Wind storm

A 64-year-old Clawson man was injured when a tree fell on him and his work van in the 5000 block of Woodfall Road during the highwind storm, 11:56 p.m., March 8. Independence Township paramedics took him to McLaren for treatment. The man was not seriously injured. A passerby found him on the ground after the […]

Message of safety for students

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Emotions swept Clarkston High School’s auditorium last week as students listened to speakers from ThinkFirst share their personal stories of traumatic injury, recovery, and the choices they made before and after. The high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club hosted the assembly as part of a series […]

News in Brief

$22G for uniforms The Independence Township Board split a bid for 2017 baseball uniforms and accepted two quotes, March 7. The Independence Township Board accepted a bid of up to $9,544.80 for baseball shirts and up to $12,681 for baseball pants, socks, and hats. The combined cost is $22,225.80 for the uniforms. Parks, Recreation & […]

Flag for Clarkston grad

Deputies at Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence Township substation flew a flag for a special reason last Friday. Walt Haussner, criminal records supervisor for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, asked if they would fly the flag to recognize their Detective Tim Pike. “Tim was born in Clarkston and attended the local high school before […]

In too DEEP at high school

In too DEEP at high school

Seniors and DEEP program students, from left, Jacob Ryan, Jacob Klokeid, Sam Carter, and Kalei Hubert-McLennan. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer When Sam Carter graduates high school this June, she won’t just be ready for college. She’ll already have about a dozen college credits under her belt. “It’s super […]

City sorry to Cory over name in report

City resident Cory Johnston received a public apology from Mayor Steven Percival and City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting, after Johnston was named in the city manager’s report. “I apologize to Cory publicly,” Percival said. “It was not our intent to put him out there. Our intent is to get […]

New treasurer for Clarkston

New Treasurer Gregory Cote’ brings dozens of years of banking experience to the city. “This is a great community – I’m excited to have the opportunity to lend my support to it,” said Cote’, 54, resident of Clinton Township. “I’m humbled and honored.” He retired from Chase Bank after 28 years in the commercial loan […]

History from veterans who served

History from veterans who served

World War II veterans Anthony  Rand, at left, and Frank Quinlan. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders learned about World War II on a more personal level last week as they listened to veterans’ first-hand accounts. The all-day speaking event allowed students to listen to a veteran […]

News in Brief

Spring forward Turn your clocks ahead an hour this Sunday morning, as Daylight Savings begins, March 12. You’ll lose an hour, but you’ll get it back in the fall. Yoga for SCAMP, Blessings in Backpack Kathy Noble teaches Yin Yoga every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m. at Clarkston Hot Yoga. This is a donation-based class, […]

Family history in downtown

Family history in downtown

Les Haight, holding a photo of the log home in Clarkston. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Fourth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. Five generations of Leslie Lynn Haight’s family have or are currently living in Clarkston. “That I […]

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