Letter to the Editor: Defending Patterson, shunning Meisner

Dear Editor, First of all, my deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Patterson family and to the residents of Oakland County for whom L. Brooks Patterson, for decades, worked so hard to serve. Brooks was a brilliant politician and leader and we, in Oakland County, were the fortunate ones Brooks blessed with his wisdom […]

New city council members

With the recent resignations of councilpersons David Marsh and Scott Reynolds, Ed Bonser and Gary Casey were unanimously approved at the June 22 council meeting. Bonser and Casey will fill the open seats until the Nov. 3 election, when voters will select replacements for the remainder of Marsh’s and Reynolds’ two-year terms, ending in Nov. […]

Camp Invention going online

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is changing its in-person program at Clarkston to an all-new, at-home edition of the program called Camp Invention Connect the week of July 13-17. The 2020 curriculum includes the modules Camp Invention Flight Lab, Design Thinking Project, Rescue Squad and Camp Invention Champions. For more […]

Superintendent earns doctorate degree

Superintendent earns doctorate degree

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor He’s a husband, father, educator, and superintendent. And on June 26, Shawn Ryan became a doctor. On that day, Ryan successfully defended his doctoral dissertation to a panel of Oakland University educators and Clarkston Community Schools’ Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Nancy Mahoney. The capstone project was entitled “The […]

Is downtown Main Street traffic too dangerous?

Is downtown Main Street traffic too dangerous?

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor If you’ve ever been on Main Street in downtown Clarkston, you’ll notice the sights, the smells … and the heavy truck traffic. City officials want to see if something can be done to alleviate what some call a problem. At the end of March, Paul Ajegba, director of the […]

Collegiate academic achievements

Anthony Malinowski, of Clarkston, has been named to the Academic High Honor list (Dean’s List) for the Spring 2020 semester at Minnesota State University. To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester. Among 4,290 students, a total of 1,485 students qualified for the High […]

Optimists leaving mark on city, Depot Park, with more on the way

Optimists leaving mark on city, Depot Park, with more on the way

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As parks across the city are now open with families visiting on a regular basis, there is one new addition to Depot Park. On top of the playscape at Depot Park, the Optimist International logo is now part of the scenery. The playscape was installed last summer and the […]

Deanna Taylor, 73

Deanna Lynn Taylor, of Clarkston, formerly of Golden Valley, Minn., passed away after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Fred for 51 years, mother of Heather (Wayne) Fosmoen, Fred (Amy) Taylor and Brad (Susan) Taylor, grandma of Hunter, Logan, Aiden and Rebecca. Preceded in death by her […]

Caden Viers, 16

Caden Allister Viers, of Clarkston, passed away at home on June 27, 2020 at the age of 16. He was truly a soldier and battled a long illness with courage. Son of Jamie Coolidge and Christian (Jamie Tipton) Viers, brother of Cody, Joshua and Jacks, grandson of Suzan (late Timothy) Coolidge and Melva and Thomas […]