New stone wall at Robertson

Clarkston City Council voted on Nov. 13 to award the bid to Brimacombe Landscaping of Clarkston to replace a rotting wood retaining wall with a stone wall, for $3,000. The council originally awarded the bid to replace the wall with wood to Clarkston DPW for $1,892, on Oct. 23, but the bid award was rescinded. […]

EDITORIAL: Shop Local this holiday

Another holiday season has come to C-Town and we urge locals to Shop Local This Christmas. Part of our mission is to make sure local ma and pop, brick and mortar businesses stay in business. It’s in the community’s best interest to support local business. Mega internet business Amazon is building a 1-million square foot […]

Kudos to Coach Richardson, staff, atheletes

Dear Editor, Congratulations to head football coach Kurt Richardson, staff, and student athletes for winning the third State Division 1 Football Title in five years. Some 30 years ago the head football coach resigned, leaving an opening for a head coach position. On my desk was a letter from Gus Birtsas, principal at Sashabaw Junior […]

Eyes OK

Eyes OK

Kellie Shelton of the Clarkston Area Lions Club scans a child’s eyes using the Project Kidsight system at the Rotary’s Shoes for Kids program, Dec. 9. The Lions offer the free vision screening for children on the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. They take photos […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Alumni always welcome

Each year at commencement, I give a gift to every graduate. My gift is both a promise and a wish. The gift (a humble red thread) represents the promise of the lifetime connection our students have to our schools, the Clarkston community, and to each other. Likewise, it is my wish that our alumni will […]

Volunteers fill church for Shoes

Volunteers fill church for Shoes

Kyle Roland and Rich Hansen joined dozens of other volunteers to help kids get the winter clothes they need. Photos by Phil Custodio The streets and parking lots were covered in snow, but inside Oakland Woods Baptist Church was warm and toasty as dozens of volunteers helped more than 300 kids pick out shoes, boots, […]


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 […]