Council passes on downtown parking proposals

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council tabled a list of parking proposals for E. Washington Street, east of Buffalo in downtown Clarkston. “We’re trying to find some sort of happy balance,” said Council member Rick Detkowski, who made a motion to approve the recommendations at the Jan. 8 meeting. “In its present state, […]

Committee to review city attorney contract

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted 6-1 to create a committee to review and create a contract for the city attorney. “I’m not happy with the city’s representation mainly because of the FOIA lawsuit,” said Council member Sue Wylie, referring to resident Sue Bisio’s case against the city regarding a Freedom […]

Suspect in local bank robbery arrested

A 40-year-old Flint woman arrested for a bank robbery in the 4000 block of S. Baldwin Road, 10:07 a.m., Jan. 13, is a suspect in a Nov. 20 bank robbery in Independence Township. An employee of the S. Baldwin Road bank called 9-1-1 to report the robbery, and said a female suspect took with her […]

Clarkston superintendent resigns

Clarkston School Board President Elizabeth Egan released a letter announcing the sudden resignation of Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock, effective immediately. Here is that letter: January 15, 2018 Dear Clarkston Community Schools parents, Last week, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock voluntarily notified the Board of Education of a relationship he had with a recent Clarkston High School […]

Big 2018 plans in township

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer There is much to look forward to in 2018 in Independence Township, said township Supervisor Pat Kittle.  “Here in the township, I am continuously amazed at the amount of support people are willing to give to an important project,” Kittle said. The Miracle League of Clarkston, a non-profit […]

Hills alive with sound of sledding

Hills alive with sound of sledding

Mila and Jesse Mihalcheon hit the snowy slopes behind Independence Elementary School with their parents, Kurt and Katie Mihalcheon, Sunday afternoon. Temperatures were starting to edge out of near-zero depths on Sunday, leading to a thaw in the 30s later in the week. Photo by Phil Custodio Temperatures heading into the 20s eased frostbite concerns […]

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK: Many work together to make city a success

As we, the City of the Village of Clarkston, concluded a milestone with our 25th birthday as a city, I was asked what makes Clarkston great. Initially, the obvious came to mind with great shops and restaurants and of course our little historic city charm. Of course, it’s much more than that and as we […]

Business revved up at Revability

Business revved up at Revability

Chuck Fortinberry, vice president and general manager, at right, and Kevin Bellant, mobility sales manager BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Sparks fly as workers keep Clarkston on the cutting edge of wheelchair-accessibly vehicles. “We’ve had a dozen hired in the last 60 days and we’re still hiring – we’re excited about it,” said Chuck […]

Girls make holidays bright at kids hospital

Andersonville Elementary students Layla Jordan, 10, and her friend Payton Robinson, 10, started planning their journey of giving in September, much earlier than most people start their Christmas shopping. These adorable girls with hearts of gold  “warmed up” fellow students and staff to fulfill one special mission–the “Wishing Warm Holidays” Project. They wanted to give […]

’18 on ice

’18 on ice

From left, Kenneth Forbes, Anne Clifton, Mike McIntyre, Mary Jo Voelpel, and other Clarkston Wolfpack Running Club members bid adieu to 2017 with a New Year’s Eve run, despite the frigid 2 degree Fahrenheit temperature. Temperatures ranged from -2 to 13 in Clarkston on New Year’s Day, as bitterly cold Arctic air swept across the […]