Teachers, staff honored

The Board of Education recognized 21 Clarkston Community School staff members with Winter Employee Recognition Awards and certificates of appreciation, Feb. 13. The teachers, aides, paraeducators, secretaries, and support staff from the Early Childhood Center to the high school and administration building included: Jill Haslinger, Kids Connection teacher, Early Childhood Center; Pat Webb, Funshine teacher, […]

News in Brief

School admins hired Lori Banaszak was hired as administrator of technology integration, $84,244 to start, topping out at $103,609; and Mary Ellen Roe was approved as the new director of marketing, $72,899-$89,656, at the Feb. 13 school board meeting. Two instructional staff members were also added to the district’s shared service program at Auburn Hills […]

Parking committee seeks more data

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston’s Parking Committee will soon be hitting the streets downtown, collecting their own data on where and when people park. “Let’s find out for ourselves – how many parking spaces are in the city for real,” said committee member Erich Lines, at the committee’s first meeting, Feb. 15. “We […]

Command truck in action

When a fire alarm went off on Holcomb Road, Monday morning, the Independence Township Fire Department’s new command truck was the first fire vehicle at the scene. There wasn’t a fire, but if there was, the truck could have been used to start fighting it. The new command truck, costing $230,000, has a water tank […]

Practical experience in town

Practical experience in town

From left are ISE students Sai  Jagadish Bodapati, Dustin Shurlow, and Isabel Hammen, with Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. Photo provided BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Oakland University Engineering Professor Larry Osentoski wanted his students to experience a municipal project, so he brought them to his hometown of Clarkston. “I sat down with Pat […]

Ready to dance

Ready to dance

John and Alexiana Alaniz were all dressed up for the Clarkston Daddy Daughter Dance, Feb. 11, at Clarkston High School. They joined crowds of girls and their dads at the Valentine’s weekend celebration, with punch, cookies, DJ, and lots of photos and memories. Photo by Phil Custodio

Honors for helpers of kids in need

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Making school successful for kids with special needs takes special people. Those people are due to be honored with Sparkle Awards. “You can be nominated as a student, bus driver, cafeteria person, anyone can be nominated who goes above and beyond for a child who has an IEP […]

Engineering expertise earned in classroom

Engineering expertise  earned in classroom

From left are engineering students, senior Will Ephlin, senior Josh Knotts, and junior Trinity Roodbeen. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston students interested in engineering, the Engineering and Design Technology pathway in career tech offers career skills and software knowledge. Pathway teacher Laura Kalinowski has a variety of […]

Investments up slightly for township

Township Treasurer Paul Brown presented the 2016 Fourth Quarterly Investment Report at the Feb. 7 Independence Township Board meeting. During that quarter, the township had a small increase in investment opportunities. Independence Township has a portfolio value of $33,444,546. Of the portfolio holdings, 43 percent are invested in Federal Agency issues, 24 percent in checking/savings […]

Condo project would impact golf course

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Neighbors called “fore” on a new residential condomimium development on Pine Knob Golf Course, and township officials stepped in with a special meeting, Jan. 30. “There had been a lot of misunderstanding of what the owner of Pine Knob had been working on for the past couple of […]