Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Missing out on Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe’s pizza specials or just missing their food? Don’t worry, they are coming back! Owner Jeff Ryeson said the ball is rolling and a plan of action is in the works after smoke damage from the business next door closed their doors last […]

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer One of the more popular Clarkston Facebook questions of late is, “What is going in at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway?” It is such a frequent question many make jokes. “A massage parlor,” is a favorite. To dispel rumors and some of the jokes, we asked […]

City digs into reserves for new budget

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The new city budget calls for a $28,456 withdrawal from its savings account. “Last year, we added to the fund balance. This year, we’re proposing we use some of that excess,” said Mayor Steven Percival at the June 12 City Council meeting and budget public hearing. “It’s arguable you […]

Teamwork in the sun

Teamwork in the sun

Summer will soon be here, and schools are winding down with their annual field day celebrations. Joseph Fortier and Cornelius Godfrey stay cool and work together to move the beachball with their water guns during one of 30 fun game stations at Clarkston Elementary’s field day, June 1. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Parking issue stalls in committee

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor It’s back to the drawing board for the Clarkston Parking Committee. “We’re still at step one,” said committee member Rick Detkowski at the June 7 meeting. “I’m worried we’re on the wrong track.” Committee member Jennifer Radcliff said they need professional help. “I think we need to see where […]

Township DPW expansion OK’d

The Independence Township Board voted to accept a design engineering proposal for addition and renovation to the Department of Public Works building, for up to $60,936, June 6. The building addition is needed to store township vehicles and equipment currently stored outside. This includes seven snow plows, two backhoes, dump truck, backhoe trailer, crane truck, […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: School year ends on high note for students, staff

In case you were unaware, Clarkston raises the most amazing children. Each year, Clarkston Community Schools creates a spreadsheet listing our graduates. We ask our teachers and staff to write their memories of each graduate. We then print these off and send them to students in the form of a letter. Here are some examples […]

Ready for safe summer

Ready for safe summer

Jake Harless, a firefighter from Springfield Township Fire/Springfield Fire Rescue, fits a helmet to one of the students. Photo provided Approximately 500 Clarkston second graders left school ready for a safe summer with brand new bike helmets and a lesson in potentially life-saving seasonal safety advice from representatives of McLaren Oakland’s department of trauma services […]

Park pics before prom

Park pics before prom

Madeleine Foslien and Danny Billette pose on the pedestrian bridge over the millrun. Photo by Phil Custodio Depot Park was filled with high schoolers in colorfully dazzling dresses and suave, stylish suits for prom, May 30. The weather was bright and sunny at the traditional spot for Clarkston High School prom goers to go for […]

Centuries of family life in Clarkston

Eighth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Jacob Petty helped create the United States of America as a soldier in the Revolutionary Army before settling in Clarkston. Eight generations later, many of his descendants […]

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