Students use real life to learn about national issues

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor To study the immigration issue, Clarkston High School sophomore Nolan Gerish turned to his own neighborhood to tell the story of a man he once knew. “He was my neighbor and a good friend of my grandparents and parents,” Gerish said. “He was a kind hearted, hard-working man who […]

‘No’ to marihuana establishments

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Want to open a marihuana business in Independence Township? Think again. At its Feb. 5 meeting, the Independence Township Board voted unanimously to approve first reading of a new zoning ordinance to prohibit marihuana establishments in the township. “I think it’s a good idea to be conservative, to wait […]

Parking revenue

Clarkston’s net parking revenue for January was $6,008, a 25 percent reduction from December, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. A total of 1,585 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main city lot, a 38 percent decrease from December, Smith said. “January and February are understandably the quietest parking months of the year,” he […]

City workshops

The Friends of Depot Park committee hosts a Vision Presentation at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. Also at the library will be a City Charter Review workshop, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Call 248-625-1559 for more information.  

Snow days at nature center

After several days off school this past week, kids were getting cabin fever. Several parents got kids out of the house by bringing them to Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks County Park. Troop leaders Kate Weaver, Jade Chawasz, and Elise Bunker signed up their troop for one of the many scout badge days offered […]

After the devastation, neighbors come through for neighbors

After the devastation, neighbors come through for neighbors

Tammy Olson, at left, and Toni Havens sort through donations for the Boone family, Friday afternoon. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A network of friends, neighbors, and strangers came together to help an Independence Township family who lost almost everything in a house fire last week. “I cannot express how […]

$100K renovation plan for Depot Park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $100,000 dream is in the works for Depot Park, but time is short. “It’s a neighborhood labor of love to raise about half of it by March 1,” said Eric Haven, Clarkston mayor and member of Friends of Depot Park. Their goal is to raise $50,000 in donations, […]

Grant applications

The Clarkston Area Optimists are accepting grant applications for 2019. Grants are focused on activities for children and youth who live in the Clarkston Community Schools attendance area. Grant applications are available at ClarkstonOptimists.org. Deadline is March 22. Grant start date is June 1, 2019. This is the eighth year the Clarkston Optimists have provided […]

Rotarians on a mission

Clarkston Rotarians Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty recently returned from a volunteer mission to Kenya, bringing eye care to almost 2,000 Kenyans. The mission provided eye glasses to people as young as preschool, and many in their 80’s and 90’s. In addition to providing glasses, doctors were able to make referrals for those needing further […]

Business leader

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Mary Hydorn, founder of Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services, as Woman Business Leader of the Year at its Women in Business event, Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Fountains Golf and Banquet, 6060 Maybee Road. Hydorn founded Kids in Motion 25 years ago after […]