New city manager to build trust, respect

New city manager to build trust, respect

City Manager Jonathan Smith. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor In his fourth week as city manager, Jonathan Smith is busy learning the job. “I’m the new employee,” said Smith, who joined the City of the Village of Clarkston on Jan. 23. “I like the work. It’s very interesting. There’s always […]

News in Brief

Final Sashabaw work Designs for the North Sashabaw Road Project are around 40 percent complete, said Nancy Faught of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. to Independence Township Board, Feb. 7. Supervisor Pat Kittle said the project will widen and repave Sashabaw Road from Flemings Lake Road to Clarkston Road. This is the final phase of […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Info search

It was a blast from the past in Monday’s mail. A hand-addressed letter from Iowa. Sent Rylie, a fifth grader at Harlan Intermediate School, “My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your state of Michigan. I would really appreciate if you would send […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Hoops for Troops support Dear Editor, The Clarkston High School Girls Basketball program would like to thank everyone involved with the Fourth Annual Hoops for the Troops Basketball game that took place Feb 7. With your help and the help of our wonderful sponsors, we raised $3,300 for North Oakland County Veterans Treatment […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Capital Title Insurance Agency of Michigan celebrated the grand opening of their new office at 7030 Gateway Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, Feb. 13. “Instead of having the Clarkston staff in multiple locations, due to previous space constraints, this move will centralize our operations in the area and allow us to […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Find love from God’s perspective

I believe most of us are familiar with Aesop’s Fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf; a bored shepherd boy cries, “Wolf, wolf, a wolf is chasing the sheep” and the villagers run up the hill to help drive away the wolf only to find the boy laughing at his cleverness. Still bored the boy […]

PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Healthy alternative to academic doping

The illicit, black market, consumption of Adderall on college campuses in the US has reached epidemic status. Adderall is the most widely abused scheduled Class II controlled substance consumed by young adults to gain focus and executive function while attending college. The Adderall epidemic on college campuses is also referred as “academic doping” for the […]

Janet Ahearn FRERICKS

FRERICKS, Janet Ahearn; of Waterford formerly of Caseville & Royal Oak; February 11, 2017; age 77; wife of Jerry; sister of Bernie Ahearn; also many nieces & nephews; preceded in death by her five sisters. Janet retired after 37 years from Warren Consolidated Schools as an elementary teacher. She volunteered with CARE House of Oakland […]

Daniel Scott JANKOVICH

JANKOVICH, Daniel Scott; February 12, 2017; age 47; loved son of George & Carol; dear brother of David (Debra) Jankovich and JoAnna (John) Ferry; uncle of JohnAlex, Jenna, Joseph, Adam & Ryan. He will also be missed by his caregivers at Davison Lake Group Home and Oxford Living Skills Day Program. Memorial Mass at Our […]


CHANDLER, Amanda Lee “Lana”; of Pontiac; February 10, 2017; age 73; mother of Jody (Joe) Willingham, Jill O’Berry, Jon O’Berry, Sandie (Joe) Sugden-Dunn, Ryan (Nevada) Sugden; grandma of Brandie (Donald), Katelin, John, Joshua, Jonathan, Dusty, Brandon, Billy, Brittany, Ivan, Amber, Derik, Lucas, Isley; “G.G.” of Amanda, Michael, Lydia, Addison, Freya, Kaleb, Isaiah, Isabella, Nicholas, Kaydence, Khloe, […]