WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Baseball futures

Let’s face it – every parent wants to see their kids succeed in whatever path interests them, correct? In an ever-changing world, there are ever-growing opportunities for kids to play sports, excel in academics, get jobs, play a musical instrument, work around the house, and do things that make them unique. Our two boys are […]

New school board president honored to serve

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Kelli Horst is entering her fifth year on the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education – but her first as president after being elected to that position at the July 8 meeting. “Having the confidence of my colleagues to serve and represent them as president is a tremendous […]

Nallamothu fills open township seat

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer After recent seat swaps, the Independence Township Board is now set with the appointment last week of Terri Nallamothu to the vacant trustee position. “I applied for the trustee position because I wanted to serve my community,” said Nallamothu. “I have wanted to be involved more in the […]

Horst elected president of Clarkston School Board

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Kelli Horst is the new Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education president. Horst was unanimously elected to her new position, moving from vice president, at the July 8 board meeting. “I feel very lucky to take this over, following three tremendous presidents who sit at this table,” said […]

Summer of school construction

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Contractors will complete about $12.5 million in school construction work this summer. The Phase III projects include interior renovations at North Sashabaw, Andersonville, and Bailey Lake elementary schools; secure entry, interior renovations, and site work at Sashabaw Middle School; secure entry, access control, and gym floor at Clarkston […]

Clarkston’s Frye to attend, play NCAA hockey in Alaska

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer After a roller-coaster junior hockey career that saw him play in two leagues and in four towns, Clarkston native Alex Frye will continue that ride this fall at NCAA Division I University of Alaska Anchorage. Frye, a forward who turns 21 on July 27, played for the United […]

Mill pond issues irk reader; dam closed

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer In a recent email to The Clarkston News, reader Mike Fetzer expressed his displeasure with the low water levels of the mill ponds. “All of them, including the initial pond between a Bluegrass Drive and Buttercup, are in need of cleaning and dredging,” said Fetzer. “Nothing has been […]

Marching leaders

Local, state, and national political leaders were welcomed to march in the Fourth of July parade, paying a $35 entry fee along with local businesses. Entry for nonprofits, families, individuals and antique cars was free.

Parade o’ flags

Clarkston’s Independence Day parade is more than 70 years old, originally run by the Independence Township Fire Department. Several community groups, including Clarkston Optimist Club, Mt. Zion Church, Knights of Columbus from St. Daniel Catholic Church, and Clarkston Area Lions Club, took over the parade in 2011.

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