Clarkston business students earn national awards

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Three Clarkston High School students competed at the 2019 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., May 1-5. Richard Budny, Nathan Dimmer and David Moss combined to take home seven top-10 placements in competitions against over 4,000 of the nation’s best students, representing 19 states. […]

Clarkston grad doing wonders in urology field

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer These days, Dr. Ken Peters is a globally-known urologist practicing at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. But it was coming from humble beginnings, growing up in Warren and graduating from Clarkston High School in 1982, that led him on his path to where he is today. “I remember […]

Schools leaders grant three princess wishes

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Addyson Ray has Down Syndrome and was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition in the summer of 2017, given five months to live. Now, almost two years later, the Andersonville Elementary fifth-grade student, who turned 11 on May 22, was the guest of honor at Clarkston Junior High […]

Open enrollment for Young 5’s, Kindergarten

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer On May 13, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the district’s plan to create open-enrollment (schools of choice) kindergarten and Young Fives opportunities for the 2019-20 school year. “The Board of Education’s unanimous approval represents their support of our schools, community, and kids,” said Superintendent […]

Road work delayed

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Road work that was supposed to begin this year on Clintonville, South Clarkston, Flemings Lake and Walters roads will be delayed to 2020, according to Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “By the time all the plans were put together, packages put together, it wasn’t until well into the […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Nice job, Pat

Not only does Pat Kittle run Independence Township, but he vacuums the office, too. No kidding. When I went in there a few weeks back to interview Barb Pallotta regarding her impending retirement as township clerk, there was Pat vacuuming. Talk about a jack of all trades. And he’s just what the township needs. Having […]

Grads take military oaths

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer In a well-attended ceremony May 8 at Clarkston High School, eight graduating seniors were honored and recognized for signing up for military service. Will Burtnett, Army ROTC, Indiana University; Austin Hayes, Army; Alex Hunt, Air Force ROTC, University of Alabama; Rebekah Gerhardt, Marines; Corey Rodgers, National Guard; Alexis […]

Social media in schools

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Check out any conversation at a restaurant, social function or sporting event, and the topic of social media inevitably comes up. “I saw on Facebook,” “Did you see that tweet?” and “So-and-so friend requested me” are not uncommon conversation starters. Social media also has its place in Clarkston […]

Township looking into Walters Lake land

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A site previously known as an unofficial deer refuge might instead become home to soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and concerts. The 70-acre, two-parcel property on both sides of Clarkston Road just south of Eston Road is owned by Clarion Farm, LLC. It is not currently for sale, but […]

School snow days forgiven

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Summer’s back on schedule for school families, with the state forgiving four more snow days. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4206, May 10, to forgive four snow days called while the state was under a state of emergency due to extreme cold temperatures this past winter. Therefore, […]

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