Tomatoes top house in township

Tomatoes top house in township

Steve Hutchins has been growing tomato plants at his home off Maybee Road in Independence Township for 30-40 years, but this year was special. “I’ve never had one grow this tall – about 12 feet,” Hutchins said. He planted it during Memorial Day weekend last May and it kept growing all season. And it’s all […]

Barbara Kay Howe

Howe, Barbara Kay of Oxford, October 11, 2016 at 74 years of age. Beloved wife of Virgil. Loving mother of Chris (Kim) Howe of Clarkston, Jeff (Mary Lou) Howe of Oxford, Mike Howe of Pontiac, the late Kathleen and the late Steve. Beloved sister of Judy (Jerry) Taube of Eastpointe.  Also survived by 13 Grandchildren […]


VOLLBACH, Robert J. “Bob the Builder”; of Groveland Twp. formerly of Clarkston; peacefully at home on October 13, 2016 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer; age 62; survived by his devoted wife of forty years, Jerri (Ross), loving sons: Eric (Elizabeth Rosema), David and Steven; three grandchildren were the light of his life: James, […]


ROBERTS, Thomas W. “Tom” of Clarkston; October 11, 2016; age 75; loving husband of Linda; beloved father of the late Victoria “Vickie” (Jeff) McBride, Lisa (Chris) Loridas, Ray (Missy) Roberts and Tricia (Brian) Wilson; grandfather of Justin (Nicole) and Shane (Jodi) McBride, Breanna, Zachary, Sam, Nathan and Tyler Roberts; great grandfather of Jenna and Kane […]

Dine with Dogs

Help out local Leader Dog puppy raisers at Dine with the Dogs – Hosted by Leader Dogs for the Blind, Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-9 p.m., at HillTop Brewery, 6110 Dixie Highway — 20 percent of checks will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Marie A. ROY

ROY, Marie A. of Clarkston; October 13, 2016; age 65; loving wife of Michael; beloved mother of Jon, Joe (Erin) and Tony Roy; proud grandma of Madeline, Grace, Ava and Cole; sister of Michael (late Linda) Mercier; preceded in death by her parents David and Shirley Mercier.  Marie enjoyed serving the latch key program at […]

Pauline Viola FORBES

FORBES, Pauline Viola; of Houghton Lake formerly of Prudenville and Clarkston; October 1, 2016; age 98; preceded in death by her husband LaVerne and parents: Grover & Gertrude Hoffman; mother of Barbara (Evalino) Sartor, Patricia (Bob) Tuttle, Larry (Carol) Forbes and Ronald (Elena) Forbes; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Pauline retired […]

Fans in pink

Fans in pink

The Jungle was dressed up in pink as they cheered on the Wolves during their 42-21 victory over West Bloomfield last Friday night. Pink was chosen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Discussion pending on parking study

A parking study given to the city by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan on Sept. 13 was not listed on the City Council’s meeting agenda for Oct. 10, but was added at the meeting by Council member Michael Sabol. Mayor Joe Luginski called for the study, which was discussed at the September parking committee […]

Enrollment down 100

Lower student count meets expectations, officials say BY DANIEL REGIANI Special to The Clarkston News The school district’s preliminary student count is down 100 compared to last year. The decrease means about $751,100 less in state per-pupil funding, which was expected and budgeted, said Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan. The decrease will be offset by state […]