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January 23, 2013

New rates for News

Postal rates are going up, Jan. 27. The Clarkston News is delivered through the mail so subscription rates are going up, but just by a couple bucks. New yearly subscription rates are $32 for readers in Oakland County, $33 for fans within Michigan, and $38 for those Clarkston expats out of state.

City seeks

new manager

Clarkston City Council formed a committee to find a new city manager because Dennis Ritter intends to retire in April.

The search committee includes Ritter, Mayor Joe Luginski, Councilman Eric Haven, and former mayor Sharron Cattallo.

The City Council will vote on the top two or three candidates. They hope to have the position filled within 12 weeks.

Packages for troops

American Legion Post 63 is collecting items to fill packages they’ll send to troops overseas.

Donations such as boxed cookies, microwaveable popcorn, mini cereal boxes, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, international phone cards, and sunglasses can be dropped off at the Village Hall at 375 Depot Street or the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union at 8055 Ortonville Road.

A full list of the items the American Legion is seeking can be found at drop-off locations or on

If you know a soldier from the area who needs a package, leave their address at one of the drop-off locations. A packing party is planned for Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 8047 Ortonville Road.

Lacrosse fund raiser

Clarkston Lacrosse is holding a bowling fund raiser this Sunday at Cherry Hill Lanes, 1:30-4 p.m.

The cost is $30 per bowler and includes two hours of bowling, shoes and two slices of pizza and soda. The event also includes door prizes and raffle prizes for $5 per ticket. The raffle prizes are a 50" plasma TV, iPad and Blu-ray player.

For more information, please contact Cathy Schlaff by emailing