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 […]

Back to work for former fire station

Back to work for former fire station

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer After almost 20 years, the 5255 Maybee Road building will once again be in the ambulance business after $50,000 of renovations are completed. Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Feb. 18, to approve the upgrades and a five-year lease agreement between the township and Medstar to provide non-emergency ambulance […]

Churches contribute to community

Churches contribute to community

Third 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 When it comes to Clarkston community groups going above and beyond to help those in need, churches and religious organizations are certainly on that list. Area churches serve individuals […]

Happy Leap Birthday!

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Charlie Formaro will celebrate his third birthday this year by having classmates over from his sixth grade class at Sashabaw Middle School. He’s not an advanced pre-schooler – he was born on Feb. 29, 2008, so his birthday is technically every four years, on Leap Years. “People talk […]

Schools bring assistance to Clarkston families

Schools bring assistance to Clarkston families

Second 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 Clarkston is an affluent town, but when it comes to economics, Clarkston Community Schools reflects the district’s financial spectrum. “Many people aren’t aware of the economic diversity we have […]