Junior high honors local World War II veteran

Junior high honors local World War II veteran

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Junior High students and staff took Veterans Day to a whole new level with their annual event, honoring a local Navy veteran who served in World War II. David Daily lives in Clarkston and has grandchildren (Elizabeth Martinez, 2006, and David Martinez, 2009) that graduated from Clarkston […]

Clarkston hosts FIRST-ever robotics competition

Clarkston hosts FIRST-ever robotics competition

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a milestone night at Springfield Plains Elementary, Nov. 6, as the first-ever FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition was played out in Clarkston. Middle school and junior high teams from across the county, including teams from Clarkston schools, took part in the event and this year’s game, […]

Class valedictorian makes the grade on Texas ice

Class valedictorian makes the grade on Texas ice

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Ryan Tucker grew up in Clarkston but went to Brandon schools and graduated as valedictorian from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in 2018. Hockey was the one sport that Tucker said was always a huge part of his life, and it’s that passion that has taken him down to […]

15-year anniversary for Guido’s pizza

15-year anniversary for Guido’s pizza

It’s well-documented that Clarkston has its share of pizza parlors, but Guido’s Premium Pizza of Clarkston owner Del Yeoman feels his establishment stands out from the rest. “We make all of our dough fresh daily – never frozen – grate our own cheese, slice all of our meats and veggies fresh daily,” Yeoman said. “Our […]

Students, staff get homework breaks

Students, staff get homework breaks

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Clarkston Community Schools has time off for a major holiday, no student or staff member will have homework over that time frame. Called “well-being breaks,” these are to assure that students, staff, and families have the opportunity to completely detach themselves from school – physically and mentally […]

Clarkston grad enjoying junior hockey in South Dakota

Clarkston grad enjoying junior hockey in South Dakota

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Yes, there is high-level hockey in South Dakota, and Zach Aughe is reaping the benefits. Aughe, a 2018 Clarkston High School graduate, left home at the end of August to play junior hockey for the North American Hockey League’s Aberdeen Wings, a team known as a perennial powerhouse […]

Local native earns NCAA hockey honors

Paul Washe, a 20-year-old Clarkston native and junior forward at Western Michigan University, was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Forward of the Week for the week ending Nov. 3. The NCHC is arguably the top NCAA Division I hockey conference in the country. He was also named the NCAA Hockey No. 2 Star of […]

Apiary Club earns sweet recognition

Apiary Club earns sweet recognition

The Clarkston High School Apiary Club recently earned state recognition for its locally-made Clarkston honey. The club, which is made up of 15 students and advisor Mike Olsen, submitted its Fall Honey for judging at the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Conference on Oct. 19 in Ann Arbor, coming in second in the state in taste […]

ITFD offers lock boxes to residents

ITFD offers lock boxes to residents

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Having elderly loved ones living in town can be stressful, but the Independence Township Fire Department has a way to give family members peace of mind with new Roper Lock Boxes. A Roper Lock Box is a small box installed on a hanging bracket that fits over the […]

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