SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Let Mom show way to harmony

George BernardShaw is credited with saying, “The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” They speak English, we speak American; we use the same words either pronouncing them differently or giving them different meanings. For example, they drop the ‘c’ in schedule and emphasize the second syllable and drop […]

Century of family history

Century of family history

Cathy Forst of Clarkston researched her great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Miller, who is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Photos by Phil Custodio Seventh in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Cathy Phillips Forst’s great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Miller set a high […]

Potholes of Parview

Potholes persist on Parview in Independence Township. “I live on that street and they are really, really bad,” said Tracy Mengyan. “I noticed in the Clarkston News article (‘Parview pothole,’ May 3) it was reported that a giant pothole was filled in. I thought I would send this picture I just took of one of […]


BLAYLOCK, DOLORES, (nee. Koskela) of Clarkston, formerly of Waterford and Pontiac, passed away May 7, 2017 at 88 years of age. Born in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Ben and Lila Koskela she graduated from Pontiac High School in 1947.  Beloved wife of Jack for 67 years; loving mother of Mark (Sue) Blaylock, […]


REID, FRANK W.; of Clarkston; died May 7, 2017 at 92 years of age.  Beloved husband of the late Maryjane Reid for 66 years.  Also survived by his children Judy Tyrer, Nancy Bruckman and Frank Reid; in addition he had seven grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren.  Frank had retired from GM after […]


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 […]