Downtown in bloom

Downtown  in bloom

Gail Reading, volunteer with the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, keeps the flowers blossoming downtown with some water, June 15. The club maintains all the flower planters downtown, as well as the gardens at Clarkston Independence District Library. Photo by Phil Custodio

Road work

Road work

Michigan Department of Transportation workers fill a sinkhole at 20 N. Main Street after repairing a broken one-inch storm drain, June 15. The work is at no cost to the city, because M-15 is a state route. Clarkston City Council authorized the repair work north of Washington Street on May 29. Photo by Phil Custodio

City budget approved

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Manager Jonathan Smith prepared a proposal for the June 11 City Council meeting, specifying how $18,000 for administration included in this year’s budget would be spent. It would include merit-based raises for employees; six more hours for the city manager, raising him from 30 to 36 hours per […]

Stop on Holcomb

City Council is looking into installing a three-way stop and pedestrian crossing at Holcomb Road and Surrey Lane, to the west of downtown. City council previously discussed a four- or three-way stop at Holcomb and W. Washington Street to help slow traffic heading north and south on Holcomb. However, the Road Commission for Oakland County […]

Historic-district hearing goes against city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor An administrative law judge ruled in favor of a downtown developer against the city. Administrative Law Judge Peter L. Plummer issued a Proposal for Decision recommendation, June 8, to overturn the city Historic District Commission’s decisions against proposed development of 42 W. Washington Street. “I find that the Clarkston […]

Scholarships for graduates

Clarkston Area Optimist Club scholarships awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Clarkston students, May 30. Andrew Dimmer, a Clarkston Junior Optimist since fourth grade, serving as a state officer, will attend Oakland University in the fall. Shaelyn Koleber, who co-chaired a blood drive, and leukemia and lymphoma program at Clarkston High School, is going to Michigan […]

Promises made, kept earn top honors for Bowman’s

Promises made, kept earn top honors for Bowman’s

The Bowman Chevrolet team earned the General Motors’ Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award through outstanding customer service. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For Katie Bowman Coleman, president of Bowman Chevrolet, winning the General Motors’ Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award stems from a promise she made to her father, the […]

Road work

Road work for Consumers Energy gas service installation is scheduled for Allen Road, from Cranberry Lake Road to Hubbard Road, June 16. The road will be closed to through traffic, with residential access maintained. Detour route is Cranberry Lake Road to M15 to Hubbard Road, back to Allen Road, and vice versa. For more information, […]

Congressman visits Clarkston construction tech projects

Clarkston Junior High Construction Tech teacher Jeff Peariso and Principal Adam Kern gave a tour to U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop of the school’s Construction Technology Program, May 25. “The skilled trades are just another avenue that we can provide our students with to pursue their passions,” Kern said. “For many of these students, this is […]

Project ‘Will-do TY’

Project ‘Will-do TY’

From left, Violet Bergman, Justin DeDarr, London Traver, Zach Juzysta and Derek Whacour were all smiles when working on their tie blanket. Photo by Serena Stauffer BY SERENA STAUFFER Clarkston News Intern Writer Sixth graders at Sashabaw Middle School put their Wolf Day to good use on Wednesday, June 6, tying blankets for children and […]

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