Feeling the Force

Feeling the Force

Isaiah Rumble as Darth Vader and Jedi Jonah Ingram celebrate Star Wars Day at Clarkston Independence District Library, May 13. The library celebrated all things Star Wars with games and activities. Photo by Phil Custodio


MERSINO, Mathew C.; of Oxford; May 20, 2017; age 94; husband of Faye for 68 years; father of Brad (Patti) Mersino, Rod (Karen) Mersino, Lana (Joe) Quisenberry, Randy Mersino, Valerie (Rich) Terryah, Doug Mersino, Veronica (Marty Wells) Mersino; also survived by 27 grandchildren & 45 great grandchildren; brother of Richard (Kathy) Mersino, Phyllis Pagel, Stanley […]

Solen Lester KINSER

KINSER, Solen Lester “Willford”; of Clarkston; May 20, 2017; age 90; preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Jane & brothers: Francis & Harold; uncle of Mortell (Jean) Kinser, Linda Herbert & Cynthia Kinser.  Willford retired from General Motors after serving in the United States Navy during WWII.  Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint […]

Morris Lee HAGLER

HAGLER, Morris Lee; of Clarkston; May 19, 2017; age 94; preceded in death by his wife Marilyn; father of Jane (late Mike) Dennis, Julia Elledge, Anne (Bob) Szmagaj, Lisa (Gary) Edwards; grandpa of Jeffrey, Cyndi (Matt), Amy (Tony), Alyssa (Steve), Brian, Andrea, Leighann; great grandpa of Corbin, Callie, Jackson, Charlie, Jakob, Brian Jr, Breanna, Laura; […]


WILLIAMS, KENNETH O., II of Clarkston; died May 19, 2017.  He was 71.  Born November 15, 1945 in Brown City, Michigan to the late Kenneth and Ella (nee: Weiberg) Williams.    He is survived by one daughter, Brianna (David) Gabbard; one son, Kenneth (Brittney) Williams, III; five grandchildren, Haylee, Hunter, Ayden, Piper and Kenneth, IV; mother-in-law, […]

Vivian L. TOBIN

TOBIN, Vivian L. of Waterford; May 18, 2017; age 77.  Loving mom of Frank (Ann) Meissner, John Tobin, Colleen (Shawn) Miller, Karyn (Curtis) Talley and Mike (Kim) Tobin; proud grandma of 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Friday, May 26th from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 […]

Public tax hearing, 5-22-17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TAX HEARING CLARKSTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:45 p.m., at Clarkston Community Schools, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, the Board of Education of Clarkston Community Schools will hold a public hearing to consider the District’s proposed 2017-2018 property tax millage rate. The Board may […]

Ind. Twp. ZBA 6-7-17

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 A. CALL TO ORDER B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES C. ROLL CALL: D. REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require […]

Hands up for art

Hands up for art

Daejah Sotelo, senior, points at  her art work at the Clarkston Community Schools art show. Photo by Jessica Steeley

Spring into arts

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The arts are blooming along with May flowers throughout downtown this spring. This weekend, the Gateway hosts an atrium filled with artwork at the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council’s second annual Art in the Atrium silent art auction. The May 20 event helps fund the council’s ongoing efforts to sponsor […]