Kicks for Mik keeps legacy alive

Mikayla Ferer’s legacy was on full display on June 2 when over 100 people gathered for the “Kicks for Mik” Kickball Tournament at Clarkston High School. Ferer was 23 years old when she passed away in a car accident on Feb. 13, 2017. “Her loss left a hole in the hearts of all those that […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Thoughts on graduation

Last Monday, 646 Clarkston High School graduates crossed the stage at DTE Energy Theatre, stepping into the next chapter of their life story. I shook hands with each one, and in their eyes I saw the full range of emotion that comes with beginnings and endings: excitement, pride, anticipation, satisfaction, a little nervousness, and overwhelming […]

Nation-wide effort needed to fight domestic abuse

Women across the United States are being tortured mentally and physically, with no escape route. Why is this happening? Abusive relationships. All over the country, women are being targeted by the partners they believe they love and are being loved by, causing the problem of abusive relationships to become more and more common. In order […]

Veterans roundtable

Veterans roundtable

Clarkston’s Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin met with local veterans at a roundtable discussion, May 19, at the Holly Area Veterans’ Resource Center in the Karl Richter Community Center in Holly. The Eighth District representative discussed physical and mental health, Veterans Administration, job opportunities, possible defense contracts for Michigan, and other issues with the vets. The center […]

Entrepreneur up for national award

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor David L. Stone, Esq., of Independence Township is up for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, after being named a finalist in the Michigan-Northwest Ohio region. “It’s an honor,” said Stone, president and co-founder of the HR-administration company Trion Solutions. “There are a lot of great entrepreneurs […]

Downtown art

Downtown art

Mary Marple of Lake Orion set up her easel in the alley behind The Clarkston News building, May 16, for some art work. “I just like the old buildings, the tile roof, the atmosphere, there’s a lot of figures going by,” said Marple, a member of the Thursday Brushes art group. The group from around […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Memories of service

I recently joined a Facebook group, “Desert Storm photos,” where people post their old snapshots from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm back in the ’90s. I posted one of me as an E-4 Army soldier on latrine duty, which involved filling a half barrel we had been using as […]

More counselors to help save our teens

By Micaela Hohlbein According to the Detroit Free Press, on Feb. 3, 2018, Shealynn Pobuda, age 14, became the third student in the small town of Kingsley, Mich., to take their own life. All three happened within months. All across America, teen suicide continues to grow at a rapid pace. School counselors need to check […]

Honors for art

Clarkston High School artists Kendrew Groff and Sam Moyet earned honors from the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s Regional High School Art Competition (RHSAC). Juried by Sue O’Connor, the 2019 RHSAC exhibition includes 78 total works, selected from more than 230 entries, created across all mediums by Michigan student artists in grades 9-12. Of those works, […]

Local finds passion in disc golf

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Will Goeringer is gearing up for the Professional Disc Golf Association United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, June 7-9. Not only is he the only player from Clarkston competing but it is being held at a close spot – Kensington Metropark in Milford. “It’s really cool,” he […]