Push back on RTA

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township does not want anything to do with the 2020 Regional Transit Authority millage proposal, with the Township Board unanimously passing a resolution to opt out of RTA, Jan. 7. “What do we get for that $2 million a year,” asked Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. The […]

Praise for school board

Praise for school board

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer January is School Board Appreciation Month, and the Clarkston Board of Education was recognized at its meeting, Jan. 13, with gift bags and positive words from Superintendent Shawn Ryan and Clarkston Education Association President Daryl Biallas. “Having worked with this board for two years, it doesn’t get to […]

Bowled over

Bowled over

With Clarkston schools off Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, Cherry Hill Lanes North was packed with students bowling during school hours. Photo by Matt Mackinder

Sparkle Awards

Clarkston Community Schools is taking nominations for the fifth annual Sparkle Awards, recognizing groups and individuals who serve and support special needs students in the district. Every nominee will be recognized and receive an award at the Special Education Appreciation Evening Ceremony on Wednesday, March 25. In addition, each general category will receive special recognition. […]

Networking leads to success for 2020 chamber president

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Joining the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce is a good move, but it’s just the first step, said Carrie Wheeler, starting her one-year term as chamber president. “Member engagement is key,” said Wheeler, 47, manager of specialty services at the McLaren Clarkston campus on Sashabaw Road. “Throughout the year, […]

Signs of welcome at church

Clarkston United Methodist Church has added American Sign Language translation to its 11 a.m. church sermons, said Outreach Pastor Laura Speiran. The services for deaf individuals who use American Sign Language began on Sunday, Jan. 5, and is offered weekly. The church is working with Deaf Community Advocacy Network (Deaf C.A.N.) of Sylvan Lake to […]

Make your move!

Make your move!

Clarkston Wrestling coaches and athletes get into the meet against Lake Orion as they gain a lead in the score in their win over the Dragons last Wednesday. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Readers reply with ideas for Rudy’s

Change is coming to Rudy’s Market, as its owners look to remake the long-time business to suit today’s economy.  Owners Robert Esshaki and Christopher Thomas said they are open to ideas, which The Clarkston News requested on its Facebook page, along with memories of the 87-year-old Main Street shop, as well as downtown. As a […]

Massage law

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Massage establishments in Independence Township face stricter regulations now that Independence Township Board voted unanimously to approve the second reading of a new ordinance, Jan. 7. Trustees Jose Aliaga and Ron Ritchie were absent. First reading was Dec. 17. “I know we had a meeting with the sheriff’s […]

Parking revenue

In the month of December, 2,335 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main municipal lot for a total of $5,772, a 24 percent increase from November and an 8 percent decrease from December 2018, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. The city issued 211 parking citations in December. More than 26,000 vehicles paid for […]

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