Robert J. AREND

AREND, Robert J.; of Clarkston formerly of Jackson; October 9, 2018; age 84; husband of Carol for 49 years; brother of Jim (Margaret) Arend; brother in law of Ross (Erika) Arseneau; survived by several nieces & nephews; preceded in death by his parents Cletus & Margaret and brothers Thomas & William. Bob retired as a […]

Ind Twp Board

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE September 25, 2018 A Regular / Budget Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Independence Township Hall The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Justin and Jason Tebbets of Troop 199 ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Brown, […]

CDBG public hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE City of the Village of Clarkston 375 Depot Rd. Clarkston, MI 48346 Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the City of Clarkston will hold a public hearing on the use of community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on Monday October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at 375 Depot […]

Ready to Rumble

Ready to Rumble

Team Rumble, Erica McCarthy and Gretchen Terpening of the Canine Companions Rescue Center of Clarkston, with Rumble the dog. Photo by Phil Custodio Volunteers head to court as they help puppy recover BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When the couple accused of abusing and abandoning Rumble the dog go to court later this month, […]

Candidates for mayor contrast leadership styles

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston mayoral candidates Eric Haven and incumbent Steven Percival have different approaches to the Charter-defined duty of presiding over  City Council meetings, “To ‘preside’ at City Council meetings, I intend to do so by inviting public opinion, respectfully submitted, planning two hour meetings, and encouraging well researched information so […]

Incumbents running to hold seats on City Council

Incumbent City Council members Sharron Catallo, Rick Detkowski, and Sue Wylie and challengers Al Avery and Hampton Swayne are running for three, two-year seats on City Council. Al Avery, attorney at Avery Law PLC, has lived in Clarkston for 15 years. “It seemed to me that someone needed to serve on the City Council who […]

Candidates share parking plans, thoughts on city’s future

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Here are the City Council candidates’ views on parking in the city, as well as possible future local development. “I don’t believe there is a perfect solution to the parking issues in the city. With the re-opening of the parking lot on Depot Road there appears to be sufficient […]

Moving pumpkins

Moving pumpkins

Clarkston Community Church youth form a line to move thousands of pumpkins from a semi-truck to pallets on the church front lawn, Oct. 2. The annual Pumkin Patch, marking the start of the fall holiday season, is a fundraiser for the church Student Ministry. The pumpkins were grown and delivered from New Mexico, with corn […]

Professional Dental celebrates decade serving Clarkston area

The team at Professional Dental of Clarkston is celebrating a major milestone, serving the community with excellence and professionalism for a decade. It was just over two years ago that Professional Dental of Clarkston doubled the size of their facility when they moved into their current location at 5748 Clarkston road. The new facility has […]

City succeeds in lawsuit appeal

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the City of the Village of Clarkston, overturning an Oakland Circuit Court ruling for the owners of 59 S. Main Street, known as the Sutherland House. The owners’ lawsuit sought to change the zoning of 59 S. Main from multi-family […]