Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

ESTHERS celebrated the opening of their new office with a ribbon cutting and open house, June 13, at their new office at 9539 Dixie Highway. “We are so excited to bring this very important outreach program we have pioneered in Brazil to the metro-Detroit area this fall,” said Jennifer Sutherland, co-founder of the nonprofit organization. […]

Clarkston grad reflects on time as Brutus Buckeye

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Richard Johnson grew up in Clarkston, graduating from Clarkston High School in 2015. He then ventured to Ohio State University to pursue a welding engineering degree. Johnson graduated cum laude this past spring and is pursuing a master’s degree in the same realm with hopes to one day […]

New Clerk Neubeck excited to join township

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Cari Neubeck is the new clerk for Independence Township. And she could not be more excited. “It is all very surreal,” Neubeck said. “My journey has culminated back to where I began my municipal tenure in a place I’m proud to call home.” After being appointed to her […]

Kids Care works for community

Clarkston students worked to make a difference all year with Kids Care, a community service club at Clarkston High School founded by sophomore Nathan Dimmer and mentored by CHS teacher Marybeth Spicer. “I started Kids Care so CHS students could make positive contributions to the causes they believe in,” said Dimmer. “I’m looking forward to […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: 26.2 for 50

I’ve managed to keep kicking long enough for this planet to spin itself around a star 50 times, and for that I decided I wanted to do something special. When I noticed the Charlevoix Marathon was on my birthday, June 22, I figured that would do. Training was going fine for awhile. I was up […]

Scouts earn Gold Award honors

Emily Herrmann and Lauren Dombrowski, graduating seniors at Clarkston High School, were among 25 scouts honored by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan with the Gold Award. Herrmann installed an Outdoor Musical Playground at Depot Park for her Gold Award Project. Her inspiration stemmed from a choir classmate with Down Syndrome who always had a positive […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Summer, please?

The calendar might tell us it’s mid-June, but is summer really on the way? We’ve had enough rain this spring to think that Noah will emerge at some point, but I think we’ll all take that over the frigid temperatures and snow we had all winter. The Tigers are nearing the midway point of their […]

Cleaning up the beach to serve the community

By Maddie Kwasnik When my three friends and I were assigned a new project in our 10th grade Honors History class, we weren’t very thrilled. Another huge project we would have to indulge the next three months of our lives on, or so we presumed. “An ASL project,” our teacher explained to us – Academic […]

Writing contest

Three Pine Knob Elementary students were awarded Superstar Writer awards in the third annual Clarkston Kids Writing contest. One of their prizes was submission for publication in the Clarkston News. Now Clarkston High students, Evelyn Dice and Brooke Larkin started the contest in 2017 as a project in their English Language Arts class at Clarkston […]

Family friends across the generations

Family friends across the generations

The extended family gathered this past April in Ann Arbor. Heather and Nano are next to each other on the right. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the Coats family of Clarkston, a student exchange to Chile in 1976 sparked a friendship with the Sepulveda family spanning more than 40 years and […]