Sentencings scheduled in Rumble case

Note: The amount raised in the fundraiser for Rumble was printed incorrectly — the correct amount is $1,000. Jeremy Atkins and Heather Bradley of Independence Township are facing sentencing hearings after pleading guilty to animal abuse charges for the abuse and abandonment of Rumble the dog (“Rumble recovering from abuse,” Sept. 12). Atkins, who was […]

Color Run

Davisburg Parent Teacher Connection and Springfield Township Parks and Recreation host the Family Fun Color Run 5K and 3K Loops on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve, 12000 Davisburg Road. A carnival, with bounce house, rock-wall, novelty ice cream, and games, opens at 4 p.m. and the run starts at 5:30 p.m. The […]

Tree removals

Tree contractor Dan’s Excavating begins a two-week tree removal project along Sashabaw Road from I-75 to just south of Clarkston Road in Independence Township this week. The work will be along the road shoulder during the day, causing minimal traffic impacts, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County. A long-term Sashabaw Road project including […]

Clintonville work

Clintonville Road work starting this week includes removing curbs and placing stone, Wednesday, Oct. 3; excavating right of way, Thursday, Oct. 4; stone right of way, Friday, Oct. 5; redi rock retaining wall installation, Saturday, Oct. 6; retaining wall installation complete, Tuesday, Oct. 16; pouring curb, Wednesday, Oct. 17; pulverize and fine grade Clintonville Road, […]

School finances for summer

Trustee Susan Boatman asked about a $25,671 spending increase in the Support for Other Pupils budget, during a Summer Monthly Financial Update, Sept 24. Mary Beth Rogers, executive director of business services for Clarkston Community Schools, said the increase pays for a special education lab approved by the school board a month ago. The school […]

Love boat for buses

Love boat for buses

Steve Percival and “passengers” enjoy the fundraiser on Sept. 26 at Overtyme. Photo provided Steve Percival of Clarkston traded his mayor’s gavel for Gavin MacLeod’s role as captain of the Pacific Princess, at Bucks for Buses, Sept. 26. The annual fundraiser at Overtyme Grill and Taproom, this year with a Love Boat theme, helps Independence […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader calls for continuing city progress Dear Editor, Two years ago the Clarkston voters elected Sue Wylie and Rick Detkowski to the City Council, and Steve Percival as mayor; those three new votes helped start a process of change in the city government. One year ago the voters picked Scott Reynolds to constitute a council […]

Love of music, scholarship

Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac presents Kerry Price in a Grand Night for Singing, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9, at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Road, Waterford. “This lady is absolutely fabulous,” said MaryAnn LaMonte of Waterford, president and chairman of the group’s Dora Dawson Scholarship Fund. “She’s so much fun. I saw her play […]

Disaster relief trip

After a change in plans, the North Oakland Disaster Relief Team (NODRT) is heading to Plymouth, Ind., to help residents get back into homes damaged when the Yellow River flooded this past February. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed for the trip, which will be Oct. 14-19. NODRT will provide transportation and accommodations at […]


SIECINSKI, Mark F.; born and raised in Clarkston; suddenly passed September 29, 2018; age 56; devoted husband of Christy; loving father of Madison & Benjamin; baby brother of Kathryn Fletcher, Michael (Colleen) Siecinski & Paulette (Charles) Lamb; preceded in death by his parents Watson & Clara. Mark owned/operated Christy’s Estate Operations. Friends may visit at Lewis […]