News in Brief

Tree lighting Independence Township Parks and Recreation hosts Holiday Nights Light with a tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa in Depot Park after the Holiday Lights Parade downtown, Saturday, Dec. 10. Free activities will also include holiday music, hot cocoa, live reindeer, and letter writing to Santa. The parade on Main Street begins at 6:30 […]

Bell ringers set record

Sherry Regiani of Clarkston, Judy Mellen, hand bell choir director at Clarkston United Methodist Church, and Morgan Hoxsie, who grew up in Clarkston, joined hundreds of bell ringers at the Mall of America for “The Big Ring,” an attempt to break the world’s record for the most number of hand bell musician’s playing together, Nov […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hirings cause for concern for reader

Dear Editor, Reading last week’s news the Clarkston Community Schools was hiring more techno staff and a publicity flak was dismaying (“New admin hires for schools,” Nov. 23). Progenitors of techno oriented instruction, British firm Pearson PLC, is losing money as their profit dog “Common Core” fails to hunt. Some of their apps more than […]

Young racer hits the big leagues

Young racer hits the big leagues

Michael Clancy Jr. is driving a bigger race car nowadays. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Michael Clancy Jr.’s racing career continues to take off. The 13-year-old is winning trophies at races around the country and recently signed a national contract with Made in Detroit. “I’ll wear Made in Detroit products […]

BBQ specialists help troops

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Billy and Kati Morrison moved up north to Clarkston from Novi two years ago and started an outdoorsy company, Reel and Smoke. “Our company was founded on a lifelong passion for the outdoors, a commitment to growing the local economy and a dedication to the military,” said Billy Morrison, […]

Sharon L. HOPSON

HOPSON, Sharon L.; of St. Helen formerly of Clarkston; November 26, 2016; age 77; preceded in death by her husband Donald and daughter Connie Coppersmith; mother of Brenda Hopson and Annette (Michael) Metrick; grandma of Rob (Erin), Crystal, Jeremy (Allison) and Michael III; great grandma of Natalie; sister of Kathy (late David) Dunlop and Diana […]

George DePILLO

DePILLO, George; of Clarkston formerly of Flint; November 26, 2016; age 86; husband of Florence for 57 years; father of Marisa (Marc) Reinhardt, Damien DiPillo, Bernadette DePillo, John (Jackie) DiPillo, Teresa (Antonio) Rodriquez and Paul (Lisa) DePillo; also survived by 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brother of the late Norman (Hai) DePillo; George served […]

Turkey day

Turkey day

Young Five’s students in costume at Independence Elementary celebrate the upcoming  Thanksgiving holiday with turkey, cheese, popcorn, and corn bread, Monday morning. Photo by Jessica Steeley

New Admin Hires for Schools

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education created two new administrative positions at their Nov. 14 meeting –administrator of technology integration, $84,244-$103,609; and marketing coordinator, $72,899-$89,656. The new technology position will help determine which technology will be implemented using bond money, said Board of Education President Steve Hyer. The […]