Finishing school year strong

WE STAND WITH YOU The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have rightly sparked anger and grief in our nation. Certainly, the pain of injustice is also felt here in Clarkston. As a school community, it is not enough to teach our students about social justice and cultural competency – we […]

Peacefully seeking justice, equality

Peacefully seeking justice, equality

Protesters chant their messages regarding racial equality in front of the Independence Township police substation, June 7. Photos by Matt Mackinder BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Alex Martinez moved away from Clarkston when he was 10 years old, and left town with sour feelings. He came back in what some see as an impactful […]

Clarkston resident assisting downtown businesses

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Driving through Clarkston’s Downtown Historic District, it is easy for the eyes to spot the large businesses of the area. Yet, what most people don’t know and isn’t as apparent by just one glance, is that in the historic district alone, Clarkston is home to over 65 different independent […]

Optimists award $8,000 to CHS seniors

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club is very active throughout the community to benefit kids and has provided over $160,000 in scholarships over the years. This year, 38 Clarkston seniors from three different high schools applied for scholarships, with four from CHS being selected for individual $2,000 awards. The Henry Richardson Optimist Scholarship was awarded to […]

Collegiate academic achievements

Grace Mersino of Clarkston qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at Belmont University, located in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a ‘C.’ *** Mason Vires of Clarkston earned a Bachelor of Science degree with […]

MHSAA announces return to play timeline, guidelines

The Michigan High School Athletic Association released a summer guidance update on June 2, following Governor Gretchen Whitmer announcement to ending the Safer-At-Home order. Schools may begin summer activities at school facilities as long as two conditions are met. The first condition, school or school district has declared school facilities open to students and staff. […]

Letter to the Editor: Good night, bedroom community

Dear Editor, Last week, the Independence Township Board voted unanimously to allow LED full color message boards in all districts of the township except residential. Unlike the one approved solely for Alex’s Market on White Lake Road, which allowed only white letters on a black background, they are now going even further by allowing businesses […]

Letter to the Editor: Showing support for local business

Dear Editor, I recently heard Jeff Bezos of Amazon say how important it is to Stay Safe, Stay Home. Might I say he has a vested interest? LOOK AGAIN. CHOOSE WISELY. Why did you choose Clarkston? Maybe you chose to live in C-Town because of the friendly atmosphere. Who sponsors your kid’s sports team or […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Back in the flow?

To say that being named the editor of The Clarkston News is a thrill for me is quite the understatement. First, our building was closed on March 20 due to the COVID-19 spread, and then we were laid off nearly two weeks later. Getting the call to return to work was a sign things were […]

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