McCALLUM / DRUDGE, SHIRLEY A. (nee Lovell), of Pontiac, died October 8, 2017 at 81 years of age. Beloved wife of the late C. Leland McCallum and the late Charles Drudge; loving mother of Brian (Molly) McCallum, Bruce (Lisa) McCallum, Lori (David) DeWitt, Craig (Jill) McCallum, Brett (Amy) McCallum and the late infant sons James and […]

Patricia Ann TRULU

TRULU, Patricia Ann; of Clarkston; October 7, 2017; age 80; beloved wife of John for 60 years; mother of Michael “Kevin” (Rhonda) Trulu, Kimberly (Robert) Wulff & Gregory (Meribeth) Trulu; grandma of Winona (Michael), Cassandra (Calvin), Brianna, Patricia “Gabrielle” (Matt), Makayla (Travis), Daniel, Andrew, Rachel, Elise; great grandma of Mason, Michael, Colby; preceded in death […]

Raymond A. OLSEN

OLSEN, Raymond A.; of Clarkston formerly of Adrian; October 6, 2017; age 85; preceded in death by his wife Marion “ Toni”, daughter Kathie Olsen & granddaughter Angella Short; father of Cindy (John) Slade, Suzanne (late Greg) Olsen-Kunze & Elsa (Don) Garnier; grandpa of Mandie (Paul) Amesse, Jimmy Queen, Lisa Garnier, Nelsen Hibberd & Jasen […]


TRAVER, Kirk T.; of Clarkston; suddenly October 6, 2017; age 56; husband of Deanna; father of Marissa & Ian; son of Ray & Doris Traver; brother of Scott (Amy) Traver & Todd (Melanie) Traver; son in law of Dale & Deborah Stuart; survived by many extended family & friends.  Kirk enjoyed photography, reading & was […]

Kristen Elizabeth BLACK

BLACK, Kristen Elizabeth; of Clarkston; passed away suddenly October 4, 2017; age 48.  Loving wife of John for 23 years.  Beloved mother of Brittany and Vanessa; daughter of Charles and the late Cheryl Neumann; sister of Matthew Neumann; daughter-in-law of Sue and John Black Sr. and Greg and Brenda O’Rourke; sister-in-law of Deanna Black, Brian (Amie) […]


SUTHERLAND, Harold; of Clarkston; October 3, 2017; age 88.  Preceded in death by his wife Margaret.  Loving father of Kevin (Diane) Sutherland and Lori Sutherland.  Proud grandpa of Ari, Ander (Carly), Axel, Ansel and Alexie Gruenberg, Blake and Megan Sutherland.  Brother of Betty Wilson.  Loving companion of Mari Ann Staley.  Harold was a long standing […]

Taste takes over downtown Main

Taste takes over downtown Main

The crowd fills Main Street. Photos by Phil Custodio Bright blue sunny skies greeted crowds of food fans at the 2017 Taste of Clarkston, Sunday. It was elbow-to-elbow during much of the annual event, in which local restaurants offered samples of their best entrees and desserts on Main Street.

How strong the mayor?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city attorney is expected to weigh in on who gets to appoint members of the city Historic District Commission at Monday’s City Council meeting. Council members and residents were at odds over a proposed amendment to city ordinances regulating the matter. “I should be able throw names up […]

At work to beautify city

Members of the new Clarkston Beautification Committee got to work on their first project last week, cleaning and weeding garden beds at Main and Washington streets for the Taste of Clarkston. “This is great – we posted this on Facebook and people just showed up,” said Committee Chair Jennifer Detkowski. The cleanup is just a […]

Lost trailer located

A city DPW trailer which was once lost has been found. City Manager Jonathan Smith and DPW Director Mike Speagle are evaluating DPW equipment, during which the 18-foot flatbed trailer’s absence was noted. But it didn’t stay missing for long after that. “Miraculously, the trailer showed up parked behind the Baylis barn,” Smith said. The […]