Man killed in crash

A 23-year-old Springfield Township man was killed following a single-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of Andersonville Road, 3:38 a.m., April 26. Christopher James Cooper was pronounced dead by a physician from McLaren-Oakland Hospital after unsuccessful efforts by Springfield Township firefighters to revive him. Deputies and firefighters responded to the crash in the front yard […]

Crispelli’s OK’d for M-15 corner

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Crispelli’s Bakery and Pizzeria is coming to Clarkston. The Independence Township Board of Trustees formally approved the restaurant coming to the Clarkston Dix Plaza at the corner of Dixie Highway and M-15 at the regular meeting, April 23. “Three years ago, we approached Clarkston, and couldn’t find a […]

Optimism fuels writers

The Clarkston Optimist Club held its 32nd Annual Essay Contest, with the topic, “When All the World’s Problems Are Solved, Is Optimism Still Necessary?” Overall, 13 essays were submitted from local students attending Clarkston High School and Clarkston Everest Collegiate. This year’s judges were Charlie Campbell, Myrna Hirn, and Kathy Middleton. Nathan Dimmer, sophomore at […]

White Cane Week

White Cane Week

Clarkston Area Lions Club member Dan Wung collects donations on Main Street during the club’s annual White Cane Week, April 26-May 4. Donations help purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need, vision screenings, and other programs. Check for more information. Photo by Phil Custodio

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Owner Jim Bishop celebrates his new Poolmart & Spas at 6581 Dixie Highway with Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members, friends, and family, at a ribbon cutting ceremony, April 25. Bishop grew up in the pool and spa industry and has more than 35 years of experience. Poolmart began in 1980. For more information , […]

Spray park set to reopen for summer

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park was not open last summer at Clintonwood Park, but that will all change on May 18 with the park’s grand opening at 10 a.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. as part of Kids Day in the Park. “Renee’s […]

Nominate outstanding educators

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township is seeking outstanding educators throughout the 43rd District to present with an Outstanding Educator Award during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week in May. “Educators deserve recognition and appreciation for the tremendous job they do inside and outside of the classroom,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I encourage everyone to get […]

Easter walk

Easter walk

Erica Walker, Elena Neiman, Sue Ohlinger, and Emily Neiman stand with a cross in downtown Clarkston during Good Friday. Everest Academy students collected prayer intentions to post on crosses throughout the community, April 19. Photo by Phil Custodio

Meaning of Easter

Meaning  of Easter

Abigail McGrath, with Neiman’s employee Ryan Pizzo, won a Dearborn Ham in Neiman’s Family Market & Clarkston News “Why Easter is Special To Me” essay contest. Photo provided Abigail McGrath won a Dearborn Ham for Easter, winning the Neiman’s Family Market & Clarkston News “Why Easter is Special To Me” essay contest. According to Nate […]