A Look Back for August 11, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “No principal yet for Clarkston El. as search goes on” Clarkston Elementary would open the new school year with Interim Principal Bill Neff at its head as the search continued for a principal. The position received 55 applications. “The committee did not come up with […]

Wendi’s Word: MTV flashbacks

It popped up on feeds a few times during the weekend on social media. MTV was officially 40 years old, debuting on August 1, 1981. I barely remember watching it the first decade it was on. Heck, I was barely a toddler when it debuted. Being as young as I was I don’t believe my […]

A Look Back for August 4, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Wenger, Wallace and Rosso get first terms” Independence Township voters elected challenger Jim Wenger for treasurer and new trustees Larry Rosso and Neil Wallace as 4,777 of 20,216 registered voters went to the polls. “Let the games begin!” Neighbors Veronica Johnstone and Regina Eaton organized […]

Nail-biting championship baseball finish against Lake Orion

The Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Boys 15- to 18-year-old baseball team won the championship last week against Lake Orion. The team, sponsored by Edward Jones, had a great year finishing with a record of 11-1. The boys beat another Independence Township team in the semifinals 20-1. They ended up playing the Lake Orion […]

Undefeated season for champions

The Anderson Family Financial team completed their undefeated, 12-0, season winning the playoffs to be the 2021 Independence Township Boys 11-12 Baseball Champions, July 28. The team is Brendan Altenburg, Brody Anderson, Andrew Brancheau, Jameson Buchholz, Braelyn Conley, Marcus Collins, Aidan Harpster, Brandon Jaskulka, Logan Jaskulka, Zachary Reynolds, Harrison Sargent and Drew Weaver with coaches […]

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 […]

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