Fast times at the fair

Fast times at the fair

Aidan Stark and Lennon Bingham enjoy some race car thrills at the Oakland County Fair Big Rock Amusements carnival. The fair runs until Sunday July 16, with grandstand events, contests, fair food, livestock, and many other activities at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. For more information, please visit Photo by Phil Custodio


BERQUIST, Emma Jean; of Davisburg; July 10, 2017; age 82; preceded in death by her beloved husband Hilding “Jr.”; loving mother of Jeanne (Jerry) Lumm, Suzanne Gaddis, Samantha (Matt) Brown and Timothy (Margee) Berquist; proud grandma of Jennifer (Luke) Hoppel, Jill (Nate) Dault, Johnathon Brown, Alex Berquist, Samuel Brown, Drew Berquist and Jeremy Berquist; great […]

Ind. Twp. Board, 6-28-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE June 28, 2017 A. A Regular Budget Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:00 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given: Drew Kuczera, Boy Scout Troop 199 C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, […]


BARTHEL, Ralph E., D.D.S., 80, long-time resident of Shelby Township, Rochester Hills, and currently Clarkston, passed away on July 7, 2017.  Born January 13, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan, to Gertrude K. (Haug) and Paul H. Barthel, Sr., Ralph grew up in Detroit with his dear late brother, Paul (Joyce) Barthel, Jr. On July 15, 1961, […]

Community works together to kick off SCAMP with picnic

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the past 30 years, volunteers have worked together to raise funds and organize SCAMP for kids with special needs, each summer starting with a picnic at Independence Oaks County Park, July 25. This year’s picnic at the Twin Chimneys pavilion is led by John Spokaeski, who has volunteered […]

Garden Walk

At Clarkston Farm and Garden Club’s 12th annual Garden Walk on July 19, an abundance of natives will be only one of the highlights, said Debi Moore, event chair. Altogether, six lovely gardens with blooms galore are featured on this year’s walk. A list of plantings will be available at all the gardens the day […]

Celebrating red, white, and blue at July 4 parade

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor July 4 downtown was All-American, with thousands of spectators clad in red, white, and blue lining the streets from St. Dan’s to Renaissance High School for the annual Independence Day Parade. The march featured 94 entries, kicked off at 10 a.m. by the American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard […]

On the march

On the march

American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard and other veterans lead the Clarkston Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Government groups pull for city in lawsuit

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association want to throw their two cents into a Freedom of Information lawsuit in Clarkston. The non-profit corporations filed a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of the City of the Village of Clarkston in its case […]

News in Brief

Seats for election Filing deadline for partisan and non-partical candidates, including Clarkston City Council, is 4 p.m., July 25. Three council seats, currently held by Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, and David Marsh, are up for a vote in the Nov. 7 election. Check for nominating petition and affidavit of identity forms. Wheelchair Daze Oakland […]