Thanks for winning Congress campaign

There were no bigger supporters of Elissa Slotkin in her successful campaign for the U.S. Eighth District seat in Congress than Clarkston’s One Cup at a Time Gaggle of Geezers Monday morning coffee club. On Dec. 17, they made her an Honorary Geezer, presenting her with an engraved oakwood keepsake, hoodies, and coffee cup at […]

First read for marijuana ordinance

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Dec. 15, to approve first reading of an ordinance prohibiting marijuana establishments in the township. Trustee Ronald Ritchie said he is pro-business, but this was a prudent step to take. Andrea Schroeder, in her last meeting as trustee before she takes office as state […]

Superintendent evaluation OK’d

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Superintendent Shawn Ryan was rated as “effective” in his first evaluation by Clarkston School Board, Dec. 10. Evaluation ratings include “highly effective,” “effective,” “minimally effective” and “ineffective.” The evaluation of Ryan’s performance in his first half year as superintendent, May-December, 2018, went very well, said board Secretary Steven Hyer. […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Turn to God for the answers

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Hanukkah Sameach, Blessed Kwanza, io Saturnalia, Happy Holidays! One of the great things about Christmas, especially this year, is that it offers a distraction from the news of the day. I turn the radio to the Christmas music channel, sing along to all the old favorites and even occasionally hear […]

Tedder appointed to Township Board

Jim Tedder and Andrea Schroeder will switch seats in January, as Tedder takes Schroeder’s position as Independence Townhip trustee and Schroeder heads to Lansing to take over as 43rd District state representative. Schroeder was elected to the state house in November, and Tedder, the former 43rd state rep, was appointed to fill her seat on […]


PALAZZOLA, Anthony “Tony”; of Ortonville formerly of Detroit; passed away December 20, 2018; age 84; husband of Barbara for 61 years; father of Joseph (Kathy) Palazzola, Kathy (Matt) Gohlke, Karen (Jerry) Fortuna, Linda (Terry) Carmean, David (Christalyn) Palazzola & Lisa (Vince) Orsini; preceded in death by his son Anthony S. Palazzola Jr. & siblings: Mike, […]

Marjorie Lorraine (Harvey) Marti

Marjorie “Margie” Lorraine (Harvey) Martin, 84 of Clarkson, Michigan, formerly of Harrison, passed away December 20, 2018 at Autumn Ridge of Clarkston. Margie was born January 7, 1934 in Otisville, MI, the daughter of Hugh and Ellen (DeClute) Harvey. Margie was preceded by husband Donald J. Martin and son James D. Martin.  She is survived […]

Colleen J. KANOUS

KANOUS, Colleen J. (Kelley) – of Burton, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5199 Richfield Road, Flint, Michigan; Fr. Francis Faraci celebrant. Colleen will lie in state at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison […]

Dr. Patrick F Jewell

Dr. Patrick F Jewell, MD, 84,  passed away at his home in Lincoln, California, on December 12, 2018.  He grew up in Clarkston and graduated from Clarkston High School in  1951. He was a Pediatric Surgeon.  He is survived by is wife of 40 years, Susan.

Audrey L. Friday

Friday, Audrey L. age 87 formerly of Michigan passed away Sunday December 16, 2018 at the Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Virginia Friday. Survivors include her sister, Nancy J. Miller of Centerville, Ohio; a niece and nephew, Kimberly  K. Marks and Matthew W. Miller. […]

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