Snow days at nature center

After several days off school this past week, kids were getting cabin fever. Several parents got kids out of the house by bringing them to Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks County Park. Troop leaders Kate Weaver, Jade Chawasz, and Elise Bunker signed up their troop for one of the many scout badge days offered […]

Whimsical winter fest

Whimsical winter fest

Willy Wonka, AKA Principal Nate Fuller, Michelle Redington, and the rest of the school staff led the students in lots of winter fun. The winter ice and snow let up enough for Independence Elementary students and their families to celebrate their Winter Festival, Feb. 8. With a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory theme, they […]

Hadyn COOK

COOK, Hadyn of Clarkston and Bellaire; passed away February 10, 2019; age 84.  Beloved husband of Mary Ann for 58 years. Loving father of Stephen (Lisa) Cook, Nicola (Duane) Hanna and Richard (Anita) Cook.  Proud grandfather of Makenzie, Wesley, Logan, Elizabeth and Alexa and great grandfather of Echo.  Dear brother of Arnold Cook.  A man […]

Connie A. BURNS

BURNS, Connie A.; of Waterford formerly of Drayton Plains; February 2, 2019; age 81; wife of Donald for 62 years; mother of Lori (Jeff) Gibbens, Lisa (Doug) Couture & Leslie (Chris) Schultz; grandmother of Jaime Boyles, J.R., Adam & Nick Gibbens, Brandon & Taylor Bradley; great grandmother of Madeline, Lorianna, Maxon, Trey, Elly, Emma, Ella, […]

Lois Christina Bell

Lois Christina Bell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the age of 98 in Alpena, Michigan. Lois Christina Nordstrom was born May 15, 1920 in Sault Ste. Marie to the late John and Lillian (Eagle) Nordstrom. On October 8, 1940 she married Cecil Bell. He preceded her in death on December 28, […]

After the devastation, neighbors come through for neighbors

After the devastation, neighbors come through for neighbors

Tammy Olson, at left, and Toni Havens sort through donations for the Boone family, Friday afternoon. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A network of friends, neighbors, and strangers came together to help an Independence Township family who lost almost everything in a house fire last week. “I cannot express how […]

$100K renovation plan for Depot Park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $100,000 dream is in the works for Depot Park, but time is short. “It’s a neighborhood labor of love to raise about half of it by March 1,” said Eric Haven, Clarkston mayor and member of Friends of Depot Park. Their goal is to raise $50,000 in donations, […]

Hairspray on stage

Clarkston High School Drama Club presents the Broadway musical “Hairspray.” with shows from Feb. 14-17. The production is based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters in cooperation with Music Theatre International and is rated PG-13. Evening performances are Feb. 14, 15, and 16 at 7 p.m.; and matinee performances […]

Grant applications

The Clarkston Area Optimists are accepting grant applications for 2019. Grants are focused on activities for children and youth who live in the Clarkston Community Schools attendance area. Grant applications are available at ClarkstonOptimists.org. Deadline is March 22. Grant start date is June 1, 2019. This is the eighth year the Clarkston Optimists have provided […]

Angels’ fundraiser

Angels’ Place Race hosts a fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at Mr. B’s Roadhouse, 6761 S. Dixie Highway. A portion of customers’ total bill will go towards the race, which supports people with developmental disabilities in the community. Angels’ Place Race, which includes a 1-mile Family Fun Run, 5K Bruce Clifton Run, […]