‘So thankful’

‘So thankful’

Local resident Chuck Griffith takes time for an October photograph with his immediate family, numbering 24 strong, on the bridge in the 5800 block of Clarkston Road. After an accident 30 years ago resulted in the loss of his right hand and forearm, Griffith built the bridge as his first one-handed project. “I often say, […]

Mueller’s Musings: Searching for a story

Mueller’s Musings: Searching for a story

From once upon a time, to “listen to this, boys,” I’ve always found myself babbling on and craving the attention of some sort of an audience. Call me selfish or call me pompous, I just call myself a writer. At 20 years old, I can’t seem to stay in one place, having lived in six […]

Wendi’s Word: Boys, dogs & a monkey

A short tale about a boy and his dog…err….dogs and a monkey. Soon to be two years old, Oliver carries around four stuffed animals, his buddies. It started with a puppy puppet, which was in his older brother’s pile of stuffed animals. Oliver also took over possession of Little Monkey Lost puppet, a baby monkey […]

A Look Back for November 18, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “School staffing levels keep on growing” Growing pains continued to force the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education to spend money as they gave the administration a go-ahead to hire for new positions and approved to purchase a new hard drive for the computer system. […]

Nonprofit seeks support

Nonprofit seeks support

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The overall goal of the Tree of Dreams organization has always been to support the local Clarkston community. “We know there are families in need and our goal is to help them provide a positive experience through the holidays for their families,” said Tree of Dreams board member Tracey […]

Sixty years in love

Sixty years in love

Linda and Richard Lamphere recently celebrated their 60-year wedding anniversary with a trip to FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek. The couple, married November 12, 1960 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pontiac. They moved to Clarkston in 1963 and have lived there since. “They’ve stayed in Clarkston because their family is all around the […]

A Look Back for November 11, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Chamber puts best foot forward” Spring Lake Country Club was packed for the annual Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. One guest compared it to Halloween with free food and free gifts from area merchants. There was a huge turnout with 1,300 guests visiting […]

Four generations strong

Four generations strong

It was a special birthday celebration for Richard Light, who turned 90 in October. He met his great-grandson, Easton who is only a few months old, for the first time and it brought four generations of Light together. “It was really special,” said Bob Light, of Independence Township, adding the Richard was happy to see […]

Gravestone cleaning

Gravestone cleaning

Dave Carter of Carter’s Cemetery Preservation Company demonstrated how to wash gravestone and monuments with a group of 22 community volunteers at Lakeview Cemetery, Oct. 24. The gravestone cleanings are part of the Lakeview Cemetery preservation project partnering the Sashabaw Plains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Preservation Clarkston and the township to repair cemetery […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Back to business

I’ll be honest. I’m glad last Tuesday’s U.S. Presidential Election is in the rearview mirror. At least, I think it is. We may never get the official authorized results until the next election. But that’s neither here nor there. With all the hype and trash talking leading up to the election done, can we just […]

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