Richard A. MIELKE

MIELKE, Richard A.; of Clarkston; September 8, 2017; age 87; loving husband of Betty for 67 years; beloved father of Rick (Sharon), David and Rebecca (Kirk) Brinkman; grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 5; preceded in death by his granddaughter Stephanie, his parents, brother Milton and sister Delores.  Richard proudly served in the U.S. […]

Independence Township hunting ordinance draft

Here’s Independence Township’s proposed boundaries for hunting. Hunting would be allowed in the pink areas. According to the new ordinance, bow hunting allowed in the entire township, as long as state laws and guidelines are followed; Firearm hunting allowed in restricted areas, as long as state laws and guidelines are followed; No hunting with center-fire rifles or handguns; […]


EICHBRECHT (JENKS), Geraldine M.; of Lake formerly of Fife Lake; June 16, 2017; age 94; preceded in death by her husband William; mother of Gary (Sue Ann) Eichbrecht, Kaye (Bill Cusenza) Eichbrecht, Terry (Cynthia) Eichbrecht, James Eichbrecht, Lori Ann Eichbrecht; grandmother of 11; great grandmother of 14; sister of Bob (Rosemary) Jenks, Ed (Mary) Jenks. […]

James B. SEARS

SEARS, James B. “Jim” of White Lake; September 5, 2017; age 74. Loving husband of Carol for 51 years. Proud father of Shelly (Dana) Harmon, Tammie (John) Nagridge and Stefanie (Chris) Martindale; cherished grandpa of Justin Harmon, Natalie, Ryan and Jason Martindale; dear brother of Charles (Marge) Sears; brother-in-law of John (Theresa) Janczarek. Also survived […]

No Labor Day parade party

No Labor  Day  parade party

After 76 years, Clarkston’s Labor Day parade was cancelled this year, but some residents decided to have one anyway. Emmett, Oliver, Lilah, and Keaton Hill decorated their bikes and paraded along with Mayor Steven Percival for Cory Johnston, Buck and Joan Kopietz (who hosted the party), and their parents, Chris and Mary Hill. Photo by […]

Clarkston council wants to know more about city lawsuits

Clarkston council wants to know more about city lawsuits

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For resident Stuart Mahler, it’s high time for City Council to readdress two lawsuits against the city. “Every one of you has been a strong proponent of transparency,” Mahler said at the Aug. 28 meeting. “The issues seem to be settled, as it relates to us. Why we should […]

Flower power

Flower power

Summer’s over for the kids, but for flowers the season continues for another couple weeks. Gail Reading and the rest of the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club work hard to keep the planters on Main Street looking nice. Photo by Phil Custodio

Chromebook bids

Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan presented to the Board of Education a request for four carts of Chromebooks for social studies classes at Sashabaw Middle School, two per grade. The board will vote on the $36,948 request at their next meeting on Sept. 11. The 128 Chromebooks would cost $33,792 and the four carts, $3,156. The […]

School purchases

Clarkston Board of Education approved $990,575.86 in purchases at its Aug. 28 meeting, its first of the new school year. Purchases include computer network switches at Clarkston High School for $47,861.98; reading and literacy assessments for $51,173.13; 29 new workstation computers for the Career-Technical Education program at the junior high, $32,451; two air-conditioning compressors at […]

Eagles, Legion join forces for kids

In a joint effort, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3373 and American Legion Post 377 collected school supplies over the past month and donated 100 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, and markers to two Clarkston schools to be given to grade school children in need. “The Eagles motto is ‘People Helping People,’ and the American […]