LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A call to keep folks dog-bite free

Dear Editor, A dog might be a man’s best friend, but is it a letter carrier’s? Warmer temperatures mean children playing, letter carriers delivering, and dogs barking. Most dogs are safely behind a fence or on a leash. However, there are some situations when a dog can be potentially dangerous. Several of our letter carriers […]

Tootsie Roll drive

Tootsie Roll drive

Gary Zirwes collects donations on Main Street during the Clarkston Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit those with intellectual disabilities, April 7. The knights were collecting donations at intersections and stores throughout the area during their annual fundraiser, the weekend before Easter. Photo by Phil Custodio

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Friends, family, and representatives of Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce join owners Sarah Lewis and Julian Thomas in celebrating the opening of their New Heights Assisted Living center, 9402 Michigamme Road, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, April 6. Photo by Phil Custodio

Skaters train for world event

Isabel Holloway of Clarkston is training hard with the Harmony Theatre Company to compete in the 2017 Nations’ Cup Interclub Theatre On Ice Event featuring top teams from six countries at Ann Arbor’s Yost Arena, April 20-23. Holloway, 15, and her team trains at the Ice House Skating Academy in Hartland, Mich., in Theatre On […]

Earl Lawson

Earl Lawson, age 91, of Marcellus, formerly of Holly; left the loving arms of his family on April 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He has entered into rest awaiting the second coming of Christ. Earl was born December 28, 1925, in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Matt and Eva Belle (Ball) […]


KUNKLER-MORRISON, Joy L.; of Clarkston; unexpectedly April 9, 2017; age 63; wife of Tom Morrison; mother of Michael (Suzanne) Kunkler & Leslie Rometty; stepmother of Tim (Megan) Morrison; grandmother of Savanah, Addison, Isabella, William & an expectant baby; sister of Karen (Fred) Van Heck, Deb (late Tino) Casadei, Suz Schulert, Jim Martin, Janice Martin & […]


SHOEMATE, ROBERT P., of Auburn Hills, died April 8, 2017 at 84 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Mabel; loving father of the late Linda (Michael) Sadler, Gary Quick and Gordon (Lynn) Quick. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren; brother in law of Ruth Shoemate and Pete Pelez. […]

Mary Kathryn WILL

WILL, Mary Kathryn “Kathy” of Clarkston, MI passed away unexpectedly April 6, 2017 in South Carolina; age 73. She was born on September 12, 1943 in Rye, NY, daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Hughes) Poschen. She was Class President and Graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and The Foundling Hospital New York, […]

Rosemary Watson

Rosemary Watson, formerly of Independence Township, peacefully passed away and went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday April 5, 2017. Rosemary grew up in Goodrich Michigan and met her late husband Henry Watson and they married Oct. 13, 1956 and moved to Independence Township  in 1958 where they raised their three […]