Athlete of The Week: Junior archer takes Vegas by storm

Athlete of The Week: Junior archer takes Vegas by storm

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston is certainly known for its traditional sports programs, but Katelin Fields is making waves in town for her skills in archery. A freshman at Clarkston Junior High School, Fields placed tenth in the Recurve-Youth Female division at The Vegas Shoot 2020, a competition held Feb. 7-9 in […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: What season is it?

Living in Michigan can be the butt of jokes for numerous reasons. The biggest one is the weather, where residents never really know when to put away their winter wardrobe because for all we know, we’ll need it in June. Same with the summer gear. Keep it out. We might need it around the holidays. […]

State RTA proposal off table, Kittle says

State RTA proposal off table, Kittle says

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The proposed Regional Transit Authority state legislation is stalled in committee, which is fine with Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “I’m happy to announce that at 4:30 p.m., I received notice that House Bill 5550 has stalled. It is off the floor,” Kittle said at the March 3 […]

Optimists ready, willing to help those in need

Optimists ready, willing to help those in need

Fifth in a series about families in need in Clarkston and how groups and individuals come to their aid BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Bruce Mercado is a charter member of the Clarkston Area Optimist Club, having joined back in 1986. Over his 34 years as an optimist, Mercado has seen a plethora […]

Community help from Lions Club

Community help from Lions Club

Fourth in a series about families in need in Clarkston and how groups and individuals come to their aid. BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Bob Murdock is the president of the Clarkston Area Lions Club and wants people to know the motto of the club is “We Serve.” As in, serving the local […]

Suicide prevention training

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Local churches are going the extra mile to help those affected by suicide. Clarkston Community Church, 6300 Clarkston Road hosts a suicide prevention event, “Soul Shop: Ministering to Faith Communities Affected by Suicide,” on Saturday, March 14, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will also be […]

New LT in familiar digs

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer He’s the new Independence Township substation commander, but Lt. Todd Hill is far from unfamiliar territory. “I’m excited,” said Hill, whose first day on the job was Feb. 1. “I began my patrol career here in Independence in 2004 and spent a couple of years here before going […]

National honors for local artists

National honors for local artists

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston High School seniors Riley Kisser, Michaela Mueller, and Natalie Neumann, and junior Samantha Moyet, their passion for art paid off as all received prominent recognition at the annual Scholastic Art Awards. “I hope to pursue an artistic career in the future, so seeing myself get an […]

Virus voids exchange with Japan

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer While no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have yet been confirmed in Michigan, Clarkston has been impacted by the worldwide outbreak. Students and staff from Japan scheduled to visit later this month as part of the ongoing Japanese exchange program with Clarkston High School will not be coming due […]