Poverty’s effect on Clarkston

During the last couple of months for my Language Arts class, I have worked on a project to answer the question “What attributes lead to poverty in Clarkston?” This question came to mind after reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. In this classic, Lee illustrated the characteristics in different people based on how […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Christmas is messy and real

A pastor sees a beautiful Nativity set on the table of a family she is visiting. It is an absolutely exquisite porcelain manger scene. Pointing to it she asks the 5 year old in the family, “Do you know what this is?” The little boy replies, “Yes, it’s breakable.” This fun little story makes me […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A call to talk to settlers’ descendents

Dear Editor, This is a call to all descendants who live in Clarkston, Independence Township, and Springfield Township, who can trace their family’s residence in this area back at least 100 years, whether directly or indirectly! The Clarkston News is writing an article about a “descendant” family in each of their monthly issues which go […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Importance of Gospel at Christmas

As we celebrate the Christmas season, we are reminded of the wonderful truths of the gospel. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost” (1 Timothy 1:15). Christmas is about Christ’s miraculous birth to provide salvation for the world (John 3:16). The Bible makes […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hirings cause for concern for reader

Dear Editor, Reading last week’s news the Clarkston Community Schools was hiring more techno staff and a publicity flak was dismaying (“New admin hires for schools,” Nov. 23). Progenitors of techno oriented instruction, British firm Pearson PLC, is losing money as their profit dog “Common Core” fails to hunt. Some of their apps more than […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for appreciation of veterans

Dear Editor, In reading our local paper we came across the article “A time to remember” (by Kate Konczal, Independence Township Building Department, Page 26, Nov. 9). The picture in the article looked familiar and I suddenly realized it was a picture of the rear bumper of our car. She was writing about Mom and […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Be grateful to God even now

It can be hard to be grateful when things don’t go your way, when you are fearful of the changes that are coming. It may be difficult to be grateful when your body is sick or diseased, or when you are in the middle of a financial challenge. Gratitude may be the last thing you […]

Letters to the Editor

Loss of Bart Clark still reverberates Dear Editor, That he came “home” would have been enough; a kind of symmetry for our community to have a tie back to the core root of its history. There was so much more he gave and meant to us individually and to our community. We are better off […]

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