Margaret Ann JAHNKE

JAHNKE, Margaret Ann; of Waterford; formerly of Clarkston; December 15, 2016; age 92.  Preceded in death by her husband Kenneth A. and son Kenny.  Loving mother of Karen (David) Tinkis, Kathy Porter, Keith (Wendy) Jahnke and Kaye Webb; cherished   grandma of David (Missy) Tinkis, Stacey (Walter) Loos, Jennifer (Mark) Violette, Marisa (Phil) Ratliff, Robert Porter, […]


WILLIAMS, Kristin S. of Clarkston; December 14, 2016; age 49.  Wife of Kevin for 30 years; mother of Jake (Trish) and Kaitlyn Williams; grandmother of Dean; daughter of Kent Shebelut and the late Judy Heagarty; sister of Rick (Kristin) Heagarty, Cory (Kristen) Heagarty, Kari (Nathan Lange) Pawley, Kent (Deanna) Shebelut; daughter in law of Faye […]

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

Jack Charlton is happy to see Santa at the tree lighting festivities in Depot Park, after the Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday. Please see page 37 for more pictures from the event. Photo by Phil Custodio

News in Brief

Holidays at the News It’s the holiday season, and the staff of The Clarkston News are taking some time off for festivities with family and friends. Our Christmas party is Thursday, Dec. 15, in Oxford, so expect a “gone partying” sign up around lunch time. For Christmas, the office will be closed on Monday, Dec. […]

Delivering holiday help

Delivering holiday help

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This holiday season, Nick and Becky Thomas of Clarkston Food Express want to help their neighbors. Through Dec. 23, their restaurant meal delivery service will donate a portion of every order to employees of the Lakes Grille, which burned down last week. Several local business are offering donations and […]

Township news

Brady Lodge work almost done Restoration of Brady Lodge, located in Bay Court Park off Andersonville Road, is nearing completion as the Independence Township Board voted last week to accept a quote to complete electricity throughout the building. “It’s mostly completed now,” said township Trustee Ron Ritchie. “With the lighting, it’ll make it so we […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: A cold world

Snow and ice arrived later than before this winter season. I was wearing shorts just a couple weeks ago! That lulled me into a sense of complacency, and I found myself lacking in proper gear last Thursday for my afternoon run, when it got down into the 20s. Oh yeah, I though, I’m supposed to […]

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 […]