New sponsor needed for Labor Day Parade

The Clarkston Labor Day Parade needs a new sponsor this year. Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of organizing and sponsoring the annual end-of-summer parade after 76 years. “It was a very difficult decision to come to. Obviously, it’s an important part of the community,” said Rotarian Joel DeLong, parade chairperson for the last 20 years. […]

Writing contest nostalgic for students

Writing contest nostalgic for students

Brooke Larkin, at left, and Evelyn Dice hand out contest certificates to young writers at Pine Knob Elementary. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The writing contest created by Evelyn Dice and Brooke Larkin at their old school, Pine Knob Elementary, brought back memories. “It’s given me flashbacks to the good […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Softball for Sashabaw

By Riley Haener In a recent interview, Amanda Scarborough, a sports announcer for ESPN, explained her experience as a young softball player, “While my coaches were impacting ME, I had the ability to make an impact on THEM even though I was much younger.” What many people do not realize about softball is that not […]

Butterfly fans plant garden

Butterfly fans plant garden

George White of Clarkston explains how to plant the butterfly-friendly plants. Photo by Phil Custodio Butterflies on their migratory journey south have a new place to stop, thanks to Bailey Lake Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 70876. The fourth grade Girl Scouts, Hannah Berndt, Lauren Butcher, Abby Finnerty, Isabelle Henry, Ella Kurmaniak, Caitlin McGivern, Heidi […]

Letters to the Editor

White Cane Week support appreciated Dear Editor, The Clarkston Area Lions wish to thank everyone for their support during our recent White Cane Week. Through your generosity, we collected over $8,100. All of the funds collected will be used to support many sight and hearing projects, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Eversight Michigan, formerly […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hit-and-run car model ID’d

Oakland County Sheriff’s crash investigators identified a possible suspect vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run crash on Ormond Road south of French Lane in Springfield Township, June 3 at 1:30 a.m. Deputies are looking for a 2002 or 2003 light colored Mitsubishi Galant. The suspect vehicle should have left front end damage and it is missing […]

Adam Mike MILLER

MILLER, Adam Mike; of Clarkston, formerly of Dearborn; June 4, 2017; age 82.  Loving father of Cynthia Andrews and Andrea (Greg) Cunningham; proud grandpa of Sarah (Brandon) Cunningham, Carolyn Andrews, Gwynn, Hannah and Allie Cunningham; great grandpa of Carson, Elliot and Noah; dear brother of Mary Ann (late Gilbert) Berry.  Also survived by many nieces, […]


BAUER, Herb; of Ortonville; June 3, 2017; age 85; preceded in death by his wife Judy; father of Herbert Russell Bauer & Keith Allan Bauer; grandfather of Tony Ward; great grandfather of Robbie & Alex. Herb was a supporter of Ducks Unlimited & The Boy Scouts of America. He was a graduate of the University […]


CARDNEAU, Diane M.; of Ortonville; May 29, 2017; age 70; wife of Robert for 40 years; mother of  Jeff (Julie) Burcham & Janice (Darren) Lawitzke; stepmother of Jeff (Joan) Cardneau & Tiffany (Mark) Jackson; grandmother “nana” of Travis Funderburk, Tarah, Nathan, Dylan & Meghan Lawitzke, Kyler & Kaden Jackson; sister of Shirley (Tim) & Nancy; […]

Railroad crossing work

Canadian National (CN) railroad will close a section of White Lake Road just north of Andersonville Road in Independence Township to through traffic beginning Monday, June 5, for railroad crossing repair work. The detour for vehicle traffic is Clement Road to Andersonville Road, back to White Lake Road and vice versa. The detour for truck traffic is Andersonville […]