WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, it’s finally here. Thanksgiving – the holiday where we gorge ourselves with yummy food, watch the Detroit Lions find a way to lose another football game, and spend precious time with our loved ones before running out the next day (or Thanksgiving night) to catch all the Black Friday sales. Don’t lie. Some of […]

High school Esports team off and gaming

High school Esports team off and gaming

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer There’s a new team in town, and the Clarkston High School Esports team boasts the top video game players in the school. Formed earlier this month, co-coaches Ron Conwell and Tamera Conwell held tryouts at GameTime in Auburn Hills and selected 18 kids, freshmen through seniors, including alternates. […]

New sensory path at North Sashabaw

New sensory path at North Sashabaw

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer North Sashabaw Elementary is looking to fund a new sensory pathway for its students, something the school’s social emotional coach Kristina Hoover said will help in many ways. “Over the past 4-5 years, our school staff has done extensive research and learning around being trauma-informed and responding to […]

Federal funds to help local kids

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston area kids will get to attend summer camp and other activities, even if their families cannot afford it, after recent unanimous approval by the Independence Township Board to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA). Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors […]

Junior high honors local World War II veteran

Junior high honors local World War II veteran

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Junior High students and staff took Veterans Day to a whole new level with their annual event, honoring a local Navy veteran who served in World War II. David Daily lives in Clarkston and has grandchildren (Elizabeth Martinez, 2006, and David Martinez, 2009) that graduated from Clarkston […]

Clarkston hosts FIRST-ever robotics competition

Clarkston hosts FIRST-ever robotics competition

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a milestone night at Springfield Plains Elementary, Nov. 6, as the first-ever FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition was played out in Clarkston. Middle school and junior high teams from across the county, including teams from Clarkston schools, took part in the event and this year’s game, […]

Class valedictorian makes the grade on Texas ice

Class valedictorian makes the grade on Texas ice

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Ryan Tucker grew up in Clarkston but went to Brandon schools and graduated as valedictorian from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in 2018. Hockey was the one sport that Tucker said was always a huge part of his life, and it’s that passion that has taken him down to […]

15-year anniversary for Guido’s pizza

15-year anniversary for Guido’s pizza

It’s well-documented that Clarkston has its share of pizza parlors, but Guido’s Premium Pizza of Clarkston owner Del Yeoman feels his establishment stands out from the rest. “We make all of our dough fresh daily – never frozen – grate our own cheese, slice all of our meats and veggies fresh daily,” Yeoman said. “Our […]

Students, staff get homework breaks

Students, staff get homework breaks

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Clarkston Community Schools has time off for a major holiday, no student or staff member will have homework over that time frame. Called “well-being breaks,” these are to assure that students, staff, and families have the opportunity to completely detach themselves from school – physically and mentally […]