Breaking News! Road Closures in Springfield Township

This just in from Oakland County’s road commission: Canadian National (CN) will close the following locations to through traffic today (Apr. 25) at 10:30 a.m. for emergency railroad crossing repairs: The first closure is Rattalee Lake Road between Terrace Road and in Eaton Road in Rose Township.  The detour for the closure is Terrace Road […]

I guess all you chicks were right. I, Neanderthal.

I guess all you chicks were right. I, Neanderthal.

If you are to enter the arena of ideas, it is best to go in as a gladiator. Having ideas these days is not for the faint of heart, or thin of skin. Especially if you go against all the feel-good mumbo-jumbo frequently espoused these days. Having a well-thought-out, logical opinion and then sharing it, […]

Road work starts for winter shredded roads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer With winter out of the way, the chewed-up Maybee Road between Clintonville and Marvin Road is due for some repaving next week, starting Monday, April 24. “This is pretty straight forward work,” said Craig Bryson, Road Commission for Oakland County senior manager of communications. “It will require we close one lane of traffic at a time. […]

The wonderfulness that is bacon grease

The wonderfulness that is bacon grease

The other day I was boasting on a recent meal I completed which included pretty much everything good in a kitchen from 1898: potato, onion, garlic, cheese, jalapeno and — the coup de grace — bacon.   (In a #6 cast iron skillet, layer the bacon so it hangs out the sides of the skillet. […]

A tale of 2 restaurants, or entrepreneurial stories

A tale of 2 restaurants, or entrepreneurial stories

“Interesting,” thought I, starting to connect imaginary dots in the sky before me. “Two of my favorite restaurants have decided, on their own and separate of each other, to think outside the box and try something new.” What is interesting, at least to me, is beyond the newness of their actions, were some dichotomies between […]

Breaking News: Dirt Road Dust Control

This just in from the Road Commission (as a matter of fact, it is their press release word-for-word). Oakland County residents living on gravel roads who would like to participate in the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) dust-control program this summer and fall, can now submit their applications for the service. Applications must be […]

Clarkston News Editorial: Thank you, Coach Fife.

Clarkston News Editorial: Thank you, Coach Fife.

A little over 50 years ago, on March 16, 1967, The Clarkston News ran a full page story featuring the high school career of one Dan Fife, #33. The article, written by Mel Vaara, came after Fife’s final basketball game as a senior, and after Clarkston High School retired his number. The Wolves did not […]