Students honored for leadership, helpfulness

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club recognized four students who showed leadership, compassion, and helpfulness in their schools, May 16. Owen Lamz, a fifth grader from Pine Knob Elementary, was honored for his positive attitude and friendly greeting each day. Teachers said Lamz is willing to work with all of his peers and help those that […]

Diploma time for Clarkston’s class of ‘champions’

Diploma time for Clarkston’s class of ‘champions’

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a gorgeous night for a graduation, as families and friends of 606 soon-to-be alumni filled DTE Energy Music Theatre with excitement and remembrances. “I am very proud of all of you and acknowledge your efforts, your triumphs, and the struggles you had to overcome to make […]

Spring cleaning for local gardens

Volunteers treated local flower beds to some spring cleaning and care last week. Clarkston Beautification Committee members cleared weeds from flower beds at Main and Washington streets downtown. Friends of Depot Park organized a volunteer effort to tend to flower beds along Depot Road. Flowers and labor were all donated, about $1,000 each, by Breckenridge […]

City budget

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The 2018-2019 budget calls for a withdrawal from the city fund balance. The budget would reduce the fund balance, the city’s savings account, from $278,990 to $190,097, a difference of $88,893. The 2018 fund balance is about 32 percent of this year’s budget. City Council requires two months of […]

Idea for Bailey House

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission (OCPRC) will discuss a preservation update for the Bailey House in Independence Township, Wednesday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Administration Offices, 2800 Watkins Lake Road. Preservation Clarkston will present a proposal to save the home by restoring it to a privately owned residential dwelling. […]

Parking study is a go

City Council voted unanimously to commission the Carlisle Wortman planning consultant firm to complete a parking study of downtown Clarkston, for $9,900. The money will come out of the newly created city parking fund. Budgeted revenue for the 2018-2019 parking fund is $70,000 in parking kiosk fees and $15,000 from parking citations. The study, which […]

Clarkston grad awarded Congressional Medal of Merit

Newly minted Clarkston High School graduate Sage Paris received the Congressional Medal of Merit for Outstanding Youth Leadership from U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop, who visited the high school on May 25. Paris was among 19 students from Bishop’s Eighth District to receive the award for having shown great leadership and academic excellence throughout their high […]

Special investigation into double shooting

Investigation continues into the deaths of a 69-year-old Independence Township man and 65-year-old Independence Township woman. Deputies and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to the 9000 block of Syracuse Avenue, 4:09 p.m., May 31, on the report of a man and woman found unresponsive and lying on the floor of the kitchen. John Vernon […]

Walking into spring with the birds

Walking into spring with the birds

From left, Daryl Bernard, Seven Ponds executive director, Clarkston-Area Backyard Birders Club founder Bob McGowan, naturalist Nancy Kautz, and club members Bill Haney and Wally Niezguski look for some interesting birds. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston birdwatchers kept busy spotting feathered friends flitting through the trees of the Seven Ponds Nature Center in […]

Tiger takes lead in helping kids

Kirk Gibson gathered with family, friends, and school officials to present about $32,000 in scholarships to Clarkston and Waterford Kettering students, as well as share ideas on how to further benefit students. “This is one of the ways we can lift up and support young adults,” said Gibson, who hit game winning World Series home […]