A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago – 2001 “Downtown plans specials, events during construction” Downtown Clarkston businesses and the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce met to brainstorm ideas to encourage people to shop downtown during the road construction on Main Street. “Schools drop driver’s education” Clarkston Community School announced they would not offer driver education beginning the summer […]

Letters to the Editor

Reasons for raises don’t ring true for reader  Dear Editor, The Independence Township Board’s recent decision to give themselves pay raises clearly shows taxpayers where their priorities are, with themselves. The treasurer and the clerk admitted that much when voting for their own salary increases at the April 5 board meeting. Unfortunately no one is […]

Scouts learn design skills at derby

Scouts learn design skills at derby

Racers cheer at the Girl Scout Pine Wood Derby at St. Daniel Church, April 9. Scouts worked on their STEM skills, racing derby cars made from blocks of pine at the Clarkston Area Girl Scouts Pinewood Derby, April 9, at St. Daniel’s Church Cushing Center. Trophies were awarded to the Top 3 in each rank […]

Library Week

Celebrating National Library Week this week, Clarkston Independence District Library has teamed up with local businesses. “They’re doing a special program where you go in and show your library card,” said Business Librarian Melissa Henry. “They’ll be giving different kinds of discounts, like admission discounts and things like that.” Participating businesses include Fort Clarkston, Picasso’s […]

Playground for Ryan

Playground for Ryan

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer The Ryan Kennedy Memorial Playground at Clintonwood Park is one step closer to reality. “We are moving forward with a build to occur in the fall of 2016,” said Lisa Christensen, Recreation Supervisor for Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors “Everyone is really excited. The township and FORK […]

Crosshill open house

Crosshill Community Preschool hosts a 40th anniversary open house, Saturday, May 7, from 12-4 p.m in the Davisburg United Methodist Church, 803 Broadway. Crosshill was founded in the 1976 school year a group of pastors from Davisburg United Methodist and Baptist churches, residents, and teachers from Davisburg Elementary School. Davisburg United Methodist Church, under the […]

Arc honor for sons’ advocate

Arc honor for sons’ advocate

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Whenever Robert White of Independence Township meets with a local or state official to advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, he starts with one thing. He pulls out a picture of his sons. “We always introduce our two sons because we don’t want our advocacy efforts to […]

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