Speed sign needs work

The City of the Village of Clarkston is working to restore full power to the electronic “your speed is” speed limit sigh on northbound Holcomb Road, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “After talking with the manufacturer, I believe the cause of this outage is twofold, consecutive days of cloudy weather and very heavy northbound traffic,” […]

Lights parade

The annual Holiday Lights Parade, sponsored by Team RUSH 27, will be on Saturday, Dec. 14th, starting at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance High School parking lot off Waldon Road. Parade route will be west on Church, north on Main Street, west on Miller, then north on Glenburnie, ending at Calvary Lutheran Church. Roads along […]

Snow deco

Snow deco

Clarkston DPW Supervisor Mike Speagle and his crew spent days last week decorating light poles on Main Street, downtown, with giant lighted snowflakes and winter garlands. Photo by Phil Custodio

Questions about Airbnb proposals

Dear Editor, The article “City takes aim at Airbnbs,” Dec. 4, left me with a few questions. The lack of an ordinance allowing “x” means “x” is not allowed? Did I read that correctly? Hypothetically, if no ordinance exists allowing non-owner vehicles to park in driveways overnight, then my guests can’t park in my driveway […]

Dental office reconstruction

At the request of Clarkston City Council, City Manager Jonathan Smith reached out to the owners of Village Dental at 55 S. Main to ask the status of their reconstruction work. A double-tandem gravel hauler veered off northbound M-15, hit two vehicles, and smashed into the dental office on April 20, 2018. No one was […]

School bus drivers plan for biggest, best Stuff-A-Bus event

School bus drivers plan for biggest, best Stuff-A-Bus event

The Clarkston Community Schools Transportation Department invites you to help them fill buses for Lighthouse this holiday season. Photo by Phil Custodio The Clarkston Community Schools Transportation Department’s 17th annual Stuff-A-Bus is coming up this weekend, Dec. 14-15. “We want to give back to the community we care so much for,” said Tina Fay, driver. […]


BOYD, SHERYL L. (nee Langset) of Clarkston, passed away December 2, 2019 at 71 years of age. Cherished mother of Travis (Tonia) Boyd; dear grandmother of Kayla and Kylie; dearest friend of Sue, Vonnie, and Nancy; survived by 1 sister. Sheryl was a program coordinator for Children’s Hospital in Detroit for 25 years, retiring in 2008. […]

Richard L. SEAL

SEAL, Richard L.; of Romulus formerly of Highland Park; passed away December 6, 2019; age 73; husband of Deniese for 47 years; devoted father of Andrea (Michael) St. John, Richard (Gina) Seal and Heather Seal; grandpa/papa of Brayden, Ben, Cooper and Ella; brother of William (Virginia) Carnes, Barbara Seal, Shirley Wilson and Jenny Cummings; brother […]


BENSCOTER, BRUCE ALAN, of Clarkston, passed away November 30, 2019 at 55 years of age. Bruce was born July 12th, 1964 in Pontiac, Michigan. Proud son, best friend and hunting/fishing partner of the late Larry Benscoter; beloved husband of Susan Benscoter nee Murray for 25 years; loving father of the late Steven Nagel and survived […]


BAILEY, Edith I. of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord December 4, 2019; age 80.  Beloved wife of Duane for 57 years.  Loving mother of Patricia (Kevin) Borsh and Nancy Bailey.  Proud grandmother of Katherine (Christopher) McQuade.  Great grandmother of Cora Ann McQuade.  Dear sister of Marian (late Bob) Cooley.  Edith retired from Kmart […]