Game-winning shot

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Teammates quickly surrounded Kaelyn Kaul after their PR1DE 2021 basketball squad won their first game in the National Championship in Atlanta, July 23. Kaul, a Clarkston High School junior, made the winning shot from half court at the buzzer after catching the pass from Julia Zauel. “When […]

A Look Back for July 31, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Township expect low voter turnout for primary election” As township roads were lined with candidate signs, clerks in Independence and Springfield townships expected low voter turnout in the primary election. The turnout in the 2002 primary was 19 percent of voters in Independence and 25 […]

Vehicles without drivers at camp

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students put their autonomous vehicles on the track to see if what they created during Everest STREAM Camp worked, July 26. Christian Lazzara found his vehicle didn’t follow the track on the first lap around. After tweaking it and lowering the speed, it worked. “Creative thinking is […]

A Look Back for July 24, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “What a doll!” Emily Frasa donned a handmade outfit for both her and her doll, Kit, created by her grandmother. Frasa attended the American Girl Adventure Camp at Clarkston Community Education Center. “Mix of rap, R&B closes local spotlight at final ‘Concert’” Josh Mershman took […]

Skills built on the diamond

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Baseballs hit the center of bats and whizzed through the air during the second session of Boys Baseball Camp last week at Clarkston High School. “It’s going great, a lot of energy,” said Clarkston Varsity Baseball Head Coach Jake Arendsen on the second day of camp. “The […]

Athlete of the Week: Catching honors

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Jack Anderson closed his final season with the Clarkston Varsity Baseball team with accolades. He received All-State Academics honor, All-Region, All-District, All-League and Clarkston Varsity Offensive MVP. Anderson finished his senior year with 27 RBIs, four more than his junior year where he finished with 24. He […]

Summer of invention

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Matthew McCormick kept adding more washers to his boat during Camp Invention last Thursday. He had made some adjustments to his boat to see if it could hold more than 68 washers before it started taking on water. The adjustments worked as he continued to add more […]

David John

David John, age 83, of Tellico Village in Loudon, a former Clarkston resident for 20 years, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Born on October 6, 1935, in Buffalo, NY, to Victor and Josephine John, he grew up in Pleasant Ridge, Mich. After his graduation from Michigan […]

Wendi’s Word: Kids, garage sales

I don’t really play a lot of video games so I wouldn’t deem myself a gamer – but I use video game terms. Player Four has leveled up. Age of Player Four is holding at seven months old, still a young player in the game. But Oliver has added a new skill to level up […]

A Look Back for July 17, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Campaign websites increase, inform local voters on issues” Internet websites were the place to go for local residents to get important information on candidates for the August primary election and the November general election. “Clarkston author relives his disc jockey days” Clarkston resident Peter Cavanaugh […]