Helmer R. OLSON

OLSON, Helmer R.; of Clarkston; formerly of Pontiac; born in Thief River Falls, MN; husband of Juanita; father of Robert (Sherry) Hubble, Terry Sturdy, Jim Olson; preceded in death by his children: Rick Hubble, Jack Hubble, Sue Ellsworth; father in law of Debbie Hubble, Kim Hubble, Duane Ellsworth; also survived by many grandchildren & great […]

Guy Russell HAGGARD

HAGGARD, Guy Russell; of Clarkston; July 15, 2016; age 54; loving significant other of Nancy Steele; devoted father of Dena (Dustin) Pedley & Kristine (James) Harris; proud grandfather of Emma Harris & Connor Pedley; beloved son of James & Alice Haggard; dear brother of Jill (Craig) Money; uncle of Rachel (Stephen Franchi) & Steven Money. […]

Summer runners

Summer runners

Emma Sardelli and Addison Beauchamp round the fence at Clarkston Elementary with the Elementary Summer Running Club last Thursday. Photo by Wendi Reardon 

Story trail

Story trail

Katie Byrne, her kids Taylor Byrne, Devon Byrne, and Adrian Byrne, and Sophia Stephighson read a couple pages on the trail. Kids are invited to walk the Storybook Trail at Springfield Township Library. “It combines books and reading with the park and physical activity,” said Cathy Forst, library director. “It’s a good use of the […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Sing a new song

When facing difficult times in our life, what should (or, what do we do)? Often, when facing those times, I find myself turning to the Psalms. Many of the Psalms were originally words written for worship as part of the sung liturgy. These words reflect great joys, struggles with sin and the peace of forgiveness. […]

News in Brief

New parade route The Clarkston Labor Day Parade has a new route this year. It will start at Saint Daniel Catholic Church at Holcomb and Miller Road at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, go down Miller Road to Main Street, south to Church Street, and ending at Renaissance High. The change was made at the […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader asks of right to bear nukes Dear Editor, The many campaign ads, commercials and debate comments by political candidates advocating fervent concern for loss of gun rights initially seemed misplaced, unsophisticated, and even stupid from my perspective. After all, where is the political and government leadership’s concern for real issues like jobs, education, crumbling […]

Downtown job fair for restaurant

Union Joints’ Honcho restaurant, under construction on Main Street, hosts a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6; and 2-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8., at the Union Woodshop, 18 S. Main Street. They are hiring all positions for the Latin street food and coffee restaurant – taco builders, baristas and lead barista, dishwashers, […]

Reading royalty

Reading royalty

Frances Bauer, children’s librarian at the Springfield Township Library, honors Xavier Dove and Naomi Szelong as king and queen of the library Summer Reading program, July 29. About 280 readers registered for the program, with 160 reading 600 or more pages for a total of about 198,000 pages total. The Friends of the Library financed […]

Parking downtown

A joint meeting of Clarkston City Council, Planning Commission, and Streets Committee is on hold pending results of a parking study commissioned with the Traffic Improvement Association, earlier this year. In the meantime, local businesses and property owners on Main Street and Depot Road are posting signs, installing fences, and taking other measures to protect […]