County executive at Democrat Club meeting

North Oakland Democratic Club meets on Jan. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Clarkston Union, 54 South Main Street. Guest speakers include Oakland County Executive David Coulter; Karen Bolson, MDP regional field director for One Campaign 2020; state Rep. Robert Wittenberg, candidate for Oakland County treasurer; and Elin Betanzo, Safe Water Engineering representative. They will be […]

Photo contest for state rep office

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township is hosting a district photo contest during January and February. The contest will run through the end of February. Three winners will be selected on March 2. Contest winners will have their art displayed in Schroeder’s Lansing office. Email photos to or Facebook, “Staterepschroeder.” Include contestant’s name, […]

Marilyn F. LYMAN

LYMAN, Marilyn F.; of Clarkston MI, (formerly Bloomfield Twp. and Clawson) January 13, 2020; age 94; preceded in death by husband George; mother of Claudia (Harvey) Sarkisian and George “Dave” Lyman; also survived by two grandchildren and several great grand-children as well as beloved nieces, nephew and cousin; preceded in death by sister Barbara Donovan. Marilyn […]

Dolores M. PETKUS

PETKUS, Dolores M.; of Clarkston formerly of Dearborn; January 10, 2020; age 90; preceded in death by her husband Alex; mother of Ruth (Mike) Dargay, Donald Petkus, Mike Petkus, Robert Petkus & Kathi (Justin) Shaw; grandma of Matthew, Anne-Marie, Caroline, Jessica (Michael), Andrew, Margret, Rowan, Kevin, Morgandy, Trent & Fiona; also survived by two great […]

Gregory J. LYKINS

LYKINS, Gregory J.; of Clawson formerly of Waterford; passed away unexpectedly January 10, 2020; age 67; preceded in death by his parents David & Dorothy; brother of Patricia (Raymond) Frase, Francie (Craig) Ruelle, David (Flor) Lykins; also survived by many nieces & nephews. Greg formerly worked at General Motors. He earned the rank of Eagle […]

William C. HOWELLS

HOWELLS, William C. “Bill”; of Waterford; suddenly January 4, 2020; preceded in death recently by his devoted wife of 56 years, Bernice; beloved father of Wendy (Rob) Jensen, Kim(Rob) Pasquantonio & Mike Howells; grandpa of Michael, Conner, Paul & Carson; son of Gladys Zumbrunnen; brother of Patricia (David) Bugay; preceded in death by father Jack […]

Truth flows like blue wine

Truth flows like blue wine

From left, Annette Swidwinski as Lauren, James Hoxsey as Phil, Linda Leath as Claire, and Phil Custodio as Ridley try out a mysterious beverage. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The truth hurts in Clarkston Village Players’ Vino Veritas, opening this Friday on stage at Depot Theatre. “It’s just painful,” said Linda Leath, […]

Rudy’s a restaurant?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The year 2020 may be the year Rudy’s Market on Main Street changes from a grocery store to a different type of eatery. Owners are looking to remake the 87-year-old downtown business at 9 S. Main Street into a restaurant. “It’s been tough to compete as a small, independent, […]

Thoughts for 2020

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The year 2019 was good and 2020 looks to be even better, said Clarkston Mayor Eric Haven. “I feel very good about city accomplishments 2019. I think progress was made on a lot of issues,” Haven said. “I appreciate the leadership of City Manager Jonathan Smith; our contractors, volunteers, […]

Local projects up for state grants

This year’s recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to the state Legislature include $50,000 for Clarkston Depot Park accessibility improvements and $2.25 million for Independence Township, to acquire 76 acres in two parcels bisected by Clarkston Road. The Depot Park proposal includes replace and expand the park’s walkway system, new accessibility ramp for […]