LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A call to talk to settlers’ descendents

Dear Editor, This is a call to all descendants who live in Clarkston, Independence Township, and Springfield Township, who can trace their family’s residence in this area back at least 100 years, whether directly or indirectly! The Clarkston News is writing an article about a “descendant” family in each of their monthly issues which go […]

Memories endure of family, friends, farming

Memories endure of family, friends, farming

George White has fond memories of helping out on the Miller family farm. Photo by Phil Custodio Second in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor George Miller, a 19th century settler of Independence Township, has […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Importance of Gospel at Christmas

As we celebrate the Christmas season, we are reminded of the wonderful truths of the gospel. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost” (1 Timothy 1:15). Christmas is about Christ’s miraculous birth to provide salvation for the world (John 3:16). The Bible makes […]

Police scouts

Police scouts

Boy Scout Pack 341 from Bailey Lake Elementary visited the Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence Township substation on Dec. 7. “They had a wonderful visit,” said pack mom Shelly Maxwell Vanvelzen. “They were so welcoming and gladly helped the boys learn about forensics. I want to thank our local law enforcement for all their help in […]

Lights of the holidays

Lights  of the  holidays

Cub Scout Pack 163 decorated their float with a toyland theme. The cold didn’t appear to bother the crowds lining downtown Main Street for the Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday evening. Floats, vehicles, marchers, and watchers were covered in colorful Christmas lights for the parade. Then they headed to Depot Park to visit with Santa, see […]


DOETSCH, Joyce A.; of Clarkston formerly of Roseville; December 11, 2016; age 78; wife of Bob for 59 years; mother of Robert Doetsch, Mark (Denise) Doetsch & Krista (Kevin) Rozanski; Granny of Jake, Ava, Alexis, Darian; sister of Denise (Jerry) Griesbeck and the late Charles (Josephine) Kubert. Joyce enjoyed spending time with family, especially her […]

Brian A. BLACK

BLACK, Brian A. of Fenton; December 8, 2016; age 66.  Loving father of Heather (Kermit) Black Rodriguez, Christine Black and Raymond (Alicia) Black; proud Papa of Cole, Rayne and Remington; beloved son of Cleo and the late Ray Black.  Brian retired from General Motors.  He enjoyed playing music and was a proud member of the […]

SEAVEY, Marjorie Newton (Beardslee)

Marjorie Newton (Beardslee) Seavey, 90, of Clarkston, Michigan, beloved wife of Charles William Seavey entered the presence of her Lord Tuesday, (October 18, 2016) at Bridgewater Center for Nursing, in Binghamton, New York. She was born June 5, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of the late Clark Smith and Doris Mansfield (Newton) Beardslee […]

Fire on Dixie

Fire on Dixie

Springfield Township firefighters hose down the fire in the restaurant. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Hopes for the holidays went up in smoke for those at the Lakes Grille on Dixie Highway, destroyed in a fire Monday, but members of the community are stepping forward to help. Darren Graunstadt at LA Cafe has an […]

Christmas theater

The Children’s Theatre/Mime tour, in cooperation with Clarkston Village Players, presents “Rough Night at the North Pole” by Craig Alpaugh, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. In the show for all ages, a naughty little boy named Noodle and his reluctant companion Missy go to […]