Summer food service

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) has announced the sponsorship of the summer food service program for children. Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by […]

Senior living workshop

Senior Care of Michigan is hosting a series of free, educational workshops focused on senior living. During the workshops, attendees will learn: How to protect one’s assets and home from nursing home expenses; The difference between Medicare and Medicaid; New tax rules on IRA’s, 401Ks, 403b, and other retirement accounts; How to avoid probate and […]

Academic achievement

Academic achievement

Seven Sashabaw Middle School students were honored at the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meeting, June 13. From left, Connor King, James Dutchesen, Wyatt Grawey, Nathan Saker, Matthew Drake, Jackson McNaughton, and Slate Campbell all received the Einstein Excellence Award for excelling in math three years above their grade level. These students aced their […]

Making the grade

Making the grade

Finishing out the school year at Everest Collegiate, freshman-to-be Luca Gjonjaj was presented the Fr. Lorenzo Gomez Renaissance of Values Scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time, $6,000 scholarship to a student’s high school tuition. Pictured, from left to right, are President Michael Nalepa with Luca, Lidija, Lola, Nikola, and Vata Gjonaj. Photo: Provided by Mary […]

Letter to the Editor: Big thumbs up for marriage equality

Dear Editor, The 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which affirmed same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, was a crucial victory for equality, individual liberty, and religious freedom. Sadly, rumblings from our country’s reactionary fringes indicate a desire to take marriage rights away from same-sex couples, and it is entirely possible that our newly unbalanced […]

Quartet of candidates up for township supervisor

Coming up in August, the state primary election will be held with Independence Township getting in on the action. Four candidates – Jose Aliaga, Paul Brown, Gerald Fisher, and Mark Petterson – have announced their candidacy for township supervisor. Fisher took over as supervisor last October after Pat Kittle retired last July. Aliaga and Brown […]

Cowboy story time

Listen to stories, joke around with puppet friends, watch silly magic tricks, play fun games, enjoy delicious snacks, and make awesome crafts out of recycled material with Cowboy Alex. Good for kids ages 3-8 years old. Program is Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per child. Event at Bailey Lake Elementary, 8051 […]

Local soldier balancing Army life with motherhood

Local soldier balancing Army life with motherhood

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor When U.S. Army Capt. Justine Bolten found out she was pregnant in August of 2020, like most women, she was filled with happiness and joy. However, there was an underlying feeling of anxiousness about this new chapter in her life. “It felt like I was just starting my career, […]

Guest Viewpoint: Supporting DEI

Dear Editor, It certainly was uplifting to read former Clarkston Community Schools graduate Justin Osborn’s comments in support of greater DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) in Clarkston Schools (Clarkston News, May 25, 2022). Osborn points out that his own educational experience in Clarkston Schools failed to prepare him to deal with the new, diverse cultural experiences […]

Bringing home the honors

Bringing home the honors

Back on May 4, four Clarkston High School students traveled to Dallas to compete in the annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference, consisting of various events that focus on business, finance, computer science, and career readiness. Senior Gavin Donchez competed against 39 students in the Entrepreneurship Business Plan, and his idea for […]