City seeks fines for lack of sidewalk snow shoveling

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City hall has been issuing warnings to residents not shoveling snow from their sidewalks, but will be issuing tickets. “The city office identified six properties in the city not shoveling their sidewalks and will soon be issuing citations,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Jan. 22 City Council […]

Group seeks to preserve history

The Preservation Clarkston Committee invites the community to a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtside Room at Deer Lake Athletic Club to discuss the preservation of community’s resources for future generations. “The first meeting is to form a network of people to assure the historic nature of the community is […]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for community food drive support Dear Editor, I just wanted to take a moment to express to the Clarkston community my extreme thankfulness. We had the privilege to take part in the Kroger Food Drive Weekend for our Kids’ Kloset Program, which helps young families living in Oakland County. I was blown away by […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Follow evidence wherever it may lead

Many people have asked “how is it possible that no one took seriously the reports of the young women assaulted by Dr. Nassar?” – the Michigan State University sports doctor. Or, how can a young person end their life? Tragic events are hard to think about, so many of us choose not to. The thought […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: It takes village to raise Clarkston kids

“Clarkston is a special place. I’ll leave it at that.” This is what my coach said after being asked about the recent success of the basketball and football teams after we won the football state championship this year. I find this answer so simple yet so complex at the same time because it embodies everything […]

Clarkston native bikes for MS

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Lauren Tait of Clarkston has her summer plans set — she’s going to cycle across the country to help those suffering from Multiple sclerosis. “I chose to do my trip with Bike the US for MS because it is one of the diseases that you have heard of, but […]

Mary Pokriefka

Surrounding by her loving husband, Gerald, her daughter Mia, son Ian and a large gathering of family and friends, Mary Pokriefka passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at the age of 58.  Mary was born in Detroit as one of 8 in a loving Italian family.  She was diagnosed in her teens with Multiple Sclerosis, […]

Sharon Ann McNALLY

McNALLY, Sharon Ann; of Clarkston; suddenly January 29, 2018; age 79; preceded in death by her parents, Lee & Thelma and her loving brother Dennis; cousin of Mary (Richard) Brondyke, Kathleen (Tim) Bailey, Michael (Margaret) McNally, Dr. Richard (Donna) McNally, Linda (Al) Galindo & Kay (Brian Shannon) Savonen; also survived by many other cousins and Sharon’s […]

Connie Jean HAWKS (Fredricks)

HAWKS (Fredricks), Connie Jean; of Clarkston formerly of Benton Harbor and Coloma; passed on to eternal life, January 27, 2018. Connie was born May 23, 1948 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Arthur and Elsie (Radke) Fredricks. Connie graduated from Coloma High School in 1966. Connie married Dale Arthur Hawks, Sr. on July 15, 1967. They […]

Jack L. Williams Sr.

Jack L. Williams Sr., formerly of Ortonville/Rochester Hills, Michigan and Vero Beach Florida, age 83, passed away on January 27, 2018 and now rests in the arms of his lord and savior. Jack was born to Wilma Thompson and Kenneth B. Williams on January 24, 1935 in Georgetown, Illinois.  His family moved to Pontiac, Michigan […]