Paint event Rocks

Clarkston Rocks is holding a community rock painting event at Picasso’s Grapevine Thursday, Aug. 24 from 2-4 p.m. Picasso’s generously donated their space and painting supplies for this event!! “I live right near town and I see kids and adults looking for rocks all of the time,” said Kim Berry, one of the Clarkston Rocks […]

Government groups back city in suit

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The state Freedom of Information Act is clear to the Michigan Townships Association and Michigan Municipal League – it doesn’t apply to “agents” of local government, they say. “Any proper interpretation of the FOIA statute must be based on its plain language, under which (Clarkston city attorney Thomas) Ryan […]

Mayor appoints HDC member

Cory Johnston is the newest member of the city Historic District Commission. The city received a resignation letter from Historic District Commissioner Rhiannon Cherwak, saying she was too busy, as well as a letter from Mayor Steven Percival appointing Cory Johnston to the HDC, effective immediately through June 30, 2020, said City Manager Jonathan Smith […]

Crosswalk tweaks

Traffic lights will be reprogrammed to stay active later in the evening, after City Manager Jonathan Smith met with Michigan Department of Transportation officials, Aug. 14. “It was a good meeting with MDOT – we’ll try to keep doors open with them,” Smith said. “They were very cooperative and understanding of what we’re trying to […]

News in Brief

Phragmites contract City Council voted unanimously to award a contract for phragmites treatment to Cardno, a global infrastructure and environmental services company, for $5,125 over five years, $1,025 per year. Cardno is also used by Independence and Brandon townships. Bids were also received from Plantwise for $5,050 for five years. Requests for quotes were sent […]


The Bailey house still stands, at least as of earlier this week. I hope it stays that way for awhile, and folks find a way to restore it. Looking at the county reports about it, it’s clear it’s unique, pretty much the last of its kind in the area. But whatever eventually happens, I’m glad […]

Reader talks FOIA, restaurant issues

Dear Editor, Busy restaurants, lots of people, walking, biking, all enjoying the Village of Clarkston. In my 37 years of living in the Village, I can’t recall a time when it was more alive and vibrant than it is now. What appears to be a very successful downtown does have some problems however. Parking is […]

Learn about birds in backyard

Clarkston-area residents interested in attracting birds and knowing more about the visitors at their feeders are invited to the next monthly meeting of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club. “We promise it’s the most fun you can have without binoculars,” said Bob McGowan, founder of the club, which is free and open to area residents. “It’s […]

Tokens keep Civil War memories alive

By George L. Miller In 1957, I found a Civil War token in a roll of pennies from the Clarkston State Bank. Back then I had a Detroit Free Press paper route and on Saturdays I would get $10 worth of pennies from the bank and go through them looking for dates with mintmarks that […]

Erwin Lloyd Davis, 96

Erwin Lloyd Davis (“Erv”), age 96, died August 19, 2017 at Autumn Ridge of Clarkston, Michigan. He was born in St. Cloud, MN August 13, 1921 to the late Loretta R. Davis and Erwin J. Davis. He was preceded in death by Patricia Ervin Davis, his wife of 66 years, and his oldest daughter Judith […]