Letters to the Editor

Budget issues Dear Editor, Guided by the city’s auditor, the new Clarkston treasurer wisely recommended city council amend the 2015-16 budget by almost $60,000, to reflect expenditures already incurred. The council approved the budget amendment with three days remaining in the fiscal year ending June 30. Starting with the positives, it could’ve been more; wasn’t […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer on the Go

There’s been some backlash to the Pokemon Go-ers out and about in downtown Clarkston, especially Depot Park. Some commentators on our Facebook page can’t stand them, and criticized us for promoting or otherwise not condemning the activity. When first seeing people shambling about with their faces buried in their phones, yes, that is unnerving. Are […]

News in Brief

Clarkston trucker killed Gary Haggard of Clarkson was killed, July 15, when his truck hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook west of Kadoka, S.D., according to police reports. Haggard, 54, was driving a tanker semi-truck on I-90 when he turned off at the exit, 8:42 a.m., Friday. The truck trailer went up the […]

City OKs payment

Two months after Clarkston rejected bids for a proposed DPW expansion project, City Council agreed to pay about $16,000 in outstanding engineering fees to James Renaud. Payment was delayed until Mayor Joe Luginski, Council member Eric Haven, and City Manager Carol Eberhardt could meet with Renaud, city architect, regarding invoices for $6,012 and $9,997.25, for […]

Joint parking meeting in works

Planners will set up a joint meeting with Village of Clarkston City Council and the streets committee to discuss pay-to-park in city lots and other issues. “The time to address this is now – we’ve talked about this long enough,” said Planning Commissioner Frank Schoebel at the July 18 meeting. “We should act on it […]

Elmira J. SCOTT

SCOTT, Elmira J. of Waterford; July 18, 2016; age 89; preceded in death by her husband Stewart, son Fred and brother Don; mother of Don (Pat) Scott and Dorothy (Pat) Cullen; grandma of Karen, Doug, Kelly and Bob; great grandma of Ashley and Sean; great great grandma of Eli; sister of Bernice Marshall.  Elmira enjoyed […]

Cecile R. AYERS

AYERS, Cecile R.; of Port Richey, FL; formerly of Pontiac; July 17, 2016; age 96; preceded in death by her husband Carnie; mother of Richard “Dick” (Kim Ogans) Ayers, Charles (Faye) Ayers and Carolyn (Bob) Sexton; grandma of Rick Ayers, Noah Sexton, Ireland Sexton; great grandma of Dylan and Devon; she will be missed by […]

Charles Elmer Anderson

Charles Elmer Anderson. Age 87. National City, MI. Passed away July 11, 2016. Born in Flint, MI May 17, 1929 to Edward and Edith (Loyer) Anderson. Was raised in Mikado until moving to Oscoda at age 8. Charles graduated from Oscoda High School (1946) before enlisting in the Army at 17 years and becoming one […]

Jeanne Anne SYMANSIC

SYMANSIC, Jeanne Anne; of Lake Orion formerly of Ortonville; July 16, 2016; age 67; wife of William; mother of Steven (Shelly) and Bryan (Chrissy); Grammy of Jacob, Jillian, Norah and Myah; sister of Marv (Fran) Plets, Chuck Plets, Wayne Plets, her twin Janine Arwady, Gail (Dave) Stewart; preceded in death by her sister Marilyn; Godmother […]

Luke Trevor BURGESS

BURGESS, Luke Trevor; of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord July 12, 2016; age 21.  Loving son of Rick and Lesa; beloved brother of Alissa (Will) Aittama, Jordien and Lauren; grandson of Jerry and Sharon Burgess and Sam and Becky Sasser; uncle of Victoria and Alexander.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, extended family […]