cases (30 new), 9 deaths 48348: 161 cases (53 new), 2 deaths 48350: 32 cases (13 new), 2 deaths Source: oakgov.com/covid

Clarkston Good Samaritans

Clarkston Good Samaritans

After a massive storm that recently came through Clarkston, an infested tree fell onto Hubbard Road in front of the Clarkston Family Farm. Soon after the storm cleared, Good Samaritans began to gather around to move the tree so cars could pass. One man walked down Hubbard Road with a chain saw as other passersby […]

Outdoor space for special needs

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Even after students with special needs graduate from Clarkston Community Schools, the learning doesn’t stop. That’s where Jeff Chamberlain and his wife, Marnie, come into play. The couple is heading up a community project called the Life Skills Project. This project is to build an outdoor space for the […]

Everest staffers recognized

Everest staffers recognized

It had been a long time since Everest halls were full of noise, but faculty and staff reported back on Monday, August 17, to begin a week of meetings. One of the first orders of business was to complete a celebration that had to be delayed from the spring, the recognition of work anniversaries. The […]

Guest Viewpoint: CCS needs more race education as part of curriculum

Dear Principal Kaul and Clarkston Community Schools, We are a group of current Clarkston High School students, alumni, parents of students, and other members of the Clarkston community writing to you with a humble request to insert additional Black perspectives into the English, History, and Government curricula at Clarkston High School for the 2020-21 academic […]

Letter to the Editor: Looking to re-connect — please help!

Dear Editor, As with many others, I was inconvenienced by the COVID pandemic. I had traveled 1,469 miles all the way from Rawlins, Wyoming to have a book signing at the Clarkston Independence District Library and teach some writing techniques to a couple of fourth grade students. Just before my arrival in my previous hometown, […]

Letter to the Editor: Questioning local government

Dear Editor, Having watched the city and the city attorney vigorously defend their refusal to comply with the FOIA request, one begins to wonder. Why? Is there something in that correspondence that would be extremely damning to both the city and the attorney? Why else would they go through this much trouble, time and expense? […]

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