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

Former Clarkston icer builds game in Wisconsin

Former Clarkston icer builds game in Wisconsin

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Brendan Walk turned a strong senior season on the ice at Clarkston High School into an opportunity to play junior hockey. Last year, Walk tallied 12 goals and 33 points in 24 games for the Wolves and is now skating for the Hudson (Wis.) Havoc of the United […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: No change needed

Well, here we are – the calendar has changed to a new year, as well as to a new decade. We all hear and see the ads out there to make January each year a time to create a new you, start new habits, do something new, lose weight, make more money, all those groundbreaking […]

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School Drama Club Troupe 803 returned from the Michigan Thespian Festival, Dec. 13-14 in Detroit, with top-notch ratings and scholarship offers. Nearly 40 CHS thespians attended productions, participated in workshops, networked with college representatives and competed in individual events. “Our kids made Clarkston proud,” said CHS […]

GoFundMe for deputy’s battle with cancer

GoFundMe for deputy’s battle with cancer

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A GoFundMe account has been started for longtime Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Garza, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. According to the GoFundMe page, Garza was having some severe stomach pains and went to a doctor with concerns about his issues. Doctors thought he may have […]

New safety path coming to township

New safety path coming to township

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A new safety path will soon be installed in Independence Township. At the Dec. 17 regular meeting of the township Board, a 1,600-foot-long safety path was unanimously approved for the east side of Clarkston Road, connecting existing pathways at Clintonville Road and Greenview Drive. The Safety Path Committee […]

Township cracks down on massage

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The massage parlor business is under more scrutiny after the Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Dec. 17, to approve first reading of new regulations. “This came about because of occurrences in this township and other municipalities that indicate the spread of criminal action, including human trafficking, in Oakland […]

Re-appointments

Five Independence Township committees will have familiar faces back after all reappointments were unanimously approved by the Township Board, Dec. 17. David Boersma and Tim Loughrin were approved as regular members of the Planning Commission for three-year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Chip Robinson was approved as a regular member of the Sashabaw Corridor Improvement […]

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