WILL, Rod of Clarkston; passed away unexpectedly June 9, 2017; age 72.  Loving husband of Joan for 50 years; beloved father of Erik, Peter, Paul and Jessica; proud grandpa of Hope, Kayla, Jaszek, Horizon and Sada; brother of Harlan, Marnie and Juilene Hewitt.  Rod retired from DuPont after 27 years of service.  Rod was a […]

Waterford Montessori budget

Waterford Montessori Academy will hold a public hearing on June 14, 2017, at 4860 Midland, Waterford, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the 2017-18 general operating budget. A copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at this location. Individuals requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting should contact Jeremy Gilliam […]

School budget

CLARKSTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2017-2018 BUDGET PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, at Clarkston Community Schools, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, the Board of Education of Clarkston Community Schools will hold a public hearing to consider the District’s proposed 2017-2018 budget. The Board […]



Clarkston Boys Lacrosse celebrates  their regional championship against crosstown rivals Lake Orion. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Attention widens on city FOIA case

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Press Association and Detroit Free Press weighed in on a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the City of the Village of Clarkston, filing an amicus curiae brief in support of Clarkston resident Susan Bisio’s lawsuit against the city. Bisio is appealing a decision by Oakland County Circuit […]

Good Samaritan seeks new mom

Tricia Land of Ortonville was driving into town to take her daughter to school at Independence Elementary, Monday morning, when she was stopped unexpectedly. A woman whose parked car was on the side of M-15 near Oak Hill Road waved her down. “The area they were in on M-15 had no cell service,” said Mary […]

News in Brief

Budget hearing Clarkston City Council hosts a public hearing on the 2017-2018 budget, 7 p.m., Monday, June 12. The $862,513 budget includes $8,000 for one parking kiosk for the city parking lot at Washington and Main streets, $8,500 for sidewalk repair on Miller Road, $16,000 for asphalt pavement overlay on Miller Road, and $12,000 for […]

Lifetime educator, leader remembered

Lifetime educator, leader remembered

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Milford T. Mason was a “Clarkston Man,” said Dale Ryan, voice of the Wolves, when discussing the recent passing of Milford Mason, former Clarkston superintendent of schools. Mason is one of five men who headed Clarkston Schools when it consolidated in the early 1950s. Mason served as […]

New sponsor needed for Labor Day Parade

The Clarkston Labor Day Parade needs a new sponsor this year. Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of organizing and sponsoring the annual end-of-summer parade after 76 years. “It was a very difficult decision to come to. Obviously, it’s an important part of the community,” said Rotarian Joel DeLong, parade chairperson for the last 20 years. […]

Writing contest nostalgic for students

Writing contest nostalgic for students

Brooke Larkin, at left, and Evelyn Dice hand out contest certificates to young writers at Pine Knob Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The writing contest created by Evelyn Dice and Brooke Larkin at their old school, Pine Knob Elementary, brought back memories. “It’s given me flashbacks to the good […]