WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Freezing time

A column by Matt Mackinder I am of the opinion the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun” takes on a whole new meaning once you have kids. Here’s an example: Back in 2005 when my wife, Stephanie, had our oldest, Ethan, we were over the moon. And rightfully so. People everywhere told us to […]

Country singer has hometown roots

Country singer has hometown roots

Shantel’s debut singer, “Break My Heart.” Photo provided by Derailed Development BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Country music’s newest star Shantel was born in Clarkston, and made her name in sports before making the move to Nashville. Shantel Uballe was a cheerleader and played varsity softball at Clarkston High School, leading her team to […]

Trophy maker

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer You might not see Clarkston native Joshua Polley on television, but you’ve seen his work. Fascinate, a company at which he is a co-owner, fabricated the giant Vince Lombardi Trophy for display at Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.It took two weeks from build […]

50th reunion

The Clarkston High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th Reunion on Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., at the Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, formerly known as Spring Lake Country Club. Tickets are $60, including hot and cold appetizers, DJ, decorations, rental of hall, bartender and linens, with cash bar. Contact Cindy Ford Getzan […]

Book battle

Book battle

The Neighborhood Kids, from left, Alison Lehigh, Charley Bousho, Jacklyn Collins, and Aiden Bonem, will compete in the North Sashabaw Elementary Battle of the Books. They picked their name because they all live in the same neighborhood. The elementary school battles all took place the week of March 4. The top two teams from each […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Back on stage

I’ve been busy lately with the Clarkston Village Players at Depot Theater down by the train tracks. I took a bit role for their last show, “Laura,” in January, playing a police officer who shows up just to perp walk the suspects off the stage. Two appearances on stage with four lines total and I […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Howdy, Clarkston!

It’s long been said that once you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. The plan is to make this a reality at the Clarkston News. Last week was my first full week at the paper as the new schools and township reporter, and I anticipate jumping right in […]

Bowling for kids

Bowling for kids

From left are CAYA volunteers, organizers, and friends Sarah Hester, Judy Carnes, Lauren Klos, Jan Scislowicz, Debbie Wertz, and Jessie McDonald. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Area Youth Assistance’s annual charity Bowl-A-Thon, Feb. 24, at Cherry Hill Lanes included athletes more used to wearing track shoes – the Clarkston Wolfpack running club. “I do some volunteer […]

Mystery on stage at Depot Theater

Clarkston Village Players’ murder mystery “Something to Hide” opens March 8. The play by Leslie Sands and presented by special arrangement from Dramatists Play Service, directed by Jim Pike, with producers Vickie Pike and Karen McClellan, tells the story of murder, misdirection, and a seemingly gullible police inspector who untangles the twisted web of lies […]

Finalists in dream wedding contest

Erica Zentner of Clarkston and her fiancé Brian were named finalists in the contest “Castle Farms Military Wedding Giveaway” on Facebook. The couple met in 2015 before Zentner left for Air Force Training. “With Brian’s work and Navy drill weekends it took almost two months to go on our first date, but one date led […]

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