Middle school recycling project helping community

Middle school recycling project helping community

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Need to dispose of old electronics? A recycling event is coming to Sashabaw Middle School next month. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, the event will run in the front parking lot. Donations will benefit Academic Service Learning projects at SMS. “This project was started […]

Representing U.S. ‘surreal’ for Clarkston puck standout

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Ty Gallagher was offered a spot on USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program last spring, the Clarkston native quickly accepted. Now almost two months into his first season playing for the NTDP’s Under-17 Team in Plymouth, Mich., the 16-year-old defenseman beams with pride. “This has been one […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: The Sweet 15

Time to get sappy, folks. There’s a saying I happened upon recently that goes, “Behind every great man is not a woman. She is beside him. She is with him, not behind him.” This could not be truer as it pertains to my wife, Stephanie. Today is our 15th wedding anniversary. Yes, a milestone, for […]

Clarkston graduate remembered fondly

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Alaina Grace Hopkinson, a 2019 Clarkston High School graduate who died Sept. 28 at the age of 17, is being remembered as a positive person in every way. She survived 17 years with cystic fibrosis, graduating with honors this past spring and visiting both Germany and Switzerland in […]

Township seeks millions in state grants for Bay Court Park

Township seeks millions in  state grants for Bay Court Park

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township applied for almost $5 million in state grants this year, but with strings attached. In order to improve its chances of approval, the township purchased 2.07 acres on Parview Drive for $110,000. The property, which will be used as a pedestrian entrance to the Bay Court […]

DTE closes 2019 season with Aldean two-nighter

DTE closes 2019 season with Aldean two-nighter

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Jason Aldean took the DTE Energy Music Theatre stage on Sept. 28 – not that he needed more cheers from the raucous fans – he did so in a Bob Seger T-shirt. And for an hour and a half, the country music superstar kept all his fans […]

Community support after family tragedy

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer School, church, and community gathered to offer comfort and support as the tragic news of a classmate’s suicide spread last week. Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul and a support team of counselors stayed in close contact with the Oakland County Crisis Response Team and put a plan […]

Army surprise for Clarkston bros

Army surprise for Clarkston bros

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a whirlwind 24 hours for Gage Stamper. The 2018 Clarkston High School graduate and paratrooper private in the United States Army returned home for the first time in nearly a year on Sept. 26 and surprised his brothers at Clarkston Junior High. “It took a lot, […]

Dozens of restaurants at Taste

Dozens of restaurants at Taste

More than 25 local restaurants presented samples of their most loved menu choices on a soggy Main Street, Sept. 29, during Taste of Clarkston. This event also featured two KidZone areas and two live music stages, featuring Adam Plomaritas, Deported from Cozumel, Tasha Lord Trio, and Kapow!