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 […]

Clarence Edward Johns

Clarence Edward Johns, was born in 1925 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  He was the third youngest of nine children that lived in a two-room house with no indoor plumbing.   Clarence (Clancy) had to share pairs of shoes with one of his brothers in his early life.  He had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, but joined the […]

Carolyn Jones LUSSENHOP

LUSSENHOP, Carolyn Jones; of Clarkston, MI; formerly of Wichita Falls, TX; peacefully May 28, 2016 with her husband at her side; age 55; the love of husband  Chris’ life and loving mother of Libby, Madeline, Jenny & Charlie; sister of Marshall (Cathy) Jones & Diane Mayer; preceded in death by her parents Clark & Joan. […]


FREDENBURG, Stewart B. of Clarkston; May 27, 2016; age 90; preceded in death by his son Kevin Fredenburg.  Stewart retired from St. Joseph Hospital (now Genesys).  Private services were held.  Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.  Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Suzanne M. MANUS

MANUS, Suzanne M. of Clarkston; passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016 surrounded by her family; age 68. Loving wife of James for 49 years; beloved mother of James, Stephanie (Iran) Sandoval, Katherine Manus and Nicole (Robert) Stanley; step mother of Teresa (Edward) Bosse; proud grandma of Christian James and Nicholas James; sister of Peter […]