ZIELINSKI, Donald E. “Don” of Waterford; February 21, 2017; age 78.  Preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Lula Zielinski and nephew Paul Glowzinski; loving brother of Cheryl Zielinski and Pat (the late Frank) Glowzinski; uncle of Kathy (Ken) LaFerle, Michael Glowzinski, Patrick (Cindy) Glowzinski and Charles (Heather) Glowzinski; also survived by many great […]


ZIELINSKI, Diane Ilene; of Clarkston, formerly of Troy; February 22, 2017; Age 77.  Loving wife of James for 54 years; beloved mother of Kathy (Robin) Davis, Karen (Mike) Smith, Kristine Zielinski and Karrie (Andy) Tarajos; proud grandma of Jessica Davis, Justin (Katharina) Davis, Eric Smith, Rochelle Smith, Jenna Tarajos; preceded in death by her sister […]

Players bring comic mystery to stage

Clarkston Village Players’ presents “House on the Cliff” by George Batson, a comic mystery set in a house perched above the Great Lakes. Lovely heiress Ellen Clayton blames herself for her father’s death and psychosis confines her to a wheel chair. When young Doctor Phillips shows up, he not only brings healing, but romance and […]

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Debbie Stradling, bakery manager at Neiman’s Family Market, fries up a batch of paczkis, Monday morning. The bakers will make thousands of the decadent pastries as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, approaches next week. Varieties include custard, cream, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, prune, lemon, and apple. Photo by Phil Custodio 

Local Pink Panther to stalk Autorama

Local Pink Panther  to stalk Autorama

Denise Myers of Clarkston tools around Mackinac in her pink Dodge Challenger. This weekend, she’ll be at Autorama. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Pink Panther returns to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the Autorama this weekend. Denise Myers of Clarkston will bring her hot pink 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible, named the […]

Teachers, staff honored

The Board of Education recognized 21 Clarkston Community School staff members with Winter Employee Recognition Awards and certificates of appreciation, Feb. 13. The teachers, aides, paraeducators, secretaries, and support staff from the Early Childhood Center to the high school and administration building included: Jill Haslinger, Kids Connection teacher, Early Childhood Center; Pat Webb, Funshine teacher, […]

News in Brief

School admins hired Lori Banaszak was hired as administrator of technology integration, $84,244 to start, topping out at $103,609; and Mary Ellen Roe was approved as the new director of marketing, $72,899-$89,656, at the Feb. 13 school board meeting. Two instructional staff members were also added to the district’s shared service program at Auburn Hills […]

Parking committee seeks more data

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston’s Parking Committee will soon be hitting the streets downtown, collecting their own data on where and when people park. “Let’s find out for ourselves – how many parking spaces are in the city for real,” said committee member Erich Lines, at the committee’s first meeting, Feb. 15. “We […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Journalism strongest tool for free speech

Dear Editor, Recently, Don Rush asked us to comment about the role/value of newspapers, and other news media, in our society. Perhaps, an excerpt from The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University book published 10 years ago put it best: “The independent media functions as another check and balance on government although […]

Command truck in action

When a fire alarm went off on Holcomb Road, Monday morning, the Independence Township Fire Department’s new command truck was the first fire vehicle at the scene. There wasn’t a fire, but if there was, the truck could have been used to start fighting it. The new command truck, costing $230,000, has a water tank […]