Safety in snow top priority, superintendent says

Safety in snow top priority, superintendent says

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Since Clarkston Community Schools already canceled one day last month due to wintry weather, Superintendent Shawn Ryan wants everyone to know what goes in to turning a normal day into a snow day. “It’s no understatement to say that Michigan winters can be unpredictable,” Ryan said. “A snow […]

New job for school official

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The recent Thanksgiving holiday brought a new face to the Clarkston Community Schools Central Office, but not one unfamiliar to the district. Christa Fons, former director at Renaissance High School, is the new director of shared services. The position became available as the current director, Billie Pambid, is […]

8th grade epilepsy advocate

8th grade epilepsy advocate

Student to share story of life with epilepsy BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Carter Peterson was first diagnosed with epilepsy when he was just 18 months old. The Clarkston Junior High eighth grader has the condition under control with medication, but works to not let it or anything else stand in the way […]

Sewer bills short for 30 years

Sewer bills short for 30 years

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The former Clarkston Auto Wash is on the hook for $52,944 after a 30-year sewer-payment error was discovered. Former owners Fred and Sheila Ritter appealed the bill to the Township Board of Trustees. The board voted unanimously, Nov. 26, to affirm it. Trustee Ronald Ritchie was absent. The […]

Changes to township parks, beaches, regs

Independence Township Board voted unaimously, Nov. 26, to approve amendments to park rules and regulations, as well as to the township’s watercraft and beach regulations. All parks will now be closed from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. from April 1 to Oct. 31, and 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31, […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, it’s finally here. Thanksgiving – the holiday where we gorge ourselves with yummy food, watch the Detroit Lions find a way to lose another football game, and spend precious time with our loved ones before running out the next day (or Thanksgiving night) to catch all the Black Friday sales. Don’t lie. Some of […]

High school Esports team off and gaming

High school Esports team off and gaming

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer There’s a new team in town, and the Clarkston High School Esports team boasts the top video game players in the school. Formed earlier this month, co-coaches Ron Conwell and Tamera Conwell held tryouts at GameTime in Auburn Hills and selected 18 kids, freshmen through seniors, including alternates. […]

New sensory path at North Sashabaw

New sensory path at North Sashabaw

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer North Sashabaw Elementary is looking to fund a new sensory pathway for its students, something the school’s social emotional coach Kristina Hoover said will help in many ways. “Over the past 4-5 years, our school staff has done extensive research and learning around being trauma-informed and responding to […]

Federal funds to help local kids

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston area kids will get to attend summer camp and other activities, even if their families cannot afford it, after recent unanimous approval by the Independence Township Board to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA). Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors […]

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