JACKSON, Mona Faye; of Clarkston; August 20, 2016; age 58; wife of A.J.; mother of Dennis (Sandy) McPherson and Christine (Norm) Saever; grandma of Michael and Kylie; daughter of Clara (late James) Clark and the late Charlie Chaffin; sister of Charles (Lottie) Chafins and Luther (Karen) Chaffin.  Funeral Service Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00 […]

Marlene C. ENGEL

ENGEL, Marlene C.; of Ortonville; peacefully in her sleep on August 20, 2016; age 79; beloved wife of Ronald for 58 years; loving mother of Doug Engel and Pam (Rick) Stout; proud grandma of Tyler & Tori; dear sister of Charles (Dorothy) Lettau and the late Arbutus Labadie. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint […]

Ronnie E. COBB

COBB, Ronnie E.; of Goodrich; formerly of Ortonville; passed August 17, 2016; age 57; husband of Leah (nee Bailey) for 31 years; father of Dean Cobb, Krystal Cobb, Eric Cobb and Kasha (Derrick Savage) Cobb; Son of Lesa (late Robert) Cobb; “Grandpa Ronnie/Papaw” of Kiley, Drake, Wesson & soon to arrive: Oakley; brother of Rickie […]

Marie Elizabeth DOLBY

DOLBY Marie Elizabeth, born March 9, 1913, to Robert and Effie Rigdon, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 103 years, 4 months and 29 days. She was living in Canterbury on the Lake – Southminister Independent Living in Waterford  at the time of her death.  Marie was born in Portland, Oregon and lived […]


STELMACH, Leona R. of Clarkston; August 17, 2016; age 95.  Preceded in death by her husband Stanley, son Larry and brother Arthur (late Constance) Keeley.  Mother of Gary (Linda) Stelmach and Dale (Sherri) Stelmach; mother-in-law of Linda Stelmach; grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 10.  Leona volunteered for 30 years at the Oakland County […]

100 years downtown

100 years downtown

Deputy Grand Master Joshua Woodwyk  checks to make sure the Masonic Temple cornerstone in downtown Clarkston is square, during the Masons’ celebration of the building’s centennial, Aug. 13. Photo by Phil Custodio Cedar Lodge No. 60 Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan celebrated the Centennial Cornerstone Rededication for their Clarkston Masonic Temple at 1 E. […]

Eagle Scouts honored

Boy Scout Troop 192 celebrated the achievements of new Eagle Scouts Isaac J. Ekstrom, Brandon C. Graham, and Dawson L. Holloway at their Court of Honor, Aug. 13, at North Oaks Community Church. Ekstrom’s Eagle Project included clearing invasive weeds from the Springfield Library pond. “Scouting has been quite an experience for me – it’s […]

Game of books

Game  of books

Abigail Finnerty rolls the oversized dice in a game of Yahtzee at the Summer Reading Carnival. Photo by Phil Custodio Kids celebrated the end of Summer Reading with a carnival at the Clarkston Independence District Library, Aug. 13. They played games for books and other prizes, enjoyed some icy treats, and put their rock climbing […]

Making music

Making music

Singers  Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan sing a heartfelt duet at DTE Energy Music Theater during the Josh Groban: On Stage show, Aug. 13. The performance featured Groban’s music theater favorites accompanied by Detroit area orchestra and choir performers, as well as special guests McLachlan and Foy Vance. Photo by Phil Custodio

Letters to the Editor

A call for ideas to enhance Depot Park Dear Editor, Nestled in the center of our little village is a jewel we call Depot Park. We who live in Clarkston and surrounding Independence Township are privileged to have this pleasant oasis-like place to visit. Many communities have nothing to rival it. Though small in size […]