Dennis S. DORSCH

DORSCH, Dennis S. of Clarkston; February 19, 2018; age 57.  Loving father of Denise Dorsch and Mathew Dorsch; Son of Ernest and Josephine Dorsch; brother of Gregory Dorsch and Ernest (Diana) Dorsch; uncle of Jennifer, Jason and Jeffrey.  Dennis was employed with CRS Services, Rochester Hills.  He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of […]


MILLER, Brian of Clarkston; February 19, 2018; age 48; Beloved Husband of Kelley; more than a Dad to Larry (Jessica) Bastien; Proud Grandpa of  Wyatt Bastien; Son of Al and Dottie Miller; Brother of Dennis (Tonya) Miller; Son in Law of Mary (the late Jerry) Runyan; Brother in Law of  Tom (Nancy) Runyan and Kathy (Spencer) Teran; […]

Edward Henry Kristopek

Edward Henry Kristopek, 100, of Des Plaines, IL, passed peacefully into eternal life on February 17, 2018.  Ed was born August 31, 1917 in Seymour, CT.  A highly decorated Naval Veteran of WWII, he served on the USS Lexington.  He was a longtime resident of Clarkston, MI and he worked over three decades at Ford […]

Michael W. SMITH

SMITH, Michael W.; of Waterford formerly of Highland; February 17, 2018; age 67; husband of Carol; father of Carl (Melissa) Smith, Steven Smith, Andrea Smith and Charles Strebe; grandpa of Jacob, Dakota, Hailey, Elijah, Liam, Keegan and Payton; great grandpa of Adalynn and Landon; brother of the late Paul (Tonya) Smith, Penny Krupinski and Cheryl […]


HAMAKER (BAUCUS), BARBARA BEATRICE Of Fort Myers, Florida, age 83, died Friday, February 9, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Pastor Steve Wood officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI. Contributions may be made to the family. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday until […]


CLEMENT, B. Roger “Bud”; of Clarkston; February 15, 2018; age 82; preceded in death by wife Norma; father of Michelle (Joe) Hauska & Mike (Donna) Clement; papa of Sydney & Logan Hauska and Frank (Anna) Jazdzyk; great grandpa of Clara; brother of Bill (late Jean) Clement; nephew of Hilda Lowrie. Bud was the former partner […]

Shirley PITTS (Shanabrook)

PITTS, Shirley (Shanabrook) of Drayton Plains; formerly of Venice, FL. Died February 14,2018 at the age of92. Preceded in death by her husbands Joseph Shanabrook, C.E. Pitts and her daughter, Deanne Gardner. Loving mother of Sheila (Fred) Ritter, MaryBeth (Doug) Ritter, Cynthia (Steve) Kinch and Joseph (Jackie) Shanabrook. Cherished grandmother of Sonja (Mike) Marquis, Breon Gardner, Matt (Cheri) Ritter, Colin Ritter, […]

Ariel (Ari) Gruenberg,

Ariel (Ari) Gruenberg, in transition to retirement from the Army, was driving home to Clarkston, Michigan from San Jose when he was tragically killed in a car accident in Iowa on February 5th, 2018.  Ari is survived by his mother Lori Sutherland, father Leif Gruenberg, brothers Alexander “Ander” (Carly), Axel, Ansel and Alexie, and his former […]

Corrected notice

February 7, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOTICE OF PLAN AVAILABILITY FOR REVIEW Independence Township Parks, Recreation, and Seniors (ITPRS) is seeking public input regarding the ITPRS 2018 – 2022 Master Plan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources requires a minimum 30-day public review process as part of the master planning process. The plan will be […]

Firefighters smoking with ISO 4

Firefighters smoking with ISO 4

Springfield Township firefighters gathered with friends and family, Feb. 8, to celebrate their new ISO score achievement. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The entire community was credited for the newly upgraded Springfield Township Fire Department ISO 4 score. “Voters approved the new millage, the Township Board supported several improvements, the […]