News in Brief

Labor Day parade The Clarkston Rotary Club, sponsor of the Clarkston Labor Day Parade for the past 74 years, is seeking floats, classic cars, community service organizations, musical groups, local businesses, political candidates, families, equestrian riders, and other participants. Political candidates will be asked to make a $50 charitable donation to the Clarkston Rotary Club. […]

Info needed before paid-parking meeting

Clarkston City Council put on hold a proposed joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Parking Committee about charging to park in city-owned lots. “My personal opinion is it’s premature to do that until we get the results of the parking study,” said Council member Michael Sabol at the July 25 meeting. City Manager Carol […]

Fair Fun

Fair Fun

Twins Lexi and Ellie Vanderver try their hands at fishing. The Oakland County Fair was at Springfield Oaks Park in Springfield Township where there were rides, games and food for all patrons of all ages to enjoy. Oakland County celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland County Parks and the 35 year fight of Kids […]

$5.4 million for junior high in bond

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. Wrapping up a series, we check out Clarkston Junior High. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer If the $75 million bond […]

Gathering for a friend

Gathering for a friend

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston community lost a friend when Joey Nederlander passed away unexpectedly at the age of 25, July 12. “He was someone you could tell all your secrets to and he would hold your confidence,” said his mom, Sue. “He would be there for you on your darkest […]

Township budget builds on surplus

Independence Township looks to be in good shape for 2017, according to a recent budget review. “It looks like our revenue for 2017 is projected to be right around $6 million, our operating expenses are going to be $5.9 million, which would leave us with about $100,000 surplus,” Supervisor Pat Kittle said at the July […]

Musical youths

Musical youths

The Clarkston Village Players Youth Theater cast. Photo provided by EJ Photography Clarkston Village Players Youth Theatre has been working for weeks on their musical production of “The Music Man, Jr.,” and they’re ready to hit the stage at Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. The show tells the story of a fast-talking salesman whose […]

News in Brief

Clarkston trucker killed Gary Haggard of Clarkson was killed, July 15, when his truck hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook west of Kadoka, S.D., according to police reports. Haggard, 54, was driving a tanker semi-truck on I-90 when he turned off at the exit, 8:42 a.m., Friday. The truck trailer went up the […]

City OKs payment

Two months after Clarkston rejected bids for a proposed DPW expansion project, City Council agreed to pay about $16,000 in outstanding engineering fees to James Renaud. Payment was delayed until Mayor Joe Luginski, Council member Eric Haven, and City Manager Carol Eberhardt could meet with Renaud, city architect, regarding invoices for $6,012 and $9,997.25, for […]

Joint parking meeting in works

Planners will set up a joint meeting with Village of Clarkston City Council and the streets committee to discuss pay-to-park in city lots and other issues. “The time to address this is now – we’ve talked about this long enough,” said Planning Commissioner Frank Schoebel at the July 18 meeting. “We should act on it […]

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