Ronald D. PRIEBE Sr.;

PRIEBE, Ronald D. Sr.; June 9, 2016; age 85; He will be greatly missed by his daughter, caregiver, best friend and security blanket, Eleanor “Ellie” (Rocky) Phillips; father of  Leanne (Michael) Docherty, Patrick (Tina), Ronald Jr., Gary, Susan (Erik) Claesson; survived by 14 grandchildren, 1 niece and 3 nephews; brother of Mary “Lee” Giordano; preceded […]

William C. BAUER

BAUER, William C. ; of Clarkston; June 10, 2016; age 88; preceded in death by his wife Maxine and sister Lillian Hamler; father of Steve (Mary), Kathy (Gary) Warzybok and Mark (Carole); grandpa of Eric (Holly), Christina (Dave), Brandon (Britnee), Kaitlyn, Shannon (Trevor) and Ryan; great grandpa of Lucas; brother of Dee Davis and Lee […]


GOEMAERE Sr, David W. “Dave” of Pontiac; June 7, 2016; age 66.  Husband of Rebecca Ann; father of Sonia (James) Hall, Angela (Bradley) Keel, David (Laura) Goemaere Jr., Christopher (Rachel) Goemaere and Jeremiah (Rebekah) Goemaere; grandfather of Christopher, Trevor, Tony, Angel, Alex, Rasia, Lily, Gracie, Andy and Andrew.  Dave served in the United States Army.  […]

City Freedom of Information requests slow for resident

After months of Freedom of Information Act requests, city resident Cory Johnston has compiled a list of almost $200,000 in spending he finds questionable by the City of the Village of Clarkston, but few satisfactory answers. “The city’s decisions at all levels often have little or no documented justification,” Johnston said. “Council resolutions have yet […]

Thousands learn through service

Thousands learn through service

Ty Duffy explains to Clarkston School Board Trustee Kelli Horst the Academic Service Learning Project, “Ty’d with Love.” First graders at Independence Elementary, where the cancer survivor’s mother teaches,  completed projects including a penny drive for the Cancer Survivor Party. Students, teachers, and parents gathered to celebrate a successful year of Academic Service Learning Projects, […]

Neighborhood party to celebrate 100th birthday

Neighborhood party to celebrate 100th birthday

Ilene and Frank Schietaert, Helen Finkbeiner, and Marti Newsted will host a party for longtime neighbor and World War II vet Don Stringer. About two years ago, Ilene Schietaert of Independence Township made a promise to her next door neighbor Don Stringer just before he moved to Florida. “I told him when he turned 100, […]

Grants for community groups

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $50,000 in grants to local community groups, May 25. “We looked at the needs and what we could fund and leave as a legacy – that was important to us,” said Optimist Jim Evans. The club’s grant committee met starting in January to receive and review applications for the […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer season

The Clarkston Village Players’ production of “Hamlet II” finished its run a couple weeks ago. It was an awesome experience. It turns out, however, in addition to gaining new experience as an onstage performer and new ways to get over stage fright, I gained about 10 pounds from overindulging in green room snacks. I need […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Grads display many achievements

The end of the school year brings countless opportunities for our community to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our young people. It is also a chance for us collectively to pause and share gratitude for all of those in our community who contribute to these accomplishments. This year’s senior class represents an awe inspiring display […]

Bench work for buddies

Fourth grade students at Independence Elementary School built a Buddy Bench for their Academic Service Learning project. “A Buddy Bench is a place where a student can go if they need someone to play with at recess,” said Dennis Klenow, third and fourth grade teacher. “When other students see someone on the bench, they go […]