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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hit-and-run car model ID’d

Oakland County Sheriff’s crash investigators identified a possible suspect vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run crash on Ormond Road south of French Lane in Springfield Township, June 3 at 1:30 a.m. Deputies are looking for a 2002 or 2003 light colored Mitsubishi Galant. The suspect vehicle should have left front end damage and it is missing […]

Seven saluted for service to Clarkston community

Seven saluted for service to Clarkston community

From left, Michele Robinson, Addison Gale, Denyse Semann Couture, Rich Little, Dennis Hughes, AJ Anderson representing Boy Scout Troop 189, and Jim Brueck were honored for turning their love into servicing the community, May 23. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Honorees at the 32nd Clarkston Community Awards […]

Railroad crossing work

Canadian National (CN) railroad will close a section of White Lake Road just north of Andersonville Road in Independence Township to through traffic beginning Monday, June 5, for railroad crossing repair work. The detour for vehicle traffic is Clement Road to Andersonville Road, back to White Lake Road and vice versa. The detour for truck traffic is Andersonville […]

Music man wins Teacher of the Year

Music man wins Teacher of the Year

  BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Raucous applause followed Bruce Mercado’s announcement, “On behalf of the Clarkston Foundation and the Teacher of the Year Committee, I am honored to announce the 2017 Teacher of the Year, Michael Lewis!” Lewis is Clarkston High School’s band director and has been teaching in this district since […]

News in Brief

City budget City Council hosts a public hearing on the 2017-2018 budget, 7 p.m., Monday, June 12. That’s not quite soon enough for resident Chet Pardee, who asked about spending exceeding budgeted amounts at the May 22 council meeting. “Michigan law requires budget amendments prior to approval of an expenditure or payment for expenditures which […]

Warren home featured in SCAMP Tour

Martin and Tracy Warren along with son James are stepping up and opening their Clarkston home to hundreds of guests for the 2017 SCAMP Home Tour. Martin and Tracy bought their home in 2011 sight unseen and moved to Clarkston from California to be a part of the local community and to enjoy the serene […]

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