PHIL IN THE BLANK: Who can handle the truth?

Nick Sioma was supposed to be a fairly straight-forward story for the holidays, a man helping out his neighbors by alerting authorities their house was on fire (Activist looks at dark side of 5G promise,” page 20). Something for the Public Safety page, a bit of kudos for a job well done. I would hope […]

New buses

New buses

From left, Derek Smith, Independence Township Parks, Recreation, and Seniors director; Barbara Rollin, seniors supervisor; Jerry Ellis, driver; Theresa Gordon, parks and rec; and Madonna Van Fossen, SMART Oakland County Ombudsman worked to update the township bus fleet. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Folks needing a ride to the doctor’s or for shopping have […]

WENDI’S WORD: New beginnings

The torn up wrapping paper is put away. The new toys are scattered throughout the house and a new year is here with the brightness of new beginnings and new resolutions to go with it. I don’t have new goals, just to continue on working on the goals I already have with each week evaluating […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Don’t listen to experts this New Year’s

Someone has said that an expert is anyone who is more than 100 miles away and you have to pay to talk to them. Our culture is full of experts. There are experts out there who will tell you that the economy is lousy –you’ll never get that career you’ve always wanted. You’re marriage is […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Turn to God for the answers

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Hanukkah Sameach, Blessed Kwanza, io Saturnalia, Happy Holidays! One of the great things about Christmas, especially this year, is that it offers a distraction from the news of the day. I turn the radio to the Christmas music channel, sing along to all the old favorites and even occasionally hear […]

Downtown dentist

Dr. Daniel Durance, D.D.S., recently joined Michigan Main Street Dentistry in a full time position now that Dr. John Stevenson, D.D.S. has fully retired after over 30 years of practicing dentistry in downtown Clarkston. Dr. Durance is a 2017 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry. Originally from Midland, he attended Albion […]

Christmas collection for Lighthouse

Christmas collection for Lighthouse

Girl Scouts donated personal care items to residents in need. Photo provided Girl Scout Troop 75949 donated 400 bottles of lotion and over 80 bottles of hand soap to help stock the Lighthouse Clarkston pantry on Dixie Highway, Dec. 5. Clarkston’s Lighthouse location serves residents who are facing economic hardship by providing food and resources, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Community crew

The sense of community was strong inside the newly renamed Dan Fife Field House as family and friends shared lessons they learned from the legendary coach. I had to watch out for past-tense references in the story I wrote about it, because it was starting to sound like a collection of eulogies – the posthumous […]

Christmas Jungle

Christmas Jungle

Clarkston High School’s fan section The Jungle, in Christmas regalia at last Friday’s game, can compete in the Battle of the Fans contest, hosted by Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council. Schools can submit a short YouTube video of their cheering sections in action at school sporting events. Deadline is Jan. 12. Nine […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Imagination fires up education

Over the past few months, I have used my Words From the Sup’t column to reflect on five “power” words that reflect our commitment to creating a positive learning environment in Clarkston: our students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported. Today, I’m thinking about our engaged community and the many ways […]