Blue and Gold United fundraiser gives more support

By Wendi Reardon Price Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston Athletics finished June sharing an update about their #BlueandGoldUnited fundraiser, in support of the Oxford community. The department raised over $15,000 with over 135 yard signs sold. They also placed over 500 orders from the shirt sale, which included orders from ten different state with over […]

A Look Back for July 13, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 This is BEAR Country: Clarkston kids used their imagination in dressing up their favorite Teddy bears for a picnic as part of the summer reading program at the Independence Township Library, July 10. The program, dubbed BEAR (Be Eager About Reading) Country, brought kids something […]

Teaching robotics at camps

By Wendi Reardon Price Clarkston News Staff Writer The last two weeks Team RUSH 27 Robotics students were leading the way for younger students in five camps. Senior Leo Gach led RUSH Junior Robotics and Vex123, for grades 1-3, which was held in the afternoon with two one-week sessions. “We are having them program these […]

A Look Back for July 6, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Owner of unfinished Main St. house receives ultimatum: The Independence Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 at their July 1 meeting to have the township attorney draft a document, ordering township Bob Martin to complete exterior construction on his Main Street home within 30 days […]

Seeing shapes at the library

Seeing shapes at the library

There is more to do at the Clarkston Independence District Library than just read and check out books. The Clarkston Community Women’s Club, the Friends of the Library, and the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club recently joined together to fund and install an interactive garden kaleidoscope at the library last week created by artist Bob […]

GM donates $500K to new Sloan Museum of Discovery in Flint for STEM exhibits, programs

GM donates $500K to new Sloan Museum of Discovery in Flint for STEM exhibits, programs

Sloan Museum of Discovery in Flint and General Motors have announced a partnership that will honor the legacy of General Motors founder William “Billy” C. Durant while supporting the museum’s STEM exhibits and programs. Through a donation of $500,000 from GM, Sloan Museum’s new vehicle gallery will be named The Durant Gallery when it opens […]

A Look Back for June 29, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Carol’s Village Grill, building sold: Regulars at Carol’s Village Grill said their good-byes to Don and Carol Borngesser, who had owned the restaurant at the corner of Main and E. Washington streets in downtown Clarkston for 12 years. Carol’s was officially sold to new owner […]

Local soldier balancing Army life with motherhood

Local soldier balancing Army life with motherhood

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor When U.S. Army Capt. Justine Bolten found out she was pregnant in August of 2020, like most women, she was filled with happiness and joy. However, there was an underlying feeling of anxiousness about this new chapter in her life. “It felt like I was just starting my career, […]

Issues with roads? RCOC unveils upgraded app

Need to report a pothole or missing sign? Looking for a list of road construction projects? The Road Commission for Oakland County has recently upgraded its app making it easier for residents to report issues and find real-time traffic updates and other information. The app is free through Apple or Google app stores by searching […]

A Look Back for June 22, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Kids, seniors connect: An end-of-the-year outing for 18 second-graders from Andersonville Elementary turned out to be not only educational and fun, but a first-time intergenerational experience for some of them as well. The students visited Hart Community Center where they shared stories on everything from […]