Finding ‘new normal’

Dear Editor, I, like many of you, am trying to get my head around our “new normal,” and how to deal with these myriad of human emotions, from anger to bewilderment to fear, all related to COVID-19! And you know what dawned on me? We ARE dealing with this new, scary reality. And, exactly as […]

More leadership needed

Dear Editor, While Americans must remain optimistic in the midst of a health crisis and economic collapse of historic proportions, as Americans with strong values and ethic, we must remain objective and unafraid of fact-based analysis and accountability in assessing our condition. Of course, there will be time later to assess responsibility, but urgings by […]

Services adapted for safety at Wint Funeral Home

Dear Editor, Wint Funeral Home has been privileged to serve our community since 1959 and continues to stand ready to serve. Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of you, your family and friends as well as our own staff, has always been of utmost importance to us. We will remain open […]

Scouts help out Lighthouse

Just before the governor issued the shelter-in place executive order, Clarkston Girl Scouts Eva and Charley Bousho from Troop 75949 donated dozens of empty cookie cases to the Lighthouse of Clarkston. They called ahead and found the smaller boxes would be welcomed. The boxes will be packed with snacks and other essentials families in need […]

Art deco

Art deco

Eli and Drew Kaltz of Clarkston are spending their stay-at-home time learning math with toy money and cooking, physical education and science outside in the woods, and art with chalk drawings in the driveway. Photo provided by Michele Przybylski, their grandma

William K. ZSIFKOV

ZSIFKOV, William K.; of Clarkston formerly of Taylor; unexpectedly passed away at home on March 28, 2020; age 59; father of Matthew Halbauer-Zsifkov and Nicole (Mitchell Perhay) Zsifkov and their mother, Janine Miracle; grandpa “Papa Bill” of Jaxsun Halbauer-Zsifkov; son of Eva (late George) Zsifkov; preceded in death by his brother Robert “Bobby” Zsifkov. Bill […]

Patricia Ann Smith

Patricia Ann Smith passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at age 75 years. Patricia was born in Walnut Ridge Arkansas to parents, Albert and Mary Wilkinson, who moved to Pontiac shortly after her birth. She leaves behind her son, Matthew Smith, her sister and family Priscilla Elkins (Edward) of Colorado, her ex husband and […]

Darlene Sue AUSTIN (Black)

AUSTIN (Black), Darlene Sue; of Holly formerly of Clarkston; passed away at home March 27, 2020 after a long illness; age 65; wife of Stephen “Don” Jr.; mother of Lisa (Richard) Carlton, Lynn (Roy) Semmens, Laura Austin & Stephen “Donny” Austin III; also survived by her grandchildren and siblings: John (Sue) Black, Tom (late Linda) […]


JOHNSON, DONALD DAVID, age 74, of Clarkston Mi. Beloved husband of 50 years to Joann, father to Eric (Lisa) Johnson and Shawn Johnson, grandfather to Celeste, Janina, Michael and David. Preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Maxine, sister Barbara (Richard), survived by sister Sue (Jim), and twin brother Robert and many other relatives […]


MANSKY DDS, Chris of Clarkston; passed away March 19, 2020; age 88.  Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn and sisters Connie Goetz and Millie Hyde.  Loving father of Paul (Shari) Mansky DDS, Kristie (John) Neville and David (Maureen) Mansky, DPM.  Proud grandfather of Peter, Ben, J.P., Nick, Sarah, Walter, Oscar, Lucy, […]