Athlete of the Week: Champion of the lanes

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Senior Drew Sagowitz opened his bowling season as OAA Singles Champion. He bowled games of 166, 212 and 268 to qualify fourth in the tournament with the Clarkston Boys Varsity Bowling team. He defeated three opponents in match play rounds to become champion. Sagowitz said going into […]

Volunteers fill church for Shoes

Volunteers fill church for Shoes

Kyle Roland and Rich Hansen joined dozens of other volunteers to help kids get the winter clothes they need. Photos by Phil Custodio The streets and parking lots were covered in snow, but inside Oakland Woods Baptist Church was warm and toasty as dozens of volunteers helped more than 300 kids pick out shoes, boots, […]

Athlete of the Week: Kick for the win

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer As senior Jermaine Roemer was getting ready to kick his 30-yard field goal in the MHSAA Division 1 Football State Championship, his mom was in the Ford Field stands saying her mantra. “Over the branch and out to the road,” shared Gina, Jermaine’s mother, explaining their side […]

Scouts pack DRAW buckets

Scouts pack DRAW buckets

Cub Scouts of Clarkston Pack 163 gathered to help DRAW. Photo provided The Cub Scouts of Clarkston Pack 163 have been learning about giving back to the community this holiday season. Along with area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts they participated in the Scouting for Food program this month, gathering groceries for area food banks. […]

Man talked down off downtown roof

A 21-year-old Brandon Township man’s brother called the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to inform them his brother was on the roof of a downtown Clarkston Restaurant, feeling suicidal, 11:59 a.m., Nov. 9. Deputies found the 21-year-old on the roof of the Union Woodshop restaurant, a two-story building. He had climbed a ladder and scaled a […]

Season starts for Coats drive

Season starts for Coats drive

Sheriff Michael Bouchard with Genisys staff and 98.7 AMP radio staff at the Coats for the Cold kickoff. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer “Coats for the Cold” Coat Drive celebrated their 30th year last week with a kick-off event at Clarkston’s Genisys Credit Union. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard […]

A Look Back for September 27, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Thousands turn out for crafts festival” Fall officially kicked off during the weekend with the 28th Annual Crafts and Cider Festival. An estimated 5,000-10,000 people attended the event held by the Clarkston Community Historical Society. “Raisin’ funds and havin’ fun” Bailey Lake Elementary held their […]

Outgoing performances at camp

Kids took over the stage last week at Clarkston High School during Musical Theatre Camp. The campers, going into third through seventh grade, performed numbers from popular musicals as they learned choreography, singing techniques and a few pointers for “I Hope I Get It” from “A Chorus Line,” “Topsy Turvy” from Disney’s “Hunchback of Notre […]

Athletes of the Week: League champs

Local sluggers broke a tiebreaker to win their championship. The Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors team Michigan Center for Orthopedic Surgery, sponsored by Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu, won the North Oakland Baseball League Championship on July 29. The game was decided in a tiebreaker format after seven innings of regulation play. To win the Boys […]