BMX track star

BMX track star

Brenden is an award winning BMX racer. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Elisha Goldstein of Clarkston admits to being nervous when the starting gate falls and her 7-year-old son Brenden Goldstein and other BMX racers hit the course, but it doesn’t last long. “Once the gate drops, I’m OK,” Elisha […]

THE HEALTHY CHILD: Make lunch an A+ experience

By Adrian Schirr With the new school year upon us, it’s time to revisit those bad habits we vowed to break last year. My son can’t be the only one who comes home from school exhausted and famished. It’s quite the show, really. With his backpack still strapped to his shoulders, his mission is clear: […]

Wisdom of ‘The Cornbread Philosopher’ at signing

Wisdom of ‘The Cornbread Philosopher’ at signing

Darrell H. Cooper will talk about and sign his books at Brioni’s on Sept. 17. The books are free, with donations benefitting SCAMP. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor “The man with the simplist taste is always satisfied.” “My daddy told me, son always wear yore spurs, you don’t never know […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Awaken to God in face of disasters

As I write this, Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida after already devastating much of the Caribbean. It is being called the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. Our prayers and well wishes go out to all the people affected by this natural disaster as well as to all the other recent extreme weather events. […]

Broadway agent kicks off lecture series

Broadway theater agent Susan Schulman kicks off the new Oakland Town Hall speaker season, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m., at the St. George Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. Schulman, author of “Backstage Pass to Broadway, True Tales of a Theatre Press Agent,” will discuss her experiences with top New York City actors and […]

Vets share memories

Vets share memories

Ben Peterson shares his story of serving in combat in Iraq, and invited others to write down their stories and place them in his duffel bag. Photos by Phil Custodio Veterans and their families and friends gathered, Sept. 9, for an evening of story sharing and remembrances. Bridgewood Church, 6765 Rattalee Lake Road, hosted the […]

Richard A. MIELKE

MIELKE, Richard A.; of Clarkston; September 8, 2017; age 87; loving husband of Betty for 67 years; beloved father of Rick (Sharon), David and Rebecca (Kirk) Brinkman; grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 5; preceded in death by his granddaughter Stephanie, his parents, brother Milton and sister Delores.  Richard proudly served in the U.S. […]

Independence Township hunting ordinance draft

Here’s Independence Township’s proposed boundaries for hunting. Hunting would be allowed in the pink areas. According to the new ordinance, bow hunting allowed in the entire township, as long as state laws and guidelines are followed; Firearm hunting allowed in restricted areas, as long as state laws and guidelines are followed; No hunting with center-fire rifles or handguns; […]


EICHBRECHT (JENKS), Geraldine M.; of Lake formerly of Fife Lake; June 16, 2017; age 94; preceded in death by her husband William; mother of Gary (Sue Ann) Eichbrecht, Kaye (Bill Cusenza) Eichbrecht, Terry (Cynthia) Eichbrecht, James Eichbrecht, Lori Ann Eichbrecht; grandmother of 11; great grandmother of 14; sister of Bob (Rosemary) Jenks, Ed (Mary) Jenks. […]

James B. SEARS

SEARS, James B. “Jim” of White Lake; September 5, 2017; age 74. Loving husband of Carol for 51 years. Proud father of Shelly (Dana) Harmon, Tammie (John) Nagridge and Stefanie (Chris) Martindale; cherished grandpa of Justin Harmon, Natalie, Ryan and Jason Martindale; dear brother of Charles (Marge) Sears; brother-in-law of John (Theresa) Janczarek. Also survived […]