KLAKER, ANDREW G. of Clarkston, passed away January 11, 2018 at 88 years of age. Loving husband of Angeline “Angie” for  61 years; beloved father of Alphonse Grzelka and Kimberly Klaker-De Fino; grandfather of Heather (Andrew) Mackarevitz and Claudia De Fino; great grandfather of Amanda and Alister; brother of Dorothy Skupny and Geraldine Gregory. Also survived […]

Clarkston superintendent resigns

Clarkston School Board President Elizabeth Egan released a letter announcing the sudden resignation of Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock, effective immediately: January 15, 2018 Dear Clarkston Community Schools parents, Last week, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock voluntarily notified the Board of Education of a relationship he had with a recent Clarkston High School graduate that he characterized […]

Wendla Ann Dolven, 82

Surrounded by her husband, son Craig and loving caregiver, Maria, Wendla “Pat” Ann Dolven passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 after a long illness. She was 82 years old. She was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She had a special gift of making anyone in her presence feel special and […]

Hills alive with sound of sledding

Hills alive with sound of sledding

Mila and Jesse Mihalcheon hit the snowy slopes behind Independence Elementary School with their parents, Kurt and Katie Mihalcheon, Sunday afternoon. Temperatures were starting to edge out of near-zero depths on Sunday, leading to a thaw in the 30s later in the week. Photo by Phil Custodio Temperatures heading into the 20s eased frostbite concerns […]

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK: Many work together to make city a success

As we, the City of the Village of Clarkston, concluded a milestone with our 25th birthday as a city, I was asked what makes Clarkston great. Initially, the obvious came to mind with great shops and restaurants and of course our little historic city charm. Of course, it’s much more than that and as we […]

‘Escanaba’ on stage

Clarkston Village Players present “Escanaba in Love” by Jeff Daniels, Jan. 12-14, 19-21, and 25-27 at Depot Theater. The prequel to “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” “Escanaba in Love” runs the gamut from slapstick humor to warmhearted drama. In this funny and at times bawdy play about the Soady family and their men-only deer camp in […]

K-9 donation in officer’s name

The Heroes Need Hope benefit at Deer Lake Athletic Club, 6167 White Lake Road, will feature a special dedication to Sgt. Collin Rose, a Wayne State University K9 police officer killed in the line of duty, Nov. 2016. Prevention Concepts and Solutions, which is hosting the event from 5-10 p.m., Jan. 27, will be donating […]

Business revved up at Revability

Business revved up at Revability

Chuck Fortinberry, vice president and general manager, at right, and Kevin Bellant, mobility sales manager BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Sparks fly as workers keep Clarkston on the cutting edge of wheelchair-accessibly vehicles. “We’ve had a dozen hired in the last 60 days and we’re still hiring – we’re excited about it,” said Chuck […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Christmas continues in spirit

The first few days of each New Year are usually focused on trying to get things back to “normal” after a busy and festive holiday season. I also find myself reflecting on the past year and sometimes making some resolutions about how I want things to be different in the new year. My resolutions usually […]


TAPSCOTT, Judith A.; of Ortonville; January 7, 2018; age 77; wife of Jerry for 50 years; mother of Victoria Marks; grandma of Nikki (Tyler) Heichel, Chelsea Tapscott & Kaitlyn Marks; great grandma of Konnor, Layla, Mila, Marlee, Hunter & baby on the way Rowan; sister of Tom (Dawn) Savage, Bob Savage & Jerry Savage; preceded […]

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