Lighting contest

Lighting contest

Mayor Steve Percival draws the winner in the Clarkston Holiday Lighting Contest. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Mayor Steve Percival drew the winning entry in the Best and the Brightest Holiday Lighting Contest, Dec. 22. The winners, Tom and Sally Lamb of 37 Robertson Court, were nominated by James Schultz. The Lambs are both retired […]

Party for the troops

Party for the troops

Our Lady of the Lakes students Brady Burton, James O’Kane Parisi, Dayanara Martinez, Sophie Johnson, and Brooklyn Robak assemble care packages for troops overseas. Photo by Phil Custodio In lieu of a classroom Christmas party, students at Our Lady of the Lakes collected items and packed 150 boxes for troops overseas, Dec. 22. “This is […]

Oh what fun it is to celebrate

Oh what fun it  is to celebrate

Chelsea Loughrey and Kaley Gibbs make snowflakes during the festivities for the fifth graders in the cafeteria. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price  Clarkston Elementary students celebrated the holidays last Thursday with treats, crafts and games during their classroom parties. The Dragons weren’t the only ones as other elementaries throughout Clarkston Community Schools celebrated with sing […]

Book thrown at suspect

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Roy-Lee Jeffrey Genright, 48, of Detroit faces a slew of charges in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet on Dixie Highway. Genright was arraigned on Dec. 21 in front of Judge Joseph Fabrizio, 52-2 District Court in Independence Township, on charges including: armed robbery with personal […]

Final budget fixes for 2016

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The end of the year is budget clean-up time for the township. In his final 2016 review, Independence Township Budget Analyst Rick Yaeger found three overbudgeted accounts, which he said is comparatively minimal and the township is getting better at staying within budget. The first budget amendment added […]

News in Brief

Budget fix The Independence Township Board voted, Dec. 20, to approve a budget fix for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Budget Analyst Rick Yaeger plans to make one CDBG amendment in January to apply to the whole year. The amendment will adjust the 2017 budget based on what is needed and what CDBG funds […]

Fights back against armed robbers

Fights back against armed robbers

Dan Chiappelli, a former MP in the U.S. Army, chased down two armed men after they robbed his store. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dan Chiappelli was open for business Monday morning despite being shot in the back Saturday during an armed robbery of his Dixie Highway shop, Clarkston Jewelry […]

Community Christmas Carols

Community  Christmas Carols

Carolers gather for the first Community Sing, Dec. 14, at the Honcho restaurant. Photo by Ilze Lucero Clarkston Cultural Arts Council (CCAC) organized the first Community Sing, Dec. 14. While fire pits were lit up, the arctic blast sent the shivering singers inside and the carolers filled the Honcho coffee house corner with their voices, […]

Rush to head 2.1 million circulation CPM group

Rush to head 2.1 million circulation CPM group

Don Rush, assistant publisher for The Clarkston News, was elected the new president of Community Papers of Michigan (CPM), a statewide trade association. “Don Rush is an excellent choice to lead our association,” said CPM Executive Director Jack Guza. “Don has been a Board Member of CPM for the past four years, and is a […]

News in Brief

Planning appointments Clarkston City Council voted, Dec. 12, to appoint Rob Bondy, Eric Haven, Frank Schoebel, and Joe Luginski to Clarkston Planning Commission. Bondy, Haven, and Schoebel’s appointments were unanimous. Council member Haven recused himself from the vote for himself. The vote for Luginski was 4-3, with Haven, Mayor Steve Percival, and council members Rick […]

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