Teen killed in snowmobile crash

BY JIM NEWELL Special to the Clarkston News Alexandria Lambert , 13, was riding as a passenger on a 2004 Polaris 550 snowmobile on N. Eston Road near Whipple Lake Road in Independence Township, Nov. 12, when a tragic accident claimed her life. Lambert, who loved horses and playing the saxophone, baking, and sports, was […]

High school hosts Santa’s Workshop

Clarkston High School’s National Technical Honors Society hosts their third annual Santa’s Workshop and Student Bazaar on Friday, Dec. 13, at Clarkston Junior High School, 6595 Waldon Road. Shoppers can get into the holiday spirit and etch a design on a glass mug, create a charcuterie board, decorate a canvas bag, or make your own […]

Help for hoop house

Help for hoop house

Chelsea O’Brien and Steve Wyckoff discuss how to rebuild the hoophouse. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Chelsea O’Brien of Independence Township was stunned to find Clarkston Community Farm’s greenhouse collapsed under the weight of last week’s record snowfall. The community’s response to her call for help was even more stunning. […]

City hall work

Exterior work on the Clarkston city hall renovation project has been mostly completed, with construction work shifting inside for the next couple wintry months. “I’m happy with the progress so far,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “It’s under budget and going really well.” Work on the new City Council meeting room has been completed enough […]

Historic marker signs

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Nov. 12, to approve a plan by Clarkston Community Historical Society to install three new historic-marking signs in the city. The new signs will be located at 18 N. Holcomb, Grandma Green birthing house; 23 S. Holcomb, the original Walter’s General Store building; and 29 Buffalo, the original Methodist Church. […]

Optimist Club feeling thankful

Dear Editor, As president of the Clarkston Optimist Club, I want to thank the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce for honoring the Optimist Club as Non-Profit Organization of the year. As we head into our 34th year supporting the Clarkston/Independence Township community, it is a privilege to receive this honor from one of the outstanding […]

A call for action on impeachment

Dear Editor, There are lots of local activities that are newsworthy and important, but the impeachment proceedings should be of paramount interest to all Americans in every walk of life, even those patriots weary of the political gamesmanship we’ve witnessed in recent history. But the future of the once greatest nation on earth is at […]

Parking revenue

In October, 1,885 drivers paid for parking in the city lot at Main and Washington streets, for a total of $4,453. This is a 16 percent decrease from September and a 4 percent decrease from October 2018. No citations were written in September. A new parking ambassador, responsible for monitoring municipal parking and issuing citations, […]

National honors for Psi member

Louise Bisogni of Clarkston was selected to be the 2019 National Sigma Beta of the Year. Sigma Beta is a national philanthropic sorority. Nominations were solicited from all chapters, with three outside judges making the selection. Bisogni has been a member of Psi chapter for more than 60 years, joining at the age of 19. […]

No new city hall driveway until spring

Last week’s snow sealed the fate of any plan for a new driveway for city hall, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “We have obtained additional quotes – asphalt is the cheaper way to go,” Smith said at the Nov. 12 City Council meeting, as he withdrew a proposal to repave the driveway from Depot Road […]

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