RUSH to world

RUSH to world

Clarkston High School’s robotics team Team RUSH 27 is heading to St. Louis Missouri this week for the World Championship after being medaled State Champions on April 16 in Grand Rapids. Out of 411 teams in the state, RUSH was one of 102 teams at the state tournament. They were seeded No. 2 going into […]

$4.1 million bridge OK’d

“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.” That was the lesson Independence Township Trustee David Lohmeier learned, April 19, when his first motion for a pedestrian bridge project over I-75 at Waldon Road failed, 3-2. Lohmeier and Trustee Andrea Schroeder were the only “yes” votes. Trustees Jose Aliaga and Ron Richie were absent. […]

Site plan OK’d for Clarkston United Methodist Church

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted, April 25, to approve the site plan and special land use permit for expansion of Clarkston United Methodist Church on Waldon Road. A written agreement with Clarkston Community Schools is still pending on a storm sewer on school property off Waldon Road, next to the […]

Teacher recognized for excellence

Teacher recognized for excellence

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Faye Valtadoros won the lottery, taking home a $500 cash prize and $500 classroom grant. She didn’t have to buy a ticket – the Japanese teacher for Clarkston Community Schools just needed a nomination for an Excellence in Teaching Award. “I got an email one day saying I was […]

News in Brief

New treasurer Caitlain Bentoski is the new treasurer of the City of Village of Clarkston. Clarkston City Council approved the hire unanimously, April 11. She replaces Sandra Barlass, whose last day with the city was April 21. Bentoski lives in the Clarkston area and has an accounting background. She was interviewed by Mayor Joe Luginski […]

Skateboarder struck on M-15

A 14-year-old Independence Township boy was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle on M-15, 5:25 p.m., April 20. Investigation showed the boy skateboarded out onto Main Street west of Middle Lake Road without looking. The vehicle, driven by a 32-year-old Waterford Township woman, was unable to stop and struck the skateboarder. The speed limit […]

News in Brief

Rummage sale The Clarkston American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary and Legionnaires are hosting their annual Rummage Sale during the M-15 Heritage Route Garage Sales, Friday, May 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. All proceeds are used to support veterans’ programs. Donation receipts are available upon request. Donations can be […]

A shower of support

A shower of support

  Last week many in the community were shocked and saddened when they learned news that little Beck James Myers, 4, of Clarkston passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 10, 2016. And, in the days that followed the sad news, friends and relations gathered around the Ben and Vanessa Myers family, physically, emotionally and financially. […]

Residents split on school bond

Residents split on school bond

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston school district resident Allen Lowe, the school board’s decision to move forward with a $75 million “no millage increase” bond is frustrating. “I’m disappointed to see here that a lot of us were right – for what you were asking for (in 2012), you needed about […]

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education honored young artists with Student Recognition Awards in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, April 15. “I really admire you for all the imagination and all the time you spend on your craft,” said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The skills you learn will help you academically and in life.” State Rep. […]