Man talked down off downtown roof

A 21-year-old Brandon Township man’s brother called the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to inform them his brother was on the roof of a downtown Clarkston Restaurant, feeling suicidal, 11:59 a.m., Nov. 9. Deputies found the 21-year-old on the roof of the Union Woodshop restaurant, a two-story building. He had climbed a ladder and scaled a […]

Lunch for vets

Lunch for vets

World War II veteran Richard Pilon shares some wartime experiences with Clarkston Junior High students Grace Sielinski and Liesl Netherland. Photo by Phil Custodio Independence Township Senior Center hosted a lunch for veterans, in honor of Veterans Day, on Nov. 8 at the American Legion Post 63 hall. Clarkston Junior High School history teachers Mark […]

Comedy of family errors with CVP

Clarkston Village Players brings the engagingly humorous play “Mornings at Seven” to Depot Theater, opening this weekend. The lives of four sisters, Cora, Ida, Esther, and Arry, are inextricably intertwined, when into the fray comes Myrtle Brown, perpetually engaged to Ida’s son Homer. Taking matters into her own hands, Myrtle finally gets a proposal by […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Reach beyond ordinary for something more

Recently, we watched as another great tragedy unfolded in a small community outside of San Antonio, Texas. A crazed man went into a small church and killed 26 men, women, and even children. Who would have imagined you could go to church in the morning and such a tragic event would take place. Many people […]

Ind. Twp. Board 11-7-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE November 7, 2017 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Brown, Aliaga, Loughrin, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: Kittle, Pallotta […]

Ind. Twp. ZBA

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 A. CALL TO ORDER B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES C. ROLL CALL: D. REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require […]

Jeannine S. SMITH

SMITH, Jeannine S.; of Waterford; November 12, 2017; age 64; survived by a loving husband, parents, children, grandchildren, siblings & many other family members and friends. Visitation at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday Noon-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Warren. Interment […]

Michael Glenn SHERWOOD

SHERWOOD, Michael Glenn; of Clarkston; November 6, 2017; age 54; husband of Linda; father of Tia, Kayle, Carlie, Annalise & Dillan; brother of Vicki (Keith) Sievers, Jody Wyszynski, Keith (Alice) Sherwood & his twin Michelle (Scott) McCormick; many nieces & nephews; son in law of Charles & Patricia Hayward; preceded in death by his parents […]

Welcome home

Welcome home

Austin and Brooklyn Bublitz hug their father, Darrell Bublitz, after a surprise visit to their school, Clarkston Elementary, the day he returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Please see page 4 for story and more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Austin and Brooklyn Bublitz broke into […]

Food, fellowship with WWII vet

Food, fellowship with WWII vet

Steve Kennedy, World War II veteran, seated in middle,with Navy veteran Ralph Everitt, 1957-1959; Mario Rotando, Army, 1952-1954; Mike Epling, USAF, 2007-2011; Sanjay Dutta, U.S. Navy; Pete Caruso, Navy, 1961-1964; Brent Cooley, Coast Guard, 1973-1979; Joseph Palazzolo, Army LRRP/Ranger, 1966-1968; Robert Wohlfeil, USMC, 1953-1956; Phil Custodio, U.S. Army, 1987-1991; and Frank Palazzolo, Army, 1971-1977. Photo […]