Candle Factory closing at end of year

Candle Factory closing at end of year

The candle-making machine at the Davisburg Candle Factory. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A charming brick building located in the center of downtown Davisburg has spent the better part of the year up for sale. The Davisburg Candle Factory has been around since the 1970s and offers a unique […]

Bat time

Bat time

Jacob Schmitz checks out an Egyptian Fruit Bat. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Second graders at Independence Elementary learned about the importance of bats and their conservation during a presentation featuring four live bats. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about bats, and so, the more we can teach people that bats […]

School savings up $1.6M

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools received an Unmodified Opinion on its audited financial statements for 2016-2017. This is the highest opinion an auditor can give, said Mary Beth Rogers, business office director, at the Oct. 23 Board of Education meeting. “It’s an excellent audit, they spoke very highly of our […]

Tree bid OK’d

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to award a bid to Ray Weigand’s Nursery of Macomb for tree planting, for $2,836.40. The purchase includes 14 trees and shrubs, planting and staking, and warrantee. According to ordinance 30.15, “the council must approve all purchases and sales,” but the trees were purchased and planted in August and September. […]

Survey says public wants trails

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Park users want more trails and paths, according to Independence Township’s recent Parks, Recreation and Seniors (PRS) Department survey. Nearly 90 percent of the 150 responses to the survey said they favored expanding trail and path facilities. Also of interest are pickleball courts, indoor/outdoor pool, indoor gym, natural […]

Teen killed in crash

Jack Kenneth Ziegler, a 19-year-old Independence Township man, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Clarkston Road just west of Eston Road, 3:12 a.m., Oct. 23. According to investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office crash reconstruction unit, he was traveling westbound when he ran off the curved road to the right and […]

New Lighthouse on Dixie

New Lighthouse on Dixie

Community leaders help the Lighthouse Clarkston settle into their new location. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Lighthouse Clarkston celebrated the opening of their new, centralized location at 5850 Dixie Highway with a ribbon cutting last week. “I hope it gets the word out to all of Oakland County that […]

EDITORIAL: Make Reynolds your sole vote for City Council

When Clarkston voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they’ll be told to vote for no more than three out of four candidates for City Council. We recommend voting for no more than one – Scott Reynolds. Reynolds is running for his first term on the council on a platform of independent thinking and transparency, […]

Marching in state championships

Clarkston High School’s marching Wolves take the field at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at 4:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4. The band is competing in Flight I at the competition at Ford Field. Awards will be at 6:45 p.m. Forty-eight high school bands from across the state are competing in four flights. Check […]

Road care

Teachers worked hard to clean Clarkston Road during Clarkston Education Association’s fall Adopt a Road day, Oct. 1. They split into two teams, cleaning the road from the high school to M-15, and from the high school to Sashabaw Road.