Mystery at Lakeview Cemetery

Workers at Lakeview Cemetery called the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office after unearthing human bones near the back, in a spot with no record of burials, 11:11 a.m., April 3. The bones, which form only a partial skeleton, appeared to have been there for quite some time, said Lt. Larry Perry, Independence Substation commander. Deputies called […]

Car raffle

You can win a new car or truck at Bowman Chevrolet’s annual customer appreciation event, Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Raffle tickets are $50 at Detroit Red Wing Justin Abdelkader will help announce the raffle winner at 2 p.m. The winner can choose a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette, Suburban, Tahoe, Silverado, or Camaro, and also […]

Street lights on

Downtown streetlights are back on, after DTE Energy replaced underground lines leading to the city streetlight control panel. “Let’s hope this is for good now,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the April 9 City Council meeting. “Thank you to the residents for their patience while this very unusual problem was diagnosed and repaired. Also, […]

Letters to the Editor

Fix roads with current funds, reader says Dear Editor, A new road millage is not the answer to better roads (“Township mulls road millage to fix roads,” April 11). First we should start by lowering the weight limits commercial vehicles are allowed to carry. Overweight trucks crush our roads. Strictly enforce fines for over weight […]

Make an impact next weekend

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Slots are filling up for the spring Community Impact Weekend, April 28-29. “We have 40 projects that need 1,000 people to complete, and projects are still coming in,” said Daniel L. Whiting, executive pastor at Clarkston Community Church. Projects include rake-and-runs for local seniors, outdoor clean ups at Renaissance […]

Undefeated season for guard

Undefeated season for guard

From left, bottom row, are Lauren Dombrowski, Sophie Little, Elizabeth Scheil, Grace Murphy, and Chloe Ly; top row, Anne Hubl, Summer Roy, Averyanna Morrison, Liz Walker, Kaleena Slankster, Rayn Erickson, Rebekah and Riley Gerhardt, Angel Cross and Tori Saylor. Not present, Keturah Delcamp and Jenna Baumgras. Photo provided After an undefeated season, Clarkston High School […]

Backyard Birders Club hopes for spring

The arrival of spring, late it may be, will be the topic of April’s Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club meeting. “April and May are prime months for birders,” says Bob McGowan, founder and president. “Our members have their sharp eyes out to welcome back our resident songbirds as well as to catch sights of migrating waterfowls […]

Trash-haul rate increases irk residents

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Recent rate increases by Advanced Disposal, which took over for Smith’s Disposal last October, drove residents to reach out to Independence Township, City of the Village of Clarkston, The Clarkston News, and social media. Readers’ comments on the October 2017 story “Advanced Disposal takes over for Smith’s” at […]

Two-time state champs

Two-time state champs

Clarkston siblings and robotics champions Austin Helm and Ashlyn Helm. Photo provided Clarkston residents Austin Helm and Ashlyn Helm recently won the Vex Robotics Michigan State Championship. The Helm children are part of a four-member team, VEX Team 98725B – Team Falcon, which won the Michigan State VEX Robotics Championship for the second year in […]

White Cane Week, April 27-May 5

The Clarkston Area Lions Club will take to the streets and store fronts of the Clarkston area from April 27 through May 5 to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Week. Funds donated will be used to support many sight and hearing projects, including Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Lions […]