Clarkston resident makes musical wishes come true

He lives in Clarkston- yet Craig Carrick travels to Northern Michigan to participate in the annual Nor-East’r Music & Arts Festival, where he makes peoples dreams come true. Carrick has a love for music. He grew up with the love and stays involved in music in any way. Carrick stumbled across the music festival in […]

July 15 forum for county commission candidates

Voters who have questions for District #1 Oakland County Commission candidates have a chance to ask them on Thursday, July 15. District #1 candidates will be at the Addison Township Hall, located at 1440 Rochester Rd., for a Candidate Forum beginning at 7 p.m., sponsored by League of Women Voters Oakland Area (LWVOA). According to […]

Cartner selected to play in all-star game

This past season for Oxford varsity softball was something truly special as they were able to capture the league title in their final Flint Metro League season and advance to regionals before losing. Graduating senior Kelly Cartner’s final season got a whole lot better as she was selected to participate in the Michigan High School […]

AmeriCorps members return to Crossroads

Crossroads for Youth had such a wonderful time with members from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) earlier this year, they invited them back for a second stint. President of Crossroads for Youth Dr. Janet McPeek described the first visit from AmeriCorps NCCC, which took place from mid-January to late-February of this year, being ‘so […]

Local inventor improves the fishing net

Oxford resident Ross Smith found his way into the United States Patent and Trademark Office after coming up with an improvement to the standard fishing net. Smith and his partner, Jeff Kempf of Shelby Twp., developed the Leverage Landing Net, a fishing net that allows a fisherman to keep one hand on the fishing rod […]

CHS band finishes in top place

Scott Medlen, Josh Fink, Billy Freed and Aaron Bedor are ‘Vanilla Curve.? The four young men with a very big dream brought their talent to the Clarkston High School stage to compete against 18 bands in the Battle of the Bands Competition.. The boys received 199 points out of a possible 200, great for their […]

Disability awareness comes by learning to do without

Clarkston Community Schools hosted their second Disability Awareness Day program on Nov. 10. Daniel Ralston is a parent with a student with a disability. Ralston came to Clarkston schools and suggested they start the program. Originally, the district started the program in just one building, Springfield Plains Elementary, to experience first hand the amount of […]

New state law requires ‘parental involvement’

‘Do we need to tell schools across the state that you have to have parent involvement?? said Dr.Al Roberts, superintendent. The Clarkston school district is implementing new guidelines to the current parent involvementpolicy. PA107 is a new law that requires school boards across the state to have a policy and plan on parental/guardian involvement. This […]

Clarkston schools recognize employees

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education nominated 16 people for first quarter employee recognition awards. These individuals were acknowledged at the regular school board meeting on Nov. 8. Each had their turn at the front podium and listened while co-workers spoke kind words on their behalf. Each nominee received a beautiful desk clock engraved […]

Board approves 1st budget amendment

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved the 2004-05 budget amendment number 1 at their Nov. 8 school board meeting. The new amendment was introduced by Bruce Beamer, executive director of business and financial services. This past summer, the board approved a $69,580,042 budget. However, the expenditures have already reached $71,550,210.Beamer asked the board […]