WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Thinking of Kobe

If you’re a basketball fan or even just a casual sports fan, you were rocked by the news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death this past Sunday. He was just 41, living the dream, and had the world in front of him. You can Google his NBA accolades all you want, and they are truly impressive, […]

Clarkston earns top scores at BPA regionals

Clarkston earns top scores at BPA regionals

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Several Clarkston High School students earned top-end marks at the Business Professionals of America regional event last month at Baker College in Flint. A total of 16 students finished in the top six of an event. Clarkston brought home 13 first-place awards, six second- and third-place honors, four […]

Push back on RTA

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township does not want anything to do with the 2020 Regional Transit Authority millage proposal, with the Township Board unanimously passing a resolution to opt out of RTA, Jan. 7. “What do we get for that $2 million a year,” asked Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. The […]

Praise for school board

Praise for school board

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer January is School Board Appreciation Month, and the Clarkston Board of Education was recognized at its meeting, Jan. 13, with gift bags and positive words from Superintendent Shawn Ryan and Clarkston Education Association President Daryl Biallas. “Having worked with this board for two years, it doesn’t get to […]

Bowled over

Bowled over

With Clarkston schools off Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, Cherry Hill Lanes North was packed with students bowling during school hours. Photo by Matt Mackinder

Therapy dog coming to Pine Knob Elementary

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary is going to the dogs. Soon, the school will be engaging in a pilot therapy dog program, bringing in a pooch to help and comfort students. Munk Orthodontics is sponsoring the program to help make it a reality. “We are very excited to be a […]

A good sign

A good sign

Independence Township resident Jim Tedder, area manager for local government and community affairs at ITC Michigan, presents a check for $1,200 to Christine Rogers, academic service learning district coordinator, at Andersonville Elementary, Jan. 13, to help fund the school’s American Sign Language initiatives in 2020. At left is Andersonville Principal Kim Fletcher. Photo by Matt […]

World War II lessons for junior high today

World War II lessons for junior high today

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer World War II raged 75 years ago; the challenge for 68 Clarkston Junior High students was how to make the historic event relevant today. “The big takeaway we have with every project is to have a driving question with it,” said history teacher Mike Greve. “This one was, […]

Massage law

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Massage establishments in Independence Township face stricter regulations now that Independence Township Board voted unanimously to approve the second reading of a new ordinance, Jan. 7. Trustees Jose Aliaga and Ron Ritchie were absent. First reading was Dec. 17. “I know we had a meeting with the sheriff’s […]

Win for Clarkston Construction tech

Students from the Clarkston Construction Technology program, led by high school construction tech teacher Steve Wyckoff, took first place at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Construction Technology Holiday Invitational, which was hosted at Springfield Oaks Grand Hall, Dec. 12. Photos provided

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