School honors

School honors

Clarkston High School and Renaissance High School Top Scholars for 2016, selected based on academic performance, activities, and service, are Michael Baker, Olivia Baylis, Amanda Casetti, Kaitlyn Cavallo, Trevor Chamberlain, Emma Curd, Madison Czopek, Claire Foley, Clarie Galligan, Nathaniel Gipe, Hannah Grindling, Rachel Horton, Derek Joslin, Sadie Knill, Jack Kuczmanski, Diana Marsala, Erin McNeil, Kailan […]

McLaren expands heart care

The new McLaren Cardiovascular Institute in Independence Township uses the latest procedures to treat cardiology conditions and diseases. “We’re excited to be in the community and happy to expand our partnership,” said Dr. Timothy D. Logan, D.O. “As part of McLaren Health Care, McLaren Oakland is committed to enhancing the level of cardiology care provided […]

Community makes impact with weekend of work

More than 1,000 volunteers hit the streets of Clarkston and Davisburg for My Habitat Clarkston’s Community Impact Weekend in April. Projects at 41 locations included wheelchair ramp construction, sewing projects, homeless hygiene kits packaging, yard clean-up for 16 local seniors, local garden preparation, landscaping at the Habitat Oakland County home in Independence Township, handrail installation […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for patronage during sale Dear Editor, The Friends of the Clarkston Independence District Library Board would like to thank all those involved in our recent Used Book Sale at the library. The sale was very successful, raising funds to enable the library staff to provide useful, interesting and entertaining programs for all ages […]

Poetry slam

Almost two dozen poets took the stage at the 10th Annual Poetry Slam at Clarkston High School, May 13. The poets represented all grade levels at the high school, including 2013 CHS alumni Trevor Torres. Poets were selected based off video submissions and printed copies of their poems, which was done so as to evaluate […]

Memorial Day

The Clarkston News office at 5 S. Main Street will be closed on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day. Deadline for classified ads will be at noon on Friday, May 27. American Legion Post 63 leads the Clarkston Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony, from Depot Park to Lakeview Cemetery, starting at 10 […]


FUNK, LELA F. of Clarkston, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016 at 90 years of age. Loving wife of the late Richard L. Funk; dear mother of Richard L. (Connie) Funk, Brad Funk, and George (Val) Puddington; special grandmother and great grandmother. Lela worked for Clarkston schools for 25 years. Funeral service Thursday, May […]


SKELTON, PHYLLIS ELAINE (née Walter) was born in Clarkston, Michigan on January 23, 1925 to Carrie Walter (née Jones) and Earl Walter. Phyllis was the youngest of four sisters: Ruth, Elizabeth (Betty), and Laura who often used her middle name, Caroline, or the nickname, Ki. Phyllis lost her father at age 11 and was raised […]


SPENCER, Harry R.; of Clarkston; formerly of Waterford; May 19, 2016; age 81; preceded in death by his wife Sharon and children: Cherylyn “Subbe” & Mark; father of Carol and Matt; grandpa of Alyssa; brother of the late Charles Spencer & the late Doris Cotcher.  Harry retired from General Motors as a Senior Designer.  Friends […]


HUMPHREYS, Donald G.; of Waterford; May 20, 2016; age 84; husband of Shirli for 62 years; father of Steve Humphreys, Nancy (Ron) Wasczenski, Sande (Mike) Bourque; papa of Angela (Andy) North, Dominic (Jade) Humphreys, Lauren Humphreys, Adam Overfield, Ayla Wasczenski, Maya & Koby Bourque; great grandpa of Drake, Elle, Vincent, Hudson; brother of Ernie (Susan) […]