Veterans honored

Clarkston Junior High School students celebrated Veterans Day by honoring Takao Kojima of Clarkston, veteran of World War II, and Master Sergeant Lyle B. Black II, Clarkston graduate. “This is amazing – the first time I’ve been here since graduation,” said Black, Clarkston High School Class of 1997, at the Nov. 11 ceremony. “To see […]

Road race in the park

Road race in the park

Julia Hurley and Morgan Zach join hands as they finish the race. Racers filled Independence Oaks County Park for the Fourth Annual Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, Nov. 13. Runners and walkers enjoyed a sunny morning on the tree-lined trails, back roads, paved parks roads, wood bridges and hills.

Rock at the race

Rock at the race

Anthony Fink and Gabriella of the Clarkston band Sail perform at the Back Roads Half Marathon after race party at Independence Oaks County Park, Nov. 13. Photo by Phil Custodio


HEATON, Lori Kay; of Waterford; unexpectedly November 13, 2016; age 50.  Loving wife of Donny; beloved and proud mother of Ashley, Casey, and Hailey; daughter of Eleanor “El” and Ron Hetherington; amazing and beloved sister of Lisa (John) Delbridge and Chad (Lisa) Hetherington; daughter in law of Raymond (Judy) Heaton, and Donna (Fred) Fleming; loving […]


CANALES, Serapia; of Pontiac, unexpectedly November 12, 2016; age 83; preceded in death by her husband Inocencio, Jr. and sisters Hortencia Silva and Isidra Doria; loving mother of Inocencio III (Laurie) Canales; proud grandmother of Inocencio IV and Carey Cabral; great grandmother of Maria Canales, Inocencio V, Antionio Serapio Canales, Marc and Manuel Cabral; dear […]


BUESCHING, David C.; of Clarkston formerly of Troy; November 12, 2016; age 76; husband of Judy for 55 years; father of Kurt (Teri) & Eric (Sandra); grandpa of Adam & Evan; brother of Robin (Michael) Emery & the late Gretchen Buesching. David served in the U.S. Navy & retired from General Motors. He was an […]

Christine REYNOLDS

REYNOLDS, Christine; of Waterford; November 10, 2016; age 96; preceded in death by her husband Robert; mother of Barbara (Gary) Moore, Veronica (Gary) Woods & Nadine (Jim) Keway; grandma of Kevin Keway, Tracey (Shaun) Randall, Gary Woods & Jim (Chris) Woods; great grandma of Nicole, Cody, Jordan, Marissa, Kyleigh & Graeme; Christine was the last […]

Theresa A. O’Dell

O’Dell, Theresa A.; of Clarkston; suddenly November 10, 2016; age 56; wife of Mike; mother of Sabrina & Jacqui; sister of Mary (John) Firetto, Janice (Richard) Gloger, Nancy (Tim) Low, Tom (Sue) Urbin; preceded in death by her parents George & Frances Urbin , brothers George (Vicky) & Roy III. Theresa was an accountant for […]

Greeba M. DAVIS

DAVIS, Greeba M. of Clarkston formerly of Rochester Hills; November 8, 2016; age 95; preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her son Lawrence and seven siblings; Loving mother of Veda (David) Schumacher, Flossie (James) Hodge and Betsy (Roger) Davis; grandmother of Charles (Alaine) Schumacher, Rhonda (Jerry) Grubb, Nadine (Daniel) Medved, Anthony Bobek, Kristina (Michael) […]

Tie in city council vote

With three seats on Clarkston City Council up for a vote, challengers Rick Detkowski, Jr., and Sue Wylie both got the nod in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent council members Sharron Catallo and Michael Sabol tied for the third available seat, however. The votes will be recounted, said interim City Manager Rich Little. If the tie persists, […]