Frances M. TAIT

TAIT, Frances M. “Missy”; of Waterford; March 9, 2017; age 98; preceded in death by her husband David, son David “D.R.” and siblings Violet, Ray, Al and Johnny Larkins; mother of Ronald and Dorian; mother in law of Linda; grandmother of Shaun and Brenton.  Memorial Mass Saturday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady […]


CARBONI (JONES), Jenna Leigh; formerly of Lake Orion, MI; peacefully with her family on March 10, 2017; age 31; wife of Kevin; daughter of W. Raleigh (Kim) Jones & Sandra Engel; sister of Jason Jones; granddaughter of Earl & Barbara Engel; preceded in death by her grandparents W.A. & Hattie Jones; also survived by many […]

Robert (Bob) Hugh SHARKEY

SHARKEY, Robert (Bob) Hugh; of Westminster, South Carolina; March 7, 2017; age 91. Bob Sharkey was born September 16, 1925 in St. Thomas, Ontario and grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. He served in the US Navy Seabees (Construction Battalion) from 1943 (age 17) to 1946. He married Patricia Elliot in 1949; they raised […]


CRANDELL, Ripley L.; of Clarkston; passed away March 9, 2017 after a long illness; age 78; husband to Barbara (Inman) for 60 years, both having graduated from Lapeer High School in 1957; loving & proud father of Rod (Cindy); preceded in death by loving sons: Ripley II & Randy; survived by dear part of the […]

Arlene Mae MARTIN

MARTIN, Arlene Mae of Oxford; March 8, 2017; age 84.  Preceded in death by her husband Lawrence.  Loving mother of Larry (Donna) Martin, Beverly Martin, Lori (Fred) Coffey, David (Linda) Martin, Steven (Jo Ann) Martin and Robert (Debbie) Martin; proud grandma of 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Arlene was a faithful Detroit Tigers fan.  […]

City sorry to Cory over name in report

City resident Cory Johnston received a public apology from Mayor Steven Percival and City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting, after Johnston was named in the city manager’s report. “I apologize to Cory publicly,” Percival said. “It was not our intent to put him out there. Our intent is to get […]

New treasurer for Clarkston

New Treasurer Gregory Cote’ brings dozens of years of banking experience to the city. “This is a great community – I’m excited to have the opportunity to lend my support to it,” said Cote’, 54, resident of Clinton Township. “I’m humbled and honored.” He retired from Chase Bank after 28 years in the commercial loan […]

News in Brief

Spring forward Turn your clocks ahead an hour this Sunday morning, as Daylight Savings begins, March 12. You’ll lose an hour, but you’ll get it back in the fall. Yoga for SCAMP, Blessings in Backpack Kathy Noble teaches Yin Yoga every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m. at Clarkston Hot Yoga. This is a donation-based class, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Back to the theater

The Clarkston Village Players’ winter production of “House on the Cliff” continues this weekend, with evening shows Friday and Saturday and a matinee on Sunday. I caught the show on members’ night last Wednesday. Excellent work by the cast on this comic murder mystery. Elizabeth Rager does excellent work as Nurse Pepper, whose interest in […]

Community support needed for Team Mik

By Nick Hagewood The outpouring of support in the memory of Mikayla Ferer is amazing! It is inspirational to see an influence one has on so many around her. A community is rallying in her honor, and my wish is for that to continue in both the short term, and in the years to come. […]