School curriculum planning underway

Board members listened as Deputy Superintendent David Reschke informed them on the updated curriculum changes he is working toward for the 8-9 building. Clarkston Community Schools will require all students in grades 8-12 to earn academic credit. The eighth and ninth graders at Clarkston Junior High School will earn core competency points, which will serve […]

District considers new school start times

At the Nov. 29 School Board meeting, Deputy Superintendent David Reschke introduced information on school starting times recommendations. The changes administrators are now implementing for the 2005-06 school year will require the district to alter the school start times and update forms of transportation. Currently, 39 percent of Clarkston High School students utilize the district’s […]

Q & A with Dr. Skilling June 24

Anyone with a question about the current status or future of Oxford Community Schools can get it answered on Thursday, June 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center. Superintendent Dr. William Skilling and members of the Board of Education will be present to answer questions about anything related to […]

Oxford got the blues

The sounds of blues reigned supreme in Oxford this past weekend as the Hot Blues and BBQ Festival took over Oxford. ‘I think that it was very successful and one of our most successful to date,? said Steve Allen, festival executive director. Allen watched in delight as 3,000 people came and went throughout the weekend, […]

Country Cruise returns June 26

A 25-mile stretch of M-24 will be taken over by classic cars lovers and spectators during the Third Annual Lapeer Road Country Cruise on Saturday, June 26. Starting at noon, classic hot rods will be a fixture until 9 p.m. on M-24 between Lake Orion and Lapeer. ‘It’s a pretty fun time,? said Walt Wheeler, […]

Acts of kindness forge links in OMS chain

A paper-chain comprised of recorded acts of kindness by Oxford Middle School students was untangled and straightened out in the main hallway of OMS on June 16. And just like the Energizer bunny, it kept going, and going and going. The chain was the culmination of the middle school’s Chain Link Club’s efforts to try […]

Keeney named head coach of wrestling team

A coaching era in Oxford wrestling came to an end as the Oxford High School Athletic Department recommended to the Board of Education that Brad Keeney take over as varsity wrestling coach, effective immediately. ‘It’s a tremendous honor to be named Head Coach of a program like Oxford,? Keeney said. Keeney will take over for […]

Don’t cry for me, Clarkston

An 8-year-old little girl with a lot of potential joins the stage with the best of them at the Fisher Theater for the production of ‘Evita.? Cassia Ward, with her father Scott and mother Teresa, moved to the Clarkston area about four years ago. She attends Bailey Lake Elementary and is recieving plenty of recognition […]

My Reality

I have been working in the real world for over a month now- and let me be the first to say, I am not in Kansas anymore. People to meet, places to go and stories to write sums up a day in the life of Christina Ulaj. I think back to college, when I thought […]

You have the right to place your orders

The 2004 Volunteers in Action Toy Drive will have Clarkston police officers reporting to the scene. VIA coordinated another family night at Pete’s Coney II for Dec. 7. Clarkston police officers will serve as waitstaff in full uniform from 4-9 p.m. They will take orders, serve food and donate all gratuities to buy toys for […]