Letters to the Editor

Bond benefits kids Dear Editor, On Tuesday, Aug. 2, voters will be asked to support an extension of the current 7 mil bond debt to provide necessary improvements to Safety and Security, Facility and Site Improvements, and Educational Technology for the Clarkston Community Schools. This proposal will address all levels of education in our schools. […]

Music magic in the park

Music magic in the park

Melissa Wickson belts out a song. Photos by Phil Custodio Fans of the Woodstock-era, ’60s music filled Depot Park for last Friday’s Concert in the Park featuring Magic Bus. Defying cloudy skies and occasional rain, the band rocked the park, with Mark Harrington on guitar, vocals, and percussion; Dave Mielke, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion; Steve […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for parade help Dear Editor, The Clarkston Fourth of July Parade Committee would like to thank the following people for their help and support with this year’s Clarkston Fourth of July Parade. First, we really appreciate the help of Selfridge Air Force Base and the two pilots who volunteered their time to fly on […]

Letters to the Editor

Budget issues Dear Editor, Guided by the city’s auditor, the new Clarkston treasurer wisely recommended city council amend the 2015-16 budget by almost $60,000, to reflect expenditures already incurred. The council approved the budget amendment with three days remaining in the fiscal year ending June 30. Starting with the positives, it could’ve been more; wasn’t […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer on the Go

There’s been some backlash to the Pokemon Go-ers out and about in downtown Clarkston, especially Depot Park. Some commentators on our Facebook page can’t stand them, and criticized us for promoting or otherwise not condemning the activity. When first seeing people shambling about with their faces buried in their phones, yes, that is unnerving. Are […]

News in Brief

Clarkston trucker killed Gary Haggard of Clarkson was killed, July 15, when his truck hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook west of Kadoka, S.D., according to police reports. Haggard, 54, was driving a tanker semi-truck on I-90 when he turned off at the exit, 8:42 a.m., Friday. The truck trailer went up the […]

Joint parking meeting in works

Planners will set up a joint meeting with Village of Clarkston City Council and the streets committee to discuss pay-to-park in city lots and other issues. “The time to address this is now – we’ve talked about this long enough,” said Planning Commissioner Frank Schoebel at the July 18 meeting. “We should act on it […]

City OKs payment

Two months after Clarkston rejected bids for a proposed DPW expansion project, City Council agreed to pay about $16,000 in outstanding engineering fees to James Renaud. Payment was delayed until Mayor Joe Luginski, Council member Eric Haven, and City Manager Carol Eberhardt could meet with Renaud, city architect, regarding invoices for $6,012 and $9,997.25, for […]

Elmira J. SCOTT

SCOTT, Elmira J. of Waterford; July 18, 2016; age 89; preceded in death by her husband Stewart, son Fred and brother Don; mother of Don (Pat) Scott and Dorothy (Pat) Cullen; grandma of Karen, Doug, Kelly and Bob; great grandma of Ashley and Sean; great great grandma of Eli; sister of Bernice Marshall.  Elmira enjoyed […]

Cecile R. AYERS

AYERS, Cecile R.; of Port Richey, FL; formerly of Pontiac; July 17, 2016; age 96; preceded in death by her husband Carnie; mother of Richard “Dick” (Kim Ogans) Ayers, Charles (Faye) Ayers and Carolyn (Bob) Sexton; grandma of Rick Ayers, Noah Sexton, Ireland Sexton; great grandma of Dylan and Devon; she will be missed by […]