News in Brief

Millage rates approved It is official. At last week’s Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting, Finance Director Wendy Hillman let everyone know the taxable value of property in the township is over $1.45 billion. At the meeting she recommended, and the board approved the following millage rates to be used for 2017 budgeting. The General […]

Imaging center opens on N. Main

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland opened their Clarkston Imaging Center at 7201 N. Main Street, Suite 211, with a ribbon cutting, Sept. 22. St. Joe’s was joined by representatives from the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and Oakland County government officials. “I would like to thank the Clarkston Area Chamber, local government leaders and […]

Special thanks for medical assistance

Dear Editor, On Sept. 16, while sitting in the stadium watching the Clarkston Wolves take on Stoney Creek, my husband had a medical emergency. It was the quick thinking of the Clarkston spectators who came to our aid and helped my husband. Everything happened so quickly I was unable to thank or even get the […]

Margery A. POEPPE

POEPPE, Margery A.; of Williamsburg formerly of Waterford & Clarkston; suddenly September 25, 2016; age 92; preceded in death by her husband Ambrose and daughter Gail Menna; mother of Kathy (Dave) Davies, Janet Bertling, Dean (Chris), Gregg, Kevin, Kirk and Patti (Patrick) Adelaine; also survived by 24 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; sister of Charles […]

Spirit of the Wolves

Spirit of the Wolves

The Jungle had their makeshift drums and voices ready to cheer on the Clarkston Varsity Football team at Stoney Creek High School for the Wolves’ 24-0 victory. See you on Friday for Homecoming, Jungle! Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Survey says city has parking problem

Survey says city has parking problem

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor An official study of parking in Clarkston shows the city will exceed capacity once two new restaurants open. The city is projected to be short 26 parking spaces when the Union Joints’ Honchos restaurant and the eatery in the former Clarkston State Bank open for business, said Dave Allen […]

‘No’ to busting tax break

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor How the district library affects city budgeting continues to cause confusion as City Council considered eliminating a tax break for residents. “It has caused the council to reduce our budget at the point we had to get the tax bills out,” said Mayor Pro-tem Eric Haven at the Sept. […]

Blessings for students in need every week

Blessings for students in need every week

Volunteers gather at Waypoint Church for National Blessings in a Backpack Day to kick off a new year of helping students. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A Dixie Highway building formerly used to service cars now serves hundreds of local students in need. Clarkston Blessings in a Backpack will fill […]

Comedy with southern charm

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Comedian Chonda Pierce brings her Happily Laughter After tour to Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybee Road, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. “As a Christ follower and a church girl, any time you can get together with people of like mind and your heart kind of in the […]

Park work

Work is wrapping up on the Depot Park path to the south bridge. Clarkston DPW and contractors raised utility manholes and filled in space between the path and M-15. They used filled dirt donated to the city by Independence Township, from their safety path stockpiles. Workers also took down the split-rail fence.