Alexander T. MAXIM

MAXIM, Alexander T.; of Goodrich; formerly of Lake Orion; June 6, 2016; age 74; husband of Carole; father of Marc (Sanny) and Mike (Adrienne); stepfather of Pat (Heather) Rausch and Megan (Joe) Wood; preceded in death by granddaughter Gianna; grandpa of Nicole, Dante, Kyle, Casey, Montana, Katianne, Morgan, Colton, Jade and Albert; brother of Donald […]

Jane Mae VOGEL

VOGEL, Jane Mae; of Waterford; June 3, 2016; age 79; preceded in death by her husband Don. Jane was a member of Walled Lake Lions Club, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 286, Oakland County Cultural Arts Council and past president of Oakland County Homemakers Council. Funeral service Tuesday, June 7th at  6:30 p.m. at […]

Mary Ann LOCHER (Plautz)

LOCHER (Plautz), Mary Ann, of Waterford, age 86, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2016, with her extensive family by her side.  Loving wife of the late Fredrick Carl (Sonny) Locher.  Mother of 14, grandmother of 30, great grandmother of 30 and sister to 7.  Her happiness was found in her cooking, family and friends.  […]

Day to remember

Day to remember

Dawn Bastian, along with Dian Clark, places roses on graves of fallen veterans to the song “Faded Coat of Blue” during the Clarkston Memorial Day Service at Lakeview Cemetery. They were dressed in 19th century black veils and gowns, as mourners did after the Civil War. Photos by Phil Custodio A crowd gathered in Depot […]

Spindler finds success at West Point

Spindler finds success at West Point

Newly minted Second Lieutenant Gabriella Spindler graduated from West Point and is ready to get to work with the U.S. Army. Photo by Phil Custodio  Memorial Day 2016 was extra special for the Spindler family of Clarkston – Gabriella Spindler was back in town after graduating from West Point Military Academy in May. May 30 […]

Longtime dentist retires

Longtime dentist retires

Dr. George Krull, with his wife Pam Krull, is ready for retirement. Photo by Phil Custodio Dr. George Krull, DDS, is retiring after more than 30 years of making sure Clarkston kids have clean, healthy teeth. “It has been an absolutely terrific experience,” said Krull, who lives in Independence Township with his wife of 44 […]

News in Brief

Lower speed limit wanted Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, May 23, to call on the state to reduce the speed limit on Ortonville Road. The motion by Council member Eric Haven asked Michigan Department of Transportation, which is in charge of the M-15 state route, to lower the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Will you demonstrate wisdom of God?

I would like to talk about discernment versus discrimination. In many ways, these two words are the same. They both refer to the ability to recognize differences. Discrimination has most recently been used to refer to how we respond to those differences. This word is specifically used when we talk about how we treat, or […]

Plant exchange

Over the years, Deana Richardson of Clarkston has taken home Balloon Flowers, Obedient Plant, Chinese Lanterns, Begonias, Bear’s Breeches, Phlox, Helleborus, plus herbs and vegetables from the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club Perennial Plant Exchange. “Who doesn’t like free plants,” Richardson asked. Richardson has over 150 varieties of plants in her rural garden. She will […]

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with Refuge Run Dear Editor, Thank you to Assistant Publisher Don Rush for the very generous donation of two quarter-page ads for our 11th Annual April Refuge Run. Due to your generosity and the 125 participants who raced and walked, we raised over $3,000 for our Youth Ministry Missions. Our church, Clarkston […]