Maxine J. Connelly

Maxine J. Connelly, 93 years old, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017, of Leukemia. She was a 31 year resident of Lomita, Calif., formerly of Clarkston. Maxine was predeceased by her husband James, sister Doris and brothers Albert and DeWayne. She is survived by her only daughter Cathleen Connelly of Lomita, CA and sisters […]


WILSON, ROSELLA of Clarkston, age 86, died June 12, 2017. She was 86.  She was born January 4, 1931 to the late Wed H. and Katie Morgan.  She leaves behind a much loved son Paul Wilson and equally loved daughter in law Julie Wilson and loved grandchildren Kristin Marie Wilson and Matthew Lee Wilson. She […]

School bond projects

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2016 Bond Projects – District Wide Camera Replacement The Clarkston Community Schools’ Board of Education will receive firm prime contractor bids to provide cabling and a complete camera replacement system at all district buildings within Clarkston Community Schools. The bidding documents consist of plans and specifications prepared by GMB Architecture and Engineering […]

Parking issue stalls in committee

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor It’s back to the drawing board for the Clarkston Parking Committee. “We’re still at step one,” said committee member Rick Detkowski at the June 7 meeting. “I’m worried we’re on the wrong track.” Committee member Jennifer Radcliff said they need professional help. “I think we need to see where […]

Teamwork in the sun

Teamwork in the sun

Summer will soon be here, and schools are winding down with their annual field day celebrations. Joseph Fortier and Cornelius Godfrey stay cool and work together to move the beachball with their water guns during one of 30 fun game stations at Clarkston Elementary’s field day, June 1. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Millpond Porchfest

Clarkston Community Historical Society hosts the Millpond Porchfest, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, June 25. The event features musicians on eight porches around the Millpond on Main Street, W. Washington, Holcomb Road, and Miller Road. Musicians, who are donating their talents, include The Pat Cooper Irish Band, Annamarie Evans Trio, Mike Baker, EW3 Mike Evans, Mountain Echo […]

Township DPW expansion OK’d

The Independence Township Board voted to accept a design engineering proposal for addition and renovation to the Department of Public Works building, for up to $60,936, June 6. The building addition is needed to store township vehicles and equipment currently stored outside. This includes seven snow plows, two backhoes, dump truck, backhoe trailer, crane truck, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Memories of time gone by

Wonder Woman holds a special place in my heart, as it probably does for lots of guys my age on whom Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the super-powered Amazonian princess in the 1970s, when we were 6-7 years old, made quite the impression. So I was looking forward to the new version starring Gal Gadot in […]

Letters to the Editor

Family history link through the News Dear Editor, Hope things are going well for you. Just thought I would share that after the article was in The Clarkston News on my family ancestors a woman contacted me here at the library (“Century of family history,” May 10) She said she thought we might be related. […]