Top honors in scouting

Top honors in scouting

By Brandon Kathman Special to the Clarkston News Scouting’s local Pontiac-Manito District has recognized two Clarkston volunteers for exceptional service during the 2021-22 program year, naming Pack 163’s Chris Chwasz “Cubmaster of the Year” and Troop 189’s Sherry Snudden “Committee Chair of the Year.” “Keeping with tradition, we appreciate and recognize the dedication of all […]

Biking for a cause

Biking for a cause

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Pop quiz question: What do you get when you mix a cross-country cycling journey, small-town America, and an international, humanitarian cause? Answer: An adventure of a lifetime. Kathryn Giroux is on a mission. She’s setting out on a solo bike touring expedition cycling coast to coast more than 4,000 […]

Reviving history

Reviving history

Eighth grade students from Clarkston Junior High went to Clarkston’s Lakeview Cemetery recently for their Academic Service Learning project under the guidance of Christine Rogers and Alex Sennabaum. The students chose individuals buried in the cemetery and researched who they were and how they contributed to the history of Clarkston. The students then made videos […]

Ducks rescued

Ducks rescued

A duck family (11 ducklings) were spotted at Sashabaw Middle School on June 8, right in front of the school by the main office windows, trying to get back to the pond area in the middle of the school. A group of staff collected all of them. Parents of SMS art teacher Megan Lipke (pictured […]

A Look Back for June 15, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Local man counts beans – literally: Al and Andy Welch accepted the keys to a snazzy red Ford Explorer after Al correctly guessed the number of coffee bags inside the parked car as part of the Clarkston Farmer Jack store’s grand re-opening. For doing so, […]

Clarkston resident takes on new leadership role

Clarkston resident takes on new leadership role

Clarkston resident Barb Timm was recently installed as president of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Michigan State Chapter on May 14 at the statewide convention held in Troy. She is a member of Chapter AW in Clarkston. PEO is a philanthropic organization which provides scholarships, loans and grants to female students worldwide who are pursuing […]

A Look Back for June 8, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 It’s yes: A proposal for a new elementary schools and renovations at most existing buildings was narrowly approved by Clarkston voters. The $57,650,00 bond proposal passed 2,897 to 2,676. Results were received around 9:25 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education […]

Scout cleaning up cemetery

Scout cleaning up cemetery

By Brandon Kathman Special to the Clarkston News A local scout is refurbishing the final resting places of Clarkston’s first families at Lakeview Cemetery, fulfilling his final requirement for the rank of Eagle Scout. “I chose this project because a love for history has always been a part of my life,” James LaZar, 17, said. […]

A Look Back for June 1, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Evans second in hurdles: Four years of sweat, hard work and determination all came down to one 14-second span for Clarkston High School senior Chris Evans at the MHSAA Class A Track and Field State Championship. Evans broke his own record in the 110-meter hurdles […]