Sunny Sunday for Taste

Sunny Sunday for Taste

The sun broke through after a week of rain for a pleasant fall day for Taste of Clarkston, Oct 2. Crowds packed downtown Clarkston for the annual food fest, enjoying entrees and desserts prepared by more than 30 local restaurants and store bakeries. Photo by Phil Custodio

Fun for kids

Fun for kids

Cole Hedstrom, at left, and Sam DeKoninck engage in an inflatable-jousting match in the Washington Street Kids Zone. Photo by Phil Custodio The Taste of Clarkston had lots of free entertainment and activities for kids, in addition to dozens of restaurant booths.

News in Brief

Coin show American Legion Post 63 hosts the Clarkston Coin Show, where collectors can buy, sell, and trade, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the post home, 8047 Ortonville Road. Proceeds support the American Legion and veteran related programs. The event is organized in partnership with SDCS L3P.LLC, Highland. For information, call Chuck […]

Letters to the Editor

Council candidate wants to do his part Dear Editor, My name is Rick Detkowski and I am running for City Council. I was raised in Clarkston and graduated from Clarkston High School in 1992, always enjoying the easy-going sense of community that I grew up in. The thought of that changing never crossed my mind. […]

Lecture series kicks off with Vanderbilt expert

Eliott Engel kicks off the 2016-2017 Oakland Town Hall lecture series on Oct. 12 with a presentation on the Vanderbilts. Engel, dubbed the “Stand Up Scholar” and expert on North Carolina history and British literature, is the first of four speakers in the new season. “I like the lineup. We always have wonderful speakers,” said […]

Public Notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE September 20, 2016 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:04 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Lohmeier, Ritchie, […]

David L. SHAW

SHAW, David L. “Dave” of Ortonville; unexpectedly October 1, 2016; age 69.  Husband of Sandra Harber; father of Jacqueline (Joel) Woolston, Ronda (Scott) Borsos, Vanise (Keith) Wilbur, Cherry-Jo Adams, Pamela (Keith) Cronk, Angela (John) Rushing and Trilla (Chris) Zeuner; grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 7; brother of Dempsey Shaw, Jayne Shinaberry, Alan (Cathy) […]

Thelma A. ELKINS

ELKINS, Thelma A., of Clarkston, MI formerly of Rogersville, TN; passed away at her home October 1, 2016 surrounded by family; Age 80; preceded in death by her husband Jimmy, sons Wayne and James; mother of Wendy (Ron) Gardner and Mandy (Phil) Hankins; Nanny of Kristi, Heather, Carly, Kayla, Jacob, Corey, Rachel, Jessica, Dylan and […]


FIELDS, Scott L.; of Clarkston; September 27, 2016; age 31; son of Kirk & Bonnie; brother of Blake (Nicole); uncle of Ellis & Adalynn; grandson of Agnes Carey, Dellmer (Darlene) Fields, John (Rosemarie) Blake & the late Elaine Blake; survived by many other family members and friends.  Scott was a barber at Union Barber, Ferndale.  […]

Jan Thomas JONAS

JONAS, Jan Thomas; of Waterford; September 29, 2016; age 59; husband of Ann Weiss-Jonas; stepfather of Amanda, Gretchen, and Zachary Weiss; preceded in death by his parents Stephen and Patricia; son in law of Lorna( late David) Bickerstaff; brother of  Tim (Lisa) Jonas and Stephanie (Tim) Sullivan; brother in law of Kevin (Lisa) Bickerstaff.  Jan […]