Clarkston collaboration in ArtPrize

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer If you check out ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this fall, you’ll see the work of 16 student artists from Clarkston. “This is the first year student ArtPrize is available, it’s always been 18 and over and this year they opened it to K-12 schools,” Clarkston Community Schools Fine […]

No info for you — FOIA’d records also withheld from city council

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Eighteen records central to a city Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit aren’t just a mystery to the public. City Council is in the dark about them, too. Mayor Steven Percival struggled to understand why. “We paid you to do these documents – something came of it because we […]

Charges in shooting

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A 45-year-old Grand Blanc Township man was arraigned for felonious assault and reckless discharge of a firearm, Tuesday, for firing a shot during a fight at the Heather Highlands Golf Course, 11454 E. Holly Road, 4:02 p.m., Sept. 16. Robert Alex Fleece, who had a permit to carry a […]

Park vandalism

City officials and Oakland County deputies are reviewing security video to find out who vandalized Depot Park over the weekend. Vandals caused about $1,000 damage to Depot Park and threw numerous items into the Mill Race, including rented tables from Art in the Village and artwork from the Inside|Out program at about 11:30 p.m., Sunday […]

Training officer honored as deputy of the year

Training officer honored as deputy of the year

Dep. Dan Hedrick, second from left, was honored by Clarkston Optimists and Independence Township officials, including, from left, Andrea Schroeder, Kathy Middleton, Lt. Larry Perry, Barbara Pallotta, Joette Kunse, and Pat Kittle. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Deputy Dan Hedrick was honored with the 2017 Clarkston Optimist Law Enforcement Recognition […]

Parking lot work complete

True North Seal Coating completed seal coat work on the Washington and Main, and Depot Road parking lots, Sept. 10-11, including new angled parking next to Depot Park. “I’m very happy with the results. They did a phenomenal job,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. Officials discussed reverse-angle parking, in which drivers back into parking spots, […]

Sparks fly with HDC appointments

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Mayor Steve Percival reappointed Dave Bihl and Robert Sowels, and appointed Melissa Luginski to Clarkston’s Historic District Commission (HDC), Sept. 11, all with terms ending June 30, 2020. Council member David Marsh wanted to know why Cara Catallo, former chair of the HDC, was not reappointed to the commission. […]

Walk to School

Pine Knob Elementary students will march down Sashabaw Road during their annual Walk to School on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Their route will be from the parking lot at Waldon Road to the school. Please drive with extra caution during this time.

Resident found after helicopter search

A 78-year-old Independence Township woman was found safe after being reported missing, 8:23 a.m., Sept. 15, in the 5000 block of Leeward Drive. Her son called the sheriff’s office after he awoke and found his mother, who has Alzheimer’s, was not at the residence. Her vehicle was still there and it was believed she had […]

Entertainment booked for Taste of Clarkston

Two stages will feature live, local musicians at the 20th Annual Taste of Clarkston on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 12-6 p.m., on and around Main Street. DJ Greg Martin, Sam Van Wagoner, and Deported from Cozumel will perform throughout the event at the stage on the corner of Church and Main streets. DJ Jim Tedder […]

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