PHIL IN THE BLANK: Stop the loss

Over the last few years I’ve been concerned with the rate of suicide amongst veterans, about 20 per day from what I’ve heard most say. This Veterans Day, I decided to look it up with the most official source I could think of, the Veterans Administration. Their statistics listed 6,139 veteran suicides nationwide in 2017. […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Clarkston 2025

It’s an exciting time to be a learner in Clarkston! As you may know, our school district spent the better part of the 2018-2019 school year collaborating on a multifaceted strategic plan. “The plan” (as it’s now known to our staff) will serve to inform the decisions we make as a district and support unparalleled […]

Concert to feature fiddlers

Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac hosts the Troy Country Fiddlers on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Road, Waterford. “They dance and move around – the only member of the group who sits is the cellist,” said Mary Ann LaMonte, Tuesday Musicale president. “Tuesday Musicale does such wonderful musical programs,” […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Time for the holidays

Everyone that woke up on Nov. 1 to snow-covered lawns, roofs and cars had one of two reactions – “Are you kidding me?” or “Yes!” To be honest, I was in the latter. I love winter. I love that yardwork takes a backseat for about eight months and that our kids are all old enough […]

Sock hop kicks off new season for Girl Scouts

Sock hop kicks off new season for Girl Scouts

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The new Girl Scouts season kicked off with the second annual sock hop, Oct. 16, at Sashabaw Middle School. The event was a welcome back to local Girl Scouts and to welcome new scouts. It was also an informational night for leaders and parents with Girl Scout partners […]

Vietnam vet remembered

Marine veteran Charles L. Denton of Clarkston has been at rest in Lakeview Cemetery since 1983, but not forgotten by his buddies from the Vietnam War. “Charlie’s ex-wife Zoe contacted Ray Stewart, the president of the Marine Corps Tankers Historical Foundation, asking for some information about Charlie because his son (Mike) wanted to know more […]

Coffee shop holds special meaning

Coffee shop holds special meaning

Laura Rodgers and Carola Huttenlocher, with a picture of Mikayla Ferer they display at the coffee shop in her memory. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The legacy of Mikayla Ferer, Clarkston High School graduate who passed away in a car accident in 2017 at 23 years of age, continues to […]

The Legend of Lost Buttons

A Halloween tale by Gina Joy (Maki) Roemer of Independence Township “Let’s go to the edge of the forest and pick berries,” he said. “It is long past berry season. They’ve all been picked and made into jam,” she replied. “Then let’s take a walk into the forest and gather chestnuts for roasting,” he said. […]

Halloween fever

Halloween fever

Many residences and businesses in Clarkston were in the Halloween spirit in the days leading up to Oct. 31. Some decorations were spooky, some fun, but all were presented in a tasteful way for all to enjoy.           — Photos by Matt Mackinder

PHIL IN THE BLANK: 20’s to roar again

In 10 weeks it will be the twenties once more, and I’ll be glad to be able to name the decade again. After the nineties, what decade were we in? The aughts, naughts, the ohs? And then that decade was followed by what, the tens? The teens? None of these labels seemed to have caught […]

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