WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Proactive approach to student support

Last month, I introduced you to five words that have been on my mind for a few months now. These five words represent Clarkston Community Schools’ collective values and intentions for young people in Clarkston. Every decision we make as a district will be guided by our commitment to create schools where students are: SAFE, […]

Poinsettia, greens sale

Clarkston Community Women’s Club’s annual Poinsettia/Greens sale is on now through Nov. 9, with delivery on Monday, Nov 26, with poinsettias in an assortment of colors and sizes, wreaths, greens hanging basket, grave blankets, grave pillows, porch pots, and centerpiece. To order, call Belinda Seal-Sweet at 248-520-9353 or Gail Ferguson, 248-758-8574. Check clarkstoncommunitywomens.org. Photo provided

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Be a peacemaker, not a wimp

Karl is upset that his wife constantly comes home late after work, but he says nothing. Why? He thinks he is being like Christ by not saying anything; but he does give her a cold shoulder. Pam disagrees with her coworkers at lunch when they slander her boss, but she’s afraid to speak up. “I […]

New fire stations for Springfield Township

New fire stations for Springfield Township

Springfield Township Trustee Dennis Vallad and Fire Department Lt. Ryan Hart, with the oversize scissors, welcome the community to the ribbon cutting commemorating the opening of the new Station 3 on Andersonville Road. Photo by Phil Custodio Springfield Township firefighters and trustees welcomed the community to their two new firestations on Andersonville Road, Sept. 29. […]

Denise Ann Myers

Denise Ann Myers of Clarkston, formerly of Redford Township, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, at age 61. She was the wife of Warren; mother of Lindsay; daughter of Virginia (late Ramie) Phillips; sister of Ramie Jr (Michelle) Phillips; sister in law of Judy (Paul) Bruer. Denise recently retired as an engineer from General Motors after […]


WYZGOSKI, Phillip J.; of Ortonville; October 1, 2018; age 75; loving husband of Gloria for 47 years; father to John (Amanda) Quinlan, Theresa Klassa, Jessy Morales; brother of Mike and Tom Wyzgoski; preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Alvera; and brother Jim Wyzgoski. Phillip retired from General Motors after 38 years. He was […]

Out for a taste

Out for a taste

Tom Lowrie, daughter-in-law Sarah Lowrie, and grand-twins Ilia (pink) and Eliza (purple) Lowrie join the crowd filling Main Street to sample local entrees and desserts at the 2018 Taste of Clarkston, Sunday. Please see page 12 for more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio

$240,000 more for parks and rec

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Summer camp success means more than $240,000 in additional revenue for local parks. “We opened up a new day camp at Bay Court Park,” said Derek Smith, parks and rec director at the Sept. 25 Independence Township Board meeting. “Our summer camp program has really taken off. We […]

Renovations recognized in Depot Park

Renovations recognized in Depot Park

From left, Jim Brueck, Hal Wheemhoff, Jonathan Smith, Robin Nance, Tom Lowrie, Ken Ermer, Dick Niazy, Emily Duthinh, and Eric Haven cut the ribbon to dedicate renovations and new equipment in the Depot Park playground, Sept. 22. Photo provided Volunteers gathered to celebrate playground renovations in Depot Park with a ribbon cutting, Sept. 22, with […]

Case closed on 148, lawyer says

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Neil Wallace, attorney for Curt Catallo, called for misinformation about 148 N. Main Street to stop. “Over the last weeks and months, your council meeting has been being used as a forum for fear mongering,” said Wallace, attorney for Catallo, at the Sept. 24 City Council meeting. “The disinformation […]