Activist sidelined on committees

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Former City Council member Cory Johnston was taken off the proposed membership for one committee and tabled for another after former Council member Michael Sabol spoke out against him. “I don’t think we should put people on the committees, a man quoted as saying ‘I hate the city,’” Sabol […]

Student citizen honored

Student citizen honored

Ethan Malkovskii, with his teacher Beth Rogers and Principal Matthew Gifford, was honored by Clarkston Area Optimist Club as Outstanding Student Citizen for Springfield Plains Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Ethan Malkovskii is the Clarkston Area Optimist Club’s Outstanding Student Citizen for Springfield Plains Elementary School. Each of Clarkston […]

News in Brief

Assessing director Assistant Director of Accessing Christine Ritchie will serve as acting assessor with limited authority until a new assessor is hired, the Independence Township Board decided, Jan. 17. Interviews for a new director of accessing for Independence Township will start soon, said Supervisor Pat Kittle. Unemployment rate Matthew Gibb, deputy county executive of Oakland […]

Swearing in

Swearing in

New City Manager Jonathan Smith takes his oath of office with Clerk Sandy Miller after he was appointed unanimously by City Council, Jan. 23. Photo by Phil Custodio

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Not cool to exclude

I was not impressed with former Clarkston City Council member Michael Sabol’s efforts to bully Cory Johnston off city committees last Monday night, and most of City Council’s apparent agreement with him. Cory’s “I hate Clarkston” was about his oft-delayed requests for information at the time from the city manager and other officials, and other […]

Warm shivers by the river

Warm shivers by the river

Relatively warm temperatures meant mud instead of snow at Shiver by the River, Jan. 21 in Depot Park, but kids still had fun. The ice rink, maintained by Clarkston Area Optimists, still had ice in it for ice skating despite temperatures reaching the 50s. “It’s about as good ice as you could expect,” said Optimist […]

Retro party

Retro party

In middle, Wendy Pinter, certified professional midwife at Nine Short Months in Clarkston, shows Amy and Tom Beattie her offices on Main Street. Shoppers enjoyed savings and specials while sampling hors d’oeuvres and beverages and making donations to the Oakland County Veterans Court, at the Strolling Retro Party, Jan. 21 in downtown Clarkston.

Georgia MYERS-WENDLAND

MYERS-WENDLAND, Georgia “Jean”; of Waterford; January 22, 2017; age 87; preceded in death by her first husband Jack Wendland and second husband Robert Myers; mother of Michael (Robin) Wendland, Stephen (Debra) Wendland and Judith (Daniel) Bowles; grandma of Melanie (Chadd) Howard & David (Lisa) Wendland, Laura, Sarah & Hilary Brandon; also 7 great grandchildren. Jean […]

Mark G. CLAYTON

CLAYTON, Mark G.; of Clarkston; suddenly January 21,2017; age 64; father of Amy, Kim, Kerry & Mike; grandpa of Vanessa, Juan (Jami), Ronald, Brittany, Melissa, George, Andra (Leah), Austin, Alexis, Andrew & Brailen; also numerous great grandchildren; brother of Judy (Jim) Wright, Edward Jr. (Marsha) Clayton, Denise (Eddy) Adams, Pam Clayton & Bettye (Butch) Lafnear; […]

Marc R. SWARTOUT

SWARTOUT, Marc R. – Of Grand Blanc, age 44, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, after a short illness. Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Father Steve Anderson officiating. Cremation has taken place. In […]