Celebrate Independence in C-town!

Celebrate Independence in C-town!

Independence Township Fire Department flies an enormous American flag during last year’s Independence Day Parade. File photo BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Marian Emery and her Model A are one of the many staples in Clarkston’s Fourth of July parade people are excited to see next Tuesday. “My dad drove it in […]

Full day of fun at festival afterwards

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer After the Clarkston Fourth of July parade, residents head to Clintonwood Park for the annual Independence Fest, a local tradition in Independence Township. The festival, with sponsors including Independence Township, City of the Village of Clarkston, The Clarkston News, and Bowman Chevrolet, starts at 11 a.m. and ends […]

Double the gold

Double the gold

Remnants of Tropical Storm Sandy soaked the Clarkston area last week, but on the other hand – rainbows. A double rainbow graced downtown on June 19, in an image captured by Dan Dubeck. Photo provided

Beaumont property up for sale

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Beaumont Hospitals had high hopes in 2005 for 63 acres in Independence Township, but dashed by 12 years and a recession, they are now offering it for sale. William Beaumont Health System in partnership with Insite Commercial are selling the mixed-development site at the northwest corner of I-75 and […]

Budget OK’d

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2017-2018 city budget, but council members weren’t happy about changes made to it. A total of $16,380 in additional spending was added to the $878,913 budget since its June 12 presentation. “I think people need to know you can’t change these […]

News in Brief

Radio for firefighters The Independence Township Fire Department was approved to purchase five new portable radios by the Independence Township Board, June 20, for the cost of $16,585.20. The purchase will provide radios for each firefighter with emergency buttons allowing other firefighters to know who’s in danger and check where they were assigned. The Township […]

Music on front lawns

Music on front lawns

Mike Baker performs at 49 N. Main during Porchfest on the Millpond, Sunday. Photo provided More than 100 people enjoyed an afternoon of music around the Millpond, Sunday afternoon. “The Clarkston Community Historical Society would like to thank everyone who hosted, performed or attended our first annual Porchfest on the Millpond,” said Toni Smith, director […]

Warnings to don’t burn pressure treated wood

With summer outdoor projects in the works, Mary Serra-White of Clarkston has a warning about the dangers of improper disposal of pressure treated wood. “There are no exceptions to being environmentally conscious regarding disposal of pressure treated wood,” White said. “Also, if you don’t know the type of wood, it is best to err on […]

Downtown flowers vandalized

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Vandalism of downtown Clarkston’s flower planters is still shocking to their caretakers. “It felt very violating, it felt like somebody went into my house and trashed my office,” said Diane Putvin, co-chair of Clarkston Village Planters. The plants were attacked during the night of June 15 or early […]

About July 4 in Clarkston

About July 4 in Clarkston

Seventy-six years ago, a year after World War II ended, Clarkston News Owner/Publisher/Editor William Stamp wrote solemnly on the front page. June 28, 1946: QUIET DAY FOR CLARKSTON Clarkston residents will take the Fourth in stride. No official celebration is planned and most local residents will probably spend a quiet day at home or else […]

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