Raymond O. DAVIS

DAVIS, Raymond O. Jr. of Waterford; July 28, 2016.  Preceded in death by his wife Patti.  Loving father of Raymond Davis III and LuAnn (Greg) Birchmeier; proud “Pop Pop” of Gabriel, Aloia and Lexi; dear brother of Faye (late David) Carmichael; special uncle of Tawney Covington, Doc Covington and David (Stephanie) Carmichael.  Also survived by […]


LANKTON, Deanna V. passed suddenly July 30, 2016; age 74.  Preceded in death by her husband Dennis.  Loving mother of Julie (late Ronald) Brown, Dennis (Michelle) Lankton and Denise Barrett; grandmother of 7, great grandmother of 3 grandsons; sister of Vicki (late Vic) Suster and Kris (Russ) Howard.  Memorial Service Tuesday 1 pm at the […]


STEPHENS, Holly E.; of Clarkston; July 28, 2016; age 75.  Loving mother of Beth Ann (Russell) Tincher, David Stephens and Paul Stephens; proud grandma of Jeff, Tiffani, Gidget, Danny, Ashley, Nolan and Alexa; like a mother to Gerri Avery; best friend of Ginger Demchak.  Holly retired from Clarkston High School as a science teacher.  She […]


THOMPSON, Susan Mae; of Clarkston; July 27, 2016; age 49.  Daughter of Darlene Beck Thompson and the late Theodore; sister of John.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Susan graduated from Clarkston High School.  She was an avid bowler, proud to have had a 299 natural.  Susan was a dog lover.  Private arrangements […]

Power of science

Power of science

Madeline Caldwell and Katherine Rhodes take apart electronics to reuse the pieces for new inventions created in Camp Invention last week. Photo by Wendi Reardon

School bond, township boards, issues up for vote

There are lots of local issues for Clarkston voters on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. A $75,980,000 bond proposal for Clarkston Community Schools will be up for a vote. If approved, the district could have funds as early as November. It would be spent over five years on the first phase of a long-term Master […]

No signs at church polls

Voters can expect to see campaign signs in yards around town as they head to the polls on Aug. 2, but not at precinct places that are also churches. Independence Township sign rules point out no-signs policies at Precinct 1 at St. Trinity Lutheran, 7925 Sashabaw Road; Precinct 2, First Congregational Church 5449 Clarkston Road; […]

More work for Depot Park path

More work for Depot Park path

Part of the path from M-15 to the south Depot Park bridge is looking to be repaved, after a review by city engineers. “The path by M-15 is slightly out of specifications for ADA,” said Gary Tressel, consulting engineer with Hubbell, Roth and Clark (HRC), at the July 25 City Council meeting. “We’re comfortable in […]

Riders at O.A.T.S.

Riders at O.A.T.S.

Justin Stevens, here with Dana Wood, volunteer event coordinator, won the Freedom Ride Motorcycle Poker Run. Photo by Phil Custodio Rain dampened participation in O.A.T.S. Annual Freedom Ride, July 24, but riders of motorcycles and/or horses still had fun. They played Motorcycle Poker, collecting cards at restaurants and bars from Lapeer down M-15 to O.A.T.S., […]

Words from the Sup’t: Bond will make district better

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, eligible residents of the Clarkston Community Schools’ District have the opportunity to cast a vote on the zero-tax-rate increase, $75 million bond proposal. Please make the time to vote. In identifying CCS’s critical needs, or those deemed necessary and required for the district to continue to function at a high state […]