Oratorical contest

Clarkston Area Optimist Club’s annual Oratorical Contest is open to students residing in the Clarkston Community Schools boundaries and in middle school through high school, as long as they had not yet turned 18 years old by Oct. 1, 2017. Filled out applications with copy of proof of age must be mailed to the address […]

School job fair

Clarkston Community Schools is hosting a district job fair to hire for transportation and nutrition department positions on March 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Central Administration Office Board Room, 6389 Clarkston Road. Candidates may also call John Lucido, executive director of Human Resources, at 248-623-5419 or visit the HR page at www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/hr.

See and be seen, know and be known

“Good to see you!” I overheard the man’s enthusiastic greeting, as his voice boomed through the halls of our Central Administration building. “Good to be seen!” came the response, with just as much gusto. This unconventional exchange gave me pause, and a smile. It is good to see and be seen. Today, 7,724 students entered […]

Optimists honor Students of the Year

Clarkston Area Optimists honored three students with 2018 Students of the Year awards – Layla Jordan of Andersonville Elementary; Hannah Budzynski of Clarkston Elementary; and Emma Tisdall of North Sashabaw Elementary. The students, their teachers and principals, as well as family were invited to breakfast at the Feb. 28 Optimist morning meeting. The principals and […]

Quilters help local seniors in need

Seeing a need at Autumn Ridge of Clarkston Assisted Living, Carolyn Place of Clarkston asked the Independence Township Senior Center Quilting group for help. Answering the call were members Bonnie Herrera and Pat Reeves. Place, whose husband Don was a patient before his death at Autumn Ridge, provided lots of bright cloth to the group […]

Public hearing

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND – GRANT APPLICATION A Public Hearing will be held by the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees in the Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan 48346 beginning at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, […]

Ind Twp Board, 3-6-18

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE March 6, 2018 A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 PM at Independence Township Hall The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ivan Dashkevich of Boy Scout Troop #186 ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, […]

Martin RAHJA

RAHJA, Martin “Butch”; of Waterford; formerly of Pontiac; March 7, 2018; age 70; beloved husband of Joanne of 20 years, father of Mary (Chris) Clark; Shannon (Mark) Kaffenberger and Joseph White; Papa of Garrett, Jake, Alan, Kobè, Xander and Ryder; G-G-Pa of Cameron and Brett; Brother of Pat (Gary) Lessel and Martha (the late Jim) […]

A sign of spring

A sign of spring

After a long, cold winter, city DPW Director Mike Speagle takes down the snowflake decorations from downtown light poles. With last week’s rain, most if not all of the real snow is gone, too. Photo by Phil Custodio

Melting snow, rain flood local waterways

Melting snow, rain flood local waterways

City Manager Jonathan Smith and DPW Director Mike Speagle monitor the overflowing Mill Pond, last Wednesday. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Historically high rain combined with melting snow flooded local ponds and roads last Wednesday, including Mill Pond downtown. “Worst yet in the 12 years that we have been here,” […]

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