Susan Elizabeth DRAVING

DRAVING, Susan Elizabeth; of Clarkston; April 6, 2016; age 63; Loving mother of Ashleigh Draving, Austin (Kiera Waldick) Draving & Justin Draving; daughter of Elmer (late Elizabeth) Skolnik; sister of Joan (the late Richard) Fox, Elaine Skolnik & Amy (Frank) Rabbio; also survived by Michael (Leanne) Draving. Sue enjoyed swimming & baking and loved anything […]


THAYER, Ellen J.; of Waterford; April 6, 2018; age 85; preceded in death by husband Keith; Mother of Karen, Kalvin & Kim Thayer; grandma of Nicholas (Amanda) and Emily Thayer; sister of Barbara Jarvis. Celebration of Life Saturday, April 14th from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at OverTyme Grill & Tap Room, 4724 Dixie Hwy, Waterford. Arrangements […]

Colleen Anne Rivenburgh

We are fortunate to have known and loved Colleen Anne Rivenburgh, who passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 27th.  Colleen was 51, she was an amazing mother to Kyle and Kelley and a loving wife and partner to Mike, and a companion to her adoring pets: Bebe, Ollie-Butt, Stella-Bear, Oscar and Milo.  In addition to her immediate family, […]

Ind Twp hydrant flushings

Independence Township will be conducting hydrant flushing on the Hillview Estate’s water system on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This work will be performed between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Customers may experience some discolored water. Please run cold water to clear your lines and avoid doing laundry until the water is clear. […]

Cross walk

Cross walk

Groups of teens and volunteers from St. Daniel Catholic Community convened in downtown Clarkston bearing crosses on Good Friday to collect prayer intentions for their Easter services that weekend. Photo by Phil Custodio

Slow start to fully-operational pay-to-park lot

Driver Wendy Burns had several spots to choose from as she parked in the city-owned lot at Main and Washington streets downtown, Monday morning. After a check of her license plate number, she used coins to pay a parking fee at the kiosk at the southeast corner of the lot, which was operational for the […]

Parent/youth program

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance hosts a Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth 10-14 years old on Mondays, April 9-May 21, 5:30-8 p.m., Sashabaw Middle School, 5565 Pine Knob Lane. Register for the free, seven-session program at The program includes dinner, prizes, and sibling child care upon request. It includes a skills-building curriculum to […]

Donations needed

Ninth-graders at Clarkston Junior High School are collecting pencils, folders, paper, erasers, stickers and squishy toys for a project-based-learning class. The donations will be used to help third graders with their Michigan economics lessons. Drop off donations at the CJH front office, 6595 Waldon Road, for teacher Michael Greve.

Students honored for citizenship

Students honored for citizenship

From left are Optimist Student Citizens Savannah Powers of Independence Elementary; Katie Jakubiak of Springfield Plains Elementary; and Isabelle Henry of Bailey Lake Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored Outstanding Student Citizens Isabelle Henry of Bailey Lake Elementary, Katie Jakubiak of Springfield Plains Elementary, […]

Appreciation for school leadership

Dear Editor, I wish to publicly acknowledge the Clarkston Community Schools’ Administrative Office staff for their hard work, dedication, professionalism, perseverance, and collaboration in coping with the superintendent’s sudden departure three months ago, as well as with the tragedy of the Parkland school shootings. They have performed incredibly under the most challenging of circumstances, so […]