Nicholas O’Dea, 84

Nicholas Daril O’Dea Sr., of Clarkston, passed away June 19, 2021 at the age of 84 after a three-year battle with blood cancer. He was born in Drayton Plains to the late Joseph D. and Marguerite E. (Dean) O’Dea. He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Bullard) O’Dea of 60 years of marriage, his […]

Kenneth Willson, 89

Kenneth E. Willson, of Clarkston, passed away at home on June 17, 2021 at the age of 89. Husband of Lula for 65 years. Father of Karen (late Brian) Roe, Nancy Willson, Donna (Larry Chesnutt) Irvan and Kathleen (Mark) Farnsworth, grandpa of Eric (Stephanie), William (Cathi), Jessica (Alex), Amber (Edwin), Bradley (Ashley), Kyle (Jaimie), Samantha […]

Joan Millmine, 76

Joan Frances Millmine, of Pontiac and Thonotosassa, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and Clarkston, passed away June 11, 2021 at the age of 76. Preceded in death by her husband Eugene “Gene.” Sister of Nancy (late Harry) Shoup and the late Sharon Noble, special grandma of Sada Millmine, aunt of Brent (Kim) Davies, Brian (Janet) Shoup, […]

John Bisha, 90

John Stephen Bisha, technology entrepreneur, is fondly remembered for his generosity and his support of scholarship and the arts. A longtime resident of Clarkston, Bisha adopted Vero Beach, Fla., as his home later in life and was certified as a master gardener by the University of Florida extension service. Bisha died from complications of prostate […]

Betty Mielke, 90

Betty J. Mielke, of Clarkston, passed away on June 13, 2021 at the age of 90. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Richard, her granddaughter Stephanie, sisters Geneva and Genevieve, and her parents Elbert and Margie Weatherholt. Loving mother of Rick (Sharon) Mielke, David (Renee Olding) Mielke and Rebecca (Kirk) Brinkman, […]

COVID-19 Update – June 16, 2021

As of June 16, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: June 16: 48346: 2,352 cases (36 new), 40 deaths 48348: 2,450 cases (41 new), 20 deaths 48350: 677 cases (10 new), 10 deaths As compared to June 9: 48346: […]

Clarkston graduates class of nearly 600

Clarkston graduates class of nearly 600

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor There were no masks. There was no social distancing. There were plenty of smiles and sighs of relief, though, as the Clarkston High School Class of 2021 celebrated graduation June 7 as part of their commencement at DTE Energy Music Theatre. A total of 576 students graduated this year. […]

Letter to the Editor: Lovely tribute for former fireman

Dear Editor, This letter is really to the Independence Township firemen. So many thank yous for the beautiful, thoughtful, loving memorial service you created last week for Chief Gar Wilson. He was such an incredible man who gave us his all – his time, his help his love and concern, and birth of our Depot […]

Letter to the Editor: Reader questions local eatery

Dear Editor, Last year due to capacity restrictions placed on restaurants due to the COVID pandemic, the Union Joints restaurant group received approval to expand their capacity by utilizing approximately 50 percent on East Church Street. Even though most of the restrictions have been or will be eliminated, Honcho still has the street blocked off and filled […]

Cut that ribbon

Cut that ribbon

The newly-renovated office of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, located at 7151 North Main Street, was celebrated with a ribbon cutting June 9, with Office Manager Kim Turner doing the honors. Photo provided by Clarkston Chamber of Commerce