News loses longtime leader

News loses longtime leader

James A. Sherman Sr., publisher of the Clarkston News from 1966-93, enjoys a good laugh during the roast that the Rotary Club of Oxford held in his honor in April 2014. File photo by C.J. Carnacchio. By C.J. Carnacchio Special to The Clarkston News Former Clarkston News publisher James Allen Sherman Sr. of Oxford wore […]

Students honored for leadership

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored Outstanding Student Citizens from Andersonville and Independence elementary schools, Feb. 13. Andersonville selected fifth grader Keira Walker for her school’s award. “It’s very awesome. I was surprised a little bit when I heard I got the award,” Walker said. “My parents taught me to […]

School bond work

Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously, Feb. 11, to ratify $22,069,957.30 for Series II of the school building and site bond work. This is part of the $76 million bond approved by voters in August 2016. The board authorized the sale of the bonds and delegated authority to the superintendent to accept the offer of […]

Fitness programs

Angels’ Place Race recently partnered with Deer Lake Athletic Club to offer three free fitness and training programs for race participants. The 5K/10K event in Clarkston is adding a 5K-to-10K program to its “couch to 5K” training club, both meeting Thursday evenings at Depot Park starting March 14. Additionally, Angels’ Place Race has teamed with […]

Sashabaw Plains honors Good Citizens

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Sashabaw Plains Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution (D.A.R.) honored five high school seniors with their Good Citizen award. Clarkston High School’s Good Citizen was Amy Coomer. Coomer dedicates much of her free time to the Clarkston High School Optimist Club and has served as the Michigan […]

Many options to give to park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $100,000 fundraising drive for Depot Park is just the beginning, said Clarkston Mayor Eric Haven. “It’s the beginning of a long haul for the park,” said Haven, also member of the Friends of Depot Park Committee, at the Feb. 11 City Council meeting. “It’s not just a village […]

School funding a top priority for state house

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder, 43rd District and vice chair of the Michigan House Financial Services Committee, said Michigan can continue its success with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if school funding and government transparency are priorities. “We must make approving a responsible and effective education budget our number one priority this year,” said Schroeder of Independence Township […]

Set a course for adventure

Set a course for adventure

Sporting a nautical theme, Addison Causley and Alec Ryan dance their routine at the Varsity Basketball game last week. The Clarkston High School Dance Team performed their boy-girl routine with a theme of jobs and work. The team’s last dance of the season is next Tuesday. Photo by Larry Wright

Miscalculation leads to $138,968 error

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $138,968 math mistake and other miscalculations meant Independence Township is short $220,000 in its DPW building renovation and expansion project. Independence Township Board took no action, Feb. 5, on a request to authorize the $220,000 budget amendment request from Hubbell, Roth and Clark (HRC). “These are some substantial […]

Township to blow out e-cigs for youth

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Vaping with electronic cigarettes may soon be just as illegal for youth as regular tobacco in Independence Township. The Township Board voted unanimously, Feb. 5, to approve first reading of an ordinance to add vapor products to its tobacco prohibition for minors. “It’s certainly a problem,” said Trustee Jim […]

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