SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Turn to God instead of fear

My friend likes to tell the story of when his wife came home from a shopping trip with a beautiful new dress. When he saw the price tag he was aghast. As a minister he had a very meager income and the dress was way too expensive. He asked her to explain how she could […]

Lillian L. MORTS

MORTS, Lillian L. of Waterford; went to be with the Lord August 30, 2016; age 95.  Preceded in death by her husband Lorin “Jerry”, parents William J. and Iva Christie and brother John H. Christie; sister-in-law of Rosemary Christie; aunt of Mark J. (Cheryl) Christie, Claudia (Craig) Friedline and Kim (Larry) Miracle; also survived by […]


CUMMINGS, Ray E.; of Ortonville; unexpectedly August 29, 2016; age 70; husband of Joyce for 48 years; father of Rob (Tami) Cummings and Dawn (Steve) Boisvert; papa of Jacob, Camryn & Trevor; brother of late Elaine (George) Mann, Ivan (late Lorraine) Cummings, Pat DePrez & late Fred Baumgartner; uncle to many; preceded in death by […]


GRITZINGER (CARLTON), Brock Anthony; of Clarkston; unexpectedly August 24, 2016; age 51; Upon the deaths his parents Stanley and Jacqueline Carlton, Brock was adopted by Dennis and the late Nola Gritzinger; Brother of Denise (Brian) Collins, Brett Thayer, Glenna Watkins, Marsha Copas, Debra Pauloski, Pamela Myers, Robin Hodler, Geary Carlton and late Stanley Carlton Jr; […]

Mary E. HENNIG, 95

HENNIG, Mary E. went to be with the Lord August 24, 2016 at age 95. Preceded in death by her husband Emmett “Ted” Hennig.  She was the loving mother of 9, Jim (Ruthie), Jerry, Joanne, Pat, Mary Ann, Chris (Pam), John (Trish), Sara and Therese (Hyde), grandmother of 13, and great grandmother of 10. She was an […]

Food rush

Food rush

Freshman Trystan Grote takes a crate of food off the scale as the Clarkston Freshman Football team sorts donations at Lighthouse during the Wolves’ Annual Rush for Food. This year they broke the record with 10,031.7 pounds. See more on page 15. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Public comment policy drafted

If you have a mouthful to say at Clarkston City Council meetings, you may end up eating your words. Council members are looking into a new public-comment policy for their meetings. A policy proposal, which was drafted for Monday’s meeting but pulled from the agenda by Council member Eric Haven, would limit residents to three […]

Blessings in summer

Blessings in summer

From the back of the front table, Ali Buscher, Corrin Gualtieri, Kayla Luchenbach, Kate Gualtieri, Brendan Dicker, Callie Dickens, Caitlin Dicker, and Makenna Walk; and behind the table, Kerri Gualtieri, Debbie DeVault, Jessica Sorenson, Joyce Bleium, Thelma Peterson, Brady Dickens, Will Dickens, Jane Sorenson, Sophie Sorenson, and Maddie Kujala packed and distributed Blessings in a […]

New station, equipment from millage

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer The Springfield Township Fire Department’s new one-mill millage, approved by voters Aug. 2, will improve their services to the community, said Chief David Feichtner. “One thing the millage is going to do, is allow us to have somebody here at the station at night and on weekends,” Feichtner […]

News in Brief

Fire department plan Independence Township Fire Chief Mitch Petterson said they’re looking to reduce the number of vehicles in their fleet, as part of the fire department’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) . The 23-year plan calls for $8.3 million in spending, of which over $1.9 million to be spent in 2017. Petterson said they are […]