Eric Overall tribute

Residents and neighbors from throughout north Oakland County have picked up more than 400 blue lights so far from City Hall in honor of deputy Eric Overall. Donations are being collected for the lights and the family of the deputy, who died in the line on duty on Nov. 23. “We can’t keep them in […]

Kiosk in spring

A balky contractor is the reason installation of a paid-parking kiosk in the city parking lot at Main and Washington has been delayed, City Manager Jonathan Smith told City Council, Dec. 11. “They have not been returning calls or emails – I’m extremely disappointed with this company,” said Smith, who recommended contracting with a new […]

New seats for City Council

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council will have a new look in January, after a new seating order was approved. Council member Rick Detkowski made the proposal to arrange seating by alphabetical order, with the mayor in the middle. The council voted 4-3, Dec. 11, to approve it. “I don’t see the reason […]

Letters to the Editor

Rotary Shoes for Kids benefits from newspaper sales Dear Editor, The Clarkston Rotary Club would like to sincerely thank all of those who so generously donated during the recent newspaper sales on local streets and holiday activities. The spirit of the donors was encouragement for those volunteers collecting, not only for their contributions but also […]

Parade awards

Parade awards

Clarkston Cub Scout Pack 163 won Best Overall Entry. Photo provided by Mark Kelly Clarkston Cub Scout Pack 163 won Best Overall Entry in the Holiday Lights Parade with their Star Wars-themed float at the Holiday Lights Parade, Dec. 16 in downtown Clarkston. Their decked-out trailer festooned with TIE fighters and an AT-AT, and scouts […]

Realtors collect toys for hospital

The members of the North Oakland County Board of Realtors banded together over the past month and have donated hundreds of toys to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Along with the Detroit Association of Realtor, NOCBOR members began collecting new, unwrapped toys on Nov. 11 and delivered a large van filled with toys on Dec. […]

Audit report OK’d

Clarkston City Council voted 6-1 to accept its 2017 audit report and file it with the state. Council member Scott Reynolds voted against the motion, at the Dec. 11 meeting. Reynolds said auditor Rana Emmon’s comments to City Council in November regarding the effects of the 2014 library millage vote on city revenues were confusing. […]


TOMBRELLA, Mary J.; of Clarkston; December 19, 2017; age 83; wife of Joseph; preceded in death by her son Joseph Anthony; mother in law of Kim; grandma of Emelia; sister of Jim (Kay) Guida, the late Bessie (Auggie) Patina, Josie (Gary) Shumaker and Vito (Karen) Guida; also survived by many nieces & nephews. Friends may […]


NICKERSON, Sandra Mae; of Clarkston; December 17, 2017; age 82; mother of Debra (Bob) Gallo, Robin (Antonia), James “Jim”, Toni Duddles & Raquel (Dan) Bugg; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandson; sister of Frank (Virginia) Almas, Ramona (Bud) Cullens, Jerry (Debbie) Almas, Edward (Pat) Almas, Mary Lou (Dan) […]

Margaret T. VOLLBACH

VOLLBACH, Margaret T., of Clarkston, December 13, 2017; age 89; preceded in death by her husband James and son Robert (Jerri); loving mother of Janet (Albert) Glascock, Nancy (Mike) Walkowski, Diane (Dave) Ladwig and Claudia (Stacy) Herring; proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and […]