Foundation backs Rotary projects

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $5,000 donation from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation for Clarkston Rotary Club’s Shoes for Kids program should go a long way. With winter snow a few weeks away, it’s still the off season for boots, hats, gloves, and other cold weather items. “Each dollar will be able […]

Letters to the Editor

Questions for council Dear Editor, The Clarkston News asked several relevant questions of the candidates for Village of Clarkston City Council as published in last week’s edition. I am appalled the answers from the incumbent council members are so uninformative and in some cases outright wrong. Even worse is candidate Marsh who refused to answer […]


The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Independence Substation is seeking information on a suspect who has been passing counterfeit currency at businesses throughout Independence Township. The suspect has been targeting small businesses and food stores during early afternoon hours. In these incidents, he posed as a customer and made small purchases, usually under $10 in value. […]

Time almost up for clock shop

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor With 40 years in business, it’s about time for It’s About Time owner Cliff Hammond to close up his clock shop. “I’ve enjoyed it. I never made a lot of money, but I enjoy clocks and the people, with some minor exceptions,” said Hammond, 81. “Things have changed, the […]

Emergency training at high school, Friday

Independence Township Fire Department, along with firefighters from Brandon and Springfield townships, will be at Clarkston High School for training on Friday, Oct. 20, about 8-10 a.m. “Should you see or hear of the presence of emergency vehicles at CHS during the day on Friday, please do not be alarmed. While the training lasts for […]

Clarkston Optimists start 32nd year

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club installed new officers for their 32nd year in Clarkston.  The motto of the Optimist Club is “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.”  The Clarkston Area Optimist Club installed new officers for their 32nd year in Clarkston.  The motto of the Optimist Club is “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.”  The local club […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: New ministries at Calvary

If you have driven by our Clarkston Campus on Bluegrass Drive recently you have probably noticed that our church is under construction. We are delighted to be expanding our family ministry space for children and youth ministry, and our fellowship space to accommodate even more community, fitness, and recovery gatherings and events. This is certainly […]


MARTINDALE, David Downey; of Clarkston, formerly of Troy; October 13, 2017; age 68. Loving husband of Beverly for 47 years.  Father of Chris (Stefanie) Martindale and Amy (Rusty) Rush.  Grandpa of Natalie, Ryan, Jason, Collin and Kyle.  Brother of Chuck (Ronnie) Martindale and George Martindale.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death […]

Jerome C. SOVA

SOVA, Jerome C. formerly of Clarkston; October 13, 2017; age 88; preceded in death by his wife Shirley of 67 years & son Ron (Sue) Sova; loving father of Sherrie (Don) Gilboe, Dennis (Beth) Sova, Chuck (Sharon) Sova & Tim Sova; proud grandfather of 13 & great grandfather of 10; brother of Rosemary (Chet) Fenlon; […]

Elizabeth A. STONE

STONE, Elizabeth A. “Betty” of Waterford; October 11, 2017; age 78.  Loving wife of Shellie for 53 years; mother of Walter J.  (Stacy) Stone and Dr. David (Mary Lynn) Stone; grandmother of Olivia and Kate; sister of Mary Frances Minnock; aunt of Michael and Lara.  Betty was a longtime teacher at Our Lady of the […]