Martha A. WILSON

WILSON, Martha A.; of  Clarkston; went home to be with her Heavenly Father on June 21, 2019; age 73; preceded in death by her husband James “Jim”, her brother Joseph “Mike” Madison and her parents Joseph & Eileen Madison; mother of Joe (Corey) Wilson and Russell (Theresa) Wilson; “Granny” of Heather (Steve Pocs) Wilson, Tony […]

Eugene Perry FOOTE

FOOTE, Eugene Perry, born October 4, 1927 in Lansing, MI, passed away June 19, 2019 in Battle Creek, MI at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by his wife Jacklyn Perry Foote, his daughters, Linda and Jackie and his grandson, Christopher. He is survived by his children, Diana (Jeff) Dubiel of Tampa, […]

Committee calls for private parking agreement

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Parking is hard to come by when Clarkston’s Main Street is hopping, with potential patrons circling downtown desperately searching for spots. More paid parking and agreements with private parking lot owners would help, according to the city Parking Management Committee. Committee members Anne Clifton, Erich Lines, Joe Luginski, and […]

Season of songs

Season of songs

Music fans gather in the park for the season’s first Concert in the Park. The Uprizin Steel Band Quartet performed Caribbean/Steel Pan music to kick off the 2019 Concerts in the Park series in Depot Park downtown, Friday night. Local singers Becca Violassi and Josh Thayer opened the concert, which included concessions sold by DRAW, […]

$9K city sidewalk overrun approved

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city’s handling of sidewalk work this spring was a huge mistake, said Clarkston City Council member Sue Wylie. “We really blew it – we should have asked for a contract,” Wylie said. “This was not what we bargained for. We have to do better in the future.” City […]

No to mosquito spray

Clarkston City Council turned down an offer by Mosquito Joes to spray Depot Park for a mosquito-free Concerts in the Park. “All the research on the product shows it’s safe for humans and animals, but it does kill pollinators,” said Council member Sue Wylie, who voted “no”along with council members Sharron Catallo, Jason Kneisc, and […]

Road work

Flemings Lake Road at Sashabaw Road in Independence Township is set to close this Thursday and Friday for storm sewer installation. Detour is Clarkston Road to Wyngate Drive to Oakstone Drive, back to Flemings Lake Road and vice versa. The work is weather-dependent. The closure is part of the Sashabaw Road widening project from I-75 […]

Volunteers needed

Installation of new playground equipment in Depot Park will be this Thursday-Saturday. An experienced installer will lead the project, but 15-18 volunteers are needed for each day. No experience is needed and lunch will be provided. Workers are asked to stay all day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteer by calling the city office at 248-625-1559.

Kids Care works for community

Clarkston students worked to make a difference all year with Kids Care, a community service club at Clarkston High School founded by sophomore Nathan Dimmer and mentored by CHS teacher Marybeth Spicer. “I started Kids Care so CHS students could make positive contributions to the causes they believe in,” said Dimmer. “I’m looking forward to […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: 26.2 for 50

I’ve managed to keep kicking long enough for this planet to spin itself around a star 50 times, and for that I decided I wanted to do something special. When I noticed the Charlevoix Marathon was on my birthday, June 22, I figured that would do. Training was going fine for awhile. I was up […]

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