PHIL IN THE BLANK: Man of the people

This town took a punch to the gut with the loss of Bart Clark on Sept. 5. I was reluctant to believe it, when I heard about it that morning. Surely it was someone else, it’s not that uncommon a name, I thought. He was very involved in Clarkston Rotary Club and the Rotarians shared […]

A life fully led

Bartlett Lee Clark of Clarkston will be remembered for his local leadership and service to the nation and his hometown. “Bart struck me as one of the most genuinely good guys I have ever known,” said David Boersma, president of Clarkston Rotary Club. “Bart was the president of the club when I became a member […]

New senior services set for Sashabaw

New senior  services set for Sashabaw

Pat Kittle talks about the plans for the rehab center. Photo by Trevor Keiser BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Around $20 million of new development is coming to Independence Township, according to Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. In the next couple weeks residents should start seeing the land behind Rite Aid at the corner […]

Manhole work in Depot Park

Clarkston DPW workers and contractors started work last week to build up the paved path from M-15 to the south bridge in Depot Park. The project includes raising manhole cones, lids, and frames about five feet and adding dirt to fill in the gap between the road and walkway. It will result in a more […]

Future’s flying high with CAP

Future’s flying high with CAP

Lamont Williams Jr., with his mother Amy Williams, made a water bottle rocket for competition. “Mine won,” he said. “It’s been through a lot.” Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clad in camouflage and carrying a canteen, Lamont Williams Jr. of Clarkston helps keep the public safe at events around the […]

Bench dedicated in memory of Beck

Bench dedicated in memory of Beck

Mike, Jennifer, Cate, and Courtney Cotter read the dedication plaque for Beck Myers in Depot Park. Photos by Phil Custodio Family and friends gathered in Depot Park on a rainy Saturday afternoon to dedicate a playground bench in memory of Beck James Myers. The idea for A Bench for Beck came from a Humans of […]

Letters to the Editor

Misattributed quote Dear Editor, There was a quote attributed to me in the article “More work for Depot bridge” on page 1 of Sept. 7 edition. This was a mistake on the News’ part as I never made this statement nor did I make any statement at the special meeting concerning the work on the […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: If we get what we want, what then?

In the late 1940’s, George Orwell wrote a book called 1984. Orwell was very concerned about the rise of totalitarianism based on his observations of the rise of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Although Hitler’s empire had been smashed at the time of his book, Orwell built his premise on practices used by the Soviet […]

HEALTH: 7 tips to optimize health, wellness

By Frank J. Granett R.ph. The National Health Council and The Institute of Medicine published a study ranking 17 industrialized countries including European block countries, Australia, Japan, Canada and the United States. The health rank in the US was dead last. Americans die from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and drug overdosing more than the other […]

Public notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING October 29, 2016 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, October 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. At Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston MI, 48347-0069, to consider the following: PC File # 2016-004 […]