Collegiate academic achievements

Amelia Zyskowski, of Clarkston, has been named to the Knox College Dean’s List for the 2021 Winter term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Knox is located in Galesburg, […]

Clarkston News intern, junior hockey star makes college commitment

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Jack Mueller saved his best for last. In his fourth year of junior hockey in 2020-21, Mueller, who is also an intern with The Clarkston News, joined the Metro Jets’ blue line and saw his game improve exponentially to the point where college programs were pining for his services […]

Robert Cole, 92

Robert E. “Bob” Cole, of Sterling Heights, formerly of Bradenton, Fla., and Shelby Township and Eastpointe (formerly East Detroit), went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 10, 2021 at the age of 92. He was born at home in Detroit on February 7, 1929. Beloved husband of the late Mary Louise (nee […]

Christopher Serbinoff, 89

Christopher Serbinoff passed away peacefully at his home in Clarkston on May 9, 2021 at the age of 89. He met his medical challenges with courage and persistence. He is survived by Judith, his wife of 58 years, his daughter, Victoria (Brian) Mattson, and son, Thomas (Janice) Serbinoff, beloved grandsons, Joel Serbinoff, and Nicholas and […]

Shirley Altman, 92

Shirley (Terry) Altman, previously of Gaylord, passed away March 18, 2021 at the age of 92. She was born on Oct 21, 1928 in Howell to Marian and Earl Terry. She and her sister Norma grew up in Clarkston, where her parents owned and operated Terry’s Market. Shirley graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in […]

May office hours for Schroeder

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder today invited people in the community to participate in her upcoming office hours. Schroeder will be available from 1 to 2 p.m. on May 17, at the pavilion at Clintonwood Park, located at 6000 Clarkston Road. “After hosting virtual office hours over the past few months, I am looking forward to […]

Thomas Auten, 68

Thomas C. Auten, of Clarkston, formerly of Pontiac, passed away suddenly on May 3, 2021 at the age of 68. Husband of Kris for 48 years, father of Chad (Teresa) Auten and Andy (Elizabeth) Auten, papa of Wyatt and Lucy. Preceded in death by his parents David & Emma. Brother of Anita (Bill) Walter, Dan […]

Pair of ‘creative, enthusiastic’ staffers join library

Pair of ‘creative, enthusiastic’ staffers join library

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Walk into the Clarkston Independence District Library these days, and two new faces will be there to greet you. Last month, the library brought aboard Manda Carr as the head of youth and teen services and Sissy Phillips as community relations and volunteer coordinator. Library director Julie Meredith is […]

Utility vehicle death

A Brandon Township man died from injuries suffered April 10 when the utility task vehicle he was riding in struck a rock and rolled over, ejecting him from the vehicle. Chad Daniel Richmond, 41, was taken to Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Township by a friend. The driver of the 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR […]

Motorcycle accident

In the early-evening hours of April 18, deputies responded to a motorcycle crash on westbound Maybee Road near Waterford Road. A 53-year-old Highland Township man had been driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Maybee Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and fell off. He was transported by paramedics from the Independence […]