News in Brief

SMART contract Independence Townshp Board approved a contract for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), at its Jan. 3 regular meeting. The contract provides $30,168 to SMART for transportation of persons who are handicapped or are 65+ years and live in Independence Township, the City of the Village of Clarkston, and Springfield Township. […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for help with holiday service Dear Editor, Wint Funeral Home would like to thank the many people who helped with our Annual Holiday Memorial Candle Lighting Service. The heartwarming service took place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Special thanks to Clarkston Community Church for their beautiful church and many gracious members who assisted […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Campaign for wellbeing

It is my hope every member of our community had a blessed, restful holiday season filled with extensive time spent with loved ones. Each New Year, many of us as individuals set resolutions. Likely among these are exercise, healthy eating, and more time spent on the activities we most enjoy. Recently, I heard an interview […]

Preserving history for kids

Third in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Six generations of Sally Hadden’s family has lived in the Clarkston area. “The foundation of my family has been laid here and is still here. We are […]

Eagle garden

Eagle garden

Clarkston Eagle Scout Max Wyckoff was awarded for his Eagle project, building a rain garden at the south Depot Park pedestrian bridge. Mayor Steve Percival presented the Eagle Scout with his award at the Dec. 12 City Council meeting. Work on the garden will continue in the spring at the bridge, which was donated and […]

Marion Louise OLSEN

OLSEN, Marion Louise “Toni” of Adrian, formerly of Clarkston; January 8, 2017; age 82; Loving wife of Raymond of 61 years; beloved mother of Cindy (John) Slade, Suzanne (late Greg) Olsen-Kunze and Elsa (Don) Garnier; preceded in death by her daughter Kathie Olsen and granddaughter Angela Short; proud grandmother of Mandie (Paul) Amesse, Jimmy Queen, […]

Paul E. BALL

BALL, Paul E.; of Pontiac; January 5, 2017; age 94; preceded in death by his wife Helen, daughters Paulette Knight & Nita Tibbals and granddaughter Lynn LeMarbe; father of Jerry (Kathy) Ball and Judy (Ralph) Beals; grandpa “Honey” of Dan, Mikey, Christina, Rhonda, Ryan, Deanna, Debbie, Troy, Brian & Brett; also survived by 23 great […]

Marilyn A. McNEIL

McNEIL, Marilyn A.; of Clarkston; formerly of Warren; January 5, 2017; age 81; wife of Malcolm for 60 years; mother of Joanne (Ralph) Gentile, Kathleen (John) Slayton & Carolyn (Bruce) Manning; grandma of Brandon, Olivia, Drake, Jack, Joseph, Joshua, Rebecca, Sophia, Bruce & Emma; great grandma to Lennox; sister of Phyllis (late Lloyd) Kirkpatrick, John […]

Crystal Pauline Jewell

Crystal Pauline Jewell; of Clarkston; age 82; went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2017.  Crystal is survived by her faithful husband of 61 years, Albert Murray Jewell; her four children, Glenida (Thor) Olafsson, Gregory (Claire) Jewell, Jeffrey (Denise) Jewell and Genise (Eric) Horsley; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was […]


ALDRICH, Robert J.; of Orion formerly of Clarkston; January 2, 2017; age 67; father of Leslie & Kyle Aldrich; grandpa of Hendrix & Marley; husband and life partner of Peni Aldrich; brother of Mike (Anyce) Aldrich, Greg (Denise) Aldrich, Tim (Joanne) Aldrich, Todd (Lori) Aldrich & Barb (Joe) Marinack. Bob was born a salesman. He […]