State championship dream come true for Fife

State championship dream come true for Fife

  BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Dan Fife had a dream when he was playing for Clarkston Basketball – the state championship. His dream as well as the dream of countless players after him came true as the Wolves defeated Grand Rapids Christian in the the MHSAA Boys Basketball Class A State […]

More info wanted before vote on paid-parking initiative

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city Parking Committee asked for an up or down vote on paid parking in city-owned lots at Monday’s City Council meeting, but the council took no action. “The committee is at a standstill,” said Rick Detkowski, member of the council and parking committee. “Further actions are dependent upon […]

Clarkston News Editorial: Thank you, Coach Fife.

Clarkston News Editorial: Thank you, Coach Fife.

A little over 50 years ago, on March 16, 1967, The Clarkston News ran a full page story featuring the high school career of one Dan Fife, #33. The article, written by Mel Vaara, came after Fife’s final basketball game as a senior, and after Clarkston High School retired his number. The Wolves did not […]

Parade for victorious Wolves

Parade for victorious Wolves

The Clarkston Wolves won their state championship, and the town is throwing a parade in their honor. It’ll start at Depot Park at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, marching up Holcomb, to Washington, to the alley behind The Clarkston News and Rudy’s buildings, and finishing back at the park. The event starts with […]

Cagers clinch spot in Final Four

Cagers clinch spot in Final Four

Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball wins the MHSAA Regional crown to move on to the Elite Eight, March 15. Photo by Larry Wright BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer It’s the battle of the OAA Red as the Wolves face West Bloomfield for the third time this season with the stage set at Michigan […]

City motion to reconsider ruling rejected

Judge James M. Alexander rejected a motion to reconsider his ruling against the city in the 59 S. Main Street lawsuit. The judge filed the denial on March 16 in Oakland County Circuit Court, in the CBC Joint Venture vs. City Of The Village Of Clarkston case. His summary disposition ruling, which was filed on […]

Blue pinwheels for child-abuse prevention with CAYA

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Spinning blades of blue will flutter in the April breeze during the Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month of April. Organizers with Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) hope to provide 1,000 blue pinwheels to businesses, community groups, and residents to put in gardens, front windows, and other displays around […]

25-year educators honored

Clarkston Community School employees with 25 or more years of experience with the district were recognized during the Board of Education meeting, March 13. Principals or directors introduced their employees and described what they’ve given to the district over the years. The employees recognized were David Blehm, Buildings and Grounds; James Farnworth, Buildings and Grounds; […]

Outstanding students

Outstanding students

Clarkston Optimist Club’s Outstanding Student Citizens, from left, for Pine Knob Elementary, Ava Pawlak; Gabe Yang, North Sashabaw Elementary; and Jessica Petker, Bailey Lake Elementary. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Area Optimist Club presented three Outstanding Student Citizen awards at its Feb. 22 meeting, to Jessica Petker, Bailey Lake Elementary; Ava […]

Murderer sentenced

Joseph Gabriel Mauti, 32, was sentenced, March 14, to 60 to 100 years in prison for the murder of Lindsey Mauti. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and animal torture in February. He killed his wife and dog on May 29, 2015, at their home on Cheshire Park Drive in Independence Township. Their two […]

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