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 […]

Community Sing

The Clarkston Cultural Arts Council is sponsoring Community Sing events on Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at the Honcho restaurant, Christmas carols led by radio host Matt Watroba; Jan. 11, 7 p.m. at The Gateway, hosted by Mary Kay Hill and Craig Carrick; and Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Conservatory, hosted by Ann Arbor folk […]

Little library renovation planned

The Little Free Library at the corner of Main and Washington streets in downtown Clarkston is gone, but big plans are in place to replace it. “We’re looking at a larger library we’d like to build, the size of a phone booth,” said Jen Herrmann to Clarkston City Council, Nov. 28. The Main Street library […]

Goodfellows in community

Goodfellows in community

John Priebe collects a donation from a driver in downtown Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Rotary Club members and friends raised more than $13,000 in this year’s Goodfellow newspaper drive last weekend. Volunteers sold the newspapers, which were produced by The Clarkston News, on streets throughout Clarkston, as well as Neiman’s Family Market. Clarkston […]