Mandisa joins fellow American Idols in inspirational concert

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A music tour coming to town is called “Rise Out of the Dark.” Mandisa and Danny Gokey, both American Idol alum and featured performers, have first-hand experience with that. “We really want to use our stories to help bring some other people out of the dark,” said Mandisa in […]

Larry Banker

Larry Dean Banker of Lake Barrington, IL passed away suddenly on September 29, 2017. He was born on March 6, 1939 and was preceded in death by his father, John D. Banker and mother Charlotte (Petersohn) Banker. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Smith); son, Bradley; daughter, Marni Sullivan; brother, Terry and his wife […]

Rudy David LOZANO

LOZANO, Rudy David of Clarkston; September 28, 2017; age 74.  Loving Father of Leigh Ann (Gerard) Lambert, Lauren Lozano and Sheri (Douglas) Christie.  Grandfather of Ethan and Alexander Rudy Lambert, Blake (Kelly) Sokalski, Samantha Sokalski and Nate Christie.  Great grandfather of Harper Sokalski.  Brother of Mary Lucas, Anita Kesselring, Carol (Robert) Hessler, Joseph (Janet) Lozano, […]

Taste-ful music

Taste-ful music

Zoe Nygaard and her band is ready to rock Taste of Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This is the first year Zoe Nygaard will perform at this year’s Taste of Clarkston, but not her first time performing in downtown Clarkston. A few weeks ago, she performed for about an […]

Autumn at 90 degrees

Autumn at 90 degrees

Lacey, with her mom Jaci and uncle Jeremy St. John, enjoy the unseasonable warm late September weather at Depot Park, Monday. The high temperature for the day hit 90 degrees, more than 20 degrees above average and smashing the record high of 80 degrees, set in 1958. “It’s alright. We’ll take it,” Jaci said. Photo […]

Full power

Full power

Tony Hool of Independence Township DPW and Wendell Hutchinson of Hutchinson’s Electric check the wiring at Main Street and Depot Road, Monday afternoon, for Sunday’s Taste of Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio

New plan for city hall expansion

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This town’s taking another shot at expanding city hall, after Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Sept. 25, to approve $2,000 to go out for bid. The Facilities Committee, including Rich Little, chair, and Steve Wylie, Karen Eckert, Jason Kneisc, David Marsh, Frank Schoebel, and Dennis Ritter, recommended a 1,600-square-foot […]

School lot adds 140 spots

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city Parking Committee and Clarkston Community Schools are working together to provide about 140 more parking spaces for downtown patrons. The plan includes opening up the back parking lot at Renaissance High School to public parking, Fridays and Saturdays from 5-10 p.m., starting Sept. 29. “As a school […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: More parking

In our continued effort to improve parking around town, the Parking Committee and City Council have teamed up with Clarkston Community Schools to address the issue of available space. With that, we’d like to announce the Renaissance High School parking lot adjacent to E. Church St. will be open to public parking as of Friday, […]

Reading in the park

Reading in the park

Parker Renke enjoys a book about dogs, read by her nana Rose Clark in Depot Park, Monday. It’s late September, but recent warm weather meant no jackets needed. Photo by Phil Custodio