Steven Matthew Maierle

MAIERLE, Steven Matthew; age 56, of Clarkston, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18th, 2017, during an extended stay with family in Traverse City. He was born July 5, 1961 in Royal Oak to Ronald and Bette (Peckham) Maierle. Steven was a carpenter by trade and spent his younger years after high school moving about […]

Paul Joseph TALAGA

TALAGA, Paul Joseph of Clarkston; suddenly September 18, 2017; age 58; son of Stanley (the late Latitia) Talaga; brother of David (Ann) Talaga.  Cemetery service with military honors Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.  Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.   Online guest book

Florence KONZEN

KONZEN, Florence of Clarkston; September 20, 2017; age 94.  Loving wife of Harold for 67 years; Beloved mother of Richard (Terri) Konzen and Brian (Lori) Konzen; proud grandma of Andrew, Christopher, Chad (Angie), Stephanie (Jim), Sami Jo (Erik); great-grandma of Lola, Iris, Breckin, Presley, Palmer, Harper, Lincoln and Scarlett. Florence was preceded in death by […]


FOX-HEROUX, Janis M. formerly of Clarkston and Auburn Hills; September 20, 2017; age 90.  Preceded in death by husband Charles Robert “Bob” Heroux, siblings Arthur Stiles, George Stiles, Marie Wherritt and Ardis Pawley.  Mother of Sheila (late Wayne) Carpenter, Penny (Terry) Humphrey, Larry Fox, Peggy Vastine, Linda Ross and Dan (Debi) Fox.  Grandmother of 14 […]

Ind. Twp, Board, Sept. 5, 2017

SYNOPSISSYNOPSISTAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARDTHE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCESeptember 5, 2017A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 PM at Independence Township Hall.B. The Pledge of Allegiance was givenC. ROLL CALL:  Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Loughrin, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: AliagaThere was a quorum present.Also Present: Matt […]

No info for you — FOIA’d records also withheld from city council

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Eighteen records central to a city Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit aren’t just a mystery to the public. City Council is in the dark about them, too. Mayor Steven Percival struggled to understand why. “We paid you to do these documents – something came of it because we […]

Charges in shooting

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A 45-year-old Grand Blanc Township man was arraigned for felonious assault and reckless discharge of a firearm, Tuesday, for firing a shot during a fight at the Heather Highlands Golf Course, 11454 E. Holly Road, 4:02 p.m., Sept. 16. Robert Alex Fleece, who had a permit to carry a […]

Park vandalism

City officials and Oakland County deputies are reviewing security video to find out who vandalized Depot Park over the weekend. Vandals caused about $1,000 damage to Depot Park and threw numerous items into the Mill Race, including rented tables from Art in the Village and artwork from the Inside|Out program at about 11:30 p.m., Sunday […]

Training officer honored as deputy of the year

Training officer honored as deputy of the year

Dep. Dan Hedrick, second from left, was honored by Clarkston Optimists and Independence Township officials, including, from left, Andrea Schroeder, Kathy Middleton, Lt. Larry Perry, Barbara Pallotta, Joette Kunse, and Pat Kittle. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Deputy Dan Hedrick was honored with the 2017 Clarkston Optimist Law Enforcement Recognition […]

Parking lot work complete

True North Seal Coating completed seal coat work on the Washington and Main, and Depot Road parking lots, Sept. 10-11, including new angled parking next to Depot Park. “I’m very happy with the results. They did a phenomenal job,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. Officials discussed reverse-angle parking, in which drivers back into parking spots, […]