Downtown flowers vandalized

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Vandalism of downtown Clarkston’s flower planters is still shocking to their caretakers. “It felt very violating, it felt like somebody went into my house and trashed my office,” said Diane Putvin, co-chair of Clarkston Village Planters. The plants were attacked during the night of June 15 or early […]

About July 4 in Clarkston

About July 4 in Clarkston

Seventy-six years ago, a year after World War II ended, Clarkston News Owner/Publisher/Editor William Stamp wrote solemnly on the front page. June 28, 1946: QUIET DAY FOR CLARKSTON Clarkston residents will take the Fourth in stride. No official celebration is planned and most local residents will probably spend a quiet day at home or else […]

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Missing out on Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe’s pizza specials or just missing their food? Don’t worry, they are coming back! Owner Jeff Ryeson said the ball is rolling and a plan of action is in the works after smoke damage from the business next door closed their doors last […]

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer One of the more popular Clarkston Facebook questions of late is, “What is going in at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway?” It is such a frequent question many make jokes. “A massage parlor,” is a favorite. To dispel rumors and some of the jokes, we asked […]

City digs into reserves for new budget

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The new city budget calls for a $28,456 withdrawal from its savings account. “Last year, we added to the fund balance. This year, we’re proposing we use some of that excess,” said Mayor Steven Percival at the June 12 City Council meeting and budget public hearing. “It’s arguable you […]

Parking issue stalls in committee

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor It’s back to the drawing board for the Clarkston Parking Committee. “We’re still at step one,” said committee member Rick Detkowski at the June 7 meeting. “I’m worried we’re on the wrong track.” Committee member Jennifer Radcliff said they need professional help. “I think we need to see where […]

Teamwork in the sun

Teamwork in the sun

Summer will soon be here, and schools are winding down with their annual field day celebrations. Joseph Fortier and Cornelius Godfrey stay cool and work together to move the beachball with their water guns during one of 30 fun game stations at Clarkston Elementary’s field day, June 1. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Township DPW expansion OK’d

The Independence Township Board voted to accept a design engineering proposal for addition and renovation to the Department of Public Works building, for up to $60,936, June 6. The building addition is needed to store township vehicles and equipment currently stored outside. This includes seven snow plows, two backhoes, dump truck, backhoe trailer, crane truck, […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: School year ends on high note for students, staff

In case you were unaware, Clarkston raises the most amazing children. Each year, Clarkston Community Schools creates a spreadsheet listing our graduates. We ask our teachers and staff to write their memories of each graduate. We then print these off and send them to students in the form of a letter. Here are some examples […]

Ready for safe summer

Ready for safe summer

Jake Harless, a firefighter from Springfield Township Fire/Springfield Fire Rescue, fits a helmet to one of the students. Photo provided Approximately 500 Clarkston second graders left school ready for a safe summer with brand new bike helmets and a lesson in potentially life-saving seasonal safety advice from representatives of McLaren Oakland’s department of trauma services […]

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