Clarkston author, grad putting creativity into fantasy book series

Clarkston author, grad putting creativity into fantasy book series

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor When Emily Ziesmer was teenager, she would often read books and think to herself, “If I wrote the book, I would have done this instead of making that decision.” Fast forward a couple years and Ziesmer has penned two books with a third set to come out this Christmas […]

Wendi’s Word: Readyin’ to get to sheddin’

I am ready. I have said this many times. But I couldn’t say this during the beginning of the summer or during the summer because to be honest I wasn’t ready – mentally or emotionally. I can say it now – I am ready to go back on my Shape Reclaimed plan through Nuview Nutrition. […]

A Look Back for September 23, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “’I hope I pick the right one’” Ryan Schapman hugged Laura Witkowski after surprising her with a red rose, the symbol of a finalist for Homecoming queen during the pre-tapping ceremony. Witkowski is a twin and Schapman was concerned he’d “tap” the wrong girl. “Clarkston […]

What ‘MATT’ers: You just can’t win

We’re almost to the fourth quarter of the craziness that is 2020. Yes, this year has been described with many words such as “unprecedented,” “scary,” “unfair,” and “a mess.” We’ve also added new words to our vocabulary like “quarantine,” “coronavirus,” “COVID,” and “virtual.” But what gets me hot under the collar is that as much […]

A Look Back for September 16, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Teacher promoted to principal” Pine Knob Elementary fifth-grade teacher Leonard Loveless was promoted to principal at PKE. He was chosen out of 50 applicants “Church members vocal about bar” The concern was noted but it may have been too late as some members of the […]

Paddling into September

Paddling into September

Eva Bousho, who attends Clarkston Junior High School, and Charley Bousho, who is a student at Sashabaw Middle School, of Clarkston, joined their cousin Amanda Stallman in taking advantage of the break in the rain on Labor Day with a paddle boat on Bush Lake in Prescott, Mich. Photo provided

Local thankful after being stung 27 times

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Larry Stephens smiled and handed a card to Tom Jidas last Wednesday, Sept. 1. “This is from my family and myself,” said Stephens, an Independence Township resident. “We appreciate it.” He also gave Jidas an EpiPen to replace the only one Jidas had used when Stephens had […]

Wendi’s Word: The silver lining

I didn’t go looking for trouble, I just found it. Remember all that rain we had a few weeks ago, I found some of it had ventured into the corner of my basement office. Here’s how it happened, the “If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie” version of what happens when I reorganize or clean. […]

Clarkston Cub Scouts look to have fun, learn, grow

Clarkston Cub Scouts look to have fun, learn, grow

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern As society slowly gets back to normal, the local Cub Scout Pack 163 is hosting Zoom recruitment meetings, looking for new members. The meetings are September 15 and October 6 at 6:30 p.m. Links to the meetings will be shared within a week of the meeting on their Facebook […]

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