RASMUSSEN, John P.; born in Marlette, MI on August 10, 1931; of Clarkston, MI; passed away on March 22, 2019; age 87; beloved husband/college sweetheart of Anne (Keys) for 62 years; loving father of Paul (Kathy) of Lakeville & Tom (Mary) of Saline; proud and loving grandfather of Adriane, Morgan, Matthew (Emily), Michael & Monica; […]


STEFANSKI, Walter J. of Clarkston; March 20, 2019; age 92.  Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy of 60 years and daughter Susan Winchester.  Father of David (Linda) Stefanski, Janet (Mike) Ward and Mike (Kari Jo) Stefanski.  Grandpa of Cameron, Joshua, Sean, Dominic, Ryan, Joshua, Justin, James, Lindsay, Katelyn, Stephen and Katie.  Great grandpa of […]

City Council, 2-11-19

City of the Village of Clarkston City Council Regular Meeting Minutes 02 11 2019 Minutes Call to Order at 7:47 PM. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call: Mayor Haven, Avery, Detkowski, Kneisc, Marsh, Reynolds, Wylie, All Present. Approval of Agenda: Motion by Haven, Supported by Reynolds to approve the agenda with the removal of liaison to […]

ZBA 4-10-19

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall      6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES ROLL CALL: REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require a majority vote […]


SUTTON, Janet M.; of Clarkston; March 21, 2019; age 87; preceded in death by her husband Robert of 58 years and her son Jack; mother of Amy (Mark) Johnson and Alice (John) Burbank; grandmother of Andrea (David), Mitchell, Jack, Violet and Evelyn. Janet was a devoted wife, loving mom and grandma, and loyal friend to […]

Spring for ducks

Spring for ducks

This first week of spring, the sun is shining and the ducks in Depot Park are happy, especially when they’re being fed by Jim and Carol Alexander of Springfield Township, who stop by nearly every day. Photo by Phil Custodio

$103,845 in Depot Park donations

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Friends of Depot Park asked the community for $50,000 in pledges to help them get a matching grant from the state. The community came through with a total of $103,845. “I’m amazed,” said Eric Haven, mayor and Friends of Depot Park committee member. “The community showed up so well. […]

Serving troops

Serving troops

American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary members display an American flag flown by troops overseas in recognition of the care packages the post sent last fall. The auxiliary collected donations from the community and sent 44 boxes to the troops last November. “We’re planning to do another mailing in the fall,” said Peg Roth, auxiliary member. […]

Parking revenue

The Clarkston Parking Committee will review revenue data from the city’s paid parking lot, especially from parking-violation citations. “I don’t think anyone envisioned it would generate this much revenue from fines. It’s not what we voted on,” said City Council member Scott Reynolds at the March 11 meeting. “It’s crazy to me how much is […]

New site plan rule OK’d

Clarkston City Council voted, March 11, to approve second reading and adoption of a City Ordinance change requiring all building projects obtain Planning Commission approval. The change requires site plan review by the planning commission of any new structure, change, other building activities in all residential zones. Previously, R-1 and R-2 zones did not require […]

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