Barbara J. ROBINS

ROBINS, Barbara J.; of Clarkston; suddenly February 1, 2017; age 83; mother of Jackie (Craig) Richardson and Linda Wolff; grandma of Terry (Jodi) Heard, Deanna Sutherland, Lindsey (Nick) Abney & Danielle (Jimmy) Glasgow; great grandma of 7 and 1 great great granddaughter; mother in law of Polly Heard; step mother of Steve Robbins; preceded in […]


MOFFAT, John A.; of Waterford; February 3, 2017; age 87; loving husband of Nancy for 56 years; beloved father of Nancy (Mike) Fijal; step-father of Shannon (Jim) Williams, Kristen (Don) Tottingham, Kevin (Annette) Riley and Michael Riley; grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 1.  John retired from the Waterford Public Schools as Athletic Director […]

Marjorie (Marg) Jean HERMAN

HERMAN, Marjorie (Marg) Jean; of Clarkston; February 1, 2017; age 88; preceded in death by her first husband John MacGregor and her second husband Charles Herman, her daughter Karen MacGregor and her brother David Mackey; mother of Hugh MacGregor, John (Judy) MacGregor, Katy Bailey and Laurie Phillips; grandmother of 10; great grandmother of 19.  Marjorie […]

Jeffrey Allen BURKETT

BURKETT, Jeffrey Allen of Clarkston; February 1, 2017; age 12; loving son of David and Wendy Burkett; beloved brother of Jacob Burkett and Alex (Ashley) Burkett; grandson of Ken Sr. and Jan LaVictoire and Gwayne and the late Linda Burkett; uncle of Sarah, Abigail, Jackson and Harper; nephew of Ken (Alyssa) LaVictoire Jr., Scott Burkett […]

David Monroe Lockard

David Monroe Lockard, 85 passed on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at The Pines of Clarkston following an extended illness. David is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Delores (Pacer) Lockard, and his four children, Kim, Kathie, Thomas, and Michael.  Also his sister Pauline Zwicker, and his two brothers, Eugene and Oakley Lockard.  His […]

John W. Koval

John W. Koval of Dansville, age 62, formerly of Clarkston, passed away January 26, 2017. He was born July 31, 1954, in Highland Park, MI, to John and Elsie Koval. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 39 years, Karen Longcore Koval; his two daughters, Julie (Jeffrey) Cassidy and Leah (Rafael Bucio) […]

Show care for pups at Cupids and Canines

Show care for pups at Cupids and Canines

Erica McCarthy, operations manager for Canine Companions Rescue Center, at left, and Lori Lammon, board member, with some of their dogs in need of homes, Gizmo, a blind, senior Shih Tzu, and puppies Chloe and Lincoln. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Animal aficionados are asked to show their love by […]

News in Brief

Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 14. We’ll be celebrating the holiday in the Feb. 8 edition – send your love announcements with wedding, engagement, or couple pictures to by Monday. Homework club Clarkston Area Youth Assistance needs volunteers for its after-school Homework Club program, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:3-4:30 […]

Letters to the Editor

Words taken out of context, reader says Dear Editor, I want to thank the City Council for not appointing Cory Johnston to any committees (“Activist sidelined on committees,” Jan. 25). Cory puts heart and soul, along with many hours of research, into any task. This will free up all that time for him to complete […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: What is genuine discipleship?

Discipleship is not often a word in today’s vernacular, especially outside a Christian setting. A disciple is simply someone who follows Jesus, embracing him as Lord and Savior. In Mark’s gospel we find Jesus’ form of discipleship greatly contrasted the Pharisees.’ Jesus’ version of discipleship broke through the social barriers of his day. He compassionately […]