Clarkston Funeral Director Wint mentors nationally

Andrew Wint of the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home in Clarkston was one of 50 funeral directors nationwide, and one of five in Michigan, selected to participate in the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Meet the Mentors program. Meet the Mentors, March 11-13 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Ga., brought […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Tale of two Clarkstons

Writing about Clarkston grad Shaun Manning’s classic tale of Macbeth in his new graphic novel, (“Writer sees red for new work,” page 25), another classic comes to mind when considering the parking situation in Clarkston – “A Tale of Two Cities.” Clarkston has a village east side, as referred to by City Council member Scott […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Big Wins for Clarkston kids

If you read The Clarkston News (which clearly, you do!) or scan social media, you’ve probably noticed that many Clarkston Community Schools students are making names for themselves at the state and national level through their extraordinary accomplishments. We love seeing our students chase their dreams and we’re proud of their success! We also realize […]

Prom Salon at Clarkston High School

Dear Editor, With a week to go, the CHS Junior Optimists are proud to announce we are holding our First Ever, “The Prom Salon” at Clarkston High School! This dress sale will be held on April 14th from 10am-3pm. Cash only please. We will be selling gently worn prom dresses, at deep discounted prices. We could […]

Tech students win at state competition

Students from Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest in Clarkston recently took the Culinary first place award at the 2018 Michigan ProStart competition. The winning Culinary team prepared a three-course meal – first course, beet tortellini stuffed with a blue cheese filling; second course, pork tenderloin with a fried garlic and celery leaf crust; and third […]

Writer sees ‘red’ for new work

Writer sees ‘red’ for new work

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When contemplating his next graphic novel, Clarkston comic writer Shaun Manning turned to the classics. “The first time I remember reading Shakespeare was during my study period in seventh or eighth grade at Clarkston Middle School,” said Manning, a 1998 Clarkston High School grad. “I don’t even think it […]


BRONDIGE-WILLIAMS, Evelyn R.; of Holly; April 7, 2018; age 98; preceded in death by her first husband George Williams & second husband Bill Brondige; loving mother of Charlene (John) Duffie, Craig (Maureen) Williams & Cheryl (Robert) Cox; grandmother of Angie (Kevin) Stinde, Amy (William) Wilhelme, Dan Williams, Kristy (Kevin) Olech, Matt (Karly) Williams, Steven Williams, […]

Susan Elizabeth DRAVING

DRAVING, Susan Elizabeth; of Clarkston; April 6, 2016; age 63; Loving mother of Ashleigh Draving, Austin (Kiera Waldick) Draving & Justin Draving; daughter of Elmer (late Elizabeth) Skolnik; sister of Joan (the late Richard) Fox, Elaine Skolnik & Amy (Frank) Rabbio; also survived by Michael (Leanne) Draving. Sue enjoyed swimming & baking and loved anything […]


THAYER, Ellen J.; of Waterford; April 6, 2018; age 85; preceded in death by husband Keith; Mother of Karen, Kalvin & Kim Thayer; grandma of Nicholas (Amanda) and Emily Thayer; sister of Barbara Jarvis. Celebration of Life Saturday, April 14th from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at OverTyme Grill & Tap Room, 4724 Dixie Hwy, Waterford. Arrangements […]