Seat swaps on Board of Trustees

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Board of Trustees appointed replacements for treasurer and a trustee seat and also named the new clerk at the regular board meeting on June 4. Two names are familiar to the board as current Trustee Rachel Loughrin will replace Paul Brown as treasurer and Brown […]



The Mill Pond in Davisburg would return to a river if the dam is removed. Photo by Phil Custodio Davisburg Millpond looks Davisburg Millpond looks to be restored to river BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Mill Pond in Springfield Township is on track to become a riverwalk after Springfield Township Board came out in favor […]

Scholarship winners

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four graduating seniors, May 22. “We are proud to be able to give these fine young adults scholarships,” said Curt Carson, scholarship chair. “As many people in the community know, the 100 member Optimist group offers support and programs to help kids in the community. […]

Second grant denied

The state denied Clarkston’s road grant request a second time. The city applied for two matching grants from the Michigan Economic Development Transportation Fund for road work on Miller, Holcomb, and Waldon. The state denied the city’s request for 2019 funds previously, and the 2020 grant last week. “Given this news, I am stepping up […]

Paid parking revenue

Clarkston’s paid-parking net revenue for May was $5,528, a six percent increase over April, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. A total of 2,379 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main municipal lot, a 35 percent increase from April. A total of 205 citations were issued in May, a 32 percent increase from April, […]

Online town hall

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township will host a Facebook Live town hall with Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Tuesday, June 18, to discuss road funding in Michigan. The town hall will be streamed live at 4 p.m. on Schroeder’s Facebook page, “@StateRepSchroeder.” O’Malley chairs the House Transportation Committee and has been […]

Clarkston State Bank set to merge with Waterford Bank

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When its merger with Clarkston State Bank is complete, Waterford Bank will have its first location in Waterford, Mich. The bank’s name is a coincidence – Waterford Bank was created and is based in Toledo, Ohio. “We are proud to combine with Clarkston State Bank,” stated Mike Miller, Waterford’s […]

Vaaras named Clarkston Fourth parade grand marshals

Mel and Jo Vaara, longtime Clarkston residents and former assistant superintendent and teacher in the Clarkston Schools, will lead this year’s Clarkston Fourth of July Parade as Grand Marshals. Highlights of the parade will also include the Ponycycles built at Hawke Tool across from the Mill Pond in the 1950s and sold in the Montgomery […]

New pastor for St. Trinity

Rev. Paul J. Undlin was installed as the new pastor at St. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and Preschool, 7925 Sashabaw Road, on May 19. “The Gospel message of Jesus isn’t only about events that happened 2,000 years ago in some other part of the world, it’s relevant and meaningful still today right now in our […]

‘Bait and switch’

Council members Council members miffed by surprise sidewalk charges BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council members called foul on more than $10,000 in unexpected sidewalk bills. “I think the quote has to justify the invoice – you can’t just add $10,000,” said Council member Scott Reynolds at the May 28 City Council meeting. City Council […]