Quarantine strands resident in Peru

Quarantine strands resident in Peru

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Michelle Phaup planned to return home to Clarkston from her winter getaway in Lima, Peru, on March 17. A national quarantine due to COVID-19 thwarted that idea. “I was in shock,” said Phaup, who has been there since Feb. 10. “I was surprised there would be that […]

Athlete of the Week: Powerlifter fights for goals

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Jason McInally finished in fifth place in the 114-pound in the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association State Meet, March 8. He finished with a total of 610 with 210 in squat, 130 in bench and 270 in dead lift. “My season went well as a whole,” said […]

A Look Back for April 1, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Business owners stress unity” Clarkston business owners hoped to start the good old days again with a downtown business association that, in addition to sidewalk sales and moonlight madness, would focus on common problems. “Tech center hosts fashion show” The marketing class at Oakland Technical […]

Wendi’s Word: From the zone

How is everyone doing out there in lockdown land? For us, it hasn’t been too bad. With a 15-month-old and 4-year-old who stay at home most of the time, it’s not a change for them. The change will be adventures out of the house. There will be more of an impact as the weeks go […]

A Look Back for March 25, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Reading is fun” Viola Swamp, from the favorite children’s book “Miss Nelson is Missing,” made a surprise visit to Pine Knob Elementary as part of Family Reading Night. Viola was played by kindergarten teacher Anne Moller. “From Japan, with love” After exchanging letters for five […]

Athletes finish winter seasons before shut-down

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves closed the season in a 54-47 loss to Walled Lake Western in the MHSAA Division 1 Girls Basketball Regional Semifinal, March 10. “It was such a great game,” said John Weyer, head coach for Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball. The Wolves opened the night with a […]

A Look Back for March 18, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Takin’ it to the street” Downtown business owners didn’t want to see Clarkston become another ghost town with malls and developments growing outside city limits. Business owner Buck Kopletz wanted to start a business association composed of retailers and realtors to draw shoppers to downtown. […]

Win before season suspended

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves defeated Oxford during the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Basketball District 5 Semifinal game, 79-38, on March 11. “I really loved our focus,” said Tim Wasilk, Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball head coach. “We were prepared. The kids were ready to play, they were dialed in. They […]

Athletes of The Week: Dancing for top spots

The Clarkston Varsity Dance team finished the season placing at the top during the Spirit Shine Celebration State Championship, Feb. 29. They finished in first place in Lyrical – Senior Division by half a point with 246.5 points. Port Huron X-treme finished in second place with 246 points. They also finished in the Pom Pom […]

Sports suspended for Coronavirus

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The bleachers were empty and the Dan Fife Gymnasium was dark on Friday night after a directive from Michigan High School Athletic Association halted the scheduled boys basketball district final between the Wolves and Lake Orion at Clarkston High School. The MHSAA suspended all winter tournaments effective […]

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