What ‘MATT’ers: Back in the flow?

To say that being named the editor of The Clarkston News is a thrill for me is quite the understatement. First, our building was closed on March 20 due to the COVID-19 spread, and then we were laid off nearly two weeks later. Getting the call to return to work was a sign things were […]

Dental offices: ‘Safest, and have been the safest’

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Sherry Regiani knows people have concerns and fears about going back to the dentist as dental, medical and veterinary offices began reopening to non-emergency care to patients last Friday. Regiani, from Regiani Holistic Dental Center, located at 10435 S. Ortonville Rd. Suite B in Clarkston, wants to […]

‘Mayor of Whippleville’ celebrates 92nd birthday

‘Mayor of Whippleville’ celebrates 92nd birthday

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Like most celebrating birthdays these days, Jim Gates had to settle for drive-by well-wishes from area residents. Gates, who turned 92 last month, was honored with a parade that came by his residence on Whipple Lake. “The parade was my son Brendan’s idea,” said local resident Dana Fortinberry. “He […]

Wendi’s Word: Hot Wheels and books

Hello everyone out in quarantine land! How is the stay-home order treating you? Me? Just getting back into the groove as much as I can with a lot of events being cancelled or postponed on our return to The Clarkston News. What isn’t cancelled? Continuing to write out to-do lists. It helps focus and I […]

Locals play ball, go camping with Tigers

Locals play ball, go camping with Tigers

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkstonites laughed and smiled as they met for lunch in early March and shared stories from Detroit Tigers Fantasy Baseball Camp from this year and previous years. Danny Beer, Sam Hoff, Kevin Pesta, Gus Ploss and Kirk Stegmeyer were just a few of 150 campers during this […]

Area women honored with 100th birthday celebrations

Area women honored with 100th birthday celebrations

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Even during this COVID-19 pandemic, two Clarkston women were able to celebrate their 100th birthdays recently, albeit in a modified setting. Esther Armstrong and Madelyn Stobbe hit the century mark over the past month, and each were honored with drive-by parties. What is the secret to living 100 years […]

Father-son band rocks local music scene

Father-son band rocks local music scene

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Special to the Clarkston News Local rocker Ron Tippin spent a year creating his band Widetrack’s newest album, The Unwakening. For the first time, he had a collaborator – his son, Zach Tippin. “It’s just been a really nice symbiotic kind of thing where we’re checking each other’s stuff out,” said Ron, […]

Phil in the Blank: Farewell after many years with CNews

Phil in the Blank: Farewell after many years with CNews

I write this in hopes everyone is well, the lockdown is at least starting to wind down, and Clarkston-area businesses are or will soon be reopening. The Clarkston News and the other Sherman Publications are printing again, which is good. Unfortunately, I’m not actually here with them – I’m moving to Alabama, where I have […]

Cyclists’ two-continent journey ends

Cyclists’ two-continent journey ends

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Special to the Clarkston News A two-year, 20,000-mile bike ride from Alaska to Argentina has come to a close for Chris Haag of Clarkston and his wife, Sophie George “I’m looking forward to seeing my dog, and there is something appealing about not having to find a place to dig a hole […]

Sunflower Market continues with pick-up on Wednesdays

Clarkston Family Farm continues to keep their Sunflower Market open on Wednesdays with a few changes. It’s open from 12-4 p.m. for pre-order curbside pick-up with Executive Director Chelsea O’Brien with her daughter, Delaney, and son, Aiden, putting orders together and delivering to vehicles. “It’s wonderful,” Chelsea said. “It’s just four hours and we will […]