Clarkston Optimist Club shows great effort

Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Optimist club worked hard creating their float design for this year’s holiday parade. The group based their design on the Polar Express, to go along with the Chamber’s theme, The Heart of Clarkston Holiday Parade. The club was fortunate to have many volunteers ? three adults and 30 students […]

This match was made in real estate heaven

A young couple playing hard to get at the age of 13 turned into a married Clarkston couple that knows their way around the block. Once upon a time, Hank and Barb Hogan started their life together in Birmingham. Hank was the proud owner of the Eccentric Newspaper in Birmingham at the time. The couple […]

Ambassador’s bags are packed, she’s ready to go

Chelsea Rae Budrow, a fifth grader at North Sashabaw Elementary, has the opportunity to travel around the world with the ‘People to People? organization. Budrow was recommended by an anonymous individual from her school to be interviewed by the ‘People to People? Student Ambassadors Program. In order to participate in the interviewing process, an individual […]

Local resident earns role as Snow Queen

15-year-old Jenna Bartholme loves to dance. She started at the very young age of 2 as a student at Terri Newman’s Dance Shoppe in Waterford. Now, Jenna has turned her love for dance into a principle role in ‘The Nutcracker? at the Waterford Kettering High School Performing Arts Center. ‘Dance has always been a way […]

Clarkston student in cast of classic Christmas play

The holidays are just around the corner-and bells will be ringing in Detroit at the Music Hall Center for Performing Arts where 11-year-old Cameron Stefanski will participate in ‘A Christmas Carol.? Stefanski, a Clarkston Middle School student, enjoys his time at school and with friends, but always comes back to his love for the stage. […]

Hot Blues returns for three days of fun

No need to drive down south to enjoy the smooth sounds of the blues and the great smoky taste of bar-be-que because those two traditions of the south will invade downtown Oxford this weekend. Oxford will host numerous blues concerts during the Sixth Annual Hot Blues and BBQ, which will run June 17-19 in Centennial […]

39 school employees retire, save district $4-$4.5M

All good things must come to an end. At the Monday, May 24 Board of Education meeting held at Oxford Middle School, the district honored 25 teachers and 14 employees of the district who filed for retirement this year. For Daniel Axford Kindergarten teacher Pamela Collins, who has spent 34 of her 36 years teaching […]

Bud’s retiring!

After 36 years of instructing the young minds of Oxford High School students, Bud Rowley will be retiring from teaching at the end of the year. Even though he is retiring from teaching, football fans do not have to worry about the search for a new coach because Rowley will still be manning the sidelines […]

Contracts approved for International Residency

The Oxford International Residence Academy (OIRA) has cleared another hurdle as the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education approved the contracts with Beijing Consulting Company (BCC) and Crossroads for Youth. The board voted to approve with contracts 6-1 on Monday, May 28. Trustee Mary Stein cast the lone objection because she felt that the overall […]

Hadorn earn $7,500 SAMMY

The saying goes that drinking milk does a body good. But Oxford High School senior Nicholas Hadorn found out that milk also does the wallet good as he was selected as a recipient of the 2010 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award. Hadorn will receive a $7,500 college scholarship and a trip […]