Betty LANG

LANG, Betty of Clarkston; January 18, 2016; age 86; preceded in death by her husband Calvin and her daughter Diane (Harold) Lang-Smith; mother of Jackie (Mike) Bogle Doug (Heidi) Lang and Nancy (Dan) Scully; grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 15, sister of Helen Rosolino.   Betty and her husband owned the Clarkston Big Boy […]

Site plan OK’d for Clarkston United Methodist Church

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted, April 25, to approve the site plan and special land use permit for expansion of Clarkston United Methodist Church on Waldon Road. A written agreement with Clarkston Community Schools is still pending on a storm sewer on school property off Waldon Road, next to the […]

Teacher recognized for excellence

Teacher recognized for excellence

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Faye Valtadoros won the lottery, taking home a $500 cash prize and $500 classroom grant. She didn’t have to buy a ticket – the Japanese teacher for Clarkston Community Schools just needed a nomination for an Excellence in Teaching Award. “I got an email one day saying I was […]

Letters to the Editor

A call to contact city about expansion Dear Editor, The City of the Village of Clarkston is considering building a new garage for city vehicles and renovating the existing Village Hall at a cost estimated to exceed $440,000. There are no funds dedicated for this, no known financing in place, and the City Treasurer has […]

STUDENT VIEWS: Wish for children who need families

STUDENT VIEWS: Wish for children who need families

Rebecca Peart is a freshman at Clarkston Junior High School and in her Advanced Language Arts class has a service learning project. “I chose to do mine about orphans because I am adopted from China and I want to help people get the chance that I got,” Peart said. Have you ever thought about orphans, […]

STUDENT VIEWS: Letter grade system gets an F

Eighth grade students in teacher Allie Browe’s English Language Arts classes at Clarkston Junior High School are writing activism articles in their argument writing unit, and we’re publishing some of their top articles. This week, Brooke Butler discusses school grades. About a few months ago, I had my first anxiety attack. I have never gone […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Truth clearer amidst nature

In this modern age it can be very hard to detach from our daily lives. With cell phones, iPads, and laptops; everywhere we go we stay connected to the work, school, and groups that form the busyness of our lives. We are reluctant to be out of touch, and feel naked if we ever leave […]

News in Brief

New treasurer Caitlain Bentoski is the new treasurer of the City of Village of Clarkston. Clarkston City Council approved the hire unanimously, April 11. She replaces Sandra Barlass, whose last day with the city was April 21. Bentoski lives in the Clarkston area and has an accounting background. She was interviewed by Mayor Joe Luginski […]


ROBERTS DONLEY, Eileen; of Clarkston; formerly of Reed City and Fraser; April 25, 2016; age 72; preceded in death by her first husband Edward Roberts and second husband Jim Donley; mother of Shawn (Kris) Roberts; step mother of Jim (Rosalee) Donley, Deb (late Jerry) Fulmerhouser, Monique (Dan) Zelinski and Guy Donley; grandma of Josilyn (Matt) […]

Skateboarder struck on M-15

A 14-year-old Independence Township boy was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle on M-15, 5:25 p.m., April 20. Investigation showed the boy skateboarded out onto Main Street west of Middle Lake Road without looking. The vehicle, driven by a 32-year-old Waterford Township woman, was unable to stop and struck the skateboarder. The speed limit […]