Letters to the Editor

Misattributed quote Dear Editor, There was a quote attributed to me in the article “More work for Depot bridge” on page 1 of Sept. 7 edition. This was a mistake on the News’ part as I never made this statement nor did I make any statement at the special meeting concerning the work on the […]

Public notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING October 29, 2016 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, October 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. At Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston MI, 48347-0069, to consider the following: PC File # 2016-004 […]


GRITZINGER (CARLTON), Brock Anthony; of Clarkston; unexpectedly August 24, 2016; age 51; Upon the deaths his parents Stanley and Jacqueline Carlton, Brock was adopted by Dennis and the late Nola Gritzinger; Brother of Denise (Brian) Collins, Brett Thayer, Glenna Watkins, Marsha Copas, Debra Pauloski, Pamela Myers, Robin Hodler, Geary Carlton and late Stanley Carlton Jr; […]

Snake charmers

  Kids in the morning session of Ceramic Camp were busy creating their own snakes last Thursday. They rolled their piece of clay into a long coil before carefully draping it over a cup and attaching the snake’s head. The kids created at least two projects a day as they used different types of clay […]

2016 primary election results

[ticker_list id=”1″] Clarkston Community Schools Bond Proposal Yes, 57.95%, 4,677 No, 42.05%, 3,394 8,071 votes total   Independence Township Supervisor Republican nomination Patrick J. Kittle, 99.42%, 3,750 Write in, 0.58%, 22 3,772 votes total Democrat nomination Write in, 100%, 97   Clerk Republican nomination Barbara A. Pallotta, 99.76%, 3,677 Write-In, 0.24%, 9 3,686 votes total […]

Fun and fundamentals

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer The first year for Mini Ballers Basketball Camp was a success with 105 during last week’s four-day camp at Clarkston High School. “It is a great feeder system for kids going into Dan Fife Camps and Dare to Dream,” said Camp Director Tim Wasilk, who is assistant coach […]

Athlete of the Week – Victories for Vandermeer

Nathan Vandermeer is gearing up for wrestling at the collegiate level when he heads to Findlay University this fall. Before spending the summer practicing with his brothers he was recruited to wrestle with Michigan Gold Pitbulls in the AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals in Orlando, Fl. at Disney World with over 100 teams attending, June 12-15. […]

RUSH races on the lake

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Students on Team 8 celebrated after battling through three races and sailing through the time trial at Deer Lake Beach last Saturday in front of over 300 people. The team, sponsored by The Clarkston News, won the final race at the 9th Annual RUSH Regatta with their Medieval […]

Writer’s journey started with junior-high assignment

Six years ago Susan Arnold began writing her first novel Blue Vigilante which she just self-published. Arnold, a 2015 graduate of Clarkston High School, explained the series began in her eighth grade English class at the junior high school. Her teacher, Robert Albee, gave the class a short story assignment. “As we were writing, I […]

Field work at camp

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer Jack Kuczmanski, 2016 graduate of Clarkston High School, tossed the baseballs to young players on the Wolves junior varsity field, June 29. Kuczmanski, as well as other Clarkston Varsity Baseball players and Head Coach Phil Price, were on hand coaching players ages 7-14 at the Boys Baseball Clinic […]