Bike work for Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Jon Wasiel led a project to refurbish 32 bicycles for children in Detroit for his Eagle Scout project. A scout with Troop 189, Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clarkston, his project benefitted Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit, with the assistance of Zach Dotson at American Cycle and Fitness in Pontiac and other volunteers. He […]

New options for DPW expansion

Clarkston’s beleagered DPW plans are still ongoing. At Monday’s City Council meeting, the Facilities Committee presented its report, offering four options. The options include keeping the existing 1,500-square-foot Depot Park garage, 720-square-foot school rental garage for $250 a month, and outside storage at Clintonwood Park and township DPW, and possibly install a large garage door […]


JOHNSON, Robert E. “Bob” of Clarkston; August 21, 2016; age 85; loving husband of Marilyn for 64 years; beloved father of Mark (Michelle) Johnson and Gail Wotton; grandfather of Marcus (Jillian) Johnson, Stephanie (Zach) Beach, Megan Johnson and Chad Wotton; great grandfather of Arya Ilene Johnson; preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Matilda […]

Carolyn Carr Lowrie

Carolyn Carr Lowrie; of Waterford (formerly of Birmingham and Clarkston); passed away very peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016; age 90; she was a devoted and loving wife of Richard “Dick” Easton Lowrie who preceded her in death in 2000; They celebrated 56 wonderful years together. She is survived by her five children: Kathy (Jerry) […]


JACKSON, Mona Faye; of Clarkston; August 20, 2016; age 58; wife of A.J.; mother of Dennis (Sandy) McPherson and Christine (Norm) Saever; grandma of Michael and Kylie; daughter of Clara (late James) Clark and the late Charlie Chaffin; sister of Charles (Lottie) Chafins and Luther (Karen) Chaffin.  Funeral Service Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00 […]

Marlene C. ENGEL

ENGEL, Marlene C.; of Ortonville; peacefully in her sleep on August 20, 2016; age 79; beloved wife of Ronald for 58 years; loving mother of Doug Engel and Pam (Rick) Stout; proud grandma of Tyler & Tori; dear sister of Charles (Dorothy) Lettau and the late Arbutus Labadie. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint […]

Ronnie E. COBB

COBB, Ronnie E.; of Goodrich; formerly of Ortonville; passed August 17, 2016; age 57; husband of Leah (nee Bailey) for 31 years; father of Dean Cobb, Krystal Cobb, Eric Cobb and Kasha (Derrick Savage) Cobb; Son of Lesa (late Robert) Cobb; “Grandpa Ronnie/Papaw” of Kiley, Drake, Wesson & soon to arrive: Oakley; brother of Rickie […]

Marie Elizabeth DOLBY

DOLBY Marie Elizabeth, born March 9, 1913, to Robert and Effie Rigdon, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 103 years, 4 months and 29 days. She was living in Canterbury on the Lake – Southminister Independent Living in Waterford  at the time of her death.  Marie was born in Portland, Oregon and lived […]


STELMACH, Leona R. of Clarkston; August 17, 2016; age 95.  Preceded in death by her husband Stanley, son Larry and brother Arthur (late Constance) Keeley.  Mother of Gary (Linda) Stelmach and Dale (Sherri) Stelmach; mother-in-law of Linda Stelmach; grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 10.  Leona volunteered for 30 years at the Oakland County […]

100 years downtown

100 years downtown

Deputy Grand Master Joshua Woodwyk  checks to make sure the Masonic Temple cornerstone in downtown Clarkston is square, during the Masons’ celebration of the building’s centennial, Aug. 13. Photo by Phil Custodio Cedar Lodge No. 60 Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan celebrated the Centennial Cornerstone Rededication for their Clarkston Masonic Temple at 1 E. […]