Wendi’s Word: Home office tales

I like to think of my personal office as a little haven even when it is being used for work. It might be the only place in the house there aren’t any toys laying about. Might… I could have missed some during the weekend. I have let the boys more into my little haven in […]

A Look Back for January 20, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “School’s out for Haner in June” Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Gary Haner announced he was retiring from public education at the end of the school year. “No raises for township officials” For the second consecutive year, Independence Township’s top officials would not receive a raise. […]

Clarkston grad shares personal experiences in songs

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Zoe Nygaard finished working on her first EP last week and released her first single “Don’t Fall” in December 2020. “Working on my first EP was one of the most incredible experiences of my life,” said Nygaard, a 2018 graduate of Clarkston High School, who can be […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Making 2021 positive

Personally, this time of year more times than not has me kind of in a hazy funk. I always look forward to Halloween because that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which feeds into the Christmas season with kids home from school and extended family time. And let me just say – there is […]

A Look Back for January 13, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “McNally, Fortinberry to vie for judgeship” One of the year’s elections campaigns began to take shape with the announcement of two candidates for judge of the 52-2 District Court, Jan. 8. Judge Gerald McNally announced he would run for re-election. Magistrate Dana Fortinberry announced the […]

A Look Back for January 6, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “School growth expected to continue” Clarkston was expected to need more elementary school space in the foreseeable future despite the trend in southeast Michigan for shrinking household sizes. “Police chief, seniors get acquainted” Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston decided to get involved with Independence Township […]

Mueller’s Musings: New year, new blessings

Well, 365 days have come and went as our 2020 hourglass trickles down its last specs of sand. December 31 provided a period on our year, polluted with obstacles tripping us up as we gain our stride once more just to collide into another dilemma. The pandemic was overwhelming along with the politics of racial […]

Continuing to reflect back on Clarkston’s 2020

Here we are again, looking back on what went on in Clarkston during the calendar year of 2020. In this edition, we cover May through the beginning of July on Page 3 and summer happenings in sports on Page 5. Overall, when we reflect on 2020 – or any year for that matter – some […]

Reader pens ‘Another Day’ poem

Here we sit once again wondering what to do. Hour by hour, day by day, as all the months ensue. Watching spring as it turns to summer and summer then to fall. Now it is winter, the snowflakes fly as we watch the drifts grow tall. When it all started everything stopped with a fast […]

What ‘Matt’ers: Weird white Christmas

Well, December 25 has come and gone, and I can honestly say that this year was definitely different. Sure, we still exchanged gifts at home and ate way too much, but something was missing. Actually, a lot was missing. Family. My wife and I and our kids usually bounce around at Christmas celebrating with our […]

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