SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Power of transformation

I’m not sure that I completely buy into the whole Big Bang Theory idea. I mean, who was there to hear it? Like the saying goes, “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a noise?” Or my favorite version, “If a man speaks […]

Community puts on parade for champs

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Once the Clarkston Wolves had their state trophy in hand, community leaders sprang into action to organize a parade for the team in less than half a week. Festivities are set to begin at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 29, at Depot Park with a pep rally. The parade […]

Revival restaurant opening

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dan Nestorovski , owner of Pizza Dolce in Independence Township, is expanding with a new restaurant off Dixie Highway. His new Revival Eatery restaurant will feature the culinary talents of Chef Chad Barrett and Chef Matt Bray, Clarkston High School class of 2003 graduate. Nestorovski opened Pizza Dolce at […]

Power of optimism

Power of optimism

Clarkston Optimist Club Essay Contest winners, from left, Jack Gibbs, Gold; Grace Nolan, Silver; and Nathan Zimmer, Bronze. Photo by Phil Custodio Three student writers earned honors and cash prizes in the Clarkston Area Optimists Club Essay Contest. Topic for the 700-800 word essays was “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges.” The winners were invited […]

Memories of Mr. Ford and a Model A

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Nearly 90 years ago Henry Ford changed one local family’s lives. The year was 1930. Robert Beattie was working his 640-acre farm with his brother, John, one summer’s day when a Model A pulled up to the fence. “Which one of you is Robert Beattie?” asked the man […]

Writer honored for sci-fi short story

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Aspiring artists and writers from the Midwest were honored at the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including one of Clarkston’s own students, senior Emma Lohmeier. Lohmeier received a medal and honorable mention for her short story “Waiting for Inevitability” in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category during the awards […]

Book shares memories of son’s life

Book shares memories of son’s life

Dr. Nedra Downing’s new book is a memoir of her son, Tom Hollar. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dr. Nedra J. Downing’s new book “When Tom Went West” is personal for the author, sharing the story of her son, Tom Hollar. “Its purpose is to remember Tom and go through […]

Success at regionals for Destination Imagination

The North Sashabaw Elementary fifth grade team is heading to the Destination Imagination State Tournament after success at the regional tournament, March 11. The fifth graders competed at the middle school level because they have one team member in sixth grade at Sashabaw Middle School. “Despite it being their first year doing improv and being […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Consider kids in decisions

In the last couple weeks, there’s been some discussion about the Clarkston Community School district possibly starting the week before Labor Day, which is earlier than usual. The Board of Education and the school district have yet to decide whether they will start before Labor Day or not, though many community members have already voiced […]

Mountaineers sing story of Godspell

Mountaineers sing story of Godspell

Andrew Stafford as John the Baptist sings a call to the crowd. Photos by Jessica Steeley   BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Godspell 2012 creates a new-age twist on the story of Jesus Christ, helping modern audiences understand the message better. Everest Collegiate High School and Academy students have been rehearsing the musical […]

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