Mystery dinner

Mystery dinner

Gangsters and molls enjoyed dinner and solved a “murder” at Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network’s second annual Murder Mystery Dinner, Oct. 20, at Pine Knob Mansion. Everyone was invited to dress the part of a 1920’s Great Gatsby partygoer, and the Clarkston Village Players were on hand to provide the clues. Photo […]

Block grants OK’d for senior busing

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to direct $6,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the Independence Township senior center transportation program. The money will be used in the center’s transportation program for residents over 55 years of aged, as well as disabled adults, said senior center Director Barbara Rollin. “We take them wherever they […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: The virtue of being last

The idea of being last seems almost un-American. Who wants to be last? No one! Not in sports competition. Not in election results. Not on the world scene. But Jesus Christ told his disciples, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9: 35). Jesus said that […]

Adoption awareness walk

Charitable organization Gift of Adoption, a volunteer-driven charity that provides financial assistance to complete adoption, hosts a one-mile walk through Independence Oaks County Park to represent the final mile in a child’s adoption journey, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6. The group of adoptees, adoptive parents and volunteers will take the walk to help raise awareness […]

Political play

Political play

Tom Duffy, played by James Hoxsey at right, wants Jonathan Smith’s Stephen Bellamy to sell his political soul in Clarkston Village Players’ “Farragut North.” The political drama opens Friday, and runs Nov. 4-5, 11-13, and 17-19, at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. Call 248-425-5842. Photo by Phil Custodio


TRACEY, Ian C.; of Clarkston formerly of Royal Oak; Suddenly October 28, 2016 in a heroic attempt to save others; age 38; husband of Kerri Spangler; father of Ethan, Leif & Oliver; son of John & Sandy; brother of John “Jack” (Jill) Tracey, Sean (Kara Upperstrom) & Evan; uncle of John; son in law of Debbie (late […]

Claudette A. PASCUZZI

PASCUZZI, Claudette A.; of Clarkston formerly of Romeo; October 28, 2016; age 80; preceded in death by her husband Joseph; mother of Joseph (Kristen) Pascuzzi, Esq., Gene’e (Martin) Warmuskerken, Thomas (Shannon) Pascuzzi, M.D. & Maresa (Jeff) Tokarz; mimi of Amanda (Drew) Stewart, Natalie & Mary Claire Warmuskerken, Nicholas, Andrew, Matthew Pascuzzi, Anna & Jeffrey Zittel; […]

Charles B. McGILL

McGILL, Charles B.; of Clarkston; formerly of Lansing; October 27, 2016; age 93; preceded in death by his wife Carolyn; father of Eileen (Mark Rauhut) McGill; grandfather of Kelsey (Blair Bell) Rauhut; brother of the late Ruth Reddick. Chuck served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical […]


MARBUTT, SGT. John K.; 34, entered his heavenly home October 21, 2016 at his home in Fort Meade MD; born in Haleyville, AL on April 5,1982 to Keith and Uni; husband of Kris; father of Riley & Laney; stepfather of Jamie Scarbrough & Kaley Roland; grandpa of Mia; brother of Kit. John was a Holly […]


MOUNTAIN, PATRICK M. “PAT” of Clarkston, passed away October 26, 2016 at 50 years of age. Beloved husband of Loretta (nee Schliter); adored father of his beautiful daughter Jordan; son of William Sr. and Carol Mountain; brother of William (Christie), Jr. and Thomas Mountain; son in law of Lois and Ken Halpin. Also survived by […]