Memorial Day parade

Campbell-Richmond American Legion Post 63 will lead Clarkston’s annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 30. The Clarkston High School Marching Band will join American Legion Post 63 Color and Honor Guard, Squadron 63 Sons of the Am. Legion (SAL), and Unit 63 Auxiliary in the parade. Also joining will be vintage military vehicles provided by […]

Free concert

Clarkston Community Band performs a free concert titled “America the Beautiful” at 7 p.m., May 24, at the Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center. The free concert will include patriotic selections as well as classics such as a medley of tunes from Frank Sinatra and Oklahoma with a special guest vocalist. This year’s concert will […]

Learning about the law

Students learned a lot about the legal system during Clarkston Area Optimist’s Respect for Law program. For one, trials aren’t like they are on television. “It’s definitely a lot less dramatic than on TV,” said Kendall Hime, eighth grade student. “Lawyers ask a lot more questions.” “There’s more yelling on TV,” said Marco Pacifico, ninth […]

Independence Twp.

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE May 10, 2016 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:00 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: Lohmeier […]

Independence Twp.

STATE OF MICHIGAN COUNTY OF OAKLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE AVINGTON PARK CONDOMINUIM SUBDIVISION PRIVATE ROAD IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Charter Township of Independence (“Township”) has received a petition requesting a special assessment district for improvements to the following private roads in the Avington Park Condominium Subdivision in the Township: Avington […]

News in Brief

Broadway Street work Broadway Street in Davisburg between Tindall and Eaton roads may be closed on Wednesday, May 18. During the closure, Diforce Emergency Services will be using a crane to install a manufactured home. Detour route is Eaton Road to Rattalee Lake Road to Tindall Road back to Broadway, and vice versa, according to […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Once more into the breach

One more weekend of me playing a ghost-hunting 12th century Danish soldier in a 20th century U.S. Army uniform, in Clarkston Village Players’ comedy production of Hamlet II. My has the time flied. My first time performing in any theater production, I still get nervous before each show, waiting in the wings in the dark […]

City DPW bids DOA

City DPW bids DOA

Residents fill city hall for the special meeting on DPW expansion bids. Photo by Phil Custodio Bids come in too high for city council support City hall was standing room only, including the side hallway leading to the exit as city council discussed four bids to build a three-bay addition to the north side of […]


DONDANVILLE, John; of Clarkston, MI; formerly of Springfield, IL; May 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with lung cancer; age 58; husband of Janet (Frank) for 33 years; father of Chris, Matt & Peter; son of Lee & Ann; son in law of Fred & Eleanor Frank; brother of Mary (Tom) Rooney, Patty (Jim) Berman, […]

Marjorie A. REUTER

REUTER, Marjorie A. of Frankenmuth, formerly of Oakland County; May 11, 2016; age 85; preceded in death by her husband Lawrence “Larry”; mother of Lawrence “Bill” (Deborah) Reuter and Pamela (Connie) Reuter; grandmother of Leigh (Mike) Weiss and Kristie (Christopher) Cutway; great grandmother of McKenzie Nadeau, Madelyn and Katelyn Weiss, Reese Cutway and Meghan Weiss; […]