Fights back against armed robbers

Fights back against armed robbers

Dan Chiappelli, a former MP in the U.S. Army, chased down two armed men after they robbed his store. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dan Chiappelli was open for business Monday morning despite being shot in the back Saturday during an armed robbery of his Dixie Highway shop, Clarkston Jewelry […]

Community Christmas Carols

Community  Christmas Carols

Carolers gather for the first Community Sing, Dec. 14, at the Honcho restaurant. Photo by Ilze Lucero Clarkston Cultural Arts Council (CCAC) organized the first Community Sing, Dec. 14. While fire pits were lit up, the arctic blast sent the shivering singers inside and the carolers filled the Honcho coffee house corner with their voices, […]

Rush to head 2.1 million circulation CPM group

Rush to head 2.1 million circulation CPM group

Don Rush, assistant publisher for The Clarkston News, was elected the new president of Community Papers of Michigan (CPM), a statewide trade association. “Don Rush is an excellent choice to lead our association,” said CPM Executive Director Jack Guza. “Don has been a Board Member of CPM for the past four years, and is a […]

News in Brief

Planning appointments Clarkston City Council voted, Dec. 12, to appoint Rob Bondy, Eric Haven, Frank Schoebel, and Joe Luginski to Clarkston Planning Commission. Bondy, Haven, and Schoebel’s appointments were unanimous. Council member Haven recused himself from the vote for himself. The vote for Luginski was 4-3, with Haven, Mayor Steve Percival, and council members Rick […]

Superintendent earns ‘Effective’ score in evaluation

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community School District Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock received an “Effective” score on his yearly evaluation. State law requires the superintendent to be evaluated on student growth and achievement, student/parent/teacher feedback, evaluations and progress towards the school improvement plan every year. The evaluation reflects the 2015 to 2016 […]

Planners table kennel rezoning request

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Planning Commission voted, Dec. 8, to table Special Land Use approval for a dog kennel operation on Pine Knob Road, Millstones Golden LLC, a golden retriever breeding business. Several letters were sent to the commission to be included in the meeting packet, both in favor and […]

Armed robbery in Clarkston

Armed robbery in Clarkston

By Phil Custodio Sheriff’s Detectives from the Independence Township Substation and Detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Unit investigate the crash scene at the gate to Lakeview Cemetery, 6:45 p.m., Saturday, where two jewelry store robbery suspects were rammed by one of their victims. According to police, two men entered the Clarkston Jewelry Outlet in […]

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

Jack Charlton is happy to see Santa at the tree lighting festivities in Depot Park, after the Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday. Please see page 37 for more pictures from the event. Photo by Phil Custodio

News in Brief

Holidays at the News It’s the holiday season, and the staff of The Clarkston News are taking some time off for festivities with family and friends. Our Christmas party is Thursday, Dec. 15, in Oxford, so expect a “gone partying” sign up around lunch time. For Christmas, the office will be closed on Monday, Dec. […]

Delivering holiday help

Delivering holiday help

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This holiday season, Nick and Becky Thomas of Clarkston Food Express want to help their neighbors. Through Dec. 23, their restaurant meal delivery service will donate a portion of every order to employees of the Lakes Grille, which burned down last week. Several local business are offering donations and […]