Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School Drama Club Troupe 803 returned from the Michigan Thespian Festival, Dec. 13-14 in Detroit, with top-notch ratings and scholarship offers. Nearly 40 CHS thespians attended productions, participated in workshops, networked with college representatives and competed in individual events. “Our kids made Clarkston proud,” said CHS […]

GoFundMe for deputy’s battle with cancer

GoFundMe for deputy’s battle with cancer

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A GoFundMe account has been started for longtime Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Garza, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. According to the GoFundMe page, Garza was having some severe stomach pains and went to a doctor with concerns about his issues. Doctors thought he may have […]

New safety path coming to township

New safety path coming to township

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A new safety path will soon be installed in Independence Township. At the Dec. 17 regular meeting of the township Board, a 1,600-foot-long safety path was unanimously approved for the east side of Clarkston Road, connecting existing pathways at Clintonville Road and Greenview Drive. The Safety Path Committee […]

Township cracks down on massage

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The massage parlor business is under more scrutiny after the Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Dec. 17, to approve first reading of new regulations. “This came about because of occurrences in this township and other municipalities that indicate the spread of criminal action, including human trafficking, in Oakland […]

Re-appointments

Five Independence Township committees will have familiar faces back after all reappointments were unanimously approved by the Township Board, Dec. 17. David Boersma and Tim Loughrin were approved as regular members of the Planning Commission for three-year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Chip Robinson was approved as a regular member of the Sashabaw Corridor Improvement […]

Food, fun, games

Food, fun, games

Pine Knob Elementary celebrated their holiday parties, Dec. 19, with fishing for candy canes, reindeer ring toss, and other games, food, and activities. Student choirs and drums also performed during the school sing-a-long. As a surprise to the students, the Pine Knob Elementary staff sang their own version of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” tweaked […]

One last look at the year 2019

One last look at the year 2019

Summer and fall 2019 meant construction congestion on Sashabaw Road, especially during concerts, budgeting decisions, senior residential developments, and stories of residents helping the community. July 10 D-Day plus 75 years: A marriage born in the maelstrom of World War II stayed strong for 75 years. Frank and Annamarie Quinlan of Springfield Township celebrated their […]

Changes made to city, township in year 2019

Changes made to city, township in year 2019

The year 2019 was one of change and progress for the Clarkston area, including renovation and expansion of Clarkston city hall, reconstruction of Sashabaw Road north of I-75, and a third year of bond-funded projects for Clarkston Community Schools. January 2 Football fans fight cancer: A Mother’s Wish of Oakland County received $2,500 for its […]

Students impressing at local internship

Students impressing at local internship

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer For five Clarkston High School students, getting a jump on a potential career with a local business has been something one executive says is eye-opening. Seniors Andrew Duca, Miguel Gutierrez, Marcus Hunt, and Nick Ludwig, and junior Grace Rousell are currently involved with Gardner-White as interns through the […]

School bond improvements continuing

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer As part of the $76 million bond that was passed in 2016, more school district improvements will be coming next summer, as well as technology upgrades during this current school year. The physical improvements include a new secure entry at the Early Childhood Center with new cross corridor […]