Music magic in the park

Music magic in the park

Melissa Wickson belts out a song. Photos by Phil Custodio Fans of the Woodstock-era, ’60s music filled Depot Park for last Friday’s Concert in the Park featuring Magic Bus. Defying cloudy skies and occasional rain, the band rocked the park, with Mark Harrington on guitar, vocals, and percussion; Dave Mielke, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion; Steve […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer on the Go

There’s been some backlash to the Pokemon Go-ers out and about in downtown Clarkston, especially Depot Park. Some commentators on our Facebook page can’t stand them, and criticized us for promoting or otherwise not condemning the activity. When first seeing people shambling about with their faces buried in their phones, yes, that is unnerving. Are […]

Runner shares lifelong lessons

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer “The more you put in to it, the more you get out of it.” That’s good advice for life in general, but the boys on the Holly High School Cross Country team have run with it. Many of them have achieved state qualification, and if you ask, they’ll […]

Keiser’s Role: #Brexit

A couple weeks ago my Facebook feed was lighting up with the “#Brexit” and a lot of my friends were talking about the vote which took place on June 23, 2016. I’ll admit I had no idea what they were talking about and why this event was so important. For those not in the know, […]

Riding to help children of the fallen

Riding to help children of the fallen

About 60 American Legion Riders rolled into the American Legion Chief Pontiac Post 377, in Independence Township at about 10 a.m. on Friday, June 24. The riders were taking part in the Michigan Legacy Ride where they left from Garden City to Independence, to Oscoda to stay over night, then from Oscoda to Lewiston, to […]

Robotics Camp

Campers cheered as their robots successfully went through the tasks set in front of them during RUSH Robotics Camp last week. Campers had a four day taste of what they could do during the FIRST LEGO League as they learned about NXT robotics including programming and sensors during the camp. They built their robots and […]

Local author reaches for stars

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer What would happen if 10 humans were abducted by aliens for a tournament where the humans have to fight to see if Earth is worthy? Clarkston native and author Travis J. Thompson answers the question in his series Tournament of the Worlds. Thompson will be at Clarkston Independence […]

Blankets for kids

Blankets for kids

During field day fun outside at Sashabaw Middle School, June 10, students also worked hard inside to make 126 blankets for Children’s Hospital, Genesys, Hurley, and other medical facilities, for their Academic Service Learning project. Photo by Phil Custodio

PHIL IN THE BLANK: A knightly lesson

In one of my favorite scenes from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the king of Swamp Castle is instructing his guards to make sure the prince doesn’t leave the room until he comes and gets him. It’s not easy. “Don’t leave the room even if you come and get him,” the guard says. “No, […]

New training groups for Back Roads starting in July

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor New this year for the Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon and 10K/5K is a partnership with Socially Motivated Wellness for training groups. “They’ll run the park course. People are excited about that,” said Deanna McColl Hart of High Five Races, organizer. “It’s good for people who want […]