GREEN, L.G.; of White Lake; December 10, 2017; age 91; husband of Elaine “Joyce” for 67 years; father of Delilah (George) Fisher, Donald Green & Denise (Paul) Harding; preceded in death by his sons Allen & Dana; grandpa of 5 & 2 great grandsons; brother of Charles (Jackie) Green & Edward Green. L.G. served in […]

Anthony Frank MATELL Sr.

MATELL Sr., Anthony Frank “Tony”; of Waterford, formerly of Sterling Heights; age 65; December 7, 2017; beloved husband of Lynn for 29 years; father of Tony (Colleen) Matell, Jr., Erica (Raj) Venugopal, Tina (Dustin) Kennedy and Claudia (Sean) O’Brien; grandpa “Bubby” of  Molly, Van, Olivia & Harper; also survived by many loving family members and […]

Construction tech students renovate church

Construction tech students renovate church

From left, Jeff Peariso, Steve Wyckoff, and Henry Woloson are supporting a Clarkston Junior High Construction Tech project to renovate the historic Sashabaw Presbyterian Church on Maybee Road. Please see page 4 for story and more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation awarded a […]

Suspects sought in home invasion

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Deputies are looking for four masked men who broke into a home, threatened to burn alive the couple inside, and stole their money, 12:59 a.m., Nov. 30, in the 7000 block of Chipmunk Hollow. A 63-year-old Holly Township man, who is still hospitalized in stable condition, said he and […]

Stuff bus for Lighthouse this weekend

Clarkston school bus drivers will be collecting non-perishable food, gift cards, and other gift items especially for teenagers at the 14th annual Stuff A Bus, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Kroger on Sashabaw Road at Maybee Road, and Neiman’s Family Market on Dixie Highway at White Lake Road. The busful of […]

Property was previously denied for rezoning

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When the city appears before an administrative law judge to defend a Historic District Commission decision next week, city attorney Thomas Ryan will defend it “The alternative is to have no one there,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Nov. 27 meeting. “If no one is there, there’s […]

Superintendent rated 3/4 by school board

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education gave Clarkston Schools Superintendent Rod Rock an “effective” rating in the superintendent evaluation, or a score of 3. It is the second highest score, behind “highly effective,” or a 4. “The board thanks you for inspiring our students, staff and community and setting higher […]

Student count

Clarkston Community Schools, combined with shared time services, counted 8,318 students during the Oct. 4 student count day, 68 fewer than last year. Slow growth for Oakland County communities is projected from 2010 to 2040. During this time the population of school aged children in the county is expected to decrease by six percent, said […]

Drinking law OK’d

A new city ordinance making the first underage drinking a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor will take effect on Jan. 1, after second reading on Nov. 27. The revised city Ordinance 133 on underage drinking of alcoholic beverages makes alcohol purchase, possession, and consumption by minors a civil infraction, like a traffic ticket, punishable […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Closing time

The curtain has fallen (or more like slid across the stage) on the Clarkston Village Players show I’ve been working with, “Morning’s At Seven.” It’s my fourth production so far, all with CVP within the last couple years. Its closing leaves me with the same bittersweet sense of accomplishment and loss I’ve felt with the […]