Romance in the air for local author

Romance in the air for local author

Susan Coventry of Clarkston is working on her third romance novel. Photo by Phil Custodio Writing has been a hobby for Susan Coventry of Clarkston for a long time, but she got serious about writing a novel about three years ago. “My husband was the one who pushed me to do something with it,” said […]

Cyclist Rio bound

Cyclist Rio bound

The racer trained for years to earn a spot on Team USA. Photos provided When Team USA takes the field at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio next week, Brian Sheridan of Clarkston will be there. Sheridan, 40, is a champion cyclist who has been training for the past four years, about 30-40 miles a […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Rockin’ the Crim

A sizable contingent from the Clarkston Wolfpack running club had to get up a half hour early to make their way up to Flint for the Crim race last Saturday morning. I just had to drive a few miles down the road from my house. Usually it’s the other way around – I make the […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for memories Dear Editor, Thanks to Don Rush for the humor and memories of our youth (Don’t Rush Me column, “Remind Me Again, Why Did I like Playing Football,” Aug. 24, 2016). Have a great year and yes, those were some very good years. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to […]

News in Brief

Construction break Drivers will get a break from most county road projects this Labor Day weekend. “That should help to ensure safe and convenient holiday travel for motorists in Oakland County,” said Road Commission for Oakland County Managing Director Dennis Kolar. Projects will be suspended at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, until 6 a.m., Tuesday, […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Turn to God instead of fear

My friend likes to tell the story of when his wife came home from a shopping trip with a beautiful new dress. When he saw the price tag he was aghast. As a minister he had a very meager income and the dress was way too expensive. He asked her to explain how she could […]

Lillian L. MORTS

MORTS, Lillian L. of Waterford; went to be with the Lord August 30, 2016; age 95.  Preceded in death by her husband Lorin “Jerry”, parents William J. and Iva Christie and brother John H. Christie; sister-in-law of Rosemary Christie; aunt of Mark J. (Cheryl) Christie, Claudia (Craig) Friedline and Kim (Larry) Miracle; also survived by […]


CUMMINGS, Ray E.; of Ortonville; unexpectedly August 29, 2016; age 70; husband of Joyce for 48 years; father of Rob (Tami) Cummings and Dawn (Steve) Boisvert; papa of Jacob, Camryn & Trevor; brother of late Elaine (George) Mann, Ivan (late Lorraine) Cummings, Pat DePrez & late Fred Baumgartner; uncle to many; preceded in death by […]


GRITZINGER (CARLTON), Brock Anthony; of Clarkston; unexpectedly August 24, 2016; age 51; Upon the deaths his parents Stanley and Jacqueline Carlton, Brock was adopted by Dennis and the late Nola Gritzinger; Brother of Denise (Brian) Collins, Brett Thayer, Glenna Watkins, Marsha Copas, Debra Pauloski, Pamela Myers, Robin Hodler, Geary Carlton and late Stanley Carlton Jr; […]

Mary E. HENNIG, 95

HENNIG, Mary E. went to be with the Lord August 24, 2016 at age 95. Preceded in death by her husband Emmett “Ted” Hennig.  She was the loving mother of 9, Jim (Ruthie), Jerry, Joanne, Pat, Mary Ann, Chris (Pam), John (Trish), Sara and Therese (Hyde), grandmother of 13, and great grandmother of 10. She was an […]