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 […]

Optimist honors for student citizens

Optimist honors for student citizens

From left are Optimist Outstanding Student Citizens Joseph Mansour, Kendall Hine, Ciara Waggoner, Clare Nalepa, and Anthony Felix. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Five of Clarkston’s best and brightest earned Outstanding Student Citizen honors from the Optimist Club, April 26 – Joseph Mansour of Sashabaw Middle School; Anthony Felix, Everest […]

Clarkston City Council, 3-27-17

City of the Village of Clarkston City Council Regular Meeting Minutes 03 27 2017 Minutes Call to Order at 7:00 PM. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call: Mayor Percival, Catallo, Detkowski, Wylie, Kneisc Present. Marsh, Haven Absent. Approval of Agenda: Motion by Detkowski, Supported by Wylie to approve the agenda . Motion Carried. Public Comments: Steve […]


Dear Editor, Your article about deteriorating subdivision roads evokes memories (“Repairing township roads,” April 26). During the early 1970s, I briefly served as an appointed township trustee, replacing Merle Bennett who had resigned in disgust. A one-time Democrat supervisor, Gary Stonerock, had been elected to replace Duane Hershfall, who voted to rezone Dixie Highway property […]

EDITORIAL: Thanks for volunteers

Kudos to volunteers who braved the wet weather this past weekend for spring cleaning and other work all over town during Clarkston/Davisburg Impact Weekend. More than 600 volunteers signed up for more than 40 projects all over Clarkston and Oakland County, including the Washington and Main Street corner downtown. Folks with Clarkston Cultural Arts, and […]