Book thrown at suspect

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Roy-Lee Jeffrey Genright, 48, of Detroit faces a slew of charges in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet on Dixie Highway. Genright was arraigned on Dec. 21 in front of Judge Joseph Fabrizio, 52-2 District Court in Independence Township, on charges including: armed robbery with personal […]

Final budget fixes for 2016

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The end of the year is budget clean-up time for the township. In his final 2016 review, Independence Township Budget Analyst Rick Yaeger found three overbudgeted accounts, which he said is comparatively minimal and the township is getting better at staying within budget. The first budget amendment added […]

News in Brief

Budget fix The Independence Township Board voted, Dec. 20, to approve a budget fix for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Budget Analyst Rick Yaeger plans to make one CDBG amendment in January to apply to the whole year. The amendment will adjust the 2017 budget based on what is needed and what CDBG funds […]

Phyllis Marie KNIGHT

KNIGHT, Phyllis Marie “Phid”; of Clarkston formerly of Dearborn; December 25, 2016; age 87; preceded in death by her husband Lowell “Pat” & infant daughter Jackie; mother of Raymond Knight, Karan (Jack) Hornbuckle & Russ (Linneya) Knight; grandma of Haven, Jason, Douglas, Jennie, Shana & Jori (Jason); great grandma of Everleigh; sister of Nancy (Clem) […]

Judith A. ROPERS

ROPERS, Judith A., age 76, of Clarkston went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 25, 2016 surrounded by her entire family after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Detroit on February 11, 1940 to William and Adeline Flanagan. Judi attended Bentley High School. She met the love of her life […]

Gerald A. MOORE

MOORE, Gerald A.; of Clarkston formerly of Waterford; December 24, 2016; age 84; husband of Sue for 60 years; father of Mike (Becki) Moore, Lisa (Jeff) Jennings, Anne-Marie (Bret) Edwards and Mary Jo (Dave) Woigdka; preceded in death by his son Jim; grandpa of Molly Jo, Jayy, Lindsey, Andrew, Michael, Chelsea, Danielle, Blake, Kristen, Brian, […]


KESSELRING, Elaine C. of Cheboygan, formerly of Oxford; December 21, 2016; age 66.  Loving wife of Lee; proud mother of Chris (Kim) Dudley, Angelique (Tony) Doulas and Stefanie (Andy) Smith; beloved daughter of Angelique and the late Nickolas Nickolopoulos; cherished grandmother of Nick (Shelby), Ryan, Dakota, Garrett and A.J.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, […]

Fights back against armed robbers

Fights back against armed robbers

Dan Chiappelli, a former MP in the U.S. Army, chased down two armed men after they robbed his store. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dan Chiappelli was open for business Monday morning despite being shot in the back Saturday during an armed robbery of his Dixie Highway shop, Clarkston Jewelry […]

Community Christmas Carols

Community  Christmas Carols

Carolers gather for the first Community Sing, Dec. 14, at the Honcho restaurant. Photo by Ilze Lucero Clarkston Cultural Arts Council (CCAC) organized the first Community Sing, Dec. 14. While fire pits were lit up, the arctic blast sent the shivering singers inside and the carolers filled the Honcho coffee house corner with their voices, […]

Rush to head 2.1 million circulation CPM group

Rush to head 2.1 million circulation CPM group

Don Rush, assistant publisher for The Clarkston News, was elected the new president of Community Papers of Michigan (CPM), a statewide trade association. “Don Rush is an excellent choice to lead our association,” said CPM Executive Director Jack Guza. “Don has been a Board Member of CPM for the past four years, and is a […]