Coulter, Kittle at odds over regional plan

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A regional transit system is needed to attract business and younger talent, according to Oakland County Executive David Coulter. “The county executive has the goal to have a transit question on the ballot this fall. However, he wants to get the plan right first,” said Bill Mullan, media […]

Junior high student gets robot assistance

Junior high student gets robot assistance

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Jaxon Boisclair missed the first part of eighth grade at Clarkston Junior High due to inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. But he didn’t miss any class time thanks to his trusty robot. “I’d be able to just sit down on my desk around my bed and just […]

Clarkston grad battles back to NCAA ice

Clarkston grad battles back to NCAA ice

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School graduate Roman Kinal has been all over the country. He spent his senior year of 2016-17 living and playing junior hockey in Texas, then the following year in Iowa. He is now a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, though not playing for the Huskies’ […]

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 […]

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