Marie C. VanTuyl

VanTuyl, Marie C.; of Davisburg; passed away at home on Nov. 12, 2019; age 77; wife of Louis “Van” for 36 years; mother of Frank (Marian) Gruckunas, John Gruckunas & Joseph (Arlene) Gruckunas; grandma “GG”  of Elena, Frank, Angie, Sara, Jackie, Leylia, Olivia, Leana, Conner, Eva and one on the way; sister of Ellen (late […]

Angels in hard hats

Angels in hard hats

Clarkston Construction Tech teacher Steve Wyckoff, in red helmet, leads students in a reroofing project for a local family in need. Photos by Phil Custodio Student builders and local tradesmen worked together to rebuild a home’s roof for a family in need, just in time for the arrival of winter weather. “It’s so amazing. I’m so blessed […]

ZBA, 12-4-19

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall      6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES ROLL CALL: REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require a majority vote […]

School bond bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2016 Bond Projects – Bid Package 9 The Clarkston Community Schools’  Board of Education will receive firm prime contractor bids to provide site work, flooring, lockers, underground utility, paving, turf, electrical work, glazing, carpentry, mechanical work, masonry, concrete, demolition, plumbing work, and other architectural trades at Clarkston High School, Clarkston Elementary School, […]

Marvin George FOGUTH

FOGUTH, Marvin George; of Waterford; unexpectedly passed away Nov. 11, 2019; age 86; preceded in death by his wife of 44 yrs., Alice; father of Jennifer (Jeff) McLanson; grandpa of Justin, Jordan (Amy), Jessica & Jamie. He was the youngest of a large family. Marv served in the U.S. Navy and retired from General Motors. […]

Frederick C. SCHWAR

SCHWAR, Frederick C.; of Ortonville, Michigan; formerly of New York; passed away November 9, 2019; age 76; husband of Michele “Mickey” for 47 years; father of Joe (Silvia) Schwar & Bill Schwar; grandpa of Zara; brother of Bob (Joanne) Schwar; brother in law of Richard (Irene) Mrazek and the late Rene (Brian) Morrissette; preceded in […]

ESTHERS brunch

ESTHERS of Clarkston hosts a four-course Harvest Brunch on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., at 9539 Dixie Highway. The fundraising event benefits the launching of a local ESTHERS ministry, helping vulnerable teenage girls and young women in the metro-Detroit area through discipleship, life skills training, and art workshops. First course includes muffins and savory […]

Goodfellows coming to town

Clarkston Rotarians and other volunteers will be on Main Street in Clarkston and other township intersections on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. selling the Clarkston Rotary and Clarkston News published Goodfellows newspaper for donations. All donations collected this weekend will be spent the following Saturday, Dec. 14, […]

Desert Angel packing parties

Desert Angels hosts a Christmas Stockings Packing Parties on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 4-6 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-6 p.m. at Oakland County Sportsman Club, 4770 Waterford Road. All are invited to help out. If you have a loved one serving in harm’s way, send their address to Make donations towards postage at […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Stop the loss

Over the last few years I’ve been concerned with the rate of suicide amongst veterans, about 20 per day from what I’ve heard most say. This Veterans Day, I decided to look it up with the most official source I could think of, the Veterans Administration. Their statistics listed 6,139 veteran suicides nationwide in 2017. […]

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