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BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city has a new way of appointing members of the Historic District Commission after a split vote of City Council, Monday. Council approved second reading of the ordinance revision in a 5-2 vote. Mayor Steven Percival and council members Sharron Catallo, Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, David Marsh, and […]

Library drops out of CIA funding

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Independence District Library Board voted unanimously, Oct. 16, to drop out of the Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) plan to widen Sashabaw Road from Flemings Lake Road to Clarkston Road. The decision is expected to cost about $250,000 out of the $7.2 million project, said township Supervisor Pat […]

Looking to help those with anxiety

Looking to help those with anxiety

CAYA Family Education Chair Jamie Graves with seventh grade volunteers Avery Sealey, Carly Graves, and Amy Wade-Tiffner, from the CAYA family education committee. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Nervousness, restlessness, panic, increased heart rate, rapid breathing—all these are symptoms of anxiety. Last week the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) […]

Volunteers to make impact on community

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Organizers hope for more than a thousand volunteers throughout the area during Clarkston Davisburg Community Impact Weekend, Nov. 4-5. “A sea of yellow shirts,” said the Rev. Jonathan Heierman, pastor of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. Impact Weekend, organized twice a year, includes projects for seniors, low-income families, homeless, hungry, […]

Colorful friends in the forest

Colorful friends in the forest

Adelyn, Madison, and Griffin Getty with Hogwarts students Annie Sutherland and Mary Sutherland. Photos by PC Costumed kids lined up for candy from their favorite movie and cartoon characters at Friendly Forest at Clintonwood Park, Oct. 21. They enjoyed sunny weather at the event, hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors and Clarkston Area […]

RUSH helping future FIRST

RUSH helping future FIRST

From left, Jacob Schmitz, Cooper McNaughton, Grace Seilinski, and William Place work on a problem. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Team RUSH will be busy building machines for competition after the new year, but until then they’re staying busy with the next generation of robotics students. “It’s really amazing to […]

Candidate just wants to talk

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor David Marsh, who is running for reelection to the City Council, said he didn’t respond to candidate questions from The Clarkston News earlier this month because of questions about two lawsuits involving the city. “We are defendants in both lawsuits and any comments made publicly by members of city […]

Donation for burn camp

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Great Lakes Burn Camp for Burn Injured Children received $8,500 thanks to golfers at the Springfield Township Firefighters Association Golf Outing. “We had an idea to do something for charity,” said Kevin Holznagle, Springfield Township firefighter who helped organize the event. “It hasn’t been done around here in a […]

Training for the unthinkable

Ambulances lined up alongside Clarkston High School filled with paramedics to treat screaming teenagers, Oct. 20, but it was for a good cause. The students, all with make up simulating a variety of injuries, were putting their Drama Club experience to use to help firefighters from Independence, Brandon, and Springfield townships fire departments prepare for […]

Hail the queen

Hail the queen

Katie Bayley shares her vibrant smile as she is named Homecoming Queen. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

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