City DPW bids DOA

City DPW bids DOA

Residents fill city hall for the special meeting on DPW expansion bids. Photo by Phil Custodio Bids come in too high for city council support City hall was standing room only, including the side hallway leading to the exit as city council discussed four bids to build a three-bay addition to the north side of […]

John DONDANVILLE

DONDANVILLE, John; of Clarkston, MI; formerly of Springfield, IL; May 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with lung cancer; age 58; husband of Janet (Frank) for 33 years; father of Chris, Matt & Peter; son of Lee & Ann; son in law of Fred & Eleanor Frank; brother of Mary (Tom) Rooney, Patty (Jim) Berman, […]

Marjorie A. REUTER

REUTER, Marjorie A. of Frankenmuth, formerly of Oakland County; May 11, 2016; age 85; preceded in death by her husband Lawrence “Larry”; mother of Lawrence “Bill” (Deborah) Reuter and Pamela (Connie) Reuter; grandmother of Leigh (Mike) Weiss and Kristie (Christopher) Cutway; great grandmother of McKenzie Nadeau, Madelyn and Katelyn Weiss, Reese Cutway and Meghan Weiss; […]

Winston C. Farmer Jr.

Winston C. Farmer Jr., age 76 of Holly, died Sun. May 8, 2016. Military honors, committal services, and inurnment will be held at 2:00 PM Tues. May 17, 2016 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Mr. Farmer was born in Lynchburg, VA on June 17, 1939 to Winston Sr. and Grace Kathryn (Drinkard) Farmer. He […]

Special meeting on expansion bids

An expanded city hall and DPW garage may be on order next week after a special meeting on Monday. Bids are due this week on the three-bay, 2,000-square-foot addition to the north side of city hall in Depot Park. The project is estimated at $335,785, about $440,000 with interest. City Council voted unanimously at its […]

Emerald achievement for Independence El

Emerald achievement for Independence El

Independence Elementary students Payton McCracken, Christopher Bidinger, and Josiah Lipke, and parent volunteer Camila Duarte, helped the school achieve Emerald Status this year. Photo by Phil Custodio Independence Elementary earned Evergreen Status for students’ green initiatives this year. The award is the highest in Oakland Schools’ Michigan Green Schools Program. “I’m very proud of them, […]

Students honored for citizenship

Clarkston Area Optimists Club honored Outstanding Student Citizens from Bailey Lake and North Sashabaw elementary schools, April 27, at Clarkston United Methodist Church. “This is something I’m really excited to be a part of, something I look forward to every year,” said Bailey Lake Principal Glenn Gualtieri, who honored fifth grader Aaron Ludwig with the award […]

Hello Bunny

Hello Bunny

Alex Williams greets a rabbit at  4-H Discovery Day in Springfield Oaks County Park, May 7. Kids also had the chance to plant sunflowers and tomato plants, check out a corn snake, turtle, and other critters from Kensington Metro Park, and make Lego creations and crafts. Photo provided

Walk and Roll

Walk and Roll

Colorfully clad kids and adults filled Depot Park for Clarkston SCAMP’s Walk and Roll, May 1. The annual walk through downtown is the main fundraiser of the year for SCAMP, a summer camp for kids with special needs in Clarkston. For more information, please visit www.clarkstonscamp.com/walk-and-roll.

STUDENT VIEWS: Failing to feed the hungry

Eighth grade students in teacher Allie Browe’s English Language Arts classes at Clarkston Junior High School are writing activism articles in their argument writing unit, and we’re publishing some of their top articles. This week, Jacqueline Dunahay presents the case for a larger world response to hunger. World hunger is one of the world’s major […]