D-Day plus 75 years

D-Day plus 75 years

Annamarie and Frank Quinlan of Springfield Township are celebrating 75 years of marriage. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A marriage born in the maelstrom of World War II is still strong, 75 years later. With their diamond anniversary celebrated on June 24, Frank and Annamarie Quinlan of Springfield Township were […]

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.

City election

Deadline for candidates to submit petitions to run for Clarkston City Council is July 23. Four seats on the City Council are up for election on Nov. 5 – those held by David Marsh, Jason Kneisc, and Scott Reynolds, for two-year terms; and Sharron Catallo, for a one-year term. For more information, call the city […]

Donation for Drew’s Home

Donation for Drew’s Home

Grand Knight Thomas Kendziorski of the Knights of Columbus 5436, Waterford Our Lady of Lakes Council, presents a check for $1,400 to Dick Moscovic, representing Drew’s Home of Clarkston. The check represents a portion of the local efforts of the members of the council during the Knights of Columbus MI Drive Tootsie Roll Campaign in […]

Vets museum

Vets museum

Jim Castle explains some tools of the trade used in World War I. Photo by Phil Custodio History came alive at the Military Museum in Clintonwood Park during Independence Fest, with experts and exhibits from the Revolutionary War to the first Gulf War, and veterans on hand from World War II on. The ninth annual […]

City hall construction issues, complaints

Wooden planks make up a temporary path to the back door of Clarkston city hall while the front is under construction Cory Johnston of Clarkston, a professional engineer, checked it out and found it incompatible with handicap-accessibility laws. “The condition at the rear entrance door is not compliant with local, state, and federal accessibility laws, […]

Bowman pre-owned center completes expansion project

Bowman Chevrolet recently opened its new Pre-Owned Center at 5738 S. Main Street, just north of the dealership. The opening of the used-car center is the final step in the nearly two-acre expansion project announced in late 2017. The expansion stemmed from the purchase of the two properties adjacent to Bowman Chevrolet. “We have experienced […]

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