News in Brief

Snow, ice days Icy roads meant school closings for Clarkston kids, last Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-11, as well as Tuesday this week, Jan. 17. “We closely watch the weather forecasts, often speaking directly with the National Weather Service. When these are negative, we talk with neighboring superintendents, transportation directors and operations supervisors about their […]

Suspect caught

The search for jewelry store robbery suspect Jimmie Walker Jr. has come to an end. U.S. Marshals and Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Walker in Hamtramck and he was booked into Oakland County Jail on Jan. 13. Walker, 50, of Detroit was sought in the armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet, Dec. 17. Walker is […]

New hope for foster kids

Hi, I’m Rebecca Peart. You may remember me as the girl who was adopted from Guangzhou, China. The girl who was abandoned when she was only a few days old. That’s because I had written an column for The Clarkston News before. It was in April and about my story, my adoption from China to […]

Paul R. ERICKSON

ERICKSON, Paul R.; of Clarkston; suddenly January 15, 2017; age 70; preceded in death by his parents Leo & Grace Erickson; brother of Roger (Janet) Erickson, Mark (Carol) Erickson & David (Rene) Erickson; uncle to many; dear friend of Elena Quezada & Fred Hubbard. Paul graduated from Clarkston High School Class of 1964.  Paul earned […]

RAYMOND ERWIN KOENIG

KOENIG, RAYMOND ERWIN of Ortonville, Michigan formerly of St. Louis, Missouri; died January 14, 2017.  He was 88.  Born February 3, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Arthur and Edna (nee: Starzinger) Koenig.  He married the former Ruth Adams on August 7, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri.  She preceded him in death in […]

PFC Andrew Clayton BERG

BERG, PFC Andrew Clayton; of North Carolina, formerly of Waterford; unexpectedly January 6, 2017; age 27.  Husband of Colleen Berg; son of Mark and Kelly Berg; brother of Nicholas Berg; son in law of Sue Leek and Matt Dubey and Fred and Wendy Leek; grandson of Martha and the late Roy Berg and Susan Romain.  […]

Gerald John RECKINGER SR.

RECKINGER SR, Gerald John of White Lake; Unexpectedly January 9, 2017; age 83.  Loving father of Tirchian “Kirk” (Tiffiny) Reckinger and Brooke Eubanks.  Proud grandfather of Cody Ray Eubanks and Elijah Lynn Eubanks; great grandfather of Brayden Michael; dear brother of Judy (Roy) Passarelli and Charles Merithew.  Preceded in death by his son Gerald John […]

Ice skating fun

Ice skating fun

Adi and Easton Stroud giggle as they enjoy using the skating rink in Depot Park, installed by the Clarkston Optimists. Photo by Phil Custodio

Suspect sought

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The search for a suspect in the armed robbery of a local jeweler went national this week, with U.S. marshals taking the case. Jimmie Walker Jr., 51, of Detroit is the suspect sought in the armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet, Dec. 17. Walker is one of two suspects […]