Prayers for unity

Believers from churches all over the Clarkston area gathered to pray for unity during the National Day of Prayer breakfast, May 3, at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center. They led prayers for the community, government, churches, schools, youth, families, workplace and those who serve during the 67th annual National Day of Prayer.

Good youth works awarded

Good youth works awarded

More than 100 students were honored with Youth Recognition awards. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Area Youth Assistance recognized dozens of youth who have supported the well-being of self and others, as demonstrated in day-to-day acts of kindness, improvements in their personal growth, and unlocking their potential at the annual Youth Recognition Ceremony and Dessert […]

Vintage motorbikes make life interesting

Vintage motorbikes make life interesting

Roger Smith of Independence Township with some of his favorite motorcycles, including a Suzuki X6 Hustler, Honda Trail 70, and Honda Trail 90. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Roger Smith’s lifelong love of motorcycles landed him a national gig as vice president of the Vintage Motor Bike Club. “I like […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Blessings, challenges for graduates

Spring is finally here and graduation season has arrived. For graduates everywhere this is an exciting season of celebration. It is a time to experience the satisfaction of accomplishment and to look ahead at the exciting possibilities ahead. Yet this can also be a time of worry and concern about how things will work out […]

CLARKSTON KIDS WRITING: Fan of local sports, food

By Chloe Trotter Clarkston is special to me because… Have you ever wondered how much you can do in Clarkston? Well I have! There is a LOT of fun stuff to do, but here are three. First, there are a lot of sports to play and watch in Clarkston; second, there are excellent restaurants in […]


BAUMGARTNER, Donna L. of Clarkston; May 15, 2018; age 87.  Beloved wife of Fred for 66 years; loving mother of Steve (late Lois) Baumgartner, Peggy (Rich) Slater and Kathy (Mike) Oliver; proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; sister of Patricia (Dallas) Ratledge.  Knights of Columbus Rosary Friday 7 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral […]

Robert Lewis Percival

Former Independence Township resident, Mr. Robert Lewis Percival, passed away Wednesday May 2, 2018. He was 55 years old. From his birth in Pontiac on July 16, 1962, to his death, he nourished all individuals around him with love, laughter, and joy. He was born to Janett Percival and the late Robert Percival. He was […]

James D. EGLER

EGLER, James D.; of Clarkston; formerly of Wyandotte & Riverview; passed peacefully on May 12, 2018; age 84; beloved husband of Connie for 60 years; wonderful dad of Deanna (late Robert) Olsen & Donald Egler; incredible grandpa of Alexis Egler, Paige Olsen, Dana Olsen & Austin Egler; brother of Martin (late Janet) Egler, Harry (Donna) […]

Robert G. Johnson

Robert G. Johnson (known as Bob to those who loved him) died peacefully at his home in Bend, Oregon of Lewy Body Dementia.  He passed under the care of his family, with the support of Partners in Care, on the evening of Tuesday, May 1, 2018. He was 85 years old. Bob was born July […]


TILLEY, Robert “Bob”; of Clarkston; May 8, 2018; age 85; loving husband of Nancy for 62 years; special father of Patrick Tilley, Judi (Bill) Sweany, Caron (Danny) Short, Matt (Elise) Tilley, Gordon (Sandy) Tilley, Brian (Wendy) Tilley, Beth (Andy) Pinner and David Tilley; Grandpa of 22 and Great Grandpa of 14; Bob is also survived […]