Keep sun shining

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This week marked Sunshine Week for 2017, a nationwide celebration of open government and readily accessible public information. Clarkston’s own state Rep. Jim Tedder was honored by Michigan Press Association for his support of transparent and open government, as well as journalism, with the Peter Pettalia Memorial Sunshine Award […]

Schools to start before Labor Day?

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Planning to be on vacation until Labor Day? You might want to reschedule. Clarkston Community Schools requested and received a waiver from the state to start the next school year a week before the Sept. 4 holiday, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock said. “With the law stating that schools […]

Kid count down 145

The first student count day of the year came up with 7,610, 145 fewer than last year. The 2016-2017 budget accounted for a loss of 100 students. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student, so 45 students equals $337,995. However, including Young Fives and post-high programs brings Clarkston Community Schools to a total of 8,441 students, said […]

Wind storm

A 64-year-old Clawson man was injured when a tree fell on him and his work van in the 5000 block of Woodfall Road during the highwind storm, 11:56 p.m., March 8. Independence Township paramedics took him to McLaren for treatment. The man was not seriously injured. A passerby found him on the ground after the […]

Message of safety for students

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Emotions swept Clarkston High School’s auditorium last week as students listened to speakers from ThinkFirst share their personal stories of traumatic injury, recovery, and the choices they made before and after. The high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club hosted the assembly as part of a series […]

News in Brief

$22G for uniforms The Independence Township Board split a bid for 2017 baseball uniforms and accepted two quotes, March 7. The Independence Township Board accepted a bid of up to $9,544.80 for baseball shirts and up to $12,681 for baseball pants, socks, and hats. The combined cost is $22,225.80 for the uniforms. Parks, Recreation & […]

Flag for Clarkston grad

Deputies at Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence Township substation flew a flag for a special reason last Friday. Walt Haussner, criminal records supervisor for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, asked if they would fly the flag to recognize their Detective Tim Pike. “Tim was born in Clarkston and attended the local high school before […]

In too DEEP at high school

In too DEEP at high school

Seniors and DEEP program students, from left, Jacob Ryan, Jacob Klokeid, Sam Carter, and Kalei Hubert-McLennan. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer When Sam Carter graduates high school this June, she won’t just be ready for college. She’ll already have about a dozen college credits under her belt. “It’s super […]

City sorry to Cory over name in report

City resident Cory Johnston received a public apology from Mayor Steven Percival and City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting, after Johnston was named in the city manager’s report. “I apologize to Cory publicly,” Percival said. “It was not our intent to put him out there. Our intent is to get […]

New treasurer for Clarkston

New Treasurer Gregory Cote’ brings dozens of years of banking experience to the city. “This is a great community – I’m excited to have the opportunity to lend my support to it,” said Cote’, 54, resident of Clinton Township. “I’m humbled and honored.” He retired from Chase Bank after 28 years in the commercial loan […]

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