Drain work on M-15

City Council reauthorized work to repair a sinkhole at 20 N. Main Street north of Washington Street, May 29, after Michigan Department of Transportation balked at a complete replacement. The new plan is to patch the ruptured storm drain, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “They say they do this all the time,” Smith said. “They […]

Veterans’ sacrifice honored

Veterans’  sacrifice  honored

Clarkston Boy Scouts prepare for the Honor Guard’s rifle salute as Mayor Steve Percival and Past-Commander Don Davis present the Memorial Wreath at American Legion Post 63’s Memorial Day Service in Lakeview Cemetery, Monday. Photos by Phil Custodio Campbell-Richmond American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard led a procession of friends and family of fallen veterans […]

Prom in the park

Prom in the park

From left, Kassidy Mooney, Madison Guerrieri, Hannah Jolley, Alina Schneider, Kyla McNeill, Hannah Leonard and Loc Nguyen use the balloon-decorated bridge in Depot Park as the perfect backdrop for their prom pics. Photo by Serena Stauffer High schoolers in colorfully dazzling dresses and stylish suits filled Depot Park for pictures before prom, May 23. The […]

Help for sink fund

The families at Creative Co-Op Preschool are raising money to put a sink in their new classroom at Calvary Lutheran Church in Clarkston. “The church is going through a renovation, and they are generously providing a new space for our program,” said Amy Holmes, Creative Co-Op president. “We are so excited for the children and […]

Fresh food, crafts, live music at summer Farmers’ Market

Dozens of vendors will fill the Clarkston Area Farmers Market when it returns for the summer next Saturday. “We have booked so far for this year about 40 vendors but will end up with about 50 vendors throughout the market season,” said Sylvia Ritchie, market manager. Vendors signed up so far include nine produce growers; […]

Painted train

Painted  train

Denyse Couture and Dana Blust of Clarkton Cultural Arts Council decorate the newly refurbished playground train for Depot Park, May 18. The council is planning their third annual Art in the Atrium at The Gateway on June 2 to raise money for the arts in Clarkston though the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council. Photo by Phil Custodio

City News in Brief

Kiosk earnings In its first month of operation, April 8 through May 6, the city parking kiosk at Main and Washington earned a gross income of $6,258, reported City Manager Jonathan Smith at the May 14 City Council meeting. In its first month of operation, April 8 through May 6, the city parking kiosk at Main […]

Poppies for vets

Poppies for vets

Don Davis, American Legion Post 63 past commander, accepts a donation on Main Street in downtown Clarkston during the post’s annual Poppy Sale fund raiser for veterans in need. The red poppy has been a national symbol of sacrifice since World War I, and honors those who served and died for our country in all […]

Military signers honored for service

Military signers honored for service

From left are CHS grads heading to military service, Edmond Ketzler, USMC; Cody Dellinger, Army National Guard; Sydney Vanbuskirk, Army ROTC; Owen Alexander, USMC NROTC; and Ian Wilson, USAF. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Friends and family gathered, May 8, to honor five graduating seniors heading for military service. Owen […]

High school graduates honored for scholarship

High school graduates honored for scholarship

The CHS Class of 2018 Senior Scholars, Max Anderson, Isabelle Beck, Heather Burrum, Alison Buscher, Kelly Cousino, Kayla Daly-Seiler, Andrew Dimmer, Jillian Haas, Brandon Kirk, Joel LaBruzzy, Hannah Laing, Kristen Marani, Justin Osborn, Sage Paris, Liana Smith, Rebecca Snyder, Ryan Snyder, and Emily Welanko. Not pictured, Serena Chiappelli, Jessica Douglas, Samuel Gipe, Nathan Johnson, Madilyn […]