PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Healthy alternative to academic doping

The illicit, black market, consumption of Adderall on college campuses in the US has reached epidemic status. Adderall is the most widely abused scheduled Class II controlled substance consumed by young adults to gain focus and executive function while attending college. The Adderall epidemic on college campuses is also referred as “academic doping” for the […]

Janet Ahearn FRERICKS

FRERICKS, Janet Ahearn; of Waterford formerly of Caseville & Royal Oak; February 11, 2017; age 77; wife of Jerry; sister of Bernie Ahearn; also many nieces & nephews; preceded in death by her five sisters. Janet retired after 37 years from Warren Consolidated Schools as an elementary teacher. She volunteered with CARE House of Oakland […]

Daniel Scott JANKOVICH

JANKOVICH, Daniel Scott; February 12, 2017; age 47; loved son of George & Carol; dear brother of David (Debra) Jankovich and JoAnna (John) Ferry; uncle of JohnAlex, Jenna, Joseph, Adam & Ryan. He will also be missed by his caregivers at Davison Lake Group Home and Oxford Living Skills Day Program. Memorial Mass at Our […]


CHANDLER, Amanda Lee “Lana”; of Pontiac; February 10, 2017; age 73; mother of Jody (Joe) Willingham, Jill O’Berry, Jon O’Berry, Sandie (Joe) Sugden-Dunn, Ryan (Nevada) Sugden; grandma of Brandie (Donald), Katelin, John, Joshua, Jonathan, Dusty, Brandon, Billy, Brittany, Ivan, Amber, Derik, Lucas, Isley; “G.G.” of Amanda, Michael, Lydia, Addison, Freya, Kaleb, Isaiah, Isabella, Nicholas, Kaydence, Khloe, […]


BRENNER, James D. of Holly; February 8, 2017; age 71.  Loving husband of Alice for 51 years; beloved father of James (Kelli) Brenner and Kimberly Perry; proud grandpa of Morgen and Noah; brother of Edward (Sue) Brenner, Peggy (Nick) Ritz, Kaye Allen, Debbie (Dennis) Burrill, Cindy Brenner and Mary (Steve) Watkins.  James retired from General […]

Thelma C. WILSON

WILSON, Thelma C. of Clarkston; February 8, 2017; age 84.  Preceded in death by her husband Harold and parents Claude and Jewel Slinkard; mother of Deb, Melinda (Jerry) Altenbernt, Rick, Bill (Marlene), Mike (Stacey), Dave and Jason; grandma of Heather (Eric) Ignash, Katie Altenbernt, Quinton Wilson, Kevin Altenbernt and Adam Wilson.  Funeral Service Saturday, February […]

Community mourns loss of local youth

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A community newspaper has a responsibility to the community it serves. The Clarkston News failed in that responsibility in last week’s paper, placing the tragic accident suffered by a Sashabaw Middle School student on the Public Safety page. In that, we showed an appalling lack of sensitivity in a […]

News in Brief

Student count day Today was Student Count Day throughout Michigan, determining school funding from the state based on the number of students in each district. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student. This year Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan predicted the district to be 100 students down on count day, which is equivalent to a loss of $751,000 […]

Peter Pan JR on stage

Notre Dame Theatre presents Marist Academy’s Peter Pan JR., Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., all at Lake Orion High School, 495 E. Scripps Road, Lake Orion. Clarkston residents in the cast or crew include Brooke Cousins, Aaron Palardy, Gavin Hanigan and Julia Spadafora. Notre […]