Five arrested in Paint Creek vandalism

Five Independence Township teenagers admitted to spraypainting Paint Creek Trail after they were caught red handed. A witness watched the teens enter Paint Creek Trail near E. Clarkston and Kern roads and walk toward the creek with spray paint cans in their hands, and called police, 3:42 p.m., Feb. 22, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Do you see candidates for Kingdom?

Once, as I was researching youth behavior, I came across a term called “cognitive dissonance.” When the human mind has conflicting thoughts, or information, we have a human tendency to resolve our conflict by eliminating one or the other so we can formulate an opinion. Cognitive dissonance is when we are not able to do […]


ROSKO, MATTHEW TIMOTHY, February 20, 2017, Age 34. Beloved son of Paul & Barbara Rosko. Dear brother of Christopher Rosko. Loving nephew of Timothy Hunt (Mary), Susan Barrow (Lon), Carrie Elzinga (Greg), Katharine Shishkovsky (the late George), Michael Rosko, Susan Weinbaum (Richard), Kristin DeMare, Anne Loehnis (Charles), & Allison Trisch (William). Also survived by 10 […]


ZIELINSKI, Donald E. “Don” of Waterford; February 21, 2017; age 78.  Preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Lula Zielinski and nephew Paul Glowzinski; loving brother of Cheryl Zielinski and Pat (the late Frank) Glowzinski; uncle of Kathy (Ken) LaFerle, Michael Glowzinski, Patrick (Cindy) Glowzinski and Charles (Heather) Glowzinski; also survived by many great […]


ZIELINSKI, Diane Ilene; of Clarkston, formerly of Troy; February 22, 2017; Age 77.  Loving wife of James for 54 years; beloved mother of Kathy (Robin) Davis, Karen (Mike) Smith, Kristine Zielinski and Karrie (Andy) Tarajos; proud grandma of Jessica Davis, Justin (Katharina) Davis, Eric Smith, Rochelle Smith, Jenna Tarajos; preceded in death by her sister […]

Players bring comic mystery to stage

Clarkston Village Players’ presents “House on the Cliff” by George Batson, a comic mystery set in a house perched above the Great Lakes. Lovely heiress Ellen Clayton blames herself for her father’s death and psychosis confines her to a wheel chair. When young Doctor Phillips shows up, he not only brings healing, but romance and […]

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Debbie Stradling, bakery manager at Neiman’s Family Market, fries up a batch of paczkis, Monday morning. The bakers will make thousands of the decadent pastries as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, approaches next week. Varieties include custard, cream, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, prune, lemon, and apple. Photo by Phil Custodio 

Local Pink Panther to stalk Autorama

Local Pink Panther  to stalk Autorama

Denise Myers of Clarkston tools around Mackinac in her pink Dodge Challenger. This weekend, she’ll be at Autorama. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Pink Panther returns to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the Autorama this weekend. Denise Myers of Clarkston will bring her hot pink 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible, named the […]

Teachers, staff honored

The Board of Education recognized 21 Clarkston Community School staff members with Winter Employee Recognition Awards and certificates of appreciation, Feb. 13. The teachers, aides, paraeducators, secretaries, and support staff from the Early Childhood Center to the high school and administration building included: Jill Haslinger, Kids Connection teacher, Early Childhood Center; Pat Webb, Funshine teacher, […]