Local man killed in car crash

Gustavo Leon Angel, a 19-year-old Clarkston resident, was killed the morning of Friday, March 24, in a single-vehicle accident. Oakland County Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the fatal crash on southbound Clintonville Road north of Waldon in Independence Township. The crash occurred at about 3:22 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. Angel was driving a […]

New crosswalk marker in Main Street

City officials say a new crosswalk sign on Main Street at Church Street is a first step to making M-15 safer for pedestrians. “It’s very much a busy crosswalk. We felt something was needed more than markings,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “The goal is to protect pedestrians. It’s something at least to try, a […]

News in Brief

Open house meeting on Sashabaw Road work Independence Township and Road Commission for Oakland County will host an open-house informational meeting on Sashabaw Road inprovements between I-75 and DTE Music Theater. The meeting, also in partnership with Michigan Department of Transportation, will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 17, at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon […]

Pinwheel kickoff

Pinwheel kickoff

Members of the community are set to place blue pinwheels at their businesses and homes to raise awareness of child abuse and prevention. Business and community leaders met with Clarkston Area Youth Assistance at the Clarkston Mills, March 31, to kick off CAYA’s Pinwheels for Prevention drive for April, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. […]

Arraigned for intimidation

Jonathan Geoffrey Lloyd, 31, of Pontiac was arraigned, March 28, on intimidation and computer-use-for-harassment charges. An Independence Township couple called police after noticing the suspect pacing back and forth in their backyard, 4:30 p.m., March 26. When they saw him, the lady of the house asked why he was there, and he shouted back her […]

Power of optimism

Power of optimism

From left are Clarkston Area Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners Jillian Haas, Heather Burrum, Olivia Maday, Alexander Gavulic, Nathan Dimmer, and Austin Burrum. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Area Optimists Club honored the winners of its 2017 Oratorical Contest with awards and breakfast at their March 22 meeting. Winning awards for their speeches about the […]

Girl Scout derby racers

Wayne Beutler and his Troop 71476 from Andersonville Elementary hosted the third annual Clarkston Area Girl Scout Pinewood Derby race, March 25 at St. Trinity Lutheran Church. In building their cars, scouts learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. Trophies were awarded for the top three fastest in each level: Daisy, Brownie, and Junior/Cadette, […]

Students learn skills, help neighborhood

Eight Clarkston students are hard at work building a house in the Unity Park neighborhood in the City of Pontiac. “It feels amazing to have the opportunity to be on a real job site,” said Austin Beckman, 17, a student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest (OSTC NW) and Clarkston High School. “I’m very excited […]

State championship dream come true for Fife

State championship dream come true for Fife

  BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Dan Fife had a dream when he was playing for Clarkston Basketball – the state championship. His dream as well as the dream of countless players after him came true as the Wolves defeated Grand Rapids Christian in the the MHSAA Boys Basketball Class A State […]

More info wanted before vote on paid-parking initiative

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city Parking Committee asked for an up or down vote on paid parking in city-owned lots at Monday’s City Council meeting, but the council took no action. “The committee is at a standstill,” said Rick Detkowski, member of the council and parking committee. “Further actions are dependent upon […]

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