Clarkston Life Scout making difference at Pine Knob Elementary

Clarkston Life Scout making difference at Pine Knob Elementary

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor When Pine Knob Elementary acquired two Black Labrador therapy dogs last spring, school officials had some ideas about what the dogs may need at their home away from home. It was about the same time Joshua Ellingsworth, a Life Scout with Troop 185, approached Pine Knob Principal Jodi Yeloushan […]

Rewarded

Rewarded

From left, Clarkston resident Denise Niederluecke, Club Create Northern Oakland County Coordinator Robert White, Max Niederluecke (Clarkston resident, CCNOC founding member), and Debbie Scheuer (wife of Chris Scheuer, Grand Knight-Our Lady Of The Lakes Knights of Columbus Council #5436). Max receives a check from Debbie on behalf of the council to support Club Create Northern […]

Wendi’s Word: A school year ends

Students left schools for the last time for this school year on Friday. What a school year! There were ups. There were downs. There were a lot of uncertainties and a lot of emotion. I hope you and your family made it through the school year despite the curvy road it took to get to […]

A Look Back for June 16, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “A little dab’ll do ya? No way!” It’s traditional. It’s messy. But even on a hot spring day, most Clarkston middle schoolers will tell you it’s fun as they celebrate the last day of school with shaving cream battles. And the last day of school […]

What ‘Matt’ers: Summer is (finally) here!

These past few days have been the perfect time to head out, roll the windows down in your car, and blare Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime.” Knock on wood, but it appears summer is here. I know, I know. It could always drop to below freezing at any minute. Or it could shoot up to over 100 […]

Summertime reading challenge coming to library

Summertime reading challenge coming to library

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Just because school ends this week for the 2020-21 school year, kids don’t need to stop reading. tThe Clarkston Independence District Library has a program to keep kids reading. The library’s Summer Reading Challenge, presented by Bowman Chevrolet, runs June 12 to August 14. “This is one of the […]

Dreaming of Hollywood

Dreaming of Hollywood

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Copie Diver is finishing up his junior year virtually this week at Clarkston High School and will continue chasing his acting dreams next year at the Interlochen Center for the Arts near Traverse City. Before that, Diver will be a co-star in a Michigan-based feature film that premieres this […]

Local exec leading charge for female STEM jobs

Local exec leading charge for female STEM jobs

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston local Joanne Leddy grew up in a family of engineers and car buffs. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University, she was instantly drawn to a career in automotive design. Now, some 30 years later, Leddy is an infotainment program manager at General Motors. […]

Wendi’s Word: Hooray for ’21 grads

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! You have taken your final tests, received your caps and gowns and taken the final walk in your high schools. I will say it was nice to see smiling faces at the Clarkston High School Senior Funcheon, May 21. It was nice to see smiles. The masks were down […]

A Look Back for June 2, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Despite protests, redistricting approved” Taking up what it had put off for a year, the Clarkston Board of Education voted 6-1 to send some students to different elementary schools in the fall which included Andersonville and Springfield Plains elementaries. “How does it feel to drive […]

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