Pauline Viola FORBES

FORBES, Pauline Viola; of Houghton Lake formerly of Prudenville and Clarkston; October 1, 2016; age 98; preceded in death by her husband LaVerne and parents: Grover & Gertrude Hoffman; mother of Barbara (Evalino) Sartor, Patricia (Bob) Tuttle, Larry (Carol) Forbes and Ronald (Elena) Forbes; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Pauline retired […]

Fans in pink

Fans in pink

The Jungle was dressed up in pink as they cheered on the Wolves during their 42-21 victory over West Bloomfield last Friday night. Pink was chosen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Discussion pending on parking study

A parking study given to the city by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan on Sept. 13 was not listed on the City Council’s meeting agenda for Oct. 10, but was added at the meeting by Council member Michael Sabol. Mayor Joe Luginski called for the study, which was discussed at the September parking committee […]

Enrollment down 100

Lower student count meets expectations, officials say BY DANIEL REGIANI Special to The Clarkston News The school district’s preliminary student count is down 100 compared to last year. The decrease means about $751,100 less in state per-pupil funding, which was expected and budgeted, said Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan. The decrease will be offset by state […]

Life stories

Life stories

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Meeting every Monday morning, a local “gaggle of geezers” always has stories to share with each other. They got together to put some of them in a book, titled “One Cup at a Time.” “We were all concerned we’d have something to write about, but we all found once […]

News in Brief

Halloween hours Watch out for kids in costume Monday night, Oct. 31, as they go door to door for Halloween treats. The City of the Village of Clarkston and Independence Township set 6-7 p.m. for trick-or-treating. Springfield Township doesn’t set a trick-or-treat time. Clarkston Road work Work on Clarkston Road from Clearview to east of […]

Walk to school

Walk to school

Students, teachers, and parents from Pine Knob Elementary joined over 4,000 schools for International Walk to School Day, Oct. 5. The sunny walk began at 7:45 a.m. in the Salvation Army parking lot. They walked along Sashabaw Road to get to school. Photo provided

Halloween fun at Friendly Forest

The Friendly Forest, hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors in partnership with the Clarkston Area Optimist Club, is this Saturday from 3-6 p.m. Children of all ages can walk the enchanted trail with their parents and collect goodies from their favorite cartoon and fairy tale characters at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road. Tickets […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Simple life key to success

I think science has finally discovered what makes the political process work. Multiverses. Political candidates live in a different universe from everyone else. They come from an “interpenetrating dimension,” one that overlaps ours at this key point called “government.” This would explain the “cosmic inflation” of their egos and the “alternate realities” that they project […]

Chili connoisseurs

Chili connoisseurs

Bryson Miller, with his dad Dave Miller and Tenya Williams, at left, lines up chili samples for a fair assessment at the Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 6, hosted by Chatham House Interior Design, Lowrie’s Landscape, and Castlewood Custom Homes at 9539 Dixie Highway. Chili creator Lisa Schoff came away the winner of the annual cookoff contest, […]