A taste for wines of the world

A taste for wines of  the world

Wine tasters enjoy a sample of 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged at Rotary’s Taste of the Holidays. Photos by Phil Custodio Clarkston Rotary Club filled Bordine Nursery with wine and food enthusiasts during A Taste of the Holidays gala, Oct. 25. Folks enjoyed wines of the world, micro brewery beers, mixed spirits, and appetizers and […]


GRACE, BERNIECE M. of Clarkston, died Sunday  November 4, 2018 at 95 years of age. Born on January 19, 1923 in Sault St. Marie, Michigan, the daughter of the late William and Julia Tallenger.  Loving mother of Robert (Linda) Grace, Thomas (Dana) Grace, Daniel (Cheryl) Grace, William (Connie) Grace and Kathleen (Scott) Momany; dearest grandmother of […]

Troy B. Parr

Troy B. Parr, 57, of Clarkston, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 3, 2018. Troy was born May 7, 1961 in Lapeer loving son to Jack and Betty (Brian) Parr. He graduated from Clarkston High School, class of 1979. Upon graduation Troy enlisted in the US Coast Guard where he served proudly for […]

Elaine Johnson

“Jackie” Elaine Johnson (Foote) died peacefully in Battle Creek Michigan at Glen Arbor Hospice House of Southwest Michigan on October 29, 2018. She was 67.
Jackie is survived by  Eugene Foote (father) of Clarkston, MI; her sisters Diana (Jeff) Dubiel of Tampa, Fl, Dr. Barbara (Piet) Lugt of Laingsburg, MI; and Debra (Kenneth) Jorae of Kalamazoo […]

James Peter Hettich

James “Jim” Peter Hettich, 64, of Olivet, died October 28, 2018. Jim was born September 24, 1954 in Pontiac, MI, to Clentis “Tex” and Inga (Wiltfang) Hettich. Jim graduated from Clarkston High school in 1972.  Jim worked for Grand Trunk Railroad followed by CN Railroad for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2003.  He […]

Road work

 The Road Commission for Oakland County expects to close Flemings Lake Road at Sashabaw Road in Independence Township on Nov. 1 through the afternoon of Nov. 2 for sanitary sewer work. The detour for traffic is Clarkston Road to Wyngate Drive to Oakstone Drive, back to Flemings Lake Road and vice versa. The closure is […]

Max sentence for Rumble abuser

Max sentence for Rumble abuser

Wellwishers gathered in the courtroom to support Rumble and his caregivers during the sentencing. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Rumble the puppy sat quietly in court, his head gently stroked by foster caregiver Gretchen Terpening. Trisha Plovie, president of Canine Companions Rescue Center of Clarkston, was there to speak for […]

Enrollment down 184 students

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Clarkston Community Schools is down 184 students from last year, according to the October student count. “We anticipated a decline based on our early projections, but the loss is slightly greater than expected,” said Assistant Superintendent John Lucido. “We are not alarmed, but we do want to learn […]

Master Plan talk by mayoral, City Council candidates

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Running in Tuesday’s election are Incumbent Steven Percival and former City Council member Eric Haven for mayor; for three two-year seats on City Council, incumbents Sharron Catallo, Rick Detkowski, and Sue Wylie, and challengers Al Avery and Hampton Swayne; and for a one-year seat on City Council, Mike Cascone […]