New look, local focus for Ace

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Renovating the Clarkston Ace Hardware store on Dixie Highway has been a seven-days-a-week project for new owners Jason and Melanie Haley since the beginning of September. “It was well overdue for an overhaul,” Jason said. “We changed the layout completely to make the store easier to shop, get in […]

Party for preserving water

Party for preserving water

Emily Duthinh presents the Blue Heron Award to Bette Moen and Cedar Crest Academy for the school’s holistic approach to teaching about and protecting the environment. Photo by Phil Custodio Water conservation was the focus of this year’s Wild Night Out, Oct. 7, at White Lake Oaks Country Club. The annual dinner and auction event […]

Professional Dental doubles in size, staff

Professional Dental of Clarkston has completed their move next door to 5748 Clarkston Road, greatly growing their practice. “We doubled the space to about 4,000 square feet,” said Dr. Brian P. Davidson, DMD LVIF, who has run the practice since 2008 with Dr. Amy A. Davidson, DMD, his wife. “We have nine treatment rooms now. […]

Letters to the Editor

Candidate looks to improve communications Dear Editor, My name is Sue Wylie, and I am running for Clarkston City Council. I vividly remember the snowy day in March of 1987 when I drove down Main Street into the Village of Clarkston for the first time and immediately decided to make this town my home. I […]

Everest honored

Everest Collegiate High School and Academy was awarded 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Honors. The announcement was made on Sept. 28. Everest is the only private school in the state to receive the Recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School award. “This award is a direct reflection of the dedication of our faculty and students […]

Breaking News: 18-year-old killed in crash

An 18-year-old Waterford Township man was killed in a traffic collision, 1:42 a.m., Oct. 11. He was in the front passenger seat of a Dodge Neon when the driver ran a stop sign at Mann Road and Clintonville Road, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s reports. The Neon was struck on the passenger side door by a pickup […]

Sharon M. CAIN

CAIN, Sharon M.; of Clarkston; suddenly October 8, 2016; age 76; mother of Scott (Christina) Cain, Stacy (Brett) Weiler and Kelly (Craig) Lewis; grandma of Taylor, Sydney, Garrett, Parker and Trey; sister of Patricia (the late John) Murray, Timothy (Glory) Sullivan and Suzanne (Jim) Kline. Friends may visit Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the […]


BACHMAN, Amy A.; of Clarkston formerly of Alpena; suddenly October 7, 2016; age 43; wife of Jerry; mother of Ethan & Cameron Bethke, Allyson, Evan and Madison Bachman; daughter of Dan (Eleanor) Bouchard; sister of Phil (Brenda) Bouchard, Randy (Nora) Bouchard, Brenda (Daryl) Foote and Lynn Bouchard; preceded in death by her mother Marie Bouchard; […]


There are many hearts in which the sad news of today will be felt with the deepest and most sincere regrets as PRUETTE, Ronald M. “Ron”, 64, has passed away October 5, 2016.  A longtime resident of Oakland County with his wife, Jolanta, two children Nicole (Adam) Bentley and Matthew (Aga) Choluj and two grandchildren Maximilian […]



Annabelle St Aubin, Jasmine Scott and Molly Labate go around the track at Bailey Lake Elementary last Friday either walking, running or dancing during their Fun Run. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price