History from veterans who served

History from veterans who served

World War II veterans Anthony  Rand, at left, and Frank Quinlan. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders learned about World War II on a more personal level last week as they listened to veterans’ first-hand accounts. The all-day speaking event allowed students to listen to a veteran […]

News in Brief

Spring forward Turn your clocks ahead an hour this Sunday morning, as Daylight Savings begins, March 12. You’ll lose an hour, but you’ll get it back in the fall. Yoga for SCAMP, Blessings in Backpack Kathy Noble teaches Yin Yoga every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m. at Clarkston Hot Yoga. This is a donation-based class, […]

Family history in downtown

Family history in downtown

Les Haight, holding a photo of the log home in Clarkston. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Fourth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. Five generations of Leslie Lynn Haight’s family have or are currently living in Clarkston. “That I […]

Mad Science

Mad Science

Keegan Eubanks, Mark Kluska, Kylie Dunfield and Anna Katakowski watch to see whether metal or wood melts ice faster. Photo by Jessica Steeley Students at Clarkston Elementary learned about friction and its impact on temperature during Mad Science, an after-school program. Students took turns using friction to heat up objects, such as thermometers and sand […]

Two points more

Two points more

Junior CJ Robinson scores as the Wolves defeated Bloomfield Hills last Friday, 82-42. Photo by Larry Wright

Legacy of leadership

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Mikayla Ferer’s memory will live on through her family and friends, and for future students at her alma mater, the Mikayla Ferer Memorial Scholarship. The Clarkston High School LEAD Program created the scholarship program in honor of Ferer, a leader and sports standout who graduated from the high school […]

Poets make voices heard

Poets make voices heard

Senior Emily Greatorex makes a point in her poem. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Student poets received snaps and cheers as they performed serious and resounding messages during the Third Annual Voices for Change Poetry Slam on Friday, Feb. 24. Topics ranged from coping with mental illness to romance […]

10 years of Angels’ Place Race

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Angels’ Place Race is celebrating 10 years of running to help people in need. “We’re expecting more runners and more prizes,” said organizer Paul Maxwell at a benefit fund raiser for the race, Feb. 23, at Mr. B’s Roadhouse. “It’s the 10th anniversary of the 10 kilometer run,” Maxwell […]

New play pieces planned for park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The days of the woodframed playground equipment at Depot Park may be numbered, based on recommendations of the Friends of Depot Park. The committee has been reviewing the playground for the past year, said Friends member Ken Ermer to Clarkston City Council, Feb. 27. “It’s time to make a […]

Safety path extension off Clintonwood

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Walkers and runners in the southeast township neighborhoods will soon be able to go farther in safety. The Independence Township Board accepted a proposal from Nowak & Fraus, an engineering firm, for a Clintonville Road Safety Path Project for up to $88,606. The new 4,500 feet of pathway […]