Norris Gray Counts

Norris Gray Counts of Davisburg went home to be with Jesus on June 21, 2017 at the age of 79. He was beloved husband of Kay (Armstrong) Counts for 54 years; Loving father of Polly (Brent) Pearson, Molly (Steve) McClelland, the late James Grayson and Betsy (Ian) Williams; adopted father of Bill Downey; proud grandfather […]

Michele Montagano

Michele F. “Mr. M” Montagano of Clarkston passed away June 22, 2017 at the age of 49. He was loving husband of Heather; beloved father of Mackenzie and Callie; son of Joanne (Ed) Libich and the late Milton Montagano; brother of Diana (late Bill) Bise, Milton (Mary) Montagano, Angela Getes, Ken (Kelly) Oliver, Karen, Donna […]

Michel Gourand

Michel Gourand of Waterford passed away June 21, 2017 at the age of 99. He was preceded in death by his wife Pierrette; father of Josette (the late Mervel) Keel and Jean Pierre Gourand of Pierre’s Market; seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Michel was the last of nine children. Cemetery service Friday, June 23 […]

Grads earn scholarships through service

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to four Clarkston High School seniors: Riley Kloostra, Marissa Lockwood, Andrew Ross, and Sarah Snyder. “Our winners are all high academic achievers, Summa Cum Laude graduates,” said Gerry Schmidt, chairman of the Scholarship Committee, at the June 7 Scholarship Awards Breakfast. […]

CJH wins annual Gordie Richardson meet

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Lady Wolves wrote their entry in the Clarkston history books as the eighth graders from Clarkston Junior High School won the 32nd Annual Gordie Richardson Oakland County Track meet, June . “It was really fun,” smiled Mattie Drennan. “Everyone was so excited. We felt at home […]

Ladies finish season, win OAA White

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Lady Kickers finished the season earlier than they would have liked, but still on a successful note. “It was a pretty good season,” said Damian Huffer about his first season as head coach for the Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer team. One of the highlights to the season […]

Athletes of the Week: Champions again

Clarkston Everest Collegiate was victorious in capturing their second consecutive MHSAA Division 4 Boys Golf State Championship title at Michigan State University, June 9-10. During the span of two days at Forest Akers East, the Mountaineers scored 629, taking the win by 11 strokes. Sophomore Mitch Lowney led the team with a 72 and 71 […]

A Look Back for June 21, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Clarkston above average” While Clarkston Community Schools scored above average for the Winter 2002 Michigan Education Assessment Program, they saw dips in some area. Six of the seven elementary schools had scores decrease in writing and three of the elementary schools had a decrease in […]

Clarkston for Life kicks off with community book discussion

Clarkston for Life kicks off with a community book discussion at Clarkston Independence Township Library, June 28 at 7 p.m. Clarkston for Life is a new community well-being initiative focused on the social, emotional, and physical health of Clarkston’s children, adults, and older residents, with an understanding that well-being is the key to positive life […]

Final 4 finish for varsity CHS sluggers

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer “Every day is a great day” is Don Peters’ motto and for him and Clarkston Varsity Softball it was a great season as they ended the year in the Final Four. “It was a great ride,” the head coach said smiling about the young team of five […]

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