CARDNEAU, Diane M.; of Ortonville; May 29, 2017; age 70; wife of Robert for 40 years; mother of  Jeff (Julie) Burcham & Janice (Darren) Lawitzke; stepmother of Jeff (Joan) Cardneau & Tiffany (Mark) Jackson; grandmother “nana” of Travis Funderburk, Tarah, Nathan, Dylan & Meghan Lawitzke, Kyler & Kaden Jackson; sister of Shirley (Tim) & Nancy; […]

Railroad crossing work

Canadian National (CN) railroad will close a section of White Lake Road just north of Andersonville Road in Independence Township to through traffic beginning Monday, June 5, for railroad crossing repair work. The detour for vehicle traffic is Clement Road to Andersonville Road, back to White Lake Road and vice versa. The detour for truck traffic is Andersonville […]

City budget public hearing, 6-12-17

PUBLIC NOTICE CLARKSTON CITY OF THE VILLAGE OF CLARKSTON Artemus M. Pappas Village Hall 375 Depot Rd Clarkston MI 48346 Monday, June 12, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M. The City of the Village of Clarkston will have a Public hearing for the 2017-2018 City Budget during our regular City Council Meeting at 7 PM on Monday […]

City Council, 4-24-17

City of the Village of Clarkston City Council Regular Meeting Minutes 04 24 2017 Minutes Call to Order at 7:00 PM. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call: Mayor Percival, Wylie, Marsh, Kneisc, Haven, Detkowski, Catallo. All Present Approval of Agenda: Motion by Marsh, Supported by Detkowski, to approve the agenda. With one addition after Dog License […]


HARRIS, RAYMOND GERALD of Ortonville crossed his last finish line on May 30, 2017.  Ray and his identical twin brother, Ron, were born in Lansing, Michigan on their Great Aunt’s kitchen table to Ronald “Rondie” P. Harris and Martha F. (Remus) Harris.  Born into an auto racing family, the brothers spent their younger years working […]


FORSYTH-SMITH, Wendy Sue; of Ypsilanti; formerly of Clarkston; May 28, 2017; age 51; mother of Brenden & Kylee Smith; daughter of Charlotte (late Jim) Forsyth; sister of Alan (Cindy) Forsyth, Lisa Forsyth, Pam (Randy) Baron & Larry Forsyth. Wendy was a dental hygienist. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston […]

Kiwanis info meeting

Kiwanis Club Clarkston hosts an informational meeting on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Buck Shots Bar and Grill, 7048 Gateway Park Drive, to provide more information about Kiwanis. For more information, check www.kiwanis.org, www.mikiwanis.org, or Facebook at “Michigan district of Kiwanis.”

News in Brief

City budget City Council hosts a public hearing on the 2017-2018 budget, 7 p.m., Monday, June 12. That’s not quite soon enough for resident Chet Pardee, who asked about spending exceeding budgeted amounts at the May 22 council meeting. “Michigan law requires budget amendments prior to approval of an expenditure or payment for expenditures which […]

Kiwanis to build local club

Kiwanis to build local club

Kiwanis Club representatives Linda Ann Heldt and Larry Memmer check out the local area, including The Clarkston News, during their three-day tour last week. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Kiwanis are coming to Clarkston, hoping to set up shop this summer. Representatives of the community service club visited the […]

Warren home featured in SCAMP Tour

Martin and Tracy Warren along with son James are stepping up and opening their Clarkston home to hundreds of guests for the 2017 SCAMP Home Tour. Martin and Tracy bought their home in 2011 sight unseen and moved to Clarkston from California to be a part of the local community and to enjoy the serene […]