Murder in Springfield

The suspect in a Springfield Township murder was believed to have been found in Holly after a statewide search, Tuesday morning. Detectives found a body believed to be Steven Kelvin Wilkerson, 15, the victim’s grandson, on railroad tracks in the Village of Holly, after the body was struck by a passing train, police said. Oakland […]

School meeting

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools invites Clarkston residents to attend their community gathering, Aug. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to learn about the Clarkston for Life well-being campaign. The Clarkston for Life campaign is based on research showing a person’s well-being directly relates to better educational outcomes, higher […]

Tax plan extension for Sashabaw

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Board is having a public hearing this coming Tuesday, Aug. 22, to propose extending the Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Tax Increment Finance (TIF) from 2020 to 2029. “We’re not looking for one penny more than what was initially approved. What we are looking for […]

114 new parking spots

114 new parking spots

City Council member Richard Detkowski describes new parking plans for Clarkston at Monday’s meeting. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council member Richard Detkowski was jubilant at Monday’s meeting. “We have new parking spots – kudos to the (Parking) Committee,” said Detkowski, also a committee member, after a series of […]

Last stand for historic home

Last stand for historic home

Sam Moraco points out some pieces of the Bailey house that will be preserved. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Oakland County worked for more than a year and “confirmed all efforts exhasted” before condemning the almost 150-year-old Bailey house to demolition. For Sam Moraco of Independence Township, that’s not nearly […]

No Labor Day parade

This year’s Clarkston Labor Day Parade has been cancelled. “Nobody has come forward and, even if they did at this point, it would be near impossible to pull everything together,” said Jonathan Smith, City Manager. Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of organizing and sponsoring the annual end-of-summer parade after 76 years. The Rotarians decided to […]

Clarkston Rocks this summer

Clarkston Rocks this summer

Colorful Clarkston Rocks, ready to be hidden somewhere in town. Photo provided Have you walked around town lately, looked down, and noticed a painted rock? Good! You’ve just been Clarkston Rocked! Hundreds of children and adults are making Clarkston Rocks this summer, painting, planting, hiding, and finding the colorfully decorated stones all over the area. […]

Smiles planted around town

Smiles planted around town

Clockwise from front, Paula Orminski, Judy Hespen, and Raeann Stanks are ready to distribute arrangements as part of the Lonely Bouquet project. Photo provided Good cheer bloomed all over this week when Clarkston Farm and Garden Club members distributed fresh floral arrangements in the International Lonely Bouquet project. Nearly three dozen members of the garden […]

Mayor calls for decorum

Mayor calls for decorum

In the wake of some heated discussions at city hall over parking and other issues, Mayor Steven Percival had a word to say about decorum at the start of Monday’s City Council meeting. “Please direct your comments to the chair and not at each other – this is not a running argument,” Percival said. “If […]

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