Centuries of family life in Clarkston

Eighth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Jacob Petty helped create the United States of America as a soldier in the Revolutionary Army before settling in Clarkston. Eight generations later, many of his descendants […]



Clarkston Boys Lacrosse celebrates  their regional championship against crosstown rivals Lake Orion. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Congrats to Renaissance grads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The atmosphere as Renaissance High School seniors collected their diplomas can be best described by the last line of student speaker Mason McIntyre’s speech: “We did it!” “These graduates have worked hard, they have overcome adversity that most of us have never had to endure,” Renaissance Program Director […]

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BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A warm, sunny evening pervaded the commencement ceremony of Clarkston High School’s Class of 2017. “Commencement is more than simply an annual event, particularly in Clarkston. It’s a moment shared between faculty, families and students,” Principal Gary Kaul said. “It’s a time when the school and the community […]

Attention widens on city FOIA case

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Press Association and Detroit Free Press weighed in on a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the City of the Village of Clarkston, filing an amicus curiae brief in support of Clarkston resident Susan Bisio’s lawsuit against the city. Bisio is appealing a decision by Oakland County Circuit […]

Good Samaritan seeks new mom

Tricia Land of Ortonville was driving into town to take her daughter to school at Independence Elementary, Monday morning, when she was stopped unexpectedly. A woman whose parked car was on the side of M-15 near Oak Hill Road waved her down. “The area they were in on M-15 had no cell service,” said Mary […]

News in Brief

Budget hearing Clarkston City Council hosts a public hearing on the 2017-2018 budget, 7 p.m., Monday, June 12. The $862,513 budget includes $8,000 for one parking kiosk for the city parking lot at Washington and Main streets, $8,500 for sidewalk repair on Miller Road, $16,000 for asphalt pavement overlay on Miller Road, and $12,000 for […]

Lifetime educator, leader remembered

Lifetime educator, leader remembered

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Milford T. Mason was a “Clarkston Man,” said Dale Ryan, voice of the Wolves, when discussing the recent passing of Milford Mason, former Clarkston superintendent of schools. Mason is one of five men who headed Clarkston Schools when it consolidated in the early 1950s. Mason served as […]

New sponsor needed for Labor Day Parade

The Clarkston Labor Day Parade needs a new sponsor this year. Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of organizing and sponsoring the annual end-of-summer parade after 76 years. “It was a very difficult decision to come to. Obviously, it’s an important part of the community,” said Rotarian Joel DeLong, parade chairperson for the last 20 years. […]

Writing contest nostalgic for students

Writing contest nostalgic for students

Brooke Larkin, at left, and Evelyn Dice hand out contest certificates to young writers at Pine Knob Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The writing contest created by Evelyn Dice and Brooke Larkin at their old school, Pine Knob Elementary, brought back memories. “It’s given me flashbacks to the good […]

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