KNAPP III, LESLIE JAMES; born and raised in South Haven, MI; lifelong resident of Waterford, MI; born August 5, 1948; passed away May 2, 2017; after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Les, as those who loved and knew him as, leaves behind a loving and cherished wife, Julia; 6 children, Angela (Michael) Miley, […]

Parview pothole

Parview pothole

Ed and Emily Dowd of Independence Township were strolling down Parview Street  with  their 5-year-old daughter Charlotte the other week when The Clarkston News was asking about bad roads. This pot hole was big, and we are happy to report, recently filled in. Thanks to the Dowds for sending us the photo and update!

Scent of danger

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Investigation into a report of gun-brandishing teens over the weekend showed no gun was used. “The suspects involved have since been identified and investigated by police, revealing no firearm was actually brandished,” said Clarkston Schools Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The item in question was a gray-and-black bottle of cologne. […]

News in Brief

New benches The city is considering new materials for new and replacement memorial benches in Depot Park, after a review by administration. Existing wood benches, which were commissioned by residents in memory of family members, are showing signs of wear and starting to fall apart, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “We feel the best alternative […]

Optimist honors for student citizens

Optimist honors for student citizens

From left are Optimist Outstanding Student Citizens Joseph Mansour, Kendall Hine, Ciara Waggoner, Clare Nalepa, and Anthony Felix. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Five of Clarkston’s best and brightest earned Outstanding Student Citizen honors from the Optimist Club, April 26 – Joseph Mansour of Sashabaw Middle School; Anthony Felix, Everest […]

Clarkston City Council, 3-27-17

City of the Village of Clarkston City Council Regular Meeting Minutes 03 27 2017 Minutes Call to Order at 7:00 PM. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call: Mayor Percival, Catallo, Detkowski, Wylie, Kneisc Present. Marsh, Haven Absent. Approval of Agenda: Motion by Detkowski, Supported by Wylie to approve the agenda . Motion Carried. Public Comments: Steve […]


Dear Editor, Your article about deteriorating subdivision roads evokes memories (“Repairing township roads,” April 26). During the early 1970s, I briefly served as an appointed township trustee, replacing Merle Bennett who had resigned in disgust. A one-time Democrat supervisor, Gary Stonerock, had been elected to replace Duane Hershfall, who voted to rezone Dixie Highway property […]

EDITORIAL: Thanks for volunteers

Kudos to volunteers who braved the wet weather this past weekend for spring cleaning and other work all over town during Clarkston/Davisburg Impact Weekend. More than 600 volunteers signed up for more than 40 projects all over Clarkston and Oakland County, including the Washington and Main Street corner downtown. Folks with Clarkston Cultural Arts, and […]

Lion in the street

Lion in the street

Clarkston Area Lions Club member Joel DeLong collects a donation from a passing driver during the club’s annual White Cane Week, last Friday. Donations support the Clarkston Independence District Library with reading facilities and materials for the sight impaired, Clarkston Lighthouse, O.A.T.S., vision screening for pre-school children, and other community projects. Check www.clarkstonlions.org for more […]

Clean water for everyone

International water experts converged on Clarkston for A Vision for Clean Water conference and workshops, April 27-30 at Colombiere Center in Springfield Township. They shared information and learned about the latest in filter technology for people without access to clean water in developing countries, said David Weatherill, international technical advisor with CAWST, Centre for Affordable […]