Brief: Clintonville to close

The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Clintonville Road, between Waldon and Maybee roads in Independence Township, Aug. 26 through approximately early October, for a road-resurfacing project. Clintonville Road from Waldon to Clarkston Road, which has been closed for resurfacing, is expected to reopen same day. Access to homes and businesses along […]

In-person council meetings on horizon

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council meetings may soon once again have an in-person aspect according to City Attorney Tom Ryan, who sent a letter to Mayor Eric Haven and City Council, August 18. Meetings have been strictly virtual since the outbreak of COVID-19 started in March. “It is my opinion as […]

Siblings serving country with Air Force

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Admittance into the United States Air Force Academy is a long and grueling process. With its 12 percent acceptance rate and high demand for well-rounded cadets, it’s not a basic application. Clarkston siblings Alan “Benny” Benson and Katrina “Katy” Benson are part of that 12 percent. Benny, a 2017 […]

The Hayes Way: Thank you and see you soon!

As this summer comes to an end, so does my internship with The Clarkston News. Although I am extremely excited to see what this next and final semester holds for me at Grand Valley State University, I will miss the time I spent while being a part of this newspaper. I want to extend a […]

A Look Back for August 26, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “First grade teacher looks forward to fall” Elaine Foley, a first grade teacher at Andersonville Elementary, had been in her room since Aug. 1, getting prepared for the new students. All summer she worked on different floor plans for her centers and also sorted through […]

Letter to the Editor: Teaching culture in schools

(In response to “Guest Viewpoint: CCS needs more race education as part of curriculum,” Clarkston News, Aug. 19, 2020) Dear Editor, Few would disagree that history and cultural education in American schools could be enhanced. Americans who travel abroad are often surprised and embarrassed to learn of near universal disappointment by our foreign neighbors with […]

Bear-y good time

Kids brought their stuffed animal buddies to the Teddy Bear Picnic at Bay Court Park, Aug. 14. This year’s event, held by the Independence Parks, Recreation and Seniors, was themed The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The fun included a craft, an interactive story, playing games, visiting with Luna the Bear and lunch. See more photos in […]

Back into the swing of things at Novi Invite

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves took to the courts on the first day of competition to finish in third place at the Novi Invite, Aug. 19. “It was great,” said Chas Claus, head coach for Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis. “We are a very young team so we were anxious to […]

Mountaineers tradition continues with alumni run

While the Clarkston Everest Collegiate Cross Country program is only five years old, the tradition of the alumni returning to run with the team is an important part of the fall season. “Despite conflicts with returning to college and work, as many of the alumni as possible returned to run with the team,” said Mary […]