Veterans Day honors

Veterans Day honors

Austin Burrum and classmates at Clarkston Junior High School present a veterans stone to World War II veteran Takao Kojima during their Veterans Day recognition ceremony, Nov. 11. Please see page 17 for more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio

Tie-breaker in city vote

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Sharron Catallo and Michael Sabol drew lots to determine who would continue to serve on Clarkston City Council. Catallo let Sabol go first. “He pulled the wrong one out,” she said at Monday’s city council meeting, recounting the drawing from earlier in the day. Catallo pulled the “elected” ticket […]

Truck blaze on Dixie Highway

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Quick thinking kept a truck fire from becoming much worse, said Don Herbert, staff lieutenant with Independence Fire Department’s Technical Services Unit. “The big danger was the location of the truck fire near the fuel pumps, and the unknown contents of the garbage truck,” Herbert said about the incident at […]

Kids put on uniforms to help, like their parents do

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Seven-year-old Guillianna and 5-year-old Elijah Nelson of Independence Township understand the sacrifices our troops make when serving their country – their parents Mackenzie and Tucker Nelson are both staff sergeants in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea. “My husband (Rob) and I try hard to help them understand why […]

News in Brief

Township Board picks in Independence Supervisor Pat Kittle, Clerk Barbara Pallotta, Treasurer Paul Brown, and trustees Jose Aliaga, Rachel Loughrin, Ron Ritchie and Andrea Schroeder were elected to the Independence Township Board in last week’s vote. All ran unopposed, having earned their Republican nominations in August. No Democrats ran in the race. Kittle received 14,730 […]

Chamber Expo

Chamber Expo

Taegan Davis spins the wheel for a chance at a prize at the Genisys Credit Union booth. Photo by Phil Custodio Local businesses shared what they were all about with fun, games, snacks, and info at the 30th annual Best of the Best Business Expo, hosted by the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, Nov. 10, […]

Letters to the Editor

Trustee appreciates voters’ support Dear Editor, I would like to sincerely thank the residents of Independence Township for re-electing me to the Board of Trustees. The previous four years have been very rewarding. I’ve had a chance to meet well over a thousand wonderful people in this fine community. Helping to institute sound conservative policies […]

Wolf artwork adorns downtown

Wolf artwork adorns downtown

The Clarkston Cultural Arts Council has initiated its spread of wolves around Clarkston and Independence Township. In an effort to promote and encourage local art, CCAC has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network to create the Howling Wolves project, which will premiere Oct. 24. For the project, over a dozen life-sized, wooden […]

Veterans honored

Clarkston Junior High School students celebrated Veterans Day by honoring Takao Kojima of Clarkston, veteran of World War II, and Master Sergeant Lyle B. Black II, Clarkston graduate. “This is amazing – the first time I’ve been here since graduation,” said Black, Clarkston High School Class of 1997, at the Nov. 11 ceremony. “To see […]

Road race in the park

Road race in the park

Julia Hurley and Morgan Zach join hands as they finish the race. Racers filled Independence Oaks County Park for the Fourth Annual Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, Nov. 13. Runners and walkers enjoyed a sunny morning on the tree-lined trails, back roads, paved parks roads, wood bridges and hills.

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