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From left are Knights of Columbus Council 15967 members John Greaves, Geoff Wright, Robert Reinelt, and Jerry Roberts. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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First year success for Clarkston Knights

Knights of Columbus Council 15967 is celebrating a successful first year in Clarkston. Based at St. Daniel Catholic Community, the council used to be part of Council 5436, which served St....more >>
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Honored in math and science

The Clarkston Foundation for Public Education invited 30 students to breakfast, Feb. 12, for Student Recognition Awards Mathematics and Science. The students, who were selected by teachers, demonstrate a love of learning, work ethic, and academic integrity, said Gary Kaul, Clarkston High School principal....more >>
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Nicole Cummings and Leanne Stickle are the new coaches for Clarkston Girls Lacrosse. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)

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Coaches bring love of lacrosse to teams

Leanne Stickle and Nicole Cummings are ready for the snow to melt and for spring to begin as they take the helm for Clarkston Girls Lacrosse Program. Stickle steps into the position of head coach for the varsity team and Cummings will coach the junior varsity team....more >>
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The Clarkston band Sail is, from left, Anthony Fink, Jarrett Holtslag, Thomas Lowe, Ray Shaffer, and Jimmy Redman. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Battle win fills Sail with success

The Clarkston band Sail is heading for the sky after winning their first Battle of the Band competition in Birmingham. "They're really hitting their groove," said Cherie Lowe of Independence Township, band manager and mother of drummer Thomas Lowe....more >>
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Sandy Ritter holds a couple awards she earned over 37 years of service at Oakland Community College. Photo by Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)

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Ritter remembers decades of service

When Sandy Ritter officially retired as trustee for Oakland Community College on Jan.1 after almost 37 years of service, she had the honor of being the longest serving board member in the history of the college....more >>
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Madeline, at left, and Olivia Maday are organizing the Voices of Change poetry slam at the high school this Friday. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Make voices heard at poetry slam

Organizing the poetry slam Voices for Change, organizers Olivia Maday and Madeline Maday have faced some hard choices. The sisters, both students at Clarkston High School, received about 60 poetry submissions from classmates, which they and committee members had to narrow down to 31....more >>
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Executive Director Penny Shanks will take many memories of Clarkston as she retires as executive director. File photo (click for larger version)

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Memories to endure for Penny Shanks

As she brings her 18 years with the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce to a close, one of Penny Shanks' enduring memories has to do with team building. "It was a team-building road rally," recalled Shanks, executive director of the chamber....more >>
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Arlene Morence of Davisburg, at left, with her friend Debbie Misner, donated a foot of hair to Locks of Love. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Lots of hair for Locks of Love

Arlene Morence of Davisburg faces the winter cold of 2015 without the long hair she had last year, but it's for a good cause. Morence, 71, donated about 12 inches of her formerly lengthy tresses to Locks of Love....more >>
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Standing from left are AJ Basirico and Chris Gorham and, in front from left, are Roger Reppuhn and Lynne DeGroot. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Karate takes kids on world adventure

Four local kids' love of karate earned them a chance to take on challengers from around the world. "It was a nice experience to actually get out of the country and see different styles of karate," said Roger Reppuhn of Holly, 12, who went to the World Championship with Lynne DeGroot of Clarkston, 14, AJ Basirico of Oxford, 13, and Chris Gorham of Waterford, 16....more >>
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Jessica Hall reimagined the painting "Birth of Venus" with a Christmas tree theme. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Artist helps bring Christmas to classics

Clarkston art teacher Jessica Hall was one of 30 art teachers from around the world illustrating the new children's book, "If Picasso Had a Christmas Tree." Her piece emulates the classic painting "Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli, with a Christmas tree in place of the newborn Venus....more >>
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