Davisburg wrestling historian hooked since day one

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer In his 50 years as a fan of professional wrestling, Mark Bujan has certainly seen the ups and downs of the business. Growing up in Detroit, going to shows at Cobo Arena and Olympia Stadium and later attending Madison High School, where George “The Animal” Steele (real name […]

Lessons learned from Iacocca

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Longtime auto executive Lee Iacocca passed away July 2 at the age of 94 from Parkinson’s disease, and his life and death had a profound impact on Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “I got to know family very well during seven-plus years of working for them during some […]

Vehicles without drivers at camp

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students put their autonomous vehicles on the track to see if what they created during Everest STREAM Camp worked, July 26. Christian Lazzara found his vehicle didn’t follow the track on the first lap around. After tweaking it and lowering the speed, it worked. “Creative thinking is […]

Summer of invention

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Matthew McCormick kept adding more washers to his boat during Camp Invention last Thursday. He had made some adjustments to his boat to see if it could hold more than 68 washers before it started taking on water. The adjustments worked as he continued to add more […]

Clarkston grad Storrs reflects on past, future

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Dennis Storrs graduated from Clarkston High School in 1970, meaning his 50-year reunion is next year. “We had an opportunity the other night to get together with some people I used to play ball with, some I’ve known over 50 years,” said Storrs. “Some days it feels like […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Baseball futures

Let’s face it – every parent wants to see their kids succeed in whatever path interests them, correct? In an ever-changing world, there are ever-growing opportunities for kids to play sports, excel in academics, get jobs, play a musical instrument, work around the house, and do things that make them unique. Our two boys are […]

Field fun for SCAMP

Field fun for SCAMP

Joe Steger helps a SCAMPer with proper baseball form. Photo provided Clarkston Area Optimist Club members filled SCAMPers with hot dogs and summer fun at their annual field day. “We have to prepare 400 hot dogs in two hours because of the staff, the volunteers and the SCAMPers,” said Optimist Robin Brose at the July […]

Mural painting donated

Mural painting donated

Toni Smith, executive director of the Clarkston Community Historical Society, and Alex Gilford stand with the watercolor painting that was transformed into a mural at Union Woodshop in downtown Clarkston last year. Photo provided Clarkston native Alex Gilford, on behalf of the Detroit Institute of Arts, recently donated an original watercolor painting he created, “Village […]

Day to celebrate Independence

Clintonwood Park was the place to be following the parade for Independence Fest. There were activities for kids including inflatables to climb, animals to visit at the petting farm and cool water at the spray park. Many stayed the whole day and enjoyed eating summer favorites like snow cones, buying from local crafters, listening to […]