Nallamothu fills open township seat

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer After recent seat swaps, the Independence Township Board is now set with the appointment last week of Terri Nallamothu to the vacant trustee position. “I applied for the trustee position because I wanted to serve my community,” said Nallamothu. “I have wanted to be involved more in the […]

Horst elected president of Clarkston School Board

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Kelli Horst is the new Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education president. Horst was unanimously elected to her new position, moving from vice president, at the July 8 board meeting. “I feel very lucky to take this over, following three tremendous presidents who sit at this table,” said […]

Summer of school construction

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Contractors will complete about $12.5 million in school construction work this summer. The Phase III projects include interior renovations at North Sashabaw, Andersonville, and Bailey Lake elementary schools; secure entry, interior renovations, and site work at Sashabaw Middle School; secure entry, access control, and gym floor at Clarkston […]

Clarkston’s Frye to attend, play NCAA hockey in Alaska

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer After a roller-coaster junior hockey career that saw him play in two leagues and in four towns, Clarkston native Alex Frye will continue that ride this fall at NCAA Division I University of Alaska Anchorage. Frye, a forward who turns 21 on July 27, played for the United […]

Mill pond issues irk reader; dam closed

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer In a recent email to The Clarkston News, reader Mike Fetzer expressed his displeasure with the low water levels of the mill ponds. “All of them, including the initial pond between a Bluegrass Drive and Buttercup, are in need of cleaning and dredging,” said Fetzer. “Nothing has been […]

Marching leaders

Local, state, and national political leaders were welcomed to march in the Fourth of July parade, paying a $35 entry fee along with local businesses. Entry for nonprofits, families, individuals and antique cars was free.

Parade o’ flags

Clarkston’s Independence Day parade is more than 70 years old, originally run by the Independence Township Fire Department. Several community groups, including Clarkston Optimist Club, Mt. Zion Church, Knights of Columbus from St. Daniel Catholic Church, and Clarkston Area Lions Club, took over the parade in 2011.

Downtown packed for parade

Crowds were thick the whole way from St. Daniel’s to Renaissance High School, July 4, filled with folks celebrating Independence Day. Eighty community groups, antique vehicles, politicians, musicians, and businesses marched down Main Street for the parade, tossing candy to the kids.

Local talent Attard chosen in NHL Draft

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Ronnie Attard was eligible for the NHL Draft in 2017 but wasn’t selected. Same in 2018. But June 22 in Vancouver, B.C., the 20-year-old White Lake native was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (72nd overall). “I can’t put it into words,” Attard said. “It’s […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Clarkston cheers

When I received the phone call Feb. 13 from Phil Custodio that I was hired by The Clarkston News, I was admittedly giddy. After calling my wife at work to give her the good news, she shared in my giddiness. I had worked at home the past seven and a half years, uncertain what the […]