Sweet memories at the dance

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Annaliese Dunlap made an extra memory at the Clarkston Daddy/Daughter Dance, Saturday night. She got to lead the 7 p.m. dance with her dad David Dunlap to a special tribute song, “Papa Daddy,” written by her grandfather, Jerry Calow, when she was 3 years old. “Please complement all […]

Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston

Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston

Tom Lamm of Clarkston shares stories of the Clarkston of his youth with congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin. The office seeker was going door to door with her husband, Dave Moore, at right, and volunteers to introduce herself to residents. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin’s knocks were […]

Murder suspect arraigned

Vernest James Griffin of Sterling Heights, 45, was charged with premeditated murder after two men were shot in Waterford last week. Deputies assigned to the Independence Township substation were dispatched towards Waterford during the pursuit of Griffin, Feb. 1, who is accused of shooting and killing Keith Kitchen, 60, in Taylor, then shooting and wounding […]

Mission for sight

Mission for sight

Jeff Lichty and Mary Sloan, Clarkston Rotary Club members, provide a student with new glasses. Photo provided Clarkston Rotarians Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty, and Gerry Jackson, a Rotarian from Davisburg, joined a group of volunteer optometrists from the organization VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity) on an eye care mission to Kenya, Jan. 12-26 “The […]

Survey calls for preservation in Master Plan

Clarkston City Council members were invited to Monday’s Planning Commission meeting to discuss revision of the city Master Plan with Stephen Cassin, a planner from Carlisle Wortman, Feb. 5. The city is about halfway through the revision process, with a targeted end date in July, Cassin said. Results of an online survey are in, with […]

Strength from friends

Strength from friends

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The prognosis faced by Celeste Wood of Clarkston is undeniably serious. But the longtime teacher’s focus remains the same – helping others. Part of that includes spending the past six months taking part in a pancreatic cancer clinical trial. “It could lead to a cure for everyone else, including […]

City seeks fines for lack of sidewalk snow shoveling

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City hall has been issuing warnings to residents not shoveling snow from their sidewalks, but will be issuing tickets. “The city office identified six properties in the city not shoveling their sidewalks and will soon be issuing citations,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Jan. 22 City Council […]

Clarkston native bikes for MS

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Lauren Tait of Clarkston has her summer plans set — she’s going to cycle across the country to help those suffering from Multiple sclerosis. “I chose to do my trip with Bike the US for MS because it is one of the diseases that you have heard of, but […]

New stop sign could slow Holcomb

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Council member Jason Kneisc called for a stop sign and pedestrian-crossing sign on southbound Holcomb Street at Washington Street. The addition would make the intersection, just to the west of downtown, a three-way stop. There are currently stop signs on both sides of Washington, but traffic on Holcomb doesn’t […]

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the whole of Clarkston — coming out of the much respected Clarkston Community Schools District. As the investigation by Detroit Law firm Dickinson Wright continues into the particulars of the previous superintendent of Clarkston schools, Shawn Ryan has accepted the duties as Interim Superintendent. Based on Ryan’s […]

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