Wind storm

A 64-year-old Clawson man was injured when a tree fell on him and his work van in the 5000 block of Woodfall Road during the highwind storm, 11:56 p.m., March 8. Independence Township paramedics took him to McLaren for treatment. The man was not seriously injured. A passerby found him on the ground after the […]

News in Brief

$22G for uniforms The Independence Township Board split a bid for 2017 baseball uniforms and accepted two quotes, March 7. The Independence Township Board accepted a bid of up to $9,544.80 for baseball shirts and up to $12,681 for baseball pants, socks, and hats. The combined cost is $22,225.80 for the uniforms. Parks, Recreation & […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Keep sun shining on government

By Cory Johnston In a period of just over one month, my name has twice been on the front page of The Clarkston News for things said at Village of Clarkston council meetings even though I made no public statements and did not attend any city meetings. That would normally give me ample reason to […]

Flag for Clarkston grad

Deputies at Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence Township substation flew a flag for a special reason last Friday. Walt Haussner, criminal records supervisor for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, asked if they would fly the flag to recognize their Detective Tim Pike. “Tim was born in Clarkston and attended the local high school before […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: God wins in the end

Since the beginning of the Church Age in Acts chapter two, Christianity has been under attack by the forces of evil. American Christians can be thankful that we have been blessed to have freedom to worship and evangelize non-Christians for several centuries. However one of the greatest threats to Christianity has come when so-called believers […]

Work crew

Work crew

Haley Campbell, Gigi Montgomery, Andy Murphy, Natalie Frederiksen and their classmates on the student council hosted an Independence Elementary Night at Culver’s on Sashabaw Road, March 7, to help out their school. The students greeted patrons at the door and helped out behind the counter, serving butter burgers and frozen custards. Photo provided

Frances M. TAIT

TAIT, Frances M. “Missy”; of Waterford; March 9, 2017; age 98; preceded in death by her husband David, son David “D.R.” and siblings Violet, Ray, Al and Johnny Larkins; mother of Ronald and Dorian; mother in law of Linda; grandmother of Shaun and Brenton.  Memorial Mass Saturday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady […]


CARBONI (JONES), Jenna Leigh; formerly of Lake Orion, MI; peacefully with her family on March 10, 2017; age 31; wife of Kevin; daughter of W. Raleigh (Kim) Jones & Sandra Engel; sister of Jason Jones; granddaughter of Earl & Barbara Engel; preceded in death by her grandparents W.A. & Hattie Jones; also survived by many […]

Robert (Bob) Hugh SHARKEY

SHARKEY, Robert (Bob) Hugh; of Westminster, South Carolina; March 7, 2017; age 91. Bob Sharkey was born September 16, 1925 in St. Thomas, Ontario and grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. He served in the US Navy Seabees (Construction Battalion) from 1943 (age 17) to 1946. He married Patricia Elliot in 1949; they raised […]


CRANDELL, Ripley L.; of Clarkston; passed away March 9, 2017 after a long illness; age 78; husband to Barbara (Inman) for 60 years, both having graduated from Lapeer High School in 1957; loving & proud father of Rod (Cindy); preceded in death by loving sons: Ripley II & Randy; survived by dear part of the […]