Mayor calls for decorum

Mayor calls for decorum

In the wake of some heated discussions at city hall over parking and other issues, Mayor Steven Percival had a word to say about decorum at the start of Monday’s City Council meeting. “Please direct your comments to the chair and not at each other – this is not a running argument,” Percival said. “If […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Embrace God’s inconvenient truth

Recently, I spent a few weeks talking about the wisdom of God with our local church. I am convinced that God wants to have a manifest expression of His wisdom, like in the days of Solomon. When Solomon’s time came to claim the throne, the Lord appeared to him and said, “Ask! What shall I […]

Grad takes summer hike on Appalachian Trail

Grad  takes summer hike on Appalachian Trail

Jordan Robak of Clarkston bought a backpack and hit the trail for 2,200 miles this summer. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When Jordan Robak of Clarkston decided he needed to get away for a while this summer, he decided to go for a walk. It turned into quite the hike […]

Classic cars

Over 100 classic cars will fill the parking lot at First Congregational Church of Clarkston during at the Annual Labor Day Fair and Classic Car show. The show will be on Monday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 5449 Clarkston Road. Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of family […]

Martha Diane Addis

Martha Diane Addis, née Pohl, passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, at the age of 69 in her home in Sterling Heights, Mich., with her husband and daughter at her side. Born in Pontiac, Mich., to Howard and Viola Ruth (Winstead) Pohl, she was the sister to older brother Harold and younger brother Danial. She […]

Gayle Louise Buschur

Gayle Louise Buschur, born March 19, 1958 in Detroit, MI to Adolph & Agnes Grulke, sister to Jack (Vicki) Grulke, and Tedd (Sandi) Grulke, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday August 6, 2017. She is survived by her children Kristie (David) Pugh, and Jacob Buschur. She is also survived by […]

Pushback against E. Washington plan

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Residents of E. Washington Street were not impressed with a proposal to “fix” parking on E. Washington Street by improving the right of way in front of homes. “We’re not adding more parking on E. Washington – we’re trying to fix it,” said Parking Committee member Richard Detkowski at […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Parking solution needs many ideas

Someone once said “The road to success is paved with many parking spots.” Maybe that’s not an exact quote, but you get the point. As a member of City Council and the Parking Committee, I’m hoping to provide some insight into our parking efforts. To frame things correctly, we have two parking issues. The first […]

News in Brief

Parade in question City officials still hope to continue the annual Labor Day Parade, but they still need a group to spearhead it. Long-time sponsor Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of the parade this year after 76 years. Organizations interested in sponsoring the parade should contact City Manager Jonathan Smith at 248-625-1559. Depot Park meeting […]

Crosswalk redesign could keep walkers safer

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor More crosswalks and better signs would help walkers stay safe in the city, Walkability Committee members said at the Aug. 3 meeting. Committee member Susan Wylie suggested an X-style crosswalk at Main and Washington, where two traffic accidents took place on July 28, one injuring a pedestrian. In the […]