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 […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Softball for Sashabaw

By Riley Haener In a recent interview, Amanda Scarborough, a sports announcer for ESPN, explained her experience as a young softball player, “While my coaches were impacting ME, I had the ability to make an impact on THEM even though I was much younger.” What many people do not realize about softball is that not […]

Butterfly fans plant garden

Butterfly fans plant garden

George White of Clarkston explains how to plant the butterfly-friendly plants. Photo by Phil Custodio Butterflies on their migratory journey south have a new place to stop, thanks to Bailey Lake Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 70876. The fourth grade Girl Scouts, Hannah Berndt, Lauren Butcher, Abby Finnerty, Isabelle Henry, Ella Kurmaniak, Caitlin McGivern, Heidi […]

Letters to the Editor

White Cane Week support appreciated Dear Editor, The Clarkston Area Lions wish to thank everyone for their support during our recent White Cane Week. Through your generosity, we collected over $8,100. All of the funds collected will be used to support many sight and hearing projects, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Eversight Michigan, formerly […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hit-and-run car model ID’d

Oakland County Sheriff’s crash investigators identified a possible suspect vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run crash on Ormond Road south of French Lane in Springfield Township, June 3 at 1:30 a.m. Deputies are looking for a 2002 or 2003 light colored Mitsubishi Galant. The suspect vehicle should have left front end damage and it is missing […]

Adam Mike MILLER

MILLER, Adam Mike; of Clarkston, formerly of Dearborn; June 4, 2017; age 82.  Loving father of Cynthia Andrews and Andrea (Greg) Cunningham; proud grandpa of Sarah (Brandon) Cunningham, Carolyn Andrews, Gwynn, Hannah and Allie Cunningham; great grandpa of Carson, Elliot and Noah; dear brother of Mary Ann (late Gilbert) Berry.  Also survived by many nieces, […]