SPIRITUAL MATTERS: If we get what we want, what then?

In the late 1940’s, George Orwell wrote a book called 1984. Orwell was very concerned about the rise of totalitarianism based on his observations of the rise of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Although Hitler’s empire had been smashed at the time of his book, Orwell built his premise on practices used by the Soviet […]

HEALTH: 7 tips to optimize health, wellness

By Frank J. Granett R.ph. The National Health Council and The Institute of Medicine published a study ranking 17 industrialized countries including European block countries, Australia, Japan, Canada and the United States. The health rank in the US was dead last. Americans die from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and drug overdosing more than the other […]

Public notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING October 29, 2016 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, October 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. At Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston MI, 48347-0069, to consider the following: PC File # 2016-004 […]

News in Brief

Railroad work Canadian National (CN) railroad will close a section of Andersonville Road between Edgar and Farley roads in Springfield Township through Thursday, September 15, for railroad crossing repair work. The detour for truck traffic during the closure is Dixie Hwy (US-24) to Davisburg Road back to Andersonville Road and vice versa. All other traffic […]

Grads return home to teach

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston High School graduates John Chesley, Katie Harris, Kristy Robinson and Kendra Smith becoming teachers and returning to their hometown is a something they each consider to be special. John Chesley, who is a fifth grade teacher at Bailey Lake Elementary, graduated from CHS in 2001 and […]


LAWRENCE, JACK B., of Clarkston, passed away on September 13, 2016 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Ruby Lawrence. Loving father of Benny (Beth) Lawrence and Cynthia (Jim) Lawrence. Proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren and one great grandson. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army and was also […]


SKELTON, Richard; of  Waterford; September 10, 2016; age 82; preceded in death by his first wife Virginia and second wife Betty; father of Claude (Amy) Skelton , Rick (Linda) Skelton and Tina (Jim) Bambard; grandfather of 10; great grandfather of 14; brother of Donny (Sharon) Skelton and George (Sharon) Skelton; preceded in death by his […]

Andrew Letson Hollibaugh

Andrew Letson Hollibaugh, of LeRoy and formerly of Clarkston, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Spectrum Health’s Blodgett Campus. He was 74. Andy was born on February 27, 1942, in Pontiac, Michigan to parents William and Margaret (Fellows) Hollibaugh. He entered into marriage with his beloved Diane Elaine Weiss on January 15, 1966, in […]

Elizabeth Ann SCHOENICK

SCHOENICK, Elizabeth Ann “Betty” of Waterford; September 7, 2016; age 70.  Loving wife of Orville for 49 years;  mother of Brian, John (Jose) and Michelle (John); grandmother of Ryan, Cody, Ashley, Tommy and Nicole; sister of Billy (late Sharon), Joey (Pat), Janet, Anna (Dennis), Wanda (Lewis), Bob (Teri) and the late Nick (Diane).  Funeral Service Sunday, […]

Elizabeth Ann HART

HART, Elizabeth Ann, “Betty” of Clarkston; age 84; Loving mother of Kathy (Paul), Tim (Susette), Jim (Caroline), Karen (Randy) Peck, and Debbie (Charlie) Caine. Grandmother to 19 and Great Grandmother to 16; Preceded in death by her Husband Maurice; Friends may visit the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home Sunday September 18, 2016 from […]