Spindler breaks down senior season, college recruitment

BY TEDDY RYDQUIST Special to The Clarkston News Rocco Spindler is balancing the duties of a high-level recruit with preparing for the final year of high school football Spindler has developed into one of the most coveted recruits in the country, rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 2 guard in the 2021 class and […]

NCAA decision looming for Wolves’ Dellinger

BY TEDDY RYDQUIST Special to The Clarkston News Clarkston Varsity Football Head Coach Kurt Richardson has accomplished just about everything a high school coach could hope for during his tenure, which is set to begin its 34th season this fall, including helping to mold dozens of young men who have gone on to play at […]

Wendi Word’s: Salute to seniors

Congratulations Class of 2020! You made it! Not just through your 12-plus years to graduation, but you made it through the crazy last few months. When you began your senior year, you weren’t thinking about how the year was going to be cut short. You were just looking forward to the last year and making […]

A Look Back for June 17, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “School bond passes easily” Deputy Superintendent Mike LaBay flashed Superintendent Gary Haner a thumbs up during the Clarkston Board of Education meeting. Haner interrupted State Rep. Dave Galloway to share the news the bond issue passed 3,786-3,111. “I’m sorry,” Haner told Galloway. “This has been […]

Elementary student hailed as ‘little hero’ in drowning rescue

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Bentley Garcia was playing in the water with his sister at Holly Recreation Area when he noticed something was wrong, June 9. Garcia, a nine-year-old student from Clarkston Elementary, noticed a little girl went too far in the water and was struggling. “I decided to go get […]

Local Kindermusik program top in the state

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Music filled the air at Depot Park last Thursday night as children graduated from Clarkston Conservatory of Music’s Kindermusik program. It was an evening for celebration as teachers and families got to see each other again after months of virtual classes. Another reason to celebrate was CCM […]

Congrats, seniors!

One by one Clarkston High School seniors walked across the stage at the school and smiled big and bright. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Clarkston Community Schools changed the format and location for the 2020 Commencement so seniors could still have their moment. Congratulations, Wolves! We will miss you! See the June 17, 2020 edition […]

A Look Back for June 10, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Teachers come out against privatization” The Clarkston Education Association announced it opposed contracting out any school services to private companies. The remark came at the end of a lengthy meeting in which two companies made presentations about running the district’s custodial, grounds and maintenance services. […]

Student-athletes mark new beginnings

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston athletes signed their Letters of Intent during the fall and winter and Jeff Kosin didn’t want those who wanted to sign in the spring to be missed. So the Clarkston High School Athletics Department had a virtual event for 13 seniors which included Kaitlyn Bridger, lacrosse, […]

Football standouts reflect on youth days with Chiefs

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Two of Clarkston’s most recruited linemen Rocco Spindler and Garrett Dellinger reflected on their years with the Clarkston Chiefs as the program celebrates its 50th anniversary. The three-year starters with the Clarkston Varsity Football team have gained attention from over 50 colleges and universities for their skills […]