A Look Back for July 28, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Oaks’ 30th anniversary” Oakland County Parks’ 11-park system was celebrating its 30th anniversary and what better way for Independence Township residents to celebrate than to visit Independence Oaks County Park right off Sashabaw Road. “A love affair with cars” Since childhood Blaine Jenkins had a […]

Campers work hard and learn in basketball experience

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Cagers were back on the courts as camps returned after taking a break due to COVID-19 shutdowns last summer. “It’s nice to have camp again,” Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach Tim Wasilk said. “It was a good experience.” Mini Ballers Basketball Camp returned with two sessions […]

Everest learns need for speed

Clarkston Everest’s summer speed training camp returned in 2021. It was launched last year in cooperation with LL Speed as coaches Lance Long, Michael Pruchnicki, and Mark Weymouth worked to make faster, stronger athletes. Fourth through eighth-grade students participated in agility drills and strength drills, working hard for an hour and 15 minutes each Wednesday […]

Township resident pens book focusing on childhood inclusion

Township resident pens book focusing on childhood inclusion

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Donna Neumann, an Independence Township resident, has always written short stories but there was one story she always wanted to tell. Now she is telling it in “I Don’t Celebrate Anything,” a children’s book she wrote about Annie the Porcupine and her family who don’t celebrate holidays. […]

Wendi’s Word: Thursday adventure

My co-pilot was very specific as we took the day off and drove around last Thursday. I was on the lookout for garage sale signs and we did find quite a few subdivision sales – even two in Clarkston on the route we were taking. But again, my five-year-old co-pilot, Jonathan, was specific – if […]

A Look Back for July 21, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Speed on N. Main worries residents” The matter of speeding on residential North Main Street was being addressed along with worries about truck traffic because of a concerned resident Jerry Wilford’s letter to Mayor Sharron Catallo. “Cafe gets OK” The Clarkston Cafe made its final […]

Sink, float, win in annual race

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer It didn’t matter if their cardboard and duct tape boats tipped over, sunk or crossed the finish line – Clarkston High School students had smiles during the 14th Annual RUSH Regatta on Saturday. “It was a wonderful day,” said Kyle Hughes, Team RUSH 27 Robotics Director. “During […]

To the farm, to the farm

The community enjoyed Family Fun Day at Clarkston Family Farm on Saturday. The monthly event included hay rides, crafts, visiting farm animals and enjoying treats – Pita Way had free sandwiches, Bid Dog brought homemade salsa and chocolate milk from Cook’s Dairy Farm. The next Family Fun Day is Saturday, Aug. 28, 12-4 p.m. and […]

A Look Back for July 14, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Voters to decide $52 M question” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education voted during a special meeting to put all their eggs in one basket and address issues of overcrowding and educational equity in one ballot proposal for a single bond issue worth $52 million. […]

New coaches take the helm at Everest Collegiate

Everest Collegiate High School welcomed new coaches before the school year ended. The Mountaineers welcome Marisa Ciszewski as head varsity volleyball coach and Rich Cross as head varsity boys basketball coach. Ciszewski attended Notre Dame Prep High School where she played for Michigan High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame coach Betty Wroubel. Ciszewski helped […]

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