News in Brief

Open house meeting on Sashabaw Road work Independence Township and Road Commission for Oakland County will host an open-house informational meeting on Sashabaw Road inprovements between I-75 and DTE Music Theater. The meeting, also in partnership with Michigan Department of Transportation, will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 17, at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Congrats for job well done

Congratulations to the Wolves, Boys Varsity Basketball state champions for 2017. Impressive work all season. I had faith in the team. Headlining their story “Battle for Breslin Center for Cagers” in the March 22 edition before the last couple games would have been a bit awkward had they fallen short, but I knew they could […]

Pinwheel kickoff

Pinwheel kickoff

Members of the community are set to place blue pinwheels at their businesses and homes to raise awareness of child abuse and prevention. Business and community leaders met with Clarkston Area Youth Assistance at the Clarkston Mills, March 31, to kick off CAYA’s Pinwheels for Prevention drive for April, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. […]

Arraigned for intimidation

Jonathan Geoffrey Lloyd, 31, of Pontiac was arraigned, March 28, on intimidation and computer-use-for-harassment charges. An Independence Township couple called police after noticing the suspect pacing back and forth in their backyard, 4:30 p.m., March 26. When they saw him, the lady of the house asked why he was there, and he shouted back her […]

Women’s forum for next generation

Clarkston High School senior Katie Jaffke joined more than 150 daughters of FCA US employees at the company’s Auburn Hills headquarters, March 28, for a half-day Our Daughters, Their Future program. The program was designed for employees’ daughters in the 11th and 12th grades as part of the company’s celebration of Women’s History Month. “For […]

Power of optimism

Power of optimism

From left are Clarkston Area Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners Jillian Haas, Heather Burrum, Olivia Maday, Alexander Gavulic, Nathan Dimmer, and Austin Burrum. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Area Optimists Club honored the winners of its 2017 Oratorical Contest with awards and breakfast at their March 22 meeting. Winning awards for their speeches about the […]

Spring into Action

Spring into Action

Local volunters, supporters, and members of the community rallied to help My Habitat Clarkston at the inaugural Spring Into Action fundraiser, March 25, at Bowman Auto Center. My Habitat Clarkston is a grassroots movement of Clarkston-area residents, community organizations, churches and businesses building homes and providing services for those in need. My Habitat Clarkston joins […]

Girl Scout derby racers

Wayne Beutler and his Troop 71476 from Andersonville Elementary hosted the third annual Clarkston Area Girl Scout Pinewood Derby race, March 25 at St. Trinity Lutheran Church. In building their cars, scouts learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. Trophies were awarded for the top three fastest in each level: Daisy, Brownie, and Junior/Cadette, […]

Students learn skills, help neighborhood

Eight Clarkston students are hard at work building a house in the Unity Park neighborhood in the City of Pontiac. “It feels amazing to have the opportunity to be on a real job site,” said Austin Beckman, 17, a student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest (OSTC NW) and Clarkston High School. “I’m very excited […]

Phyllis E. DAIGLE

DAIGLE, Phyllis E.; of Clarkston; unexpectedly March 31, 2017; age 78; wife of Ralph for 54 years; mother of Robyn (Dennis) Frantz, Jeff (Denise), Keith (Tina), Renee (Doug) Kotula, Paula (John Wiitanen) Daigle; grandma/nema of Kaitlyn, Nathan, Kylie, Brittnee, Isabella, Danielle (Caleb), Sydney, Marisa, Adrianna; sister of Lee (Gloria) Alati, Fred (Diane) Alati, Angie (late […]