ROGERS, Bill of Clarkston, passed away May 16, 2018 at 59 years of age. Born March 27, 1959 in Royal Oak, MI the son of the late Franklin and Joan Rogers. Beloved husband of Rebecca for 29 years; loving father of Mariah and Matthew; dear brother of Sherrie (Bob) English and James Rogers; son in law […]


JONES (VANCE), Melinda of Holly, formerly of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord May 16, 2018; age 55.  Beloved wife of John; daughter of Carol and the late Joseph Vance; sister of Margie (Kevin) Christian, Martha Marshall, Marie (Bill) Pizzuti and Michael (Terrie) Vance. Also survived by many nieces, a nephew, extended family and longtime […]


PERINA, Gary L., of West Bloomfield, May 15, 2018; age 73.  Preceded in death by his wife Diane, son Mark Perina, and brothers William and Thomas Perina.  Beloved companion of Greta Ortel for 10 years.  Loving father of Gary L. Perina Jr. and Mary (Scott) Buchzeiger; proud grandfather of Danielle (Douglas) Murdock, Ryan, Shane and Cody Buchzeiger; great […]

Work OK’d to fix M-15 sinkhole

Work OK’d to fix M-15 sinkhole

City Manager Jonathan Smith explains the drain problem on M-15 to City Council. Photos by Phil Custodio Investigating a hole off M-15 at 20 N. Main Street, workers found a one-inch water pipe under the state route piercing the east-side storm drain, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. The pipe would have been laid during Michigan […]

Memorial Day parade

Memorial Day parade

Campbell-Richmond American Legion Post 63 will lead Clarkston’s annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 28. The Clarkston High School Marching Band will join the Post 63 Color and Honor Guard, Squadron 63 Sons of the American Legion, and Unit 63 Auxiliary in the parade. The parade will form up in Depot Park at 9 […]

City seeks parking study, OK’s no-parking zone

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city is seeking a third parking study in as many years, voting unanimously Monday night to invite planners Carlisle and Wortman to the next meeting to present a plan for an immediate, city-wide parking analysis not to exceed $8,500. The Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan conducted a free […]

Letters to the Editor

Sick, sinking feeling Dear Editor, Is America really feeling great again? Many Americans do not feel so good about the direction in which the nation seems headed. The fact is many are embarrassed, ashamed and saddened by what is happening to our government, and the message it sends to our children who we want to […]

Ind Twp ZBA, 6-6-18

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES ROLL CALL: REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require a majority vote of […]

Armed robber sentenced

On May 10, Judge Michael Warren sentenced Thomas Joseph-Lee Jidas, 18, of Independence Township to 45 months to 40 years for the armed robbery of the BP gas station and convenience store on Sashabaw Road at Waldon Road. According to police reports, at 2:59 a.m., May 23, 2017, Jidas, who was 17 years old at […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Open your eyes, open your arms

By Logan Strong Many children in the world today are going through depression, which can lead to a lack of communication with friends and family, or instances of self harm. In order to help children tackle depression, parents and school officials need to take a closer look at our children, and communicate what’s happening in school […]