Gargaro’s World

Can we please stop the insanity and eliminate tipping in our culture? I mean, the entire process is idiotic from where I sit. This came to a head last week when I dined for lunch at a fine Clarkston establishment. The group of four I was in had good food, humorous discussion and great atmosphere […]

Softball team caps off week with championship

The Clarkston softball team continued to roll last week. The Wolves capped off an undefeated week with a first place finish in the Madonna Tournament. ‘The team is definitely doing well,? Clarkston coach Al Land said. ‘We are playing pretty consistent and when we have down times they are not that long.? The Wolves captured […]

Wolves wins two on diamond

The Clarkston baseball team was 2-0 last week with wins against Farmington Harrison and Rochester Adams. The Wolves knocked off Harrison 3-2. Aaron Powell went six innings and allowed two runs, while Matt Orris picked up the win in relief. ‘It was a really great game,? Clarkston coach Phil Price said. ‘There wasn’t much hitting.? […]

Giving back to the community

Jeff McClure is trying to make a difference in the community, but he needs your help. McClure is the owner of Timbermen Tree and Landscaping Inc. He has only been doing tree removal full time for about six months after leaving his job at Pontiac Coil and Engineering. In his short time on the job, […]

Sashabaw MS breaks ground

The Sashabaw Middle School courtyard will soon have a different look thanks in large part to the SMS students. ‘This was started by the 2000-01 graduating class,? Sashabaw Middle School teacher Brett McCall said. ‘They really wanted to improve the courtyard and make it a place they could be proud of.? Students developed drawings for […]

Gargaro’s World

My personal take on some news stories from this past week that had me shaking my head: ? Joey and Mary Jo Buttafucco are spliting after 26 years of marriage. If these two crazy kids can’t make it what chance do the rest of us have? No seriously, my question is what could our good […]

Barbershop chorus includes many Clarkston residents

Some Clarkston residents are singing with a purpose. A total of 11 locals are members of the Pontiac-Waterford Big Chief Barbershop Chorus who recently kicked off their 60th year. The group has a total of 63 members. ‘We are just a group that believes in good fellowship and good singing,? Clarkston member Walt DeNio said. […]

All hands on deck!

You are never too old for a road trip. At least that was the case for 77-year-old Bill Debniak of Clarkston. Debniak joined sisters Janice Colin and Jacquie Fry, along with brother-in-law Larry DeBeau on a ‘geriatric cruise? from Michigan to Florida. The entire event began as a little bit of a joke according to […]

Local artist’s work on display at Independence Library

BY KYLE GARGARO Clarkston News Editor Hugh Murphy is enthused about having his art displayed at the Independence Township Library meeting room. “I can’t believe it. I am so excited about this,” Murphy said. “This is my first real show. I have never done one of these before.” Murphy has lived in Clarkston with his […]

Mystery Dinner set to raise money for Independence Library

The Friends of the Independence Township Library are preparing for another Mystery Dinner to raise funds for the library. The performance this year is once again being written by Linda Van Natta and Bruce Bishop. It is a murder mystery where the audience needs to figure out the killer. “It is always a lot of […]

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