SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Will you demonstrate wisdom of God?

I would like to talk about discernment versus discrimination. In many ways, these two words are the same. They both refer to the ability to recognize differences. Discrimination has most recently been used to refer to how we respond to those differences. This word is specifically used when we talk about how we treat, or […]

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with Refuge Run Dear Editor, Thank you to Assistant Publisher Don Rush for the very generous donation of two quarter-page ads for our 11th Annual April Refuge Run. Due to your generosity and the 125 participants who raced and walked, we raised over $3,000 for our Youth Ministry Missions. Our church, Clarkston […]

Clarence Edward Johns

Clarence Edward Johns, was born in 1925 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  He was the third youngest of nine children that lived in a two-room house with no indoor plumbing.   Clarence (Clancy) had to share pairs of shoes with one of his brothers in his early life.  He had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, but joined the […]

Carolyn Jones LUSSENHOP

LUSSENHOP, Carolyn Jones; of Clarkston, MI; formerly of Wichita Falls, TX; peacefully May 28, 2016 with her husband at her side; age 55; the love of husband  Chris’ life and loving mother of Libby, Madeline, Jenny & Charlie; sister of Marshall (Cathy) Jones & Diane Mayer; preceded in death by her parents Clark & Joan. […]


FREDENBURG, Stewart B. of Clarkston; May 27, 2016; age 90; preceded in death by his son Kevin Fredenburg.  Stewart retired from St. Joseph Hospital (now Genesys).  Private services were held.  Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.  Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Suzanne M. MANUS

MANUS, Suzanne M. of Clarkston; passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016 surrounded by her family; age 68. Loving wife of James for 49 years; beloved mother of James, Stephanie (Iran) Sandoval, Katherine Manus and Nicole (Robert) Stanley; step mother of Teresa (Edward) Bosse; proud grandma of Christian James and Nicholas James; sister of Peter […]

Property tax revenue up in city budget

The proposed city budget for fiscal year 2017 would increase its fund balance savings account by $18,874, from $156,270 to $175,144 by June 2017. This would be 27 percent of the budget, said Treasurer Caitlain Bentoski in her first budget presentation to Clarkston City Council, May 23. “It’s pretty much straight to the point – […]

Two arrested in drug raid

Two Independence Township men face up to 25 years in prison after an early-morning drug raid, May 12. Investigators with Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) executed a search warrant at about 5:40 a.m. in the 5000 block of Fox Creek North, in the Fox Creek apartment complex in Independence Township. Deputies found the two […]

Learning school history

Learning school history

From left, Paige Cox, Jeremy Frye, Issac Lopez, Alex Aldridge, and Rockiya Johnson with historic documents collected so far. Photo by Phil Custodio Renaissance High School students are busy bringing the history of their school to life for their Academic Service Learning Project. The project to document the history of the building is led by […]

Facilities Committee

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Monday, to appoint a new Facilities Committee. Committee members are Karen Eckert, Steve Wylie, Steve Percival , Bob Sowles, Rich Little, Paul Zupon, Dennis Ritter, and council members David Marsh and Jason Kneisc. The committee was created in the wake of the council’s rejection of bids last week, to expand […]