A call to check into contradictions

Dear Editor, Today in America we have the Open Meetings Act, which allows closed meetings, a Freedom of Information Act that hides information from citizens, and “gun free zones” where mass murders take place. Strangely, many Americans don’t see the madness in these obvious contradictions. How will our freedom survive the strain of national psychosis? […]

Conservancy group meeting

The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy hosts its Annual Meeting this Saturday, Feb. 24, at Cedar Crest Academy, 8970 Dixie Highway, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The free event will include a recap of the non-profit group’s 2017 conservation work, family-oriented, hands-on activities, and information on how to create welcoming environments for wildlife on […]

Dennis S. DORSCH

DORSCH, Dennis S. of Clarkston; February 19, 2018; age 57.  Loving father of Denise Dorsch and Mathew Dorsch; Son of Ernest and Josephine Dorsch; brother of Gregory Dorsch and Ernest (Diana) Dorsch; uncle of Jennifer, Jason and Jeffrey.  Dennis was employed with CRS Services, Rochester Hills.  He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of […]

Meeting of the Backyard Birders

The Clarkston-Area Backyard Birders Club will meet at The Gateway lifestyle store on M-15 on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will include discussion of bird issues, recent developments, and preview of migration highlights and what observers can expect to see at area nature centers […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Athletes’ example for how to treat others

I really enjoying watching the Olympics. Every few years these global events break into the ordinariness of our lives and transport us to another land. I love to watch the excellent athletes compete and to learn some of their background, too. I also especially enjoy watching all kinds of sporting events I probably would not […]


MILLER, Brian of Clarkston; February 19, 2018; age 48; Beloved Husband of Kelley; more than a Dad to Larry (Jessica) Bastien; Proud Grandpa of  Wyatt Bastien; Son of Al and Dottie Miller; Brother of Dennis (Tonya) Miller; Son in Law of Mary (the late Jerry) Runyan; Brother in Law of  Tom (Nancy) Runyan and Kathy (Spencer) Teran; […]

Edward Henry Kristopek

Edward Henry Kristopek, 100, of Des Plaines, IL, passed peacefully into eternal life on February 17, 2018.  Ed was born August 31, 1917 in Seymour, CT.  A highly decorated Naval Veteran of WWII, he served on the USS Lexington.  He was a longtime resident of Clarkston, MI and he worked over three decades at Ford […]

Michael W. SMITH

SMITH, Michael W.; of Waterford formerly of Highland; February 17, 2018; age 67; husband of Carol; father of Carl (Melissa) Smith, Steven Smith, Andrea Smith and Charles Strebe; grandpa of Jacob, Dakota, Hailey, Elijah, Liam, Keegan and Payton; great grandpa of Adalynn and Landon; brother of the late Paul (Tonya) Smith, Penny Krupinski and Cheryl […]


HAMAKER (BAUCUS), BARBARA BEATRICE Of Fort Myers, Florida, age 83, died Friday, February 9, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Pastor Steve Wood officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI. Contributions may be made to the family. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday until […]


CLEMENT, B. Roger “Bud”; of Clarkston; February 15, 2018; age 82; preceded in death by wife Norma; father of Michelle (Joe) Hauska & Mike (Donna) Clement; papa of Sydney & Logan Hauska and Frank (Anna) Jazdzyk; great grandpa of Clara; brother of Bill (late Jean) Clement; nephew of Hilda Lowrie. Bud was the former partner […]