Barbara Diane Hennessy

Barbara Diane Hennessy, 64, of Clarkston, MI and formerly of Lake Orion, passed away on March 30, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Hennessy in 2012, parents Mike and Joan Miller, and her siblings Jim Miller, Susan (Nate) Kean, and Chris Miller.  She is survived by her children Andrea (Charlie) Romines, […]


TINSON, James S. “Jim” of Waterford; March 29, 2017; age 83.  Loving husband of Jean for 60 years; beloved father of Dawn Stoutenburg, Jim Tinson and Steven (Lisa) Tinson; proud grandpa of Jenna (John Kroll) Stoutenburg, Cassie (Ross Nickels) Stoutenburg and Jessye Tinson; cherished great grandpa of Angela and Kegan Collins; dear brother of Pat […]

New foundation for Parkinson’s

New foundation for Parkinson’s

Michael Johnson, who has early onset Parkinson’s, and his wife, Stacy, created a non-profit group to help others with the disease. Photo by Phil Custodio  BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Michael Johnson’s symptoms over the last few years would be familiar to sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease – chronic fatigue, severe soreness, stiffness and shaking […]

More info wanted before vote on paid-parking initiative

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city Parking Committee asked for an up or down vote on paid parking in city-owned lots at Monday’s City Council meeting, but the council took no action. “The committee is at a standstill,” said Rick Detkowski, member of the council and parking committee. “Further actions are dependent upon […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader calls for caution in parking plan Dear Editor, I have read in the last couple of issues about the proposed solutions to the “parking problem” in the downtown area of the village (“Paid parking plan paused,” March 15). As an owner of an office building on Main Street, I am concerned the City Council […]

Bowman’s honors Women’s History Month

At Bowman Chevrolet in Independence Township, the Women’s History Month of March highlights the contributions of three company leaders. “It absolutely makes sense to have more of us in the industry and at the dealer level,” said Katie Bowman Coleman, owner and president of Bowman Chevrolet. “I think women’s communication and problem-solving skills and attention […]

Food donations for Lighthouse

Nuview Nutrition is collecting non-perishable food and personal hygiene items through April 10 for Lighthouse of Oakland County, Clarkston, at the Nuview office at 7300 Dixie Highway, Suite 500. Nuview has also teamed up with Neiman’s Family Market of Clarkston. Shopping bags filled with healthy food items are ready for purchase for $10, in a […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Power of transformation

I’m not sure that I completely buy into the whole Big Bang Theory idea. I mean, who was there to hear it? Like the saying goes, “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a noise?” Or my favorite version, “If a man speaks […]

Notice to creditors

state of michigan FILE NO: probate court county of oakland notice to creditors Decedent’s Estate Estate of Patricia J. Connors. Date of Birth: December 27, 1929 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Patricia J. Connors, died January 10, 2017. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be […]

Independence Township Planning Commission, 4-13-17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING April 13, 2017 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION Please take notice that the Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments at the Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center […]