News in Brief

Student count day Today was Student Count Day throughout Michigan, determining school funding from the state based on the number of students in each district. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student. This year Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan predicted the district to be 100 students down on count day, which is equivalent to a loss of $751,000 […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: In adversity, check the accuracy of our thinking

This month, our community will commence its Well Being Campaign. This will include a variety of business, health, education, civic, government, and parent leaders coming together to discuss what it means for a child to be socially, emotionally, and physically well and the structures we have or can put in place to ensure the well-being […]

Family research reveals link to Clarkston founders

Family research reveals link to Clarkston founders

Jim Wenger of Independence Township, at left, with Mark Martin. Photo provided Fourth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Jim Wenger’s family roots run deep in Clarkston, all the way back to its founders. […]

Students pass life message at march

Students pass life message at march

From left, Everest Collegiate High School senior Clare Nalepa, Faith Formation Director Jill Swallow,  and senior Alex Legg participated in the March for Life. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clare Nalepa, the March for Life last week in Washington D.C. was personal. “My biological mother, who got pregnant […]

Show care for pups at Cupids and Canines

Show care for pups at Cupids and Canines

Erica McCarthy, operations manager for Canine Companions Rescue Center, at left, and Lori Lammon, board member, with some of their dogs in need of homes, Gizmo, a blind, senior Shih Tzu, and puppies Chloe and Lincoln. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Animal aficionados are asked to show their love by […]

Teaching future teachers

Teaching future teachers

Junior Ashley Graham works with Ben Ciarlone at Funshine preschool. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers in Clarkston’s Family and Consumer Science pathway teach about their profession and help students learn important life skills, both socially and academically. “All kids have relationships,” Family and Consumer Science teacher Jessica O’Rorke said. “The majority of […]

Fun on the ice

Fun on the ice

The weather was warm, but the ice was still slippery for Stephanie, Beckham, and Jordyn Mattei at Shiver by the River, last Saturday. See page 33 for more pictures from the annual event. Photo by Phil Custodio

Late night parking irks residents

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Parking has been a nightmare for downtown residents lately. “The same cars park in front of our houses, driveways, on the grass,” said E. Church Street resident Carole Sawyer to Clarkston City Council, Jan. 23. “They sit in their cars in front of our houses at one in the […]

Activist sidelined on committees

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Former City Council member Cory Johnston was taken off the proposed membership for one committee and tabled for another after former Council member Michael Sabol spoke out against him. “I don’t think we should put people on the committees, a man quoted as saying ‘I hate the city,’” Sabol […]

News in Brief

Assessing director Assistant Director of Accessing Christine Ritchie will serve as acting assessor with limited authority until a new assessor is hired, the Independence Township Board decided, Jan. 17. Interviews for a new director of accessing for Independence Township will start soon, said Supervisor Pat Kittle. Unemployment rate Matthew Gibb, deputy county executive of Oakland […]