Red Hats poolside

Red Hats poolside

Steven Percival, Clarkston mayor, invited his mom Janet Percival and her group, the Cranberry Delight Red Hat Society of White Lake, to his home for lunch and swimming in his pool, July 26. The rubber duckie helped keep everyone safe in the water. Photo by Phil Custodio

News in Brief

Four running for City Council Incumbents Eric Haven, Jason M. Kneisc, and David Marsh, and challenger Scott Reynolds filed nominating petitions to run for three open seats on Clarkston City Council. Deadline to file for the two-year terms on the council was July 25. The election will be on Nov. 7. No loading zone for Washington […]

Locals train for CSB races

Locals train for CSB races

From left, Deanna Hart, Dawn Horner, and Sue Barnes are getting ready for the Back Roads race events. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor It’s only the beginning of August, but those training for the Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon and 10K/5K are already halfway to their goal. “The […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: The seven S’s of spiritual living

Many years ago now I was called to serve with a church that seemed to be a wonderful new opportunity to establish our vision for spiritual community. It began divinely. Everyone seemed to be excited by the possibilities. We engaged in visioning together, we set goals to work toward that vision of being all that […]

Lyman L. Thornton

Thornton, Lyman L. of Waterford; July 30, 2017; age 74.  Husband of Lauren; father of Kecia (Rob) Sheetz and Andrew Thornton; step father of Tony (Debbie) Selhost, Rick Selhost, Tanya (Charles) Smith and Angela (Jim) Dueman; grandfather of 9; brother of Calvin “Gene” (Peggy) Thornton, Bertie (Raleigh) Parrott and Cheryl “Chari” (Mark) Christie.  Friends may […]

Marianne K. BALLARD

BALLARD, Marianne K.; of Waterford formerly of Utica; July 29, 2017; age 77; mother of Bob Gott, Alan (Dolly) Gott, Kevin Gott, Lisa (Joe) Morgan; survived by 10 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren; sister of Liz Evans, Sue Pletta, Elaine Mull, Edward Churilla; Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Friday 4:00 […]

Catherine BECK (KENNEDY)

BECK (KENNEDY), Catherine “Joei”; of Clarkston formerly of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada; unexpectedly July 29, 2017; age 42; wife of Darryl; mother of Madison MacDonald, Claira & John Beck; daughter of Greg (Sherry) Kennedy & Heather (Joe) Brennan; sister of Gregory (Catherine) Kennedy, Kory (Dominique) Brennan, Kyle (Jessie) Brennan, Jarret Kennedy, Mitchel Kennedy, Justin Kennedy, […]

Barbara Anne HOSCILA

HOSCILA, Barbara Anne; of Suttons Bay formerly of Elk Rapids; July 9, 2017; age 78; wife of Fred Hoscila, D.D.S., M.S. for 59 years; mother of Lisa (Kip, D.D.S.) Litton, Esq., Amy (late Marty) Rice & Timothy Hoscila; also survived by 5 grandchildren: Tara, Emily, Nicholas, Savanah, Michael & 4 great grandchildren: Abigail, Allyana, Erica, […]


SANS, ARTHUR O., passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at 88 years of age. Born July 12, 1929 in Pontiac, MI, the son of the late Julienne (Sans) King. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Zwicker). Dear father of Jeffrey Sans, Elizabeth (Sean) Tierney, Artha (Jonathan) Horowitz, Peter (Gretchen) Sans and Margaret Mary Sans; proud […]