Adoption awareness walk

Charitable organization Gift of Adoption, a volunteer-driven charity that provides financial assistance to complete adoption, hosts a one-mile walk through Independence Oaks County Park to represent the final mile in a child’s adoption journey, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6. The group of adoptees, adoptive parents and volunteers will take the walk to help raise awareness […]

Political play

Political play

Tom Duffy, played by James Hoxsey at right, wants Jonathan Smith’s Stephen Bellamy to sell his political soul in Clarkston Village Players’ “Farragut North.” The political drama opens Friday, and runs Nov. 4-5, 11-13, and 17-19, at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. Call 248-425-5842. Photo by Phil Custodio


TRACEY, Ian C.; of Clarkston formerly of Royal Oak; Suddenly October 28, 2016 in a heroic attempt to save others; age 38; husband of Kerri Spangler; father of Ethan, Leif & Oliver; son of John & Sandy; brother of John “Jack” (Jill) Tracey, Sean (Kara Upperstrom) & Evan; uncle of John; son in law of Debbie (late […]

Claudette A. PASCUZZI

PASCUZZI, Claudette A.; of Clarkston formerly of Romeo; October 28, 2016; age 80; preceded in death by her husband Joseph; mother of Joseph (Kristen) Pascuzzi, Esq., Gene’e (Martin) Warmuskerken, Thomas (Shannon) Pascuzzi, M.D. & Maresa (Jeff) Tokarz; mimi of Amanda (Drew) Stewart, Natalie & Mary Claire Warmuskerken, Nicholas, Andrew, Matthew Pascuzzi, Anna & Jeffrey Zittel; […]

Charles B. McGILL

McGILL, Charles B.; of Clarkston; formerly of Lansing; October 27, 2016; age 93; preceded in death by his wife Carolyn; father of Eileen (Mark Rauhut) McGill; grandfather of Kelsey (Blair Bell) Rauhut; brother of the late Ruth Reddick. Chuck served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical […]


MARBUTT, SGT. John K.; 34, entered his heavenly home October 21, 2016 at his home in Fort Meade MD; born in Haleyville, AL on April 5,1982 to Keith and Uni; husband of Kris; father of Riley & Laney; stepfather of Jamie Scarbrough & Kaley Roland; grandpa of Mia; brother of Kit. John was a Holly […]


MOUNTAIN, PATRICK M. “PAT” of Clarkston, passed away October 26, 2016 at 50 years of age. Beloved husband of Loretta (nee Schliter); adored father of his beautiful daughter Jordan; son of William Sr. and Carol Mountain; brother of William (Christie), Jr. and Thomas Mountain; son in law of Lois and Ken Halpin. Also survived by […]

Ava’s first Halloween

Ava’s first Halloween

Ava Elizabeth Morey of Clarkston enjoys her first Halloween season with her parents, Ellie Locher and Nick Morey, and grand parents Chris and Stacy Locher, and Mark and Bev Morey, all of Clarkston. Photo provided

4 for City Council

            BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council will have at least one new face after the Nov. 8 election. Running for three open, two-year seats are two incumbents, council members Sharron Catallo and Michael G. Sabol, and two challengers, Rick Detkowski, Jr. and Sue Wylie. Catallo’s top three […]

Tainted water at schools

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Students at Springfield Plains and Bailey Lake elementary schools are drinking bottled water as work continues to replace and retest fixtures found to be contaminating water with lead. The cost for replacing the fixtures so far is around $15,000, said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “We won’t know the total […]