Hit-and-run driver sought

The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Independence Township Substation with the investigation of a pedestrian hit and run crash on Clintonville Road north of Fay Street at 10:13 p.m., March 14. Employees from the Clarkston Specialty Healthcare Center at 4800 Clintonville Road were attempting to assist an 83-year-old man in a wheelchair […]

Robotics risk pays off for RUSH

Robotics risk pays off for RUSH

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 opened this year’s robotics season strong, winning the FIRST district tournament at Kettering University in Flint, March 1-2. “This was a big one for us,” said Kyle Hughes, coach and mentor for the Clarkston High School Robotics team. “Since Michigan has gone to districts, […]

Teams advance to state contest

Six Clarkston teams placed at the Destination Imagination (DI) regional tournament at Waterford Mott High School, Feb. 23. All will be going on to the state tournament at Michigan State, April 13. The teams worked on projects to solve challenges designed to build confidence, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork, with adults serving only as […]

New director for chamber

Shaun Hayes, 28, joins Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce as its next executive director. Hayes worked at Automation Alley for nearly seven years, with experience in membership, sales, event management, operations, and employee training, with achievements in membership retention and operational strategies. “I’ve been a Southeast Michigan resident for my entire life, so I love […]

Parking revenue

Net revenue for the city owned parking lot at Main and Washington streets for February was $7,167, a 19 percent increase over January, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. A total of 1,779 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main lot, a 12 percent increase from January, Smith said. A total of 172 citations […]

Celebrate Recovery coming to Clarkston

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Five Clarkston churches are joining forces to help people in pain find the healing they need. “What is truly unique about this ministry is that it is a ministry of five participating churches, Clarkston Community Church, Waypoint, Kensington Clarkston, Calvary Lutheran, and Bridgewood, with more to come,” said Jay […]

Paczki packed

Paczki packed

Store Manager Nate Neiman, Ryan Pizzo, and the bakery crew at Neiman’s Family Market fried up thousands of paczki to fill the need for tasty pastries for Fat Tuesday. Photo by Phil Custodio

Support for coach, community leader

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township residents mourned Ortonville resident Garrett Frezza after the 36-year-old passed away after he was hit by a car while crossing M-15 on foot, Feb. 26. His legacy will live on. Frezza was the owner and facility manager of GOB Gymnastics and Cheer in Ortonville. He was […]

ALICE safety training for students

School-shooter-response program alarms parent BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers and staff were recently trained in the worst-case scenario, an active shooting in a school. Starting next week, students will be, too. “It’s just a shame that in today’s environment we have to do this,” said School Board President Elizabeth Egan at the […]

Split vote after parking debate

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council voted 5-1 to approve a new business use for 21 North Main Street, the former antique shop, as Main Street MI Co-Working Center. The business offers work and conference rooms for rent by remote workers and freelancers, including business mailing address. A previous plan called for Airbnb […]

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