’18 on ice

’18 on ice

From left, Kenneth Forbes, Anne Clifton, Mike McIntyre, Mary Jo Voelpel, and other Clarkston Wolfpack Running Club members bid adieu to 2017 with a New Year’s Eve run, despite the frigid 2 degree Fahrenheit temperature. Temperatures ranged from -2 to 13 in Clarkston on New Year’s Day, as bitterly cold Arctic air swept across the […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: Summer heats up parking issue

Clarkston rolled out some solutions to its parking issue in the second half of 2017, creating new spots and plans, but there was some pushback from residents. July 5 Ships of cardboard set to sail: Plans were being made, cardboard was being collected and duct tape was ready to go as Team RUSH 27 Robotics […]

Theater auditions

Clarkston Village Players has open auditions for its March 2018 production of “Swan Song, A Study in Terror” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at The Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. Characters include a recently bereaved heiress, age 25-30, somewhat otherworldly; her fiancé, 30-ish, charming, assertive; […]

Racers help kids’ programs

The fifth Annual Backroads Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Race raised $5,000 for Clarkston SCAMP, a five-week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs; and Blessings in a Backpack, a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program helping meet the nutritional needs of children and families. “Clarkston SCAMP provides a wonderful summer camp program for children […]

Bordine’s donates $6,900 to Assistance League

Calvin Bordine, president of Bordine’s in Springfield Township, recently presented Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan with a check for $6,900, a portion of which came from ticket sales from Bordine’s annual Holiday Extravaganza. “We are inspired by the community spirit of those who attended and we are grateful for the generosity shown by Bordine’s leadership,” […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for community help for Mitten Trees Dear Editor, To all of the people who have, so far, generously donated to our Mitten Trees, the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club thanks you all so much for your generosity in donating mittens and hats to our Village Planter trees lining Main Street in downtown Clarkston. To […]

William A. YIROVEC, Jr.,

YIROVEC, Jr., William A.; of West Bloomfield formerly of Hazel Park; December 31, 2017; age 77; husband of Pamela; father of Susan (David) Clark and Sherri Evans; grandpa of Mattie, Wyatt, Michael & Zane; brother of Gerri Haselmire & Robert (Mary Ellen) Yirovec.  Bill served in the U.S. Army & retired from General Motors. He […]


LePERE (STEWARD), Juanita A.; of Grand Blanc; December 28, 2017; age 88; mother of Carol (Dan) Smith, David (Tom) LePere, Valerie (Glen) Wolf, Ronald (Pam) LePere, Julie (Chris) Campe & Andrew (Michele) LePere; grandma of Shawn, Colleen, Madeleine, Ursula, Nick, Miranda & Eleanor; great grandma of 6; sister of Pat Hampton & Mary Leone (Jerry) […]


KUBASINSKI, Marion M.; of Waterford; December 28, 2017; age 91; preceded in death by her beloved husband Chester; mother of Joann (Charles) Eastman; grandma of Lorie (Chris Williams) Eastman & Scott (Megan) Eastman; sister of Marie Alet-Brown, Leo Groth, William (Vida) Groth, Ernest Groth, Robert (Nina) Groth, Joseph (Carol) Groth & Donna Groth. Marion retired […]

Bronco bash for holidays

Bronco bash for holidays

From left, Ryan Merritt, Aiden Pagel, and Grayson Coe play a game of Taboo, all wearing mouthguards to make things interesting, during their holiday party at Independence Elementary, Dec. 21. Photo by Phil Custodio Snacks, games, and tons of party fun filled the halls of Independence Elementary, Dec. 21. While the merriment filled the school, […]