Ice skating fun

Ice skating fun

Adi and Easton Stroud giggle as they enjoy using the skating rink in Depot Park, installed by the Clarkston Optimists. Photo by Phil Custodio

News binds community together

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The power of print is strong, and nowhere stronger than in community news. “You guys are the glue that really binds this community together,” said Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “You’re the ones out there day in and day out trying to let people know what’s going on, […]

Suspect sought

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The search for a suspect in the armed robbery of a local jeweler went national this week, with U.S. marshals taking the case. Jimmie Walker Jr., 51, of Detroit is the suspect sought in the armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet, Dec. 17. Walker is one of two suspects […]

Parking survey

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Who’s parking where and when downtown? The city want to know. “We hope to find out the parking profile of business owners and employees,” said Rich Little, interim city manager. “There are a lot of different business needs. Profiles will provide real data about what’s really happening.” The city […]

Judge rules for Sutherland House to be restaurant

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Owners of 59 S. Main Street, known as the Sutherland House, have prevailed in their lawsuit against the city. The Hon. James M. Alexander, Oakland County Circuit Court judge, ordered the city to approve Larry Barnett and CBC Joint Venture’s request to rezone the property for use as a […]

School focus

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Superintendent Rod Rock plans to focus primarily on social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students in 2017. The community wellbeing initiative aims to help parents and principals become more aware of these important aspects of students’ wellbeing, Rock said. The district will complete a book study and screen […]

News in Brief

SMART contract Independence Townshp Board approved a contract for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), at its Jan. 3 regular meeting. The contract provides $30,168 to SMART for transportation of persons who are handicapped or are 65+ years and live in Independence Township, the City of the Village of Clarkston, and Springfield Township. […]

Keeping classmate’s memory alive

Keeping classmate’s memory alive

Will LaFoy and Kasey Jones led a student project to create a Life Quote Wall for their friend, Michael Biven. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Kasey Jones and Will LaFoy will never forget their friend Michael Biven, and they hope the Life Quote Wall they worked on will help others […]

News in Brief

Hoops for Troops Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Clarkston Girls Basketball fourth annual Hoops for Troops, set for Feb. 7. Sponsorships are available include Free Throw, Jump Shot, Three Pointer and Buzzer Beater. The Buzzer Beater includes name on the back of the event T-shirt; name on event program; name event flyer; mentioned at […]

Local leaders set 2017 goals

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The new year ushers in new opportunities for residents and students, say local school and township leaders. “We’ve gotten all the mundane stuff off our plate and we can focus on what’s really exciting, and what really matters, teaching and learning for our kids,” said Board of Education […]