Public comment policy drafted

If you have a mouthful to say at Clarkston City Council meetings, you may end up eating your words. Council members are looking into a new public-comment policy for their meetings. A policy proposal, which was drafted for Monday’s meeting but pulled from the agenda by Council member Eric Haven, would limit residents to three […]

Blessings in summer

Blessings in summer

From the back of the front table, Ali Buscher, Corrin Gualtieri, Kayla Luchenbach, Kate Gualtieri, Brendan Dicker, Callie Dickens, Caitlin Dicker, and Makenna Walk; and behind the table, Kerri Gualtieri, Debbie DeVault, Jessica Sorenson, Joyce Bleium, Thelma Peterson, Brady Dickens, Will Dickens, Jane Sorenson, Sophie Sorenson, and Maddie Kujala packed and distributed Blessings in a […]

New station, equipment from millage

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer The Springfield Township Fire Department’s new one-mill millage, approved by voters Aug. 2, will improve their services to the community, said Chief David Feichtner. “One thing the millage is going to do, is allow us to have somebody here at the station at night and on weekends,” Feichtner […]

News in Brief

Fire department plan Independence Township Fire Chief Mitch Petterson said they’re looking to reduce the number of vehicles in their fleet, as part of the fire department’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) . The 23-year plan calls for $8.3 million in spending, of which over $1.9 million to be spent in 2017. Petterson said they are […]

Letters to the Editor

David Lohmeier’s service appreciated Dear Editor, When I looked down my ballot I was saddened to see David Lohmeier was not included as a candidate for trustee in Independence Township. Dave Lohmeier is the very best of all of those who have served the community as a trustee. He took that work “trustee” very seriously. […]

Bike work for Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Jon Wasiel led a project to refurbish 32 bicycles for children in Detroit for his Eagle Scout project. A scout with Troop 189, Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clarkston, his project benefitted Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit, with the assistance of Zach Dotson at American Cycle and Fitness in Pontiac and other volunteers. He […]

New options for DPW expansion

Clarkston’s beleagered DPW plans are still ongoing. At Monday’s City Council meeting, the Facilities Committee presented its report, offering four options. The options include keeping the existing 1,500-square-foot Depot Park garage, 720-square-foot school rental garage for $250 a month, and outside storage at Clintonwood Park and township DPW, and possibly install a large garage door […]


JOHNSON, Robert E. “Bob” of Clarkston; August 21, 2016; age 85; loving husband of Marilyn for 64 years; beloved father of Mark (Michelle) Johnson and Gail Wotton; grandfather of Marcus (Jillian) Johnson, Stephanie (Zach) Beach, Megan Johnson and Chad Wotton; great grandfather of Arya Ilene Johnson; preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Matilda […]

Carolyn Carr Lowrie

Carolyn Carr Lowrie; of Waterford (formerly of Birmingham and Clarkston); passed away very peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016; age 90; she was a devoted and loving wife of Richard “Dick” Easton Lowrie who preceded her in death in 2000; They celebrated 56 wonderful years together. She is survived by her five children: Kathy (Jerry) […]


JACKSON, Mona Faye; of Clarkston; August 20, 2016; age 58; wife of A.J.; mother of Dennis (Sandy) McPherson and Christine (Norm) Saever; grandma of Michael and Kylie; daughter of Clara (late James) Clark and the late Charlie Chaffin; sister of Charles (Lottie) Chafins and Luther (Karen) Chaffin.  Funeral Service Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00 […]