Marlene GOANS

GOANS, Marlene; of Ortonville formerly of Clarkston; October 21, 2018; age 78; preceded in death by husband Bobie; mother of Leah Howell, Lisa (Bill) Coddington, Donna (Tim) Goans & Dede (John) Lechel; stepmother of Vicki Ormon & Ruth Ann Beasley; Memaw of 6 and great grandma of 8; sister of Charles (Ellen) Gillis and the […]


JUZYSTA, Raymond “Ron”; of Clarkston; passed peacefully at home October 19, 2018; age 73; husband of Cindy for 49 years; father of Craig (Jacki) & Kevin (Nicola);loving papa of Jason, Angel, Kyle, Zachary & Anna; brother of Rosemary Doyle, Ilene Orlanski & Janet (Bert) Heering; brother in law of Debbie (Sam) Samuelson, Edward (Julie) King, […]

Shawna Lynn GRUCA

GRUCA, Shawna Lynn; of Clarkston; formerly of Ashley; October 19, 2018; age 40. Loving wife of John; proud mother of Carley, Jacklynn & Ashley; daughter of Mary Jane & Carl Bornemann; daughter in law of Salii Gruca; sister of Dr. Melissa (Reggie) Osborne & Kristin (Jason) McCammon; sister in law of Pat Gruca and Jennifer […]

Jonas (Herb) PERSON

PERSON, Jonas (Herb); of Oxford formerly of Waterford, MI & Northport, FL; Oct. 15, 2018; age 89; husband of Ruby; father of Jon (Lori) Person, Victoria (Kevin) Goral, Chris (Kathy) Person, Sandra (Marty) Scott & Michael (Ann) Person; beloved grandpa of Kristen, Jennifer, Jonathon, Patricia, Kaitlyn, Kevin, Brendan, Lexi, Daniel, Mikayla, Abby, Matthew & 3 […]

Work of art unveiled downtown

Work of art unveiled downtown

From left, Denyse Couture, creative director for Clarkston Cultural Arts Council, Charles Garling, DIA director of studio programs, and artists Vito Valdez and Alex Gilford of Clarkston celebrate at the new Village of Clarkston mural. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The new mural on the south side of the Union […]

Double appointment OK’d

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Joe Luginski can keep his seat on the City Council and Planning Commission for the next two-and-a-half weeks. City Council voted 5-1 at its Oct. 8 meeting to keep Luginski on both panels, despite Charter and ordinance rules against it. “I think we should follow our charter – one […]

Proposal 2 would empower independents in redistricting

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer When voters hit the polls on Nov. 6, they’ll have a chance to take on the political gerrymander. Proposal 2 would amend Michigan’s Constitution to create an independent citizens’ redistricting commission, in charge of redrawing Michigan Senate, Michigan House, and U.S. Congressional districts every 10 years. “Other states […]

Senator talks future for autos

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters was in town, Oct. 8, for breakfast and a discussion about self-driving cars at Bowman Auto Center. “Development of autonomous vehicles and the technology to create them is such an important part of our auto industry and economy in Michigan,” said Fred Ritter, past president and current board member of the Clarkston […]

Springfield police millage

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Springfield Township voters will decide on a Police Millage Renewal, Nov. 6. If approved, the eight-year millage would collect about $971,000 exclusively for police services. “It’s not an increase on taxes, just a renewal intended to maintain our current level of service,” said Collin Walls, Springfield Township supervisor. […]

Funds for township projects

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Fall is here, but projects from the summer continue, said Finance Director Wendy Hillman in her third-quarter financial report to Independence Township Board, Oct. 9. The Clintonwood Spraypark is about halfway complete, with $240,268 spent out of $465,000 budgeted for the project. Renovation of the Clintonwood Park Day Camp […]

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