Enrollment down 100

Lower student count meets expectations, officials say BY DANIEL REGIANI Special to The Clarkston News The school district’s preliminary student count is down 100 compared to last year. The decrease means about $751,100 less in state per-pupil funding, which was expected and budgeted, said Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan. The decrease will be offset by state […]

Life stories

Life stories

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Meeting every Monday morning, a local “gaggle of geezers” always has stories to share with each other. They got together to put some of them in a book, titled “One Cup at a Time.” “We were all concerned we’d have something to write about, but we all found once […]

News in Brief

Halloween hours Watch out for kids in costume Monday night, Oct. 31, as they go door to door for Halloween treats. The City of the Village of Clarkston and Independence Township set 6-7 p.m. for trick-or-treating. Springfield Township doesn’t set a trick-or-treat time. Clarkston Road work Work on Clarkston Road from Clearview to east of […]

Party for preserving water

Party for preserving water

Emily Duthinh presents the Blue Heron Award to Bette Moen and Cedar Crest Academy for the school’s holistic approach to teaching about and protecting the environment. Photo by Phil Custodio Water conservation was the focus of this year’s Wild Night Out, Oct. 7, at White Lake Oaks Country Club. The annual dinner and auction event […]

Breaking News: 18-year-old killed in crash

An 18-year-old Waterford Township man was killed in a traffic collision, 1:42 a.m., Oct. 11. He was in the front passenger seat of a Dodge Neon when the driver ran a stop sign at Mann Road and Clintonville Road, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s reports. The Neon was struck on the passenger side door by a pickup […]

Reading your local paper is ‘Way to Know’ your community

  By Layne Bruce Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by the Motion Pictu re Association of […]

Winning

Winning

Annabelle St Aubin, Jasmine Scott and Molly Labate go around the track at Bailey Lake Elementary last Friday either walking, running or dancing during their Fun Run. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Volunteers step forward to help city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As of Oct. 1, the city has no manager, but two residents stepped forward to help out. Rich Little and Steve Percival, who volunteered his services at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting, are doing what they can to keep city hall running. “We love being here, and anything […]

Sunny Sunday for Taste

Sunny Sunday for Taste

The sun broke through after a week of rain for a pleasant fall day for Taste of Clarkston, Oct 2. Crowds packed downtown Clarkston for the annual food fest, enjoying entrees and desserts prepared by more than 30 local restaurants and store bakeries. Photo by Phil Custodio

News in Brief

Coin show American Legion Post 63 hosts the Clarkston Coin Show, where collectors can buy, sell, and trade, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the post home, 8047 Ortonville Road. Proceeds support the American Legion and veteran related programs. The event is organized in partnership with SDCS L3P.LLC, Highland. For information, call Chuck […]

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